Working Tax Credits
This is for parents/carers who are employed or self-employed who usually work 16 hours (for lone parents) or 30 hours (for couples) or more a week are paid for that work, and expected to work for at least 4 weeks.
As part of Working Tax Credit you could qualify for help towards the childcare cost. If you receive the childcare element of Working Tax Credit, this will always be paid direct to the person who is mainly responsible for caring for the child or children, alongside payments of Child Tax Credit.
For more information and eligibility have a look at Direct Gov Website
Univeral credit helps with costs such as housing, childcare and more. It is replacing 6 older benifits, working tax credits, child tax credits, housing benifit,Jobseekers allowance, ESA and income support.
It may cover up to 85% of your childcare cost. You will need to pay you childcare costs and get reimbursed by them.
For More information visit direct gov.