Tax-free childcare is for working families:
- Including the self-employed, in the UK
- Earning under £100k and an average of £167 per week (equal to 16 hours at the National Minimum or Living Wage) each over three months
- Who aren't receiving Tax Credits, Universal Credit or childcare vouchers
- With children aged 0-11 (or 0-16 if they have a disability)
- For every £8 you pay into an online account, the government will add an extra £2, up to £2,000 per child per year
You can receive up to £2,000 per child per year - that's up to £500 every three months. If you have a child with a disability, you can receive up to £4,000 per child - that's up to £1,000 every three months.
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 more information about how to use tax-free childcare, please see
how to use Tax-Free Childcare.
apply for tax-free childcare, visit GOV.UK.