Sign in to your childcare account

Use this account to get free childcare if you’re working or pay for your Tax-Free Childcare.

To keep getting free childcare if you’re working or Tax-Free Childcare, you must sign in every 3 months and confirm your details are up to date.

If you want to get free childcare if you’re working or Tax-Free Childcare and you’re from an EU country, Switzerland, Norway, Iceland or Liechtenstein, you need settled or pre-settled status or permission to access public funds.

If you’re eligible for free childcare if you’re working, sign in to get a code to give to your childcare provider.

If you’ve registered for Tax-Free Childcare, sign in to:

  • pay money into your account
  • pay your childcare provider
  • apply for a new child

You’ll need the Government Gateway user ID and password you used when you applied for Tax-Free Childcare.

This service is also available in Welsh (Cymraeg).

Sign in

Before you start

You sign in to your account in a different way if you’re a childcare provider.

If you’ve been unable to use the service

You may be able to claim compensation if you’ve had technical problems with your account.