The UK Government's Tax-Free Childcare Scheme

October 17, 2023

In modern-day living, parents often need reliable childcare options to support their busy lives. The UK government's Tax-Free Childcare Scheme is a valuable resource designed to assist parents with childcare expenses, and it's a great fit for families utilising services provided by RB Active Care.  

What is the Tax-Free Childcare Scheme?

The Tax-Free Childcare Scheme is a government initiative aimed at helping working parents cover the cost of childcare. Through this scheme, parents can receive financial support, allowing them to save money on Ofsted Registered childcare expenses and effectively manage their work-life balance.

Tax-Free Childcare Eligibility

The scheme is open to working parents in the UK, including the self-employed, who have children under the age of 12 (or under 17 for children with disabilities). To be eligible, both parents must be working and earn at least the National Minimum Wage or Living Wage for 16 hours a week. The scheme is also available to single parents who meet these criteria. Individuals earning over £100k per year will not eligible.  

How to Register for a Tax-Free Childcare Account:

Check Eligibility:

Before registering, ensure you meet the eligibility criteria mentioned above.

Create an Online Account:

Visit the official government website and create a Tax-Free Childcare account. You will be asked to provide your National Insurance number and a few additional personal details.


Fill in your child's details, and the system will automatically confirm whether you're eligible.

Pay In:

Parents can pay money into their Tax-Free Childcare account, which the government will top up with an additional 20% (up to £2,000 per child per year).

RB Active Care Accepts Payments with Tax-Free Childcare:

When you make a booking through RB Active Care, you can opt to pay via Tax-Free Childcare. Here's how the process works:

Select 'Pay via Tax-Free Childcare':

During the booking process, choose the payment option 'Pay via Tax-Free Childcare.'

Receive Confirmation Email:

After your booking is confirmed, you will receive a confirmation email. This email will contain your Tax-Free Childcare reference specific to the selected venue.

Pay through your Account:

Access your Tax-Free Childcare account and initiate a payment using the reference provided in your confirmation email. Keep in mind that it might take 3-5 business days for us to receive the funds.

Updating Your RB Active Care:

When we receive the payment from Tax-Free Childcare, we will promptly update your account. Subsequently, you will receive an additional confirmation email indicating that the payment has been processed.

Contact Us at RB Active Care

Our Ofsted Registration allows us to seamlessly incorporate the Tax-Free Childcare Scheme into our services, with the goal of enhancing the accessibility and affordability of childcare for working parents throughout the UK. We hope this guide has provided you with a clear understanding of how to take advantage of this government initiative while enjoying the offerings of RB Active Care. If you have any additional questions, please feel free to contact our customer support team. Ensuring your child's welfare and your peace of mind is our utmost concern.

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