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Government announcement for Childcare in 2015

You may have read in the news or seen in the press reports of an announcement the government has made about its plans for childcare funding in the UK, with a new scheme set to be implemented Autumn 2015 at the earliest which may replace the existi...

Posted on 20 March 2013

Want to know more about Childcare Vouchers? Visit Working Parents Zone

Working parents have lots of different types of support available to help them with the growing cost of childcare. Visit Working Parents Zone to discover how your family can save money through employer Childcare Vouchers. Working Parents Zone is a...

Posted on 28 April 2015

From afterschool clubs to extra tuition: Save money on all childcare

Few jobs fall neatly into the school day and school holidays, so most parents require wrap-around care until they are happy with their child being home alone. The good news is you can still use Childcare Vouchers after your child finishes full tim...

Posted on 29 April 2015

A guide to childcare options over the summer holidays

If I were a bonneted Victorian peasant, my heart would gladden at the thought of a long summer break from school during which my children would gladly assist with the harvest.  As a modern day working parent my shoulders slump at the thought of...

Posted on 28 May 2015

10 common myths about Childcare Vouchers

Childcare Vouchers schemes will close to new joiners from 4th October 2018, so parents need to now decide whether they'll benefit from them, and then sign up before it's too late. To make things clearer, we've put a list together of 10 of the most...

Posted on 16 July 2018

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Posted on 01 July 2015

What is ‘Tax-Free Childcare’ ?

From 2017, the existing Childcare Vouchers (CCV) scheme will be closed to new joiners. Anyone who is already getting the vouchers can remain on the scheme indefinitely, until they change job, no longer have qualifying children, stop getting vouche...

Posted on 19 August 2015

5 things you should know about changes to childcare funding

As a working parent you will have experienced first-hand the crippling cost of childcare frequently reported in the news.  Many reduce this cost using Childcare Vouchers (CCV).  Recent planned changes to childcare funding will impact any parent du...

Posted on 23 July 2015

Changes in 3-4 year old funding may impact other childcare finance options

Childcare funding has been top of the political agenda again, with the new Conservative Government announcing their intention to extend the 15 free hours for 3-4 year olds to 30 hours.  This was confirmed in the recent summer budget to be starting...

Posted on 11 August 2015

Save money on after school clubs with Childcare Vouchers

Wrap around childcare has become the norm for modern families with young children. It’s rare for parents to find a job that fits in around school hours or school holidays, meaning there’s a demand for childcare that covers the hours needed while t...

Posted on 30 September 2015

Pay your childcare provider with your mobile

If you have Edenred Childcare Vouchers you can easily pay your child carer direct simply using your smartphone, making it even easier for parents to use. Busy mums and dads can quickly access their Childcare Vouchers account on the go, through the...

Posted on 14 January 2016

Schools can help parents make childcare savings

If your child’s school chooses to accept Childcare Vouchers they can help working parents enjoy big savings on their childcare costs, reducing their bill by up to a third. The can be used to pay for out of school clubs These valuable savings are n...

Posted on 27 January 2016

Learn what’s available to lower the cost of childcare

As you may know, we recently held ‘Working Parents Week’ where we hosted a number of webinars supporting working parents. Thousands of parents joined us over the week to learn more about childcare options available to them and went away with some...

Posted on 03 August 2016

Ideas for low cost, high impact summer holiday childcare

With the school holidays in full swing the search is on for low cost, high impact childcare. We’ve done the legwork to provide you with a comprehensive guide to summer holiday childcare options to accommodate all budgets and age ranges from four t...

Posted on 15 August 2017

Majority of parents want to keep access to Childcare Vouchers

Ninety-eight per cent of parents would like access to Childcare Vouchers to continue alongside the government’s Tax-Free Childcare scheme, according to a survey by the Childcare Voucher Providers Association (CVPA). Over half of the 17,000...

Posted on 02 October 2017

Mythbuster: 30 hours free childcare + Childcare Vouchers

Update: Since this article was originally published the government has extended the deadline to join a Childcare Vouchers scheme to October 2018. The precise date in October is yet to be confirmed by HMRC. All other information provided in this...

Posted on 19 December 2017

Update on the Childcare Vouchers debate and what you can do to support the campaign

You may have been following our on-going fight to keep Childcare Vouchers open alongside Tax-Free Childcare, to give parents a genuine choice of the financial support that best suits their families’ needs. As things stand, the Government will clos...

Posted on 24 January 2018

Time is running out

Update: Since this article was originally published the government has extended the deadline to join a Childcare Vouchers scheme to October 2018. The precise date in October is yet to be confirmed by HMRC. All other information provided in this...

Posted on 13 February 2018

Childcare Vouchers vs. Tax-Free Childcare – who are the winners?

Update: Since this article was originally published the government has extended the deadline to join a Childcare Vouchers scheme to October 2018. The precise date in October is yet to be confirmed by HMRC. All other information provided in this...

Posted on 26 February 2018

Help working parents save up to £933/year on childcare – before it’s too late!

Update: Since this article was originally published the government has extended the deadline to join a Childcare Vouchers scheme to October 2018. The precise date in October is yet to be confirmed by HMRC. All other information provided in this...

Posted on 26 February 2018

Your very last chance to join a Childcare Vouchers scheme

Update: Since this article was originally published the government has extended the deadline to join a Childcare Vouchers scheme to October 2018. The precise date in October is yet to be confirmed by HMRC. All other information provided in this...

Posted on 12 March 2018

Here’s why you may be financially better off with Childcare Vouchers

Update: Since this article was originally published the government has extended the deadline to join a Childcare Vouchers scheme to October 2018. The precise date in October is yet to be confirmed by HMRC. All other information provided in this...

Posted on 12 March 2018

Cut your costs this Easter break

If the thought of keeping your kids entertained for more than two weeks over Easter sounds daunting and expensive, then we’re here to help. We’ve rounded up our favourite low cost activities and money-saving tips to help you save this Easter! 1.  ...

Posted on 12 March 2018

Childcare Vouchers deadline extended by six months!

Earlier this month the government announced that Childcare Vouchers will remain open to new entrants alongside Tax-Free Childcare for a further 6 months beyond the original April 2018 cut-off. This is all thanks to parents like you who signed the...

Posted on 23 March 2018

Choosing a summer camp

Summer camps are becoming increasingly popular in the UK. Whether your child is academically-minded or after a summer of sports and activities, there are thousands of programmes to choose from at home and abroad. Not only do summer camps provide y...

Posted on 01 June 2018

Less than 1 week left to #SaveChildcareVouchers

Due to the roll out of Tax-Free Childcare, the Government will close Childcare Vouchers to new entrants next month on 4th October 2018 . This will also apply to existing users who change employer for any reason – they will not be able to re-join t...

Posted on 17 August 2018