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

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 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 Payroll Team by creating a case in the HR Service Portal.

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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