Help with childcare costs

Eligibility for childcare

Find out if you are eligible for help with childcare costs through the following:

  • tax-free childcare
  • 15 hours free childcare for two-year-olds
  • 30 hours free childcare
  • Tax Credits
  • Universal Credit
  • Childcare vouchers
  • help while you study

Tax-free childcare gives working families 20 per cent support towards qualifying childcare costs. You will get:

  • £500 every three months for each child
  • £1,000 every three months, if your child has a disability

If you are claiming Universal Credit, you can claim back up to 85 per cent of eligible childcare costs for children under 16.  

Visit the Childcare Choices website