Childcare vouchers

Childcare Voucher payments

We accept voucher payments from all voucher companies. Below is a list of some of those companies:

Provider
Saycare Pass (sodexo)
Accor
Care -4
Faircare
Computer share,
CO-OP flexible benefits
Busy Bees Benefits
Busy Bees Benefits
Kids Unlimited
Allsave
Kiddivouchers
Fideliti
Leapfrog
You at work
R.G.Childcare
P& MM
Enjoy Benefits

This list is not exhaustive and if your employer is contracted to a provider not listed here we will be more than happy to complete any registration forms for you.

We also accept payments directly from employers should they have their own in house voucher scheme.

GOVERNMENT VOUCHER SCHEME

Childcare Voucher scheme is a simple and cost-effective way for employers and employees to save money on childcare costs.
In April 2005, the Government introduced Childcare Vouchers, to help parents benefit from these savings, earning them extra disposable income, with new limits being introduced in April 2006.
A Childcare Voucher scheme can only be used as part of an employee benefit provided by an employer. Employees elect to take up to a maximum of £55 per week (£243 per month) of their salary as Childcare Vouchers. The amount chosen does not attract Tax or National Insurance contributions.
Savings to be made…
• Savings of up to £962 per year for a 22% tax payer
• Savings of up to £1,196 per year for a 40% tax payer
• Both parents can take advantage of the scheme, therefore doubling their saving
• Employers also save on their National Insurance Contributions, saving up to £373 per year / per employee.

In families where both parents are taxpayers there are potential savings of between £1,196 to £2,392 per annum , and parents have the flexibility to split childcare costs between them to make the most of their Tax and National Insurance savings. The Childcare Voucher scheme will significantly benefit most families in the UK with vouchers quickly becoming the preferred method for parents to pay for their childcare, and more Employers offering this scheme to their Employees as part of their benefits package. The amount of income tax and National Insurance contributions each parent will save under the scheme depends on their current salary, and more information can be found at http://www.hmrc.gov.uk/childcare/ .

Tax Credit Helpline

For general information about tax credits

Opening hours
8.00 am to 8.00 pm, Monday to Friday
8.00 am to 4.00 pm Saturday
Closed Sundays, Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year’s Day
0345 300 3900
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Working Tax Credit if you are responsible for a child
If you are responsible for a child or young person, you can get Working Tax Credit provided you work at least 16 hours a week if you’re single, or at least 24 hours between you if you’re in a couple, with one of you working at least 16 hours a week. Some couples with children may qualify without working for 24 hours between them, provided one of them works 16 hours – see above). Your income also needs to be low enough. A child is someone under 16, and a young person is someone who is 16, 17, 18 or 19 and still in full-time education up to A level or equivalent, or on certain approved training courses. You are responsible for a child or young person if they normally live with you or you have main responsibility for their care. You cannot usually get Working Tax Credit if your child is in local authority care.
You may be able to get Working Tax Credit for a short period after your child is 16 or leaves school, depending on when their birthday is and what they do on leaving school.
If you are on maternity leave, paternity leave or adoption leave and you normally work 16 hours or more, you can claim Working Tax Credit before you go back to work, as long as you are responsible for a child. If it is your first baby and you are not responsible for any other children, you will have to wait until the child is born, or comes to live with you before you can claim.
There is an online questionnaire you can use to find out if you might qualify for WTC.
Go to HM Revenue and Custom’s website at: www.hmrc.gov.uk
Tax Credit Helpline
For general information about tax credits
Opening hours
8.00 am to 8.00 pm, Monday to Friday
8.00 am to 4.00 pm Saturday
Closed Sundays, Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year’s Day
0345 300 3900