Some households can receive help paying for their School’s Out Childcare.
Read on to find out more…
You may be able to claim (hit the links to find out more):
- Child Tax Credit – you don’t need to be working
- Working Tax Credit – you may be able to claim extra amount to help cover the costs of approved childcare
You can apply for Working Tax Credit even if you’re on leave or about to start a new job.
You may be able to claim back up to 85% of your childcare costs if you’re eligible for Universal Credit.
You (and your partner if you live with them) will usually need to either:
- be working – it doesn’t matter how many hours you or your partner work
- have a job offer
How much you’ll get
The most you can get back each month is:
- £646 for one child
- £1108 for 2 or more children
You can claim Universal Credit online.
If you stop working
Tell the Universal Credit helpline if you stop working. You can continue to claim childcare costs for at least one month after your job ends.
Universal Credit helpline
Telephone: 0345 600 0723
Textphone: 0345 600 0743
Monday to Friday, 8am to 6pm
Find out about call charges