Tax Free Tax Relief Child Care For All Starts

Published / Last Updated on 23/02/2018

Tax Free Child Care

Tax-Free Childcare opened to all remaining eligible families on Valentine’s Day (14th February): parents whose youngest child is under 12. The new scheme helps working parents with the cost of childcare.

Parents can save thousands of pounds each year.

  • For every £8 parents pay into their childcare account, the government will add an extra £2, up to £2,000 per child per year.

The money can go towards a whole range of regulated childcare, including nurseries, childminders, after-school clubs and holiday clubs.

You can apply online for Tax-Free Childcare by visiting Childcare Choices. Parents can also access the government’s childcare calculator through Childcare Choices, which helps parents to choose which government support is best for them.


This is a welcome addition to the 30 hours free childcare most parents can access in addition to

  • enhanced childcare support through Universal Credit
  • tax credits for childcare