With the summer holidays just beginning and the new school year just around the corner this time of year can be difficult for working parents as you have to consider childcare arrangements around your working day.  As if this wasn’t stressful enough, you then have to finance the childcare fees. HomeCareDirect is part of the Busy Bees Benefits Childcare Voucher scheme and you can sign up for this today!

Vouchers can then be used to pay for any registered childcare including before and after school clubs, child minders, nurseries, play schemes and more.

All employees paying tax via PAYE are entitled to use Childcare Vouchers to pay for their childcare costs. Employees choose how much of their wages they would like to exchange for Childcare Vouchers each month – up to £243 (£55 per week). This is taken from their gross salary before tax and National Insurance is deducted.
Employers send all Childcare Voucher funds directly to Busy Bees Benefits on the pay date to make them available for employees to pay their childcare provider using the Busy Bees Benefits innovative on-line payment system.

Where can they be used?

Childcare Vouchers can be used to pay for the following registered childcare:
• Nurseries
• Childminders
• Play Schools
• Pre-Schools
• Crèches
• Nannies
• Au Pairs
• Before and After School Clubs
• Holiday Clubs/Camps
• Play Schemes
• Independent Schools
• Private Schools
• Reception Classes at Independent Schools
*All childcare providers must be registered with Ofsted or an equivalent governing body

The Need-to-know Facts About Childcare Vouchers

Working parents can save up to £933 per year on the cost of their childcare. Both parents can join a scheme increasing their family savings. Operated as a salary sacrifice scheme – working parents can sacrifice up to £243 per month (£55 per week) from their wages in exchange for vouchers. The scheme can also be operated as Salary Plus. Childcare Vouchers are non-taxable and National Insurance exempt. Vouchers can be used to pay for any registered childcare for children up to the age of 16.*All figures are subject to individual circumstances

As an employee of HomeCareDirect you are able to join and use this great scheme, you can access your account you will need to login to www.bbblogin.com or visit their website at www.busybeesbenefits.com. For more information, login details and to find out how to join and access the scheme please contact our Human Resources department at the head office on 0845 061 9000 or email us here or