Childcare Funding

15 Hours Free Childcare (Aged 2):

Families in England, receiving some forms of support with 2-year-old children can claim up to 15 hours of free childcare or early education a week.

15 Hours Free Childcare (Aged 3 & 4):

All families in England with 3 and 4-year-old children can claim 15 hours of free childcare or early education a week.

30 Hours Free Childcare (Aged 3 & 4):

Eligible working families in England with 3 and 4-year-old children can claim an extra 15 hours a week of free childcare, 30 hours in total.  Parents of children born on or after 1st September 2012 can apply now, see our guide here.

Tax-Free Childcare (Age 0-11 or up to 16 if disabled):

Available for working families, including the self-employed, in the UK, with children under 12 (or under 17 if disabled).  For every £8 you pay in, the government will add an extra £2, up to £2,000 per child per year - that's up to £500 every three months. Parents of children born on or after 1st April 2013, and parents of disabled children, can apply now.

Tax credits for childcare (Age 0-15 or up to 16 if disabled):

For working families, in the UK with children under 16 (or under 17 if disabled).​  If you are entitled to Working Tax Credit, and you and any partner are working at least 16 hours a week each, you can claim back up to 70% of your eligible childcare costs for children under 16 (or under 17 for disabled children). Depending on your income, you could get up to £122.50 a week for one child or £210 for two or more.

Universal Credit for childcare (Age 0-15):

For working families claiming Universal Credit, in England, Scotland and Wales, with children under 16 can claim 85% of eligible childcare costs, up to a cap.  If you, and any partner, are working, or you’re due to start work, and you’re claiming Universal Credit, you can claim back up to 85% of your eligible childcare costs for children under 16. You could get up to £646 a month for one child, or £1,108 for two or more.

Childcare vouchers (Age 0-15 or up to 16 if disabled):

For working families, in the UK with children under 16 (or under 17 if disabled) can claim up to £933 a year in tax and National Insurance savings.

Support while you study:

Weekly payments from Care to Learn if you’re at school or sixth-form college or a a weekly grant if you’re in full-time higher education.

The Government offers a range of childcare funding options to parents in the UK.  To find out about the childcare options for available for you go through to the 'Childcare Choices' website.

Childcare choices - what funding is available for me (quick calculator)

Government - total childcare calculator (specific childcare calculator)

A brief list and description is for each is available below.

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