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Childcare Voucher Scheme - Update


Government has confirmed that the Childcare Voucher Scheme will remain open to new entrants until April 2018.  The extension to the scheme is intended to help support the transition to Tax Free Childcare.

Tax Free Childcare will be gradually rolled out from early 2017, on an age-based approach, allowing parents of the youngest children to enter the scheme first. Families with multiple children will be able to join the scheme when their youngest child becomes eligible, and at that point they will be able to receive support for all their qualifying children. All disabled children will be prioritised so they will join the scheme early on in the rollout process. By the end of 2017 Tax Free Childcare will be open to all eligible parents.

A childcare calculator will be available in advance of the launch of Tax Free childcare to help guide parents in deciding which childcare option is best for them.


Employers, to discover more about the Fair Care Childcare Voucher Scheme please call us on 0800 6524745 or email us at [email protected] - further details are also available by downloading our Childcare Voucher brochure.