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.