Childcare Vouchers scheme closes to new members this October
30 July 2018
New entrants who wish to join UCL's existing Childcare Voucher scheme must do so by 14 September 2018 in order for UCL to process payments before the scheme closes.
In 2017 the Government introduced a new Tax-Free Childcare scheme, with a view to closing existing Childcare Voucher schemes to new entrants. The deadline to join Childcare Vouchers is 4 October 2018. You must join and receive vouchers before the deadline if you want to be able to use Childcare Vouchers now or in future. If you are not yet a member of the Childcare Voucher scheme, you must order your first vouchers in time to receive them in your September pay. We strongly recommend that you register immediately to avoid missing the payroll deadline.
To join the scheme go to and join the scheme by using scheme reference number S910484a. You must do this before the September payroll cut off.
Existing scheme members can continue to receive the benefits of the Childcare Voucher scheme for as long as you remain in your current employment, provided you don’t take a break of more than 52 weeks from receiving vouchers.
Some staff will be better off in the existing Childcare Vouchers scheme, whilst others will be better with Tax-Free Childcare, depending on individual circumstances. If you would like to know whether Childcare Vouchers or Tax-Free Childcare provide the most savings for you, simply visit the KiddiVouchers website and use the or visit the website advice on the best childcare arrangements for your family.
- Find out more about the Childcare Vouchers scheme.
- Read about the Government's Tax-Free Childcare scheme.
Visit the Childcare Choices website for advice on the best childcare arrangements for your family.