http://www.hmrc.gov.uk/courses/syob3/cm/HTML/cm_502.htmlWhat can I claim as a childminding expense?
Expenses and allowances
There are many business expenses that childminders can claim.
Expenses can be called several things; revenue expenses, allowances, day to day expenses, business expenses and outgoings.
They all refer to money you are paying out as a result of being a self-employed childminder.
It’s important to keep good records of these expenses because the allowable expenses will go towards reducing your future tax bill.
Remember to try to keep your records as up to date as possible.
You can also record them on the go using a record keeping app on your phone. Any unusual buys or small items are easy to forget and can soon add up.