What are childcare vouchers?

Childcare vouchers are an employee benefit for all eligible working parents and they’re a government-approved, tax-efficient way of paying for childcare.

If you join the scheme, you can exchange up to £243 a month (£55 a week) of your gross salary for childcare vouchers. The part of your gross salary you exchange for childcare vouchers is tax-free and exempt from National Insurance (NI) contributions. Because of this, you can make savings of up to £933 per parent per year.

It doesn’t cost you anything to sign up for childcare vouchers and the scheme applies whatever rate of tax you pay. What’s more, both parents can request childcare vouchers, which means your family could save up to  £1,866 a year.

If you joined your childcare scheme after 6 April 2011, the amount you can claim will vary for those that pay the higher or additional rates of income tax.

Rate of Income Tax Weekly exempt limit Monthly exempt limit
Basic £55 £243
Higher £28 £124
Additional £25 £110


You can find out if you’re better off paying with childcare vouchers by using the ‘better off calculator‘ on the website.

What schemes do we already accept?

Downview Nursery is already registered with a range of childcare voucher schemes, as shown below.

If your employer uses one of these, you may need to provide them with some (or all) of the following information:

  • Setting: Downview Nursery
  • URN: 113465
  • Address: Wroxham Way, Felpham, Bognor Regis, West Sussex, PO22 8ER
  • Account Number: (obtained from the list of scheme providers below)
  • Payment Reference: (your child’s name)

If your employer’s scheme is not shown below, just let us know and we will be more than happy to register with them.

Please ensure you inform the nursery that you intend to pay with childcare vouchers.

Scheme Website Account No.
care-4 80819100
kiddivouchers N101037
fideliti DOW030C
cooperative 85114918
edenred P21102672
enjoybenefits B019048 0024527392