The childcare voucher scheme will be closing to new members, following Government changes around tax free childcare.

If you wish to join the scheme please act now, contact Computershare and register for vouchers by 28 February 2018 as this will be your last opportunity to join the scheme.

This deadline applies only to new applicants to the voucher scheme; no action is required if you have already joined - you will continue to receive vouchers in the normal way.

Admin Officers should make sure any staff on maternity or other long term absence are aware of this deadline.

Last year, the Government introduced a new tax free childcare scheme which will replace the previous childcare voucher scheme which is ending to new applicants. More information can be found on the website.

The benefits between the new and existing schemes will depend on your individual circumstances. Visit the online Childcare calculator to check what help you could get with childcare costs.

Find out more about joining the existing childcare voucher scheme.