Use this service to apply for a childcare account.
You can use your account to pay your childcare provider.
You’ll need your details (and your partner’s, if you have one), including your:
- National Insurance number
- Unique Taxpayer Reference (UTR), if you’re self-employed
It takes 20 minutes to apply.
You can pay your provider with money from your account once the money is shown as ‘available funds’. It usually takes 3 working days for the money to reach your provider’s account.
As part of your application, you’ll find out if you’re eligible for both Tax-Free Childcare and 30 hours free childcare. You may find out straight away, but it can take up to 7 days.