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Tax-Free Childcare for children 0-11, or 16 if disabled

Tax-Free Childcare is for working families, including the self-employed earning under £100k and at least £152 per week (equal to 16 hours at the National Minimum or Living Wage) each.

  • For every £8 parents pay into their childcare account, the Government will add an extra £2, up to a maximum of £2,000 per child per year. If you have a disabled child, you can receive up to £4,000 per year
  • Tax-Free Childcare is available for children 0 -11, or 16 if disabled

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

You can use Tax-Free Childcare at the same time as (where available):

  • 15 hours free childcare
  • 30 hours free childcare

You can't use it with:

  • Universal Credit
  • Tax Credits
  • Childcare Vouchers

Find out more information on Tax-Free childcare.

How to apply

Apply online for Tax-Free Childcare.

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