Ways to save money on your nursery fees

Childcare Vouchers:

Childcare vouchers were closed to new applicants in Ocotober 2018 and replaced by Tax Free Childcare.  However, if you are already part of a Childcare Voucher Scheme with your employer, we can accept these.

Caterpillar Day Nursery accepts all reputable types of Childcare Vouchers. A Childcare voucher can be used as full or part payment for your childcare.

For more information on how the Childcare Voucher Scheme operates please contact Caterpillar Day Nursery on 01858 432661.

Tax-Free Childcare Scheme:

The Government-backed Tax-Free Childcare scheme essentially gives eligible families 20% off childcare costs. You open a centralised account and the Government adds 20p for every 80p you pay in. You can then pay Caterpillar Day Nursery from that Tax-Free Childcare account.

For more information on Tax-Free childcare please visit https://www.gov.uk/tax-free-childcare

or call us on 01858 432661

Universal Credit:

Universal Credit replaced other credits such as Child Tax Credit and Working Tax Credit.

For more information on the Government Tax Credits visit:



Nursery Education Fund (Free Entitlement for 2, 3 and 4yr olds):

All 3 to 4-year-olds in England can receive subsidised childcare for 15 hours a week for 38 weeks of the year. Some 2-year-olds are also eligible.

For working parents who qualify, their children may be eligible for 30 hours per week of subsidised childcare.

More information on this childcare scheme can be accessed here: