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    • mogwai
    • By mogwai 11th Jun 17, 1:00 PM
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    Childcare voucher scheme advice
    • #1
    • 11th Jun 17, 1:00 PM
    Childcare voucher scheme advice 11th Jun 17 at 1:00 PM
    Hi all. Hope this is in the right place!

    We are on the childcare voucher scheme for ds1 - he is starting school in September this year so we won't need to use the scheme for him anymore however his little brother will be starting at the day nursery in the next year or so.

    My question is can we stay on the scheme and restart the vouchers in a years time or does it need to be ongoing to be able to stay on the scheme? Is it worth staying on or should we just join whatever is around in a years time?

    I seem to remember reading that it was worth staying on as it was better than the current childcare voucher scheme.

    Sorry if this all sounds a bit vague I'm a bit clueless about this!
    We got rid of the kids. The cat was allergic.

    Debt at LBM (Sep 07): 13,500. Current debt: 680 480 560 13 0 overdraft
    Current aims - to start building up savings
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    • Darksparkle
    • By Darksparkle 11th Jun 17, 6:30 PM
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    • #2
    • 11th Jun 17, 6:30 PM
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    • 11th Jun 17, 6:30 PM
    Some people are better of with childcare vouchers and others with the new tax free childcare. Depends on your circumstances. I used a calculator on the gov site previously that told you which was best.
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