Parents are being urged to register for Childcare Vouchers now before the Scheme closes to new entrants on 4 October 2018. New entrants are first time parents with babies born after the Scheme’s closure, families not registered before then and current users who change jobs after 4 October 2018. Childcare Vouchers can save each parent up to £933 per year on childcare costs and are a vital form of financial support for working families. The deadline to sign up is imminent. Parents must have their application registered and processed through their payroll before 4 October. Many companies run their payroll 4 to 6 weeks in advance, therefore parents need to take action now. Childcare Vouchers can be used not only for registered childminders or day nurseries but for school aged children’s breakfast clubs, after school clubs and summer schemes. If you’re unsure whether your family is eligible or not, call Employers For Childcare’s charity helpline, the Family Benefits Advice Service on 0800 028 3008 for guidance.

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