We are aware that some families are experiencing issues or confusion about which system to use to obtain a working parent entitlement code. We recommend that you share the following links with them.
To open a HMRC account Apply for free childcare if you're working - GOV.UK (www.gov.uk)
We have been advised that if families already have an account for Tax Free Childcare and want to apply for a working parent entitlement code, that they should wait until they are required to re-confirm their details. We understand that HMRC will send them a reminder when to do this. The deadline date to obtain the code will be 31 March 2024 for Summer 2024.
Please read the terminology section below
The portal will not be available on 19 February 2024 due to an upgrade.