Quality childcare is expensive and we do appreciate how daunting your child’s fees are- however broken down per hour you would pay a cleaner or a dog walker more!! For almost all of us, some of the cost can be offset in a variety of ways. The government have set up a ‘one stop shop’ which aims to give parents information on the variety of ways they can save money on their childcare costs.


What help is available?

Tax Free Childcare

  • 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 disabled)
  • For every £8 you pay into an online account, the government will add an extra £2, up to £2,000 per child per year
  • Universal credit help with childcare fees
  • For working families claiming Universal Credit
  • With children under 17
  • Up to 85% of eligible childcare costs
  • You can’t use this as well as Tax Free Childcare

For more information on the nursery funding available for babies from 9 months old…. please see our funding page on the website or visit www.childcarechoices.gov.uk