The childcare voucher scheme is now closed to new joiners.

For current members, if you need to change your amount you can do so at

Any changes must be done by the 5th of the month.

If you need to leave the scheme you can do this on your online account. Please be aware that we do not offer refunds from the scheme.

You can use childcare vouchers for:

  • Nannies
  • Childminders
  • Nurseries
  • Pre-schools
  • Day care
  • Before and after school care
  • Holiday schemes
  • Sitter services
  • Activity based care e.g. sports and drama coaching

Don't forget, if you are currently benefiting from the Council's Childcare Voucher Scheme but choose to switch to Tax Free Childcare (TFC), you will not be able to switch back to the Council's scheme at a later date.

If you have any questions about your childcare entitlement, childcare vouchers or the government's new Tax Free Childcare scheme, please contact the Sodexo team and they will be happy to help: