You can get help towards childcare including:

Other help with paying for childcare

Your local Family Information Service (FIS) provides free advice on childcare.

You may be able to get help with childcare from other schemes.

Universal Credit

Working parents can get help towards the cost of living, including childcare. Find out if you are eligible for Universal Credit.

Working Tax Credit and Child Tax Credit

These help working parents on low incomes. Find out what you can get on GOV.UK.

Tax-Free Childcare

This provides help with the cost of childcare. Find out if you are eligible for Tax-Free Childcare.

Childcare vouchers

Your employer may be able to help towards the cost of childcare. Find out if you are eligible for childcare vouchers.

Support for students

Undergraduate students could get a childcare grant. Visit Student Finance Wales website.

National Insurance credits for adults who care for a child under 12

People aged 16 and over or under state pension age who care for a child under 12 can apply for National Insurance credits. These are known as ‘Specified Adult Childcare credits.’ Find out how to apply on GOV.UK.