As a parent or legal guardian of a child aged 15 and under, you're eligible to receive help with childcare costs through your employer if you are a current member of the childcare voucher scheme or the government's Tax-Free Childcare scheme.
The childcare voucher scheme is closed to new entrants and has been replaced by the Government's new Tax-Free Childcare Scheme (TFC). If you currently have childcare vouchers you can still amend and cancel your childcare vouchers through this site.
For eligible families, the new Tax free Childcare Scheme (TFC) offers to cover 20% of childcare costs of up to £2000 per child, per year for children up to the age of 11 (£4000 for children up to the age of 16 who have a disability).
To qualify for the scheme, both parents or legal guardians must be working and each earning an average of £120 a week. Your employer has no involvement in this scheme; members open an online childcare account with the HMRC which they pay into. For every 80p paid in, the government will pay in an additional 20p subject to the maximum saving amounts. To find out more:
Please note: You can only be a member of one scheme; you can't benefit from both the Government scheme and Childcare Voucher scheme at the same time. If you are a current member of the childcare vouchers scheme and decide to join TFC instead, you must notify us within 90 days.