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.