Sources of funding and entitlements to support parents looking for childcare
- Check other help paying for childcare
Visit Childcare Choices for all Money towards childcare schemes.
- Check what help you can get with childcare costs
View the GOV.UK childcare calculator to estimate how much you could get to help pay for approved childcare
- Tax credits
Child Tax Credits - many families can get tax credits. Make sure you claim. You don't need to be working to claim Child Tax Credit. Only one household can get Child Tax Credit for a child.
Working Tax Credits - you may be able to claim an extra amount to help cover the costs of approved childcare. Make a Tax Credit enquiry
- Universal Credit
You may be able to claim up to 85% of your childcare costs if you’re eligible for Universal Credit, up to £646 per child per month and up to £1108 for 2 or more children per month
- Tax Free Childcare
Eligible working families will open an online childcare account from which their childcare costs will be paid. For every £8 paid in, the government will pay in £2. The scheme is for children up to the age of 12, and 17 for those who are disabled
Related documents and links
Hackney Family Information Service (FIS)
020 8820 7000 option 6