Help with childcare can also help your children get healthier

We're sure you've heard of – and maybe even used – childcare vouchers.

They are available via a special Government scheme and operate through employers - allowing you to pay for childcare from your pre-tax salary. The result is that if you pay for childcare, using childcare vouchers could save you money.

Childcare vouchers are not just for babies - they can be used to pay for the care of children up to the age of 15, or 16 if they are registered disabled. You can also use them to pay for the care of more than one child, as long as you have parental responsibility.

Care for older children

Childcare vouchers are highly flexible to suit your needs.

You might be surprised to learn that they can be used to pay for a wide range of childcare activities beyond the typical home-based care such as childminders, nannies and au pairs or pre-school care like nursery schools, play schools and crèches.

Childcare vouchers can also be used to pay for care for older children, such as:

  • Out of school clubs, like breakfast clubs and afterschool clubs
  • Active holiday childcare.

The only condition is that whoever you choose to provide your out of school or active holiday provision needs to be Ofsted registered. We are and are proud of our reputation with Ofsted.

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