Government help with the costs of Childcare

There are a number of schemes to assist working families with the costs of childcare – the different sites across the UK will highlight schemes available.   Have a look and determine which scheme best suits your circumstances.  Tax Free childcare is available across the UK :   

Tax-Free Childcare replaced the existing Childcare Voucher Scheme in April 2018 (unless you opted to remain in the voucher scheme).  

For eligible families, Tax-Free Childcare offers to cover 20% of childcare costs (up to £2,000 per child, per year), for children up to the age of 12. 

The scheme is open to almost two million families in the UK and will be delivered by HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC). 

As well as full-time employees working for an employer, for the first time, it will cover you if you are: 

The scheme is available in England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland.