Your 2-year-old can get free childcare if you live in England and get one of the following benefits:
You can keep getting vouchers or directly contracted childcare as long as:
You can take up to £55 a week of your wages, which you do not pay tax or National Insurance on. How much you can take depends on the amount you earn and when you joined the scheme.
You cannot continue to claim childcare vouchers or directly contracted childcare if you successfully apply for Tax-Free Childcare.
Which scheme you’re better off with depends on your situation. Use the childcare-calculator to work out which type of support is best for you.
You must tell your employer within 90 days if you get Tax-Free Childcare. They’ll then stop giving you new vouchers or directly contracted childcare. You can continue to use any vouchers you already have and there’s no deadline for using them.
Once you have informed your employer that you’re getting Tax-Free Childcare, you cannot rejoin their voucher scheme or their directly contracted childcare scheme.
For further information, please visit gov.co.uk.