Important changes to the Childcare Vouchers scheme

Unfortunately, the Government closed the Childcare Vouchers scheme to new entrants on 4th October 2018. This means that, if you’re a parent looking to join Childcare Vouchers for the first time, that option is no longer available to you.

If you have missed out on the savings from Childcare Vouchers due to the Government decision, you can still have your voice heard by visiting to share your story.

Those parents already on the scheme can continue to benefit from the savings as long as their child remains eligible*, they stay with the same employer, and they have had a wage adjustment and received vouchers within any 12 month period.

The government launched a new form of childcare funding support for working parents, called Tax-Free Childcare (TFC) which changes the package of financial support it offers to working parents.

For parents that are currently on the Childcare Voucher scheme, it’s important to fully understand the different types of support available to maximise the savings that you are entitled to. 

Many families will be better off staying on the Childcare Vouchers scheme, as they would not save as much with Tax-Free Childcare, or may not even be eligible for the new scheme. Unfortunately, you cannot benefit from both schemes at the same time.

The bad news is that if you leave Childcare Vouchers to join the Tax-Free Childcare scheme, you will not be able to re-join. So our advice to you is - look before you leap!

For more information on Childcare Vouchers and the new government scheme and to ensure that you make an informed decision to get the best deal for your family, download our helpful guide >

Recommending the Edenred Childcare Vouchers scheme to your employer

Our Childcare Voucher scheme is easy to use for both you and your employer. With our long track record of working with all sorts of companies, you can benefit from Edenred Childcare Vouchers wherever you work.

If your employer switches to our scheme, you could benefit from:

  • Big savings on shopping, days out, holidays and childcare through our family discounts package
  • Our easy to use services – all our products and process are straightforward
  • Our online and telephone support. We’re here to help guide you through any problem
  • Our 30 years’ experience in delivering Childcare Voucher schemes 

If your employer already has an existing Childcare Vouchers scheme in place, we can help you put forward a case recommending they switch providers to Edenred. 

The process is quick and easy and we’ll be there to support them every step of the way!  Recommend Edenred Childcare Vouchers to your employer now >

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