If you already claim tax credits, you can add an extra amount of Working Tax Credit to help cover the cost of childcare.
Both of the following must apply:
- your child is in approved childcare
- the childcare is provided in-person, not online
If you have a child and you’re already claiming Working Tax Credit, you can also claim Child Tax Credit.
Update your tax credit claim to get help with childcare
Contact HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) to update your tax credit claim - you do not need a claim form.
You must tell HMRC about changes to your circumstances, for example your childcare costs stop or change by an average of £10 or more a week.
You must renew your claim every year. You’ll get a reminder.