It's time for families to get back into the school routine, as children across England head to the classroom for the start of a new term. But many parents, especially if it is the first year a child is heading to ‘big’ school, may be unaware that they could be putting their childcare vouchers towards the cost of a range of education-related care.
What parents often tell us is that they are surprised that childcare vouchers can be used for a wide range of care - more than just nursery care!
Childcare vouchers can be put towards a number of different activities and used for children up to the age of 16.*
When it comes to education-related care, then provided certain criteria are met, along with breakfast and after school clubs vouchers may even be used for activities as diverse as music lessons and sports clubs.
If you are planning to make use of any of the following, make sure you ask if they accept childcare vouchers to ensure you’re making the most of your vouchers.
- Breakfast clubs
- After school clubs
- Music lessons
- Sports clubs
* 1st September following 15th birthday or 1st September following 16th birthday for children who are registered disabled.