Check if you’re eligible for Tax-Free Childcare, how to apply and how to pay your childcare provider.
Step 1 Check you're eligible
Step 2 Check if you'll be better off
Your tax credits will stop immediately if you successfully apply for Tax-Free Childcare. You will also have to cancel your Universal Credit and childcare vouchers.
Before you apply, check if it's the right option for you.
Step 3 Apply for Tax-Free Childcare
There's one application for Tax-Free Childcare and 30 hours free childcare. As part of your application, you will find out if you can get both.
If you're eligible you'll get a childcare account. You can use this to pay your childcare provider.
Step 4 Sign in to your account to pay your childcare provider
and Reconfirm your details every 3 months
You must confirm your details are up to date every 3 months.