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Tax Free Childcare

Tax-free Childcare is a government scheme that pays 20% of childcare costs up to a maximum of £2000 each year. The scheme is open to working parents of children aged 0-11 (or 0-16 if disabled) who aren't receiving Tax Credits, Universal Credit or childcare vouchers.

So for every £8 working parents pay in, the government will add £2, up to a maximum contribution of £2000 per child per year (£4000 per year for disabled children).

For more information and to apply for Tax Free Childcare go to

If you are having difficulty with your Tax-Free Childcare account you can call the childcare service helpline on 0300 123 4097.

Who to contact

Childcare Choices - Tax Free Childcare Information
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