Help with childcare costs

Eligibility for childcare

Find out if you are eligible for help with childcare costs through the following:

  • tax-free childcare
  • 15 hours free childcare for two-year-olds
  • 30 hours free childcare
  • Tax Credits
  • Universal Credit
  • Childcare vouchers
  • help while you study

Tax-free childcare gives working families 20 per cent support towards qualifying childcare costs. You will get:

  • £500 every three months for each child
  • £1,000 every three months, if your child has a disability

If you are claiming Universal Credit, you can claim back up to 85 per cent of eligible childcare costs for children under 16.  

Contact the early years and childcare team

Telephone: 01522 552752