Please note that changes came into
effect for those joining the scheme on or after 6 April 2011 which
restricts the amount of childcare vouchers available to higher
What is the Childcare Voucher Scheme?
Our Childcare Voucher Scheme, in
association with Edenred (our provider), is a simple and tax
efficient way of paying all or part of your childcare costs by
enabling you to take part of your stipend in the form of an
electronic childcare voucher. The Scheme enables you to give up
part of your cash stipend (up to a maximum of £243 per month) in
exchange for an electronic childcare voucher, which will be issued
free of tax and national insurance.
How can I join?
Please complete an application
form which will be used to alter your terms of
appointment. The 2015/16 application form can now be found
under resources on the right hand side of this page.
In return for reducing your cash
stipend you will receive a childcare voucher (by electronic credit)
into a personal account held with Edenred. Please return both pages
of the application form to us. On receipt we will notify Edenred
and they will contact you for some further information about your
The Government are introducing a new Tax-free Childcare Scheme in
early 2017, which will be an alternative to the Childcare Voucher
Scheme. For more information please click here.