Is a payment to support families with children. You can claim it if you, or your partner are responsible for at least one child or young person (16-18 year olds in full time education) who usually lives with you.
Is a payment to top up the earnings of low paid working people (whether employed or self employed) including those who do not have children. You may be able to get more working tax credit to help with the cost of registered or approved childcare. This is the childcare element of working tax credit. The childcare element can help with up to 70% of your childcare costs up to a maximum of £122.50 a week for one child and £210 a week for two or more children.
The childcare voucher scheme closed in October 2018. All parents who are members of the childcare voucher scheme before October 2018 will be able to remain in the scheme until their child reaches their 15th birthday (16 for disabled children). If you choose to join the new Tax Free Childcare scheme you will need to leave the childcare voucher scheme.
Please check with your childcare provider that they are registered for the new Tax Free Childcare.