What are childcare vouchers?
Childcare vouchers are an employee benefit that companies can offer their staff that is tax and National Insurance exempt to a limit.

The Government closed the childcare vouchers scheme to new entrants on the 4th October 2019. If you are already a part of the scheme you can continue to use childcare vouchers, provided you stay with the same employer and your child remains eligible.

How you can use your childcare vouchers with blue{shift}

Once you know which course you would like your child to attend, go to our childcare vouchers page. Choose your selected course on the drop-down menu and check the dates you are booking for. To pay with childcare vouchers you must reserve your place within 7 days of a camp starting.

Fill out our booking form as usual and pay a £1 non-refundable reservation and administration fee to reserve your child’s place on the course. After you book your reservation, you will receive an email from us within 24 hours (Mon-Fri) detailing the next steps of confirming your place.

We will ask you to include your order number in your payment reference so that we can match your payment with your reservation. You can find your order number in your confirmation email. It should look something like this: #1991.

Once we receive your childcare voucher payment, we will contact you to confirm that we have matched your payment to the reservation and your child's place at camp will be confirmed!

We are currently registered with the following childcare voucher providers: Care4, Edenred, Fideliti, Kiddivouchers, Reward Gateway Childcare, Sodexo, Allsave, Childcare Plus, Myfamilycarevouchers, Faircare, Gemelli and Co-Op Flexible Benefits. If you don't see your childcare provider, please contact us at hello@blueshiftcoding.com and we'll sign up!

Please note that if we do not receive payment within 7 days your reservation will be automatically cancelled and you will lose your £1 deposit.

What if it is less than 7 days before a camp?
We need 7 days to be able to process your reservation and safely receive your childcare voucher payment before camp. If you would like to pay with childcare vouchers and you are booking less than 7 days before camp, we ask that you pay full price on the course page (not this one!) and then let us know at hello@blueshiftcoding.com that you will be processing your childcare voucher payment. We will then send you all the information you need to find us on your childcare voucher providers website. Once we receive your childcare voucher payment we will refund your initial payment in full.

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