ok , this is a person question so if u dont want to reply thats fine ! but after speaking to some mums at my postnatel group it seems i get a really low amount , just wondered how it varies on here ! ? my hubby is on 23k per year this year i will earn 2800 ( all mat allowance from april to oct) we only get £80 a month , and this goes down to £40 in january when he turns one its just be renewed so its got to be right ! but im just curious ?! we dont qualify for working tax either so am i right in thking i cant claim childcare back as this is part of working tax credits ? ( not that his in child care but might do later) like i said , u dont have to answer but when i know one of the girls in the group , works , has a partner and her baby is now 19 months old and she gets £300 a month !!!!