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Childcare Vouchers - information for Parents

Are you a working parent or guardian with a child who needs childcare?

Do you worry about the rising costs of living and would you love somehow to save money?

Given the opportunity would you like to save up to £933* every year?

Blossom Childcare Vouchers are here to assist and support you.

Childcare Vouchers are a work-life balance scheme introduced by the Government in April 2005 and have the ongoing support of HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC)

Irrespective of how many children you may have aged between 0-15 yrs (16 if disabled) you could make a yearly saving of up to £933*. This is done quite simply by entering into a salary sacrifice (salary exchange) scheme with Blossom Childcare Vouchers.

How it works

This scheme is offered by your Employers but managed by Blossom.

You will be given the opportunity to register with Blossom and exchange up to £243* per month of your salary for Blossom Childcare Vouchers. You do not pay any National Insurance or Tax on your exchange amount; this is how your savings are made.

When you register with Blossom your nominated childcare provider will be contacted and given the opportunity to register with Blossom. The child carers can range from au pairs, nannies, breakfast clubs, day nurseries, holiday clubs, after school clubs, child minder, day care nurseries, to name but a few.

We will also check on your behalf that your child carers hold the required registration to be able to receive Blossom Childcare Vouchers. These are:

  • 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

Once satisfied that all criteria have been met, each childcare provider registered with Blossom Childcare Vouchers is given a unique reference number. Your childís personal details must be registered alongside that childcare provider. Blossom will then pay your childcare provider direct on your behalf. If this does not cover your whole child care costs, you must make arrangements to pay the balance yourself.

If you have more than one childcare provider and want to give different amounts, this can be done simply and efficiently. A paper or e-voucher will be issued direct to you to complete and hand to the childcare provider who then contacts Blossom using the dedicated free phone number for payment. Their unique reference number is quoted to Blossom along with your childís name and amount and this amount is then deducted from the parentís voucher exchange and paid directly into the childcare providerís bank account.

We are here to help

At Blossom we pride ourselves on our excellent customer service and ongoing support for all who make contact with us.

At Blossom unlike other voucher providers we will not ask you to

  • Register with us on line
  • Manage your account on line
  • Get information from your Childcare Provider

We can help you to decide whether Blossom Childcare Vouchers is the most cost effective route for you. If you and your family are already receiving tax credits it may be that opting in to salary exchange is not going to benefit you. We want you to make savings, not put any entitlements you may be receiving at risk.

You can make contact with Blossom Childcare Vouchers on our free phone number 0800 6349687 between 8.30am to 8pm Monday to Friday.

If you are already registered with Blossom and have any enquiries or wish to make any changes to your scheme contact us direct and we will be there to assist.

*subject to individual circumstances