Check what help you could get with childcare costs

Use this calculator to find out how much you could get towards approved childcare, including:

  • free childcare for children aged between 2 and 4
  • help with childcare costs if your child is under 16 (or under 17 and disabled)

This service is also available in Welsh (Cymraeg).

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What you need to know

From September 2024, you’ll be able to get 15 hours of free childcare for your child from the age of 9 months if you’re working. You can apply from 12 May.