Tax free childcare

Tax free childcare is a government scheme to help working parents with the cost of childcare that they pay for (it is completely separate to the funded entitlements for 2, 3 and 4 year olds).

How does it work?

Under this scheme parents can open a special online account to use to pay for registered childcare and the government will top up the amount in their account by 20%.

As a childcare provider you need to be registered to accept payments directly from parents' online accounts.

Further information

Visit GOV.UK: tax free childcare - top things childcare providers should know for further information.

You may also wish to refer parents to GOV.UK: tax free childcare - 10 things parents should know where they can find out more about the scheme.