Your employer may offer you childcare vouchers to help with your childcare costs. They could be in return for a reduction in your pay - known as a 'salary sacrifice'. Childcare vouchers may affect the amount of tax credits you can get.
On the HMRC website, there is a useful calculator which you can use to work out if you would be better off using childcare vouchers or not.
Childcare vouchers are closing to new entrants in October 2018 BUT if you're thinking of joining you must have a initial deduction taken from your salary in SEPTEMBER or sooner, in order to be considered a member of your workplace's current scheme. If childcare vouchers look like the way to save the most money on your childcare fees, speak to your employer today.