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Childcare

Overview

Provider: Government

Eligibility: See the Government childcare website

When you can start/stop this benefit: Anytime

How you enrol: Via the Government childcare website


Further information:
Via the Government childcare website

Information on Childcare vouchers and workplace nurseries

Childcare vouchers - closed to new members

Eligibility: Closed to new members
When you can start/stop this benefit: Existing members can stop anytime
How to enrol: Closed to new members

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 on gov.uk

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 payrollqueries@contacts.bham.ac.uk, Betty Szozda, 0121 414 3090 

Workplace nurseries

Please see page on Workplace Nursery staff rates

 

Related links

Please see links below that may be of interest

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