Tax Free Childcare

  • What is Tax-Free Childcare?

    You can get up to £500 every 3 months (up to £2,000 a year) for each of your children to help with the costs of childcare. This goes up to £1,000 every 3 months if a child is disabled (up to £4,000 a year).


    If you get Tax-Free Childcare, you will need to set up an online childcare account for your child. For every £8 you pay into this account, the government will pay in £2 to use to pay your provider.


    You can get Tax-Free Childcare at the same time as 30 hours free childcare if you’re eligible for both.



    What you can use Tax-Free Childcare for?

    You can use it to pay for any approved childcare provider such as:

    • childminders, nurseries and nannies
    • after school clubs and play schemes

    Your childcare provider must be signed up to the scheme before you can pay them and benefit from Tax-Free Childcare.


    Will I be eligible for Tax-Free Childcare?

     For more information on the eligibility for Tax-Free Childcare go to



    Is Hippitots signed up to the scheme?

    Absolutely, we have been signed up to the scheme from the very beginning. All that we require from you is for you to let us know you will be using Tax-Free Childcare and the reference code that will be attached to your payments.