Information on 30 hours funded Childcare & Tax-free childcare

30 Hours Funded Childcare and Tax-Free Childcare

Apply now for more Government support with childcare: Tax-Free Childcare and 30 hours funded childcare

If you’re a working parent, you can apply now for two new government childcare schemes launching this year - Tax-Free Childcare which begins immediately and 30 hours free childcare which starts in September.

You can apply through the new digital childcare service if you have a child under 4 on 31 August 2017 or a disabled child who is under 17.

To apply visit

If you have a child who will be over 4 on 31 August you can sign up to receive email alerts from Keep Me Updated – you’ll get a message later this year about when you can apply.

If eligible for Tax-Free Childcare you’ll receive a government top-up of £2 for every £8 that you pay into your Tax-Free Childcare account.

More information on the government’s childcare schemes is available here: It also includes a childcare calculator to find out how much you could receive.  Our Frequently Asked Questions section will also answer any questions you may have.