Financial support for childcare

Childcare calculator, Childcare Grant, Care to Learn, tax credits, help with costs.


  1. 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 2019 to 2020 tax year.

  2. 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, Learner Support

  3. 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

  4. Get childcare: step by step

    How to find childcare, get help paying for it and what to do if your circumstances change.

  5. Childcare Grant

    Childcare Grants for full-time students in higher education - grants, CCG1, CCG2 forms, how to apply, eligibility

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Guidance and regulation

  1. Young person’s guide to the Children and Families Act 2014
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News and communications

Research and statistics

  1. Tax-free Childcare Statistics, June 2019
  2. Education provision: children under 5 years of age, January 2018
  3. 30 hours free childcare: evidence on early years providers
  4. Tax-Free Childcare Statistics, December 2018
  5. 30 hours free childcare: early implementation evaluation
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