Child Care Vouchers – important changes

Following a recent legal case, changes have been made to Devon County Council’s Child Care Voucher Scheme for employees on maternity or other child-related leave. This policy change directly affects maintained schools and this communication explains the change – please ensure that your employees are aware of this. Academies may also wish to review their policy, if they use child care vouchers schemes and advise their employees and payroll provider accordingly.

Alongside this, the Government have introduced a new Tax Free Child Care Scheme from April 2017 which over time will replace current employer-run Child Care Voucher Salary Sacrifice Schemes, of which Devon County Council’s Child Care Voucher Scheme is one. This communication provides further information on this new Government Scheme and links to relevant information, which employees need to be made aware of.



"Weeks run from Monday to Sunday. Please note that weeks without communications to schools are ignored and the links will go to the last week where a communication was made in this category."