Government help with childcare
The government help you can get paying with childcare costs is outlined on GOV.UK at https://www.gov.uk/help-with-childcare-costs.
Childcare salary sacrifice schemes (childcare vouchers Care-4 and workplace nurseries)
The following childcare salary sacrifice schemes are closed to new applicants:
- childcare vouchers
- workplace nursery salary sacrifice scheme (known as ‘directly contracted childcare’)
If you joined one of these schemes on or before 4 October 2018 you might be able to keep getting vouchers or directly contracted childcare, providing you meet the government rules. More information is available at https://www.gov.uk/help-with-childcare-costs/childcare-vouchers
If you get government Tax-Free Childcare, you cannot continue to claim childcare vouchers or directly contracted childcare.
Whether you are better off with childcare salary sacrifice (childcare vouchers or workplace nursery scheme/directly contracted childcare) or the Government’s Tax Free Childcare scheme depends on your situation. Use the gov.uk on line childcare calculator to work out which type of support is best for you.
If you are in a childcare salary sacrifice scheme and get Tax Free Childcare, you must inform the University of Birmingham’s Finance Payroll Office within 90 days. Email firstname.lastname@example.org, Betty Szozda, 0121 414 3090
University of Birmingham Day Nurseries
Please visit https://www.birmingham.ac.uk/community/university-campus/facilities/nursery.aspx for information on childcare at the University including fees.
Parents and carers' resources (information on maternity, paternity/partner and adoption leave, shared parental leave and flexible working)
Nurseries (on external University website)
Family leave guidance
Parents and Carers network
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