Recently, with the childcare voucher scheme set to close to new entrants from next April, we’ve had a few calls from parents asking how maternity leave affects childcare vouchers. Here's a couple of the questions we got asked regularly: 'I'm about to have a baby - can I join the childcare voucher scheme while I'm on maternity leave? and I'm about to return to work after a year's maternity leave. Should I join the childcare voucher scheme or Tax-Free Childcare (TFC)? For the answers to these questions, and plenty more, head over to computersharevoucherservices.com to take a look now!
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According to a survey of over 17,000 parents by the Childcare Voucher Providers Association (CVPA), more than 60% 'don't understand' the government's Tax-Free Childcare scheme. Read more here .
If you're eligible to apply for the government's 30 hours' free childcare scheme, you have until midnight to register to take advantage of the offer. Check this article from the BBC for more details.