We have been asked to choose between continuing with childcare vouchers and migrating to the new "free" childcare hours scheme. We are not eligible for the 30 free hours and so that decision was quickly taken out of our hands. I therefore planned to continue with childcare vouchers and ignore the free hours altogether.
However, our nursery tell us that parents can continue with the childcare vouchers scheme as well as taking the "universal entitlement" of 15 free hours.
I cannot clarify this anywhere online. It is very clear that parents cannot continue with childcare vouchers and the 30 hours but I haven't been able to find any statement that explicitly says the same for 15 hours.
Can anyone help and/or clarify what others are doing?
I don't see on that page where it says that you can't have 30 hours and tax free childcare? It says you can't use your 30 hours if your child is already in reception or higher but that's always been the case.
We have vouchers and 30 hours funding, no issue.
You can only have one of vouchers or tax free child care. There are calculators on the gov site which help you to work out which is more beneficial for your circumstances.