Tax Free Childcare

Tax Free Childcare is available to over a million working families, it is a government scheme to help eligible working families save 20% of their childcare costs. Eligible parents can receive up to £2,000 (£500 every 3 months) per child, per year for children under the age of 12 and £4,000 for disabled children under 17.

Please see that explains how childcare offers can be used together and help you understand the entitlements on offer.

Parents can use Tax Free Childcare all year round to help pay for childcare including out of school and holiday provision.  The scheme has been introduced to replace the voucher system.

Am I eligible?

You, and any partner, must each expect to earn (on average) at least £131 per week (equal to 16 hours at the National Minimum or Living Wage). If you, or your partner, are on maternity, paternity or adoption leave, or you're unable to work because you are disabled or have caring responsibilities, you could still be eligible. You can't get Tax-Free Childcare if either you, or your partner, each individually expect to earn £100,000 or more

Families can apply for the Tax Free Childcare using the link below and must remember to reconfirm their details in their account approximately every three months.

We encourage our families to use the Childcare Calculator to find out which schemes are available to them and which works best for their family.

If you make a payment using the Tax Free Childcare please note that this transaction will not credit yout Parentpay account instantly.  The transfer is a school administration process and can take up to a week to reach you account.



We've signed up for tax-free childcare: have you?