You can use Childcare Vouchers to pay for non-compulsory elements of school fees. Providing certain criteria are met, they can be used to pay for:-
- Any activity that is not part of a child’s compulsory education
- Any activity that is out of school hours
- Any activity that is held on school premises or
- Any extra-curricular school trips
This means that you can pay for activities such as after-school clubs with Childcare Vouchers.
Childcare Vouchers are an employee benefit available to all eligible working parents. They are tax-free and National Insurance exempt. Both higher and basic rate tax-payers can benefit.
The provider references, pertinent to St. Hilda’s, are:-
|Corporate Childcare||St. Hilda’s School, Harpenden|
Childcare Vouchers are provided to employers and employees by many suppliers. St. Hilda’s will happily register as a carer with any of these providers to enable parents to benefit from this tax efficient system.
More information can also be found via the HMRC website http://www.hmrc.gov.uk/childcare.
Registration for both employers, employees and carers is very simple and self-explanatory. If you have any questions with regards to this facility you should contact your employer’s HR department.
Please note that we are not involved with the ‘Early Years Provider Scheme’, also known as the ‘Nursery Education Free Place Scheme’.