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Do all nurseries take childcare vouchers?

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timeforahaircut Mon 16-Sep-13 16:38:41

I'm struggling to find a definitive answer to this online. Do all ofsted-registered nurseries have to accept childcare vouchers or is it optional?

I'm looking for a new nursery at the moment and wondering whether my first question has to be "do you take vouchers?" We have the vouchers so I'd be unlikely to look at somewhere that doesn't take them.

no. But most do IME

HSMMaCM Mon 16-Sep-13 18:11:27

Agree with moaning. They don't have to, but most do (as do most CMs). Vouchers only benefit parents though. Not settings.

reddaisy Mon 16-Sep-13 18:17:40

Most will register for them if they don't accept them already as it is straightforward process for them.

insancerre Tue 17-Sep-13 18:22:16

It is optional
The vouchers are a means of paying for your nursery and have nothing to do with ofsted
most accept them though not all, as some like to deal in cash only

OsmiumPhazer Sat 21-Sep-13 12:45:07

Mine sons does but many of the private ones where I live in west London do not

ameliasmama89 Thu 10-Oct-13 11:51:08

It's up to the nursery. I worked in a private day care setting before I had my daughter. For parents they accepted childcare vouchers, but as I was getting staff discount they wouldnt accept my daughter's dad vouchers. Needless to say, I left after maternity

zingally Thu 31-Oct-13 18:24:56

In my experience, MOST do, yes. Although make sure you ask first.

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