Tax-Free Childcare Scheme

Tax-Free Childcare is a new UK-wide government scheme to help working parents with the cost of childcare.

Tottenhall Infant School has now registered with the HM Government Services as a Childcare provider. For parents who have opened an online Childcare Account for Tax-free Childcare you can now pay through this account to pay for your Breakfast Club fees.

It needs to be noted that this is NOT a universal benefit and thus parents must go online to see if they are eligible following this link: www.childcare-support.tax.service.gov.uk.

If you have any questions regarding registration, you can access support on the following link: www.childcare-support.tax.service.gov.uk.

Eligibility – this is not a universal benefit

Both parents are working and/or:

  • One parent working in lone parent family (earning equivalent  of 16 hours a week on National Minimum Wage including those receiving tax credits or Universal Credit)
  • One/both parent/s is away from work on leave (parental, maternal etc.)
  • One/both parent/s receiving Statutory Sick Pay
  • Includes zero-hours contracts and self-employed
  • One parent is employed and the other parent has either: substantial caring responsibilities/ and or disability; is a foster carer with their own Three- and Four-year-old children
  • Income cap of £100k per parent
  • Parents who are in training will not be eligible

Parents can call The Customer Interaction Centre  Tel 0300 123 4097  and need to sign up – https://childcare-support.tax.service.gov.uk/ccp/signup/startpage