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Childcare vouchers

Childcare Vouchers

The Council operates a "salary sacrifice" scheme that enables employees to purchase childcare vouchers through their salary and save them £££s per year!

Purchasing these vouchers via a deduction through payroll enables employees to gain valuable savings on the tax and national insurance contributions they pay.

The scheme is run in conjunction with Computershare Voucher Services (formerly Busy Bees).  Click here to take a look at their website.

The Essex County Council Early Years and Childcare website is a resource available to staff and provides free advice on child care options in Colchester and Essex.

This government-backed scheme will close to new applicants from October 2018 - check their website and the GOV.UK website for help with childcare costs for more information.

From October 2018, the following will still be available as options: