You can get help towards childcare including:
- childcare for children aged 3 and 4 year olds
- childcare support for parents whilst training or looking for work
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.
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.
This provides help with the cost of childcare. Find out if you are eligible for Tax-Free Childcare.
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.