About Childcare Voucher Schemes

  • Salary Sacrifice
    The most common way to provide employees with childcare vouchers is via salary sacrifice, where childcare vouchers are offered as part of an employees existing salary.
  • Eligibility
    Three conditions form part of the Tax and National Insurance exemption for paper and electronic Childcare Voucher schemes.
  • How much does it cost?
    Most employers make a saving from introducing a Childcare Voucher scheme.

The Childcare Voucher scheme has been able to provide a positive benefit to a number of parents in our organisation.

Rachel Street


Setting up a scheme

Childcare Vouchers are the simplest, most effective way for employers to help their employees with the costs of childcare. 

A Childcare Voucher scheme can be offered via a:

  • Salary Sacrifice Scheme - This means that an employee agrees to a reduction in their taxable salary, and receives the equivalent amount in childcare vouchers instead.
    Find out more about salary sacrifice
  • Flexible Benefits Scheme - Edenred Childcare Vouchers can be offered as part of a wider flexible benefits scheme.
  • Salary Plus Scheme - Edenred Childcare Vouchers can be offered in addition to employees salary.

Be up and running in just 35 minutes

You can have a new Childcare Voucher scheme up and running in just 35 minutes – or we can help you switch from another provider with minimum fuss.

To set up your scheme, we can:

  • Help assess the level of interest among your staff
  • Advise you on all the relevant HM Revenue & Customs paperwork and rules governing the scheme
  • Help you choose a scheme that bests suits your company e.g. paper or electronic vouchers
  • Work with you to put together a communications package to tell working parents about the Childcare Voucher scheme and encourage them to join
  • Give you the tools to manage enrolment, or, if you prefer, we can manage the process for you
  • Help you with voucher ordering - or do it for you.

Next: Find out how we launch Childcare Voucher schemes successfully

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