Childcare voucher schemes allow employers to support their staff with the cost of Ofsted registered childcare. Financial support given through these schemes can be exempt from National Insurance Contributions (NICs) and tax for employees, and free from NICs for employers.
Employers are able to register to offer childcare vouchers by visiting the voucher provider's website or by calling them. Details of providers can be found on the Childcare Voucher Providers Association website along with other useful information.
Alternatively, working parents may chose to use the government's new Tax-Free Childcare scheme which will be rolled out during 2017.