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Tax free childcare credit

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

St. John’s C.E. Primary 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 and After School 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:

If you have any questions regarding registration, you can access support on the following link:

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 –

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