The Childcare voucher scheme has now CLOSED to new entrants, the guidelines state to be eligible to be a member of the scheme you should have had a voucher deduction before the deadline, therefore the last date to join the MOD scheme was 31st August 2018.
If you have missed the cut off then you can join the new Government scheme called Tax Free Childcare, this scheme is to help support working parents with childcare costs. With Tax Free Childcare (TFC) parents have an online account, the account will be topped up by the Government with 20p for every 80p contribution from the parents, up to a maximum of £2000 per child per year. For more information or to see if you are eligible to join TFC then please visit the Government TFC website www.childcarechoices.gov.uk
If you are already a member of the MOD Childcare voucher scheme then you are eligible to continue on the scheme, you can change your amounts, or leave the scheme for a short period of time. However, once you leave you, in order to remain a member of the scheme, you must re-join before there has been a 12 month break.
Don’t forget, childcare vouchers can be used to pay any Ofsted (or equivalent) registered childcare providers, which can include nurseries, childminders, nannies, play schemes, out-of-hours school clubs and holiday camps, as well as certain elements of Independent school fees.
On 7th July 2020 the Government announced a Wraparound Childcare pilot, launching the first pilot sites (RAF High Wycombe and RAF Halton) with free wraparound childcare accessible from 1 September 2020. For more information about the scheme please visit