Other financial support for childcare

There are other sources of financial support available from the government to help pay for childcare costs. Follow the links below for more information on eligibility and how to apply. 

Tax-Free Childcare 

You may be able to use Tax-Free Childcare to help pay for childcare costs.

For more information visit: www.gov.uk/tax-free-childcare

Universal Credit for Childcare 

If you are in receipt of Universal Credit, you could receive help with childcare costs.

Access more information about claiming childcare costs as part of Universal Credit (GOV.UK)

You can use a benefits calculator (GOV.UK) to check what benefits you could get.

Child Benefit

Child Benefit (GOV.UK) is a benefit for people bringing up children that is paid for each child and is not affected by income or savings.

For more information contact the Child Benefit Office (GOV.UK)

Support whilst you study

Care to Learn (GOV.UK)

Parents Learning Allowance (GOV.UK)

Childcare Grant (GOV.UK)

Student Finance (GOV.UK)

For more information, you can also contact your college or university. Some colleges and universities provide childcare schemes aimed at students on their premises.