Childcare Vouchers - information for Employers
Blossom Childcare Vouchers are here
to assist and support you.
By introducing a reliable, safe and secure
Childcare Voucher Scheme we can assist and manage everything necessary
to allow you and your employees make substantial savings every year.
Through your participation you could
help your employee save up to £933* per annum via reduced National
Insurance (NI) and Income Tax contributions.
In addition, we can help you save
up to £402* per employee per year via reduced NI contributions.
How it works
To enable you and your employees (the
parents) to participate and take full advantage of all of the savings,
a salary sacrifice (salary exchange) agreement must be entered:
You, the employer, register with Blossom
Childcare Vouchers, then we take full responsibility for managing
the scheme on your behalf.
The parent agrees to exchange part of
their salary every month (up to £243*) which will instantly make them
exempt from paying tax and NI on that amount. This is how the
yearly savings are made.
Because the parent has entered into the
salary exchange scheme you will save immediately. You will not
pay any NI on the exchange amount.
Every month the exchange amount is paid
direct to Blossom Childcare Vouchers, who then go on to
pay the parentís nominated registered childcare provider. The
child carers can range from au pairs, nannies, breakfast clubs, day
nurseries, holiday clubs, after school clubs, child minders, and day
To be able to receive Blossom Childcare
Vouchers the Child Carer must be registered through one of the following:
Ofsted Childcare Register (Compulsory in England)
Childcare Register (Voluntary in England)
Local Health and Social Services Trusts in Northern Ireland
The Care Commission in Scotland
The Childcare Approval Scheme in Wales
The Care Standards Inspectorate in Wales
After an initial consultation, if your
company is happy to register with us your individually designed
scheme can be launched by Blossom to all of your employees with
all enquiries about the scheme being directed straight to us.
Once we are satisfied all criteria have
been met we will then notify you how much each registered employee has
agreed to exchange every month. This information will be sent to you
every month on an agreed date. Any amendments which have been
made will be passed on to you to ensure all employee contract requirements
are up to date.
At Blossom unlike other voucher
providers we will not ask you to
- Draw up your own contracts
- Register on line
- Manage your own account on line
- Distribute the vouchers
- Handle any general enquiries from your employees
There are no set up or consultation
fees to enter into with the Blossom Childcare Voucher Scheme.
There are also no additional fees if more of your employees decide to
Our fee, a small percentage of the total
monthly exchange amount, is both fair and realistic. It is met
from the National Insurance savings that you have made. You will
find that even after our fee has been paid you will make substantial
* Subject to individual circumstances