What you’ll need
To check if you are eligible for 30 free hours a week, or Tax-Free Childcare, you’ll need to know the working hours and income for yourself (and your partner if you have one).
You’ll also need to give information about your children, including:
- their dates of birth
- what you think your weekly or monthly approved childcare costs might be or what they are
- any benefits they get
It should take around 5 minutes to complete.
Tax credits and Universal Credit
If you already get tax credits or are eligible to make a new claim for tax credits you can use the calculator to find out how much you could claim for childcare.
If you are not eligible to continue claiming tax credits or make a new claim, you may need to check separately if you are eligible to get help with childcare costs using Universal Credit.Continue