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Childcare Vouchers

Childcare vouchers are a simple and practical way for employers to assist their employees with childcare costs while still meeting business needs.

What are Childcare Vouchers?

Childcare Vouchers are a cost-saving employee benefit, implemented through an employer's payroll, which save both parents and employers across the UK thousands of pounds each year.

Childcare Vouchers work through a salary sacrifice scheme which means parents swap part of their salary, tax and National Insurance free, to contribute towards their childcare costs.

What are the Benefits of Childcare Vouchers?

Each working parent could save over £900 per year by using the Childcare Voucher scheme, because the amount they swap is deducted from their salary before tax and National Insurance is applied. 

Both mums and dads can register for Childcare Vouchers, which means potential household savings of over £1,800 each year.

The employer also saves money because the amount each parent swaps from their salary is exempt from employers’ National Insurance Contributions.

What can Childcare Vouchers be used for?

Childcare Vouchers can be used to pay for any form of registered childcare, for children up to age 15. This includes registered childminders, day nurseries, holiday schemes, breakfast and afterschool clubs. They can also be used to pay for more than one type of childcare.

Benefits for Employers

Childcare Vouchers are the most popular, cost-effective way to engage working parents, and the simplest way for employers to help their employees save money on their childcare costs. They are effectively the equivalent to a pay rise.

In addition to the financial savings an organisation and its employees may make, they can also help to attract and retain staff.

Find Out More

To find out more contact Employers For Childcare Vouchers on 0800 028 3008 or visit