Childcare Vouchers are an employee benefit available to all eligible working parents. In return for giving up part of their salary to pay directly for childcare arrangements, the parent is exempted from paying tax and National Insurance on an amount up to £243 per month or £55 per week (or a really generous employer may add it on each payday).
You get to save money on registered or approved childcare, as you won’t pay tax or National Insurance contributions on your Childcare Vouchers.
Your nursery or childcare provider will be able to provide you with their Ofsted registration number.
In the majority of cases, you will instruct Avent Childcare Vouchers to pay your nursery or child carer directly each time a payment is made to us and the carer should then deduct this amount from your monthly childcare bill.
No, the savings you make through Childcare Vouchers are limited to an allowance per parent, not the number of children. However, both parents can claim Childcare Vouchers up to a maximum amount of £243 each month dependant on their salary and tax band.
All you need to do is get them to contact us on our mobile phone 07970 102 492
Yes, as long as they fulfil the required criteria for claiming Childcare Vouchers, which include the following:
- they are the parent or legal guardian of the child
- they are employed but not self-employed
- their earnings, after Childcare Vouchers are deducted, remain above the national minimum wage
- the child is under the age of 16
- their nursery, childminder, playgroup, nanny, before-and-after school club or holiday play scheme is Ofsted registered
Childcare Vouchers cover children up to the age of 15 (until 1st September following their 15th birthday), or 16 if they are disabled (until 1st September following their 16th birthday).
Avent Childcare Vouchers can be used for all Ofsted registered childcare, including:
- Day Nursery
- Nursery School / Pre-School
- Playgroup / Crèche
- Childminder/ Qualified nanny / Au pair
- Out of school clubs
- Holiday schemes /Holiday Play Schemes
Yes, give us a call on 07970 102 492 and we will discuss your requirements and set this up for you.
It might; however, we are not financial advisers so you should review your financial situation to ascertain if there is an impact. You can also contact your local Tax Office or visit www.hmrc.gov.uk to find out further information.
Claiming Childcare Vouchers cannot take your salary below the National Insurance threshold. Therefore, claiming Avent Childcare Vouchers does not affect your state pension.
As part of the registration process we can contact your nursery or childcare provider to set them up with minimal impact.
You can decide to stop receiving Avent Childcare Vouchers or change the value of vouchers you receive when you go on maternity leave. However, if you have to continue to pay for childcare you may choose to continue receiving Avent Childcare Vouchers for some months of your maternity leave.
You can only leave the scheme at the end of your salary sacrifice agreement with your employer. However, some significant life changes may affect your salary sacrifice agreement, which means that you can change your voucher amount or leave the scheme. These changes include: marriage, divorce, death of a dependent, pregnancy or adoption of a child, prolonged illness of a child, moving house, sabbatical, long-term sick leave or maternity leave, significant change to contractual hours, significant change in partner’s circumstances, child starting school or significant change to childcare arrangements.