If you are working but struggling to make ends meet, check if you can claim tax credits to provide help with childcare costs and extra income. You may be eligible if you or your partner are working over 16 hours a week.
Tell the Tax Credit Office about any change in your circumstances, for example if your income has gone down. You may be due some more money.
Ask your employer if it offers childcare vouchers, but also check that this won’t affect the amount of tax credits you get.
Use HMRC’s calculator to work out if you will be better off with childcare vouchers or tax credits.
Find out about childcare, nursery and local education provision from your local Family and Childcare Trust.