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 2017 to 2018 tax year

  2. 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

  3. Tax credits: working out your childcare costs

    Work out your eligible weekly childcare costs, when to report a change in costs

Guidance and regulation

  1. 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

  2. Childcare Grant

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

  3. Care to Learn

    Care to Learn helps pay for childcare while you're studying - how to apply, money you get, courses that qualify, eligibility


  1. 30 hours free childcare: summer term 2018

    • Department for Education
    • Official statistics
  2. 30 hours free childcare: early implementation evaluation

    • Department for Education
    • Research
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