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Help with Childcare Costs

Tax-Free Childcare

Tax-Free Childcare is a UK Government top-up to help with costs.

For every £8 you pay towards regulated childcare – whether nurseries, nannies, childminders, after school or holiday clubs, the government will add an extra £2, up to £2,000.  If you have a disabled child, you can receive up to £4,000 per child.

This is not dependent on your employer offering it and is open to the self-employed.  It is available to eligible people across Scotland with children under the age of 12 (under 17 if your child is disabled).

You will need to set up an account to pay for your Tax-Free Childcare.  Once you have registered, simply sign in to:

  • pay money into your account

  • pay your childcare provider

  • apply to include a new child


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