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Can childcare vouchers be used to pay for tutoring?

Yes, childcare vouchers can be used to pay for childcare while you are at work. But you would only be able to use childcare vouchers to pay for tutoring that actually counts as childcare. For example, if your child is getting one-to-one tuition then it sounds like this would fit the bill.

On the upside, there’s no limit on how much childcare voucher income you can earn in order to obtain free childcare via the childcare voucher scheme such as those provided by Edenred, Faircare Childcare, Busy Bee Childcare Vouchers, and many more.

Background Information About Childcare Vouchers

Tutor with litthe girl studying at home
Tutor with litthe girl studying at home

According to HMRC, before the Tax-Free Childcare (TFC) scheme launched, nearly 2 million childcare vouchers were issued in 2016/17.

But if you’re thinking of leaving the Childcare Vouchers scheme for TFC, you should compare the two to see which is best for you – you won’t be able to change your mind once you’ve switched.

You don’t have to sign up with a nursery or childminder before receiving a voucher – just ask a participating employer, and they can set it up for you. Then, every time you pay money into a childcare voucher account, it can be used by multiple children from one family or split.

How Much Money Can You Get Towards Paying for Childcare?

In total, you’ll be able to use the Tax-Free Childcare scheme to pay for childcare of up to £10,000 per child each year. This means you could get an extra £2,000 per child towards the cost of childcare (up to £4,000 if your child is disabled) each year.