If you are an existing tax credits customer you can claim back up to 70% of your eligible childcare costs for children under 16 (or under 17 for disabled children).
Depending on your income, you could get up to £122.50 a week for one child or £210 for two or more.
You can use tax credits for childcare to help pay:
Universal Credit is replacing a number of existing benefits, including tax credits. If you are already receiving tax credits, you don't need to do anything now.
If you cannot make a new claim for tax credits, you may be able to apply for Universal Credit instead.
You can't claim tax credits at the same time as: