Childcare vouchers are a tax-free benefit offered by employers to their employees. The vouchers are deducted from your gross salary so you don’t pay tax or National Insurance on them. You can then use the vouchers to pay for any childcare that is registered.
The government’s childcare voucher scheme is ending, and will be replaced by the new tax-free childcare scheme mentioned above.
The scheme was due to close to new members in April 2018, but has been extended until 4 October 2018.
If you’re already getting childcare vouchers you can keep getting them as long as your employer continues to offer them.