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Help with your Childcare

Did you know that you may be able to get help with the cost of childcare (as long as the childcare provider is 'Registered' or 'Approved)?

I have copied a small section from the Inland Revenue website to give you an idea of what you are entitled to. For full details, follow this hyperlink to the section about Child Tax Credit and Working Tax Credit:

HM Revenue and Customs

From their website:
How much help with childcare costs will I get?
The childcare element can help with up to 80% of your eligible childcare costs.

There are limits on the weekly costs you can claim. If you pay childcare for one child, the maximum you can claim is 175 a week two or more children, the maximum is 300 a week.

The table below shows the maximum amount you can get, but the actual amount will depend on your income.

Number of
Weekly limit
on costs
Percentage of costs
covered by childcare element
Maximum childcare
element available
One child
175 x 80% = 140.00
Two or more children
300 x 80% = 240.00


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