University of Bath

Childcare vouchers

Information on our childcare voucher scheme, run in partnership with Fideliti.

Using childcare vouchers

You can use childcare vouchers in Ofsted registered childcare providers for children from 0 to 16 years old. This includes nurseries, childminders, school breakfast and after-school clubs as well as holiday clubs.

If you join the Fideliti childcare voucher scheme, you are able to take a portion of your salary as childcare vouchers. These vouchers are not subject to tax and national insurance deductions.

Such schemes are called a salary sacrifice scheme. When you sign up to join the scheme you are agreeing to a change in your terms and conditions of employment.

How to join the Fideliti scheme

You can register online via the Fideliti website or call the Fideliti helpline on: 0800 288 8727. Please quote our Employer Scheme Reference UNI9778.

Once you have joined the Fideliti scheme you can use an e-voucher/electronic scheme. This means you have access to an online account to manage your vouchers.

You can also select auto-pay vouchers which enable you to specify a date and payment amount for automatic payments to your childcare provider each month. You can choose to receive up to the current maximum amount (currently £243 or £124 of vouchers per month, depending on your tax bracket).

National changes to childcare voucher schemes

The Government are planning to introduce a Tax-Free Childcare scheme (TFC) in early 2017.

Parents who are currently registered on existing employer supported childcare voucher schemes - like Fideliti - will be able to remain in these schemes for as long as their employer continues to offer the scheme.

Parents will be able to choose whether to continue as a member of Fideliti or whether to move to the new TFC scheme. You will not be able to be a member of both schemes.

More information is available on the Fideliti website.