Parenting, childcare and children's services

Financial support, finding and providing childcare, pregnancy and birth, adoption and fostering, looked-after children, safeguarding.

Services

  • Sign in to your childcare account

    If you're a parent registered for Tax-Free Childcare or 30 hours childcare, sign in to pay into your account, reconfirm your eligibility, update your details

  • Tax credits calculator

    Calculate how much tax credit (including working tax credits and child tax credits) you could get in total, from today's date to the end of the 2017 to 2018 tax year

  • Help paying for childcare

    Help with the cost of paying for approved childcare - Tax-Free Childcare, 15 and 30 hours childcare, childcare vouchers, tax credits, Discretionary Learner Support

  • Child maintenance calculator

    Work out the amount of child maintenance if you’re arranging it yourselves, or to get an idea of the statutory amounts from the Child Support Agency or Child Maintenance Service

  • Check what help you could get with childcare costs

    Check what help you might be able to get with childcare schemes like tax credits, Tax-Free Childcare, childcare vouchers and free childcare or education for 2 to 4-year-olds

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Guidance and regulation

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News and communications

  1. Government launches new collaboration with Barnardo's to support care leavers into work
  2. Ofsted launches point-in-time surveys
  3. Lord Ahmad reaffirms UK commitment to stamp out anti-semitism
  4. Funding boost to help pupils affected by domestic abuse
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Research and statistics

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Policy papers and consultations

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Transparency and freedom of information releases

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