Skip to main content

Tax-free childcare vouchers

In October 2018, the government Tax Free Childcare (TFC) scheme replaced the University childcare scheme.

Existing members of the University childcare voucher scheme have remained in the old scheme, but no new applications are permitted. In September 2021 the provider is changing to Edenred - members will be emailed with instructions; and more information including paying carers and adjusting amounts is in our Childcare vouchers guide. Existing members will continue to have access to their Edenred account to use any remaining vouchers, these should be used up before you use the vouchers in your new Edenred account.

What is the new Tax-Free Childcare (TFC) scheme?

Under TFC, eligible families will receive 20% of their annual childcare cost, up to a maximum of £10,000 of registered childcare, giving a maximum saving per child up to the age of 12 of £2,000 (or £20,000 of registered childcare giving a maximum saving per disabled child of £4,000 up to the age of 17).

For more information please visit Childcare Choices. You can also read money saving expert guide to childcare voucher versus tax free childcare

For existing members of the Edenred Childcare Voucher Scheme: To log into your Edenred account, please use this link.