Most parents employed by the University of Essex can opt to take part of
their salary in the form of childcare vouchers. You can choose to take up to
£243 per month (20% tax payee) as childcare vouchers. This will save you money because
you won't have to pay tax or National Insurance contributions on this amount.
You can then use your childcare vouchers to pay for any childcare, as long as
the carers have approved or registered status (registered childminders, nurseries
or play schemes should qualify). Childcare vouchers are an alternative to the
flexible benefits scheme
How much money will I save?
You could save money because you won't have to pay tax or National
Insurance contributions on the money you receive in the form of childcare
vouchers. The exact amount you will save depends on your wage and how much
you spend on childcare. For an indication of how much you could save, take a
Want to know more?
Our childcare voucher scheme is administered by Reward Compass, an online childcare
Please note that terms and conditions apply. While the scheme is open to all
University of Essex staff, some eligibility criteria may apply to some aspects of
the scheme according to your contract of employment.
If you've got any queries around the online registration process, please contact
the Reward Compass customer care team on 0800 037 0125 from 8am - 6pm Monday to Friday
and 10am - 4pm on Saturday and Sunday (excluding bank and public holidays). Reward
Compass is the online portal of staff benefits company You at Work.