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Childcare Vouchers

  • Closed too new applicants
    • If you joined one of these schemes on or before 4 October 2018 you might be able to keep getting vouchers or directly contracted childcare.
  • If you joined a childcare voucher scheme or a directly contracted childcare scheme on or before 4 October 2018
    • You can keep getting vouchers or directly contracted childcare as long as:
      • your wages were adjusted on or before 4 October 2018
      • you stay with the same employer and they continue to run the scheme
      • You can take up to £55 a week of your wages, which you do not pay tax or National Insurance on.
      • You do not take an unpaid career break of longer than a year
      • How much you can take depends on the amount you earn and when you joined the scheme.
      • Cannot be used in conjunction with Tax- Free Childcare

Tax-Free Childcare

  • You can get up to £500 every 3 months (£2,000 a year) for each of your children to help with the costs of childcare.
  • If you get Tax-Free Childcare, the government will pay £2 for every £8 you pay your childcare provider. This is paid via an online childcare account that you set up for your child.
  • You can get Tax-Free Childcare at the same time as 30 hours free childcare if you’re eligible for both.
  • Apply- https://www.gov.uk/apply-for-tax-free-childcare

Helpful Links

https://www.gov.uk/tax-free-childcare

https://www.gov.uk/help-with-childcare-costs/childcare-vouchers

https://www.money.co.uk/guides/tax-free-childcare-vs-childcare-vouchers-which-is-best.htm

https://www.workingfamilies.org.uk/articles/what-is-the-difference-between-tax-free-childcare-and-childcare-vouchers/