What are the benefits of childcare vouchers for carers?
Childcare vouchers make childcare more affordable for parents. This can give them more choice about which childcare provider they use and how much childcare they use. It can also make a big difference for mothers who are deciding whether to return to work after maternity leave. By making childcare more affordable, childcare vouchers can open your childcare business to a wider market.
When parents sign up for childcare vouchers, they usually receive the vouchers instead of part of their salary. This means they automatically have part of their salary set aside to pay for childcare, which helps to ensure that you get paid promptly.
How can I start to accept Westminster Vouchers childcare vouchers?
If any parents would like to start paying you with Westminster Vouchers, they simply need to let us know when they order their vouchers. The first time a parent asks to pay you with Westminster Vouchers, we will send you a simple registration form. You can complete the registration online or by post, fax or phone. Alternatively, you can register online at any time.
How do I redeem a voucher?
If a parent makes an electronic payment to you, you don't need to do anything. If you are given a paper or email voucher, you need to redeem it so that we can make the payment to you. You can redeem paper or email vouchers by simply supplying us with the voucher number and verification code by email or post. Payment will then be made to your bank account.
How will I know which parents have paid?
You will receive an email every time we make a payment to you, and you can also view a complete payment history by logging in to your Westminster Vouchers account on this site. We will also quote a clear reference against each payment, to help you reconcile your bank statements.
Which forms do I need to complete to start the scheme?
You will need to fill out the Redemption Agreement Form
If you have any questions you can email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call us on 0208 550 2761