Childcare Vouchers and Tax-Free Childcare
Find out about our 11 Plus tuition Childcare Vouchers and Tax-Free Childcare payment options for Year 4 and Year 5 children
At Marie Redmond Tuition, we are committed to supporting all our students to achieve their full potential. We make tuition as accessible as possible by offering simple monthly payment plans (with all resources included) and by accepting Childcare Vouchers and Tax-Free Childcare.
Why choose Marie Redmond Tuition?
Our unique approach to 11+ tuition courses for Year 4 and Year 5 children allows us to provide small-size classes in a variety of locations in Berks,Bucks and Herts.
By focusing on small groups, we can provide each child with the attention they need to grow their skills and potential confidently.
Our courses and mock exams are written by 11+ expert, Marie Redmond MEd, ensuring a structured progression with plenty of opportunities for constructive feedback. You can use Childcare Vouchers and Tax-Free Childcare (as well as Direct Debit), to pay for our 11+ tuition courses.
Our small-size classes and mock exams are set in COVID-secure environments. Our teachers are also specifically trained to prepare children for the GL Assessment 11 Plus exams for Buckinghamshire, Slough Consortium and Kendrick, the FSCE 11 Plus exam for Reading School, as well as independent school entrance exams and Common Pre-Tests.
Childcare Vouchers have been discontinued; can I still use them for 11+ tuition courses?
If you are eligible for Childcare Vouchers (the scheme closed to new entrants on 4th October 2018), we can accept your Childcare Vouchers for the payment of our 11 Plus courses. Alternatively, if you are eligible, you could use the new scheme, Tax-Free Childcare. Therefore, depending on when you joined the government scheme to help with childcare costs, it might have one name or the other. At Marie Redmond Tuition, we welcome payments under both schemes as well as by Direct Debit.
How much can I save with 11+ tuition Childcare Voucher and Tax-Free Childcare payments?
If you use Childcare Vouchers, the amount you can save will depend entirely on your tax rate and when you joined the scheme. With Tax-Free Childcare, parents receive a flat rate saving of 20%, including a maximum top-up of £2,000 by the government. For clarity purposes, we recommend reading the information made available by the government online and using the online childcare calculator to figure out your savings on childcare costs.
How do I pay for 11+ tuition?
We accept Childcare Vouchers, Tax-Free Childcare and Direct Debit as payment for our classroom-based courses.
Once you complete the registration form to enrol your child in our Year 4 and Year 5 tuition courses, you will be presented with the option to pay using either the tax saving schemes or Direct Debit. You can even pay your deposit using Childcare Vouchers or Tax-Free Childcare; to find out how, simply follow the steps through the registration process after selecting Childcare Vouchers or Tax-Free Childcare.
|Childcare Voucher Provider
|Employers for Childcare
|Pluxee (formerly known as Sodexo)
Can I use Childcare Vouchers and Tax-Free Childcare to pay for virtual courses?
Unfortunately, you cannot use Childcare Vouchers or Tax-Free Childcare to pay for virtual courses (our book club and creative writing course). The Childcare Payments Act 2014 defines childcare as ‘any form of care or supervised activity for a child’. Virtual learning does not qualify as childcare, as it is not a form of care and supervision, but a form of learning. This was confirmed in writing in a letter that we have seen from Rishi Sunak, in 2020 (when he was Chancellor of the Exchequer), to former Prime Minister Theresa May, in response to a question from one of Mrs May’s constituents.
How can I support my child’s education through 11+ tuition Childcare Vouchers and Tax-Free Childcare?
Parents can use the schemes to save costs on our:
- 11 Plus tuition courses available in Berkshire, Buckinghamshire and Hertfordshire
- 11+ intensive Easter holiday courses
- 11+ intensive summer holiday courses
- 11+ mock exams
Our courses and real conditions mock tests are delivered by experienced and fully qualified primary teachers committed to bringing your child’s potential to life.
How do I book 11+ mock exams with Childcare Vouchers or Tax-Free Childcare payments?
To book mock tests, simply make the booking using a debit or credit card, then get in touch with us to let us know you would like to pay using Childcare Vouchers or Tax-Free Childcare. Our team will send you an invoice for your preferred method. Once the invoice is paid, we will refund the initial payment to your card.