Tax-free childcare is an option for parents with children at High Bank Day Nursery.
If you’re a working parent with children under 12 (or under 17 for disabled children), you can open an online account to pay for registered childcare. The government will top-up the money you pay into the account. For every £8 you pay in, the government will add an extra £2. You can receive up to £2,000 per child – that’s up to £500 every three months. If you have a disabled child, you can receive up to £4,000 per child – that’s up to £1,000 every three months.
You’re usually eligible if all of the following apply:
- is under 12, or 17 if they’re registered as having a disability
- usually lives with you.
You (and your partner, if you have one):
- are 16 or over
- live or work in the UK
- are employed or self-employed
- are over 21 and earn on average at least £120 a week, unless in your first year of self-employment.
Different rates apply if you’re under 21 or an apprentice and:
- earn less than £100,000 a year each
- don’t get other support with your childcare, including from a childcare voucher or salary sacrifice scheme.
You may also be eligible if you have a partner and one of you gets any of the following benefits:
- Carers Allowance
- Employment and Support Allowance
- Incapacity Benefit
- Severe Disablement Benefit
To apply for tax free childcare please visit the Child Care Choices website.