Childcare vouchers are currently available to University employees. The scheme works through salary sacrifice, which means parents can opt to get childcare vouchers instead of part of their salary, so the vouchers are free of tax and national insurance.

Register now at or call 0800 612 9015 and quote our scheme reference number S841547U.

KiddiVouchers can be used to help pay for childcare including holiday schemes, childminders, before/after school clubs and nurseries

In 2017 the Government introduced a new Tax-Free Childcare scheme to replace existing Childcare Voucher schemes for new entrants. The existing Childcare Voucher scheme available via the University will close to new joiners, the deadline to join will be 4th 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 our 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. The deadline for the mid-month payroll is 20th August 2018. The deadline for the month-end payroll is 4th September 2018.

Existiing scheme members can continue to enjoy the benefits of the University 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.

The KiddiVouchers team has found that 60% of parents will save more with Childcare Vouchers than with the replacement Tax-Free Childcare scheme. 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 savings calculator.