Tax-Free Childcare is a government scheme that helps working parents with childcare costs. This includes the self-employed. If you are eligible, as a self-employed parent you could get up to £2,000 per child, per year to spend on childcare. To find out if you are eligible and see what help you could get, go to Childcare Choices and use the Childcare Calculator. It’s easy to use and should take around 5 minutes to complete.