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Childcare Calculator

Use this calculator to find out how much you could get towards approved childcare.

Universal Credit for Childcare

Universal Credit is a new single payment for people who are looking for work or on a low income. It replaces means-tested benefits and tax credits for working-age people up to pension credit age. Visit Understanding Universal Credit for more information.

If you are on Universal Credit, you may be eligible for up to 85% of your childcare costs up to a maximum of £950.92 for one child, £1630.15 for 2 or more children.

Early Years Pupil Premium

If you are in receipt of benefits and your child is 3 or 4 years old and in registered early years childcare, they may be entitled to Early Years Pupil Premium.

EYPP is paid directly to your childcare provider. Currently the amount is 53p per hour. Providers can use the funding to support your child’s learning and development.

Childcare funding for children with additional needs

Information about Disability Living Allowance, Disability Access Fund (DAF), SEN Inclusion Fund and Childcare Access Funding.

Care to Learn

The Care to Learn scheme can help with childcare costs while you study.

Child Benefit

Child Benefit is an allowance paid for each child.

Childcare Choices

Families Information Service

Cambridgeshire Families Information Service are happy to support you to understand what financial support you are entitled to and help support you with childcare costs.


Tel: 0345 045 1360

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