Tax-Free Childcare opens to parents whose youngest child is under 9, or who turns 9 before 16th January 2018. The scheme will open to all remaining eligible families on 14 February 2018.

Parents, including the self-employed, can apply online for Tax-Free Childcare by visiting the Childcare Choices website.

The Childcare Choices website includes a Childcare Calculator which can be used to compare all the childcare offers available to them.

If you are having difficulty with the Childcare Choices website you can call the helpline on 0300 123 4097.