Childcare Voucher Scheme (Operated by Kidsunlimited)
Kidsunlimited Childcare Vouchers can be used for registered childcare facilities such as non-University nursery fees, before and after school clubs, holiday playschemes, childminders, nannies and crèche facilities including swimming pools, gyms and supermarkets.
The University offers this scheme to eligible staff as an opportunity to save tax and national insurance on childcare costs.
The conditions which apply to this scheme are:
Vouchers can be used for children up to the age of 16. Children are cared for in registered childcare setting (includes nannies etc)
Parents must have a contract of employment with the University.
If you wish to discuss the Children Vouchers Scheme with Childcare Services please contact Jackie Wilkins, Finance and Administrative Assistant, on 01865 289835 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Benefits of Childcare Voucher Scheme
- Completing the online Childcare Voucher agreement
- Savings under the Childcare Voucher Scheme on or after 6 April 2011
Benefits of Childcare Voucher Scheme
Up to £243 per month can be deducted from your salary and paid directly to your childcarer. You will save money by not paying tax or national insurance on this amount. If both parents work for the University, both of you can claim.
If you are paying for childcare which fluctuates monthly, because your child is at school and therefore you have higher childcare expenses in the holidays, you can still join this scheme. See the FAQs for details or simply contact the voucher helpline 0845 3652999.
Completing the online Childcare Voucher agreement
Parents can use the secure online method. This paper-less method is easy to use and ensures that the application is processed very quickly. Access to the online form can be found here:
- Link: Kidsunlimited Childcare Voucher online
- Security Code: OXUNI01
You will be directed to a dedicated site for Oxford University and your payroll number is required in order to complete the process.
Alternatively, you can download the Application and Voucher Guide (6,441kb) and send to the below address for processing:
Savings under the Childcare Voucher Scheme on or after 6 April 2011
The below table shows the saving parents will receive joining on or after 6 April 2011. Parents will also be subject to a basic earnings assessment.
|Basic Rate Tax Payer ||Higher Rate Tax Payer
|Savings per annum