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Childcare vouchers: register by 1 September 2018

Childcare vouchers

Further to previous communications, the Government has confirmed that childcare voucher schemes will close to new applicants from 5 October 2018. After this date, the Tax-Free Childcare (TFC) scheme will be the only scheme open to new applicants.

If you’re a parent and haven’t already joined the University’s Childcare Voucher scheme, you must register by 1 September 2018 to ensure you receive your first childcare voucher in your September pay, before the 5 October closing date.

It's important to find out which scheme works best for you. For more information, please review the Computershare Voucher Services, Government childcare and childcare calculator websites.

Current members of the University scheme

Parents who are already using childcare vouchers can continue to do so up until their child’s 15th birthday as long as they remain employed by the University, and for as long as the University continues to offer the scheme.

You can switch to the TFC scheme at any time, but please note that you cannot be in both TFC and the University childcare voucher scheme at the same time. Once you have joined TFC, you cannot switch back to the childcare voucher scheme. If you successfully register for TFC, you must inform Human Resources within 90 days and then your childcare vouchers will stop.

How to register for the University childcare voucher scheme

Our current scheme is provided by Computershare Voucher Services. If you have children under 15 years of age, you can register online at computersharevoucherservices.com. You can also contact Computershare Customer Services on 0345 002 1111.

You will need to provide the University's Scheme ID number (0019233939), your employee number and National Insurance number to register.

Under the scheme, you could save up to £933 a year on the costs of childcare:

 

Basic Rate Taxpayer

Higher Rate Taxpayer

Additional Rate Taxpayer

Monthly Salary Exchange limit

£243

£124

£110

Annual Savings

£933

£623

£623

Childcare vouchers can be used for all types of registered childcare, such as:  

When your child is under 5 years old

When your child is 5 and over

Nursery

After school & breakfast clubs

Playgroup

Holiday clubs

Childminders

Residential activity holidays and day camps

Crèche, nanny & Au Pair services

Childminders

For more information please contact Human Resources.

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