Use this service to apply for a childcare account.

You can use your account to pay your childcare provider tax free.

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 make a payment the day after you put money in your account. 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.

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