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Tax-Free Childcare

Our Childcare Voucher scheme is now closed to new entrants. If you are already a parent registered on the scheme, this will remain open for you for as long as you continue to receive the vouchers.

Parents now have support with their childcare costs through Tax-Free Childcare (TFC). 

TFC works a bit like a savings account. You pay money into an account from your net pay, so it’s taken after tax and National Insurance (NI) have been deducted. For every 80p you pay in, the Government adds 20p up to a maximum £2,000. You need a separate account for each child. This is different to childcare vouchers, where the value of the voucher is taken from your gross pay.

For further information on Tax-Free Childcare and to apply, please visit