I got mine. As you cannot salary sacrifice from SMP they need to pay you then at whatever rate you have them now (hopefully £243!) it's classed as a non-cash benefit I believe so that's why you get them
Yep, they can't deduct from SMP, so as long as you are claiming them already, you should get SMP and vouchers each month. If you do a keeping in touch day, and so get paid above SMP, they will use that money to pay for the vouchers that month.
I was told on the parenting thread that my company will continue to pay the £243 childcare vouchers when I'm on smp mat leave....is this right? I was told to come here for more advice....hope so sounds brilliant! Means dc1 can go to nursery a few mornings a week while I look after newborn.