Changes to Childcare Schemes 2017
Our current childcare voucher scheme, run by Sodexo, will be replaced with a new government Tax-Free Childcare programme in 2017.
There are significant differences, and the scheme that is best suited to you will depend on your individual circumstances.
- If you are already a member of the existing scheme, or join the existing scheme before the Tax-Free Childcare programme is introduced, you will be able to choose whether or not you want to switch to the new one or stick with the existing scheme.
- However, those who wish to apply for support once Tax-Free Childcare has been introduced will only be allowed to join the new programme.
*This makes it even more important for those who care for children to join the current scheme as soon as possible*
Anyone with children up to the age of 15 (or 16 if they are registered disabled) can apply for vouchers. The savings can be significant. You could save up to £933 or £1,866 if your partner also chooses to take vouchers.