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Tax-Free Childcare

With Tax-Free Childcare, you could receive up to  £2,000 per child per year - that's up to £500 every three months. If you have a disabled child, you can receive up to £4,000 per child - that's up to £1,000 every three months. 

How can I use it?

You can use Tax-Free Childcare all year round to spend on regulated childcare, such as:

  • Childminders, nurseries and nannies
  • Before and after-school clubs and holiday clubs

 For example, if your childcare costs are £750 per month, you would pay £600 and the government would pay £150. This would be an annual saving of £1,800 per child.

Please view the step by step guide on how to use Tax-Free Childcare.

For more information and to apply for Tax Free Childcare go to

If you are having difficulty with your Tax-Free Childcare account you can call the Childcare Service Helpline on 0300 123 4097.

Who to contact

Childcare Choices - Tax Free Childcare Information
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