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Childcare Vouchers

  • Written by Oisin Fahim on in the category Active Families.

At Fit For Sport we pride ourselves on offering families flexibility with multiple payment options to support childcare costs.

Childcare Vouchers are also a popular viable payment method for families. We work with a variety of registered childcare voucher providers allowing families to book using their voucher provider of choice through their employers to make full or part payments.

 

What are childcare vouchers?

The Childcare Voucher Scheme is a UK government initiative aimed at helping working parents to benefit from tax efficiencies to save money on childcare. However, as of 4 October 2018, schemes are closed to new members as the system was phased out in favour of the tax-free childcare scheme.

Existing members are still able to use the scheme with their employer to book sessions with Fit For Sport. This is only applicable to those families who joined a childcare voucher scheme or a directly contracted childcare scheme on or before 4 October 2018

You can keep getting vouchers or directly contracted childcare as long as:

  • your wages were adjusted on or before 4 October 2018
  • you stay with the same employer and they continue to run the scheme
  • you do not take an unpaid career break of longer than a year

You can take up to £55 a week of your wages, which you do not pay tax or National Insurance on. How much you can take depends on the amount you earn and when you joined the scheme.

 

Which Childcare Voucher Providers do Fit For Sport work with?

We work with a number of registered childcare providers – to view the full list of available options please use click here: https://www.fitforsport.co.uk/about-us/fit-for-sport-club-directory.

 

How do I book?

To book all you need to do – is process your regular booking/dates required via your Fit For Sport online account. You can login by clicking here. At the checkout stage of making your booking, please select to pay via ‘Childcare Vouchers / TFC’. This will secure your booking with us. From here - all payments need to be made directly from your Childcare Voucher account.

 

Can I use my Childcare Vouchers to book through an Instalment Plan?

Yes! If you book early and your provider can accommodate it, our flexible payment plans allow families to pay via monthly childcare voucher instalments, helping you spread the cost. Find out more about our full affordability options and how we support our families with childcare costs here: https://www.fitforsport.co.uk/about-us/payment-options

 

Looking for information on the new Tax Free Childcare Scheme?

Follow the link below to start you application and find out more:

 

Please note – families will only be able to use one of the Childcare Voucher of Tax Free Childcare Scheme.

If you are unsure on any of the above please odn’t hesitate to contact us at [email protected].

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