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Parents: Apply for help with childcare costs through the UK Government digital childcare service

Working parents can apply for help with their childcare costs through the UK Government digital childcare service.

This means that:

  • Parents of children born on or after 1st April 2013, and parents of disabled children under 17, can now apply through the childcare service for Tax-Free Childcare.

Parents with more than one child can apply for all their children when their youngest child becomes eligible.

How to apply for Tax-Free Childcare

Visit the Childcare Choices website (External link) to use the calculator to find out which schemes might best suit you, and sign up for email updates on Tax-Free Childcare.

If you experience problems

If you encounter issues or need support applying for Tax-Free Childcare, contact the helpline on 0300 123 4097.

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