Childcare Vouchers

Update December 2018

New applications for the Childcare Voucher Scheme have now closed. Harrow Council is still operating the scheme for existing users.

Current scheme arrangements

Childcare vouchers are an employee benefit available to all eligible working parents which can be exchanged for up to £243 per month (£55 per week) of their gross salary.

The vouchers can be used towards registered childcare, the exchanged part of the salary is exempt from tax and National Insurance contributions. This allows parents to make savings of up to £933 per parent (even if both parents work for Harrow Council), per year on their childcare costs.

What can Childcare vouchers be used for?
You can save money on all types of registered childcare for children up to 16 years old, including:

  • Activity clubs
  • Au pairs
  • Crèches
  • Childminders
  • Day nurseries
  • Holiday schemes
  • Nannies
  • Out of school clubs
  • Qualifying childcare offered by schools (e.g. music lessons).

Childcare vouchers are valid for 12 months.

How to register

Visit the Computer share website

The Harrow Council scheme number is 0016 907 379

You will need your Payroll and National Insurance numbers.

Further information

Savings in Tax and National Insurance contributions are illustrated in the table below.

Tax Band Weekly Voucher Monthly Voucher Annual Saving
Basic Rate (£0 - £42,475) £55 £243 £933
Higher Rate (£42,476 - £150,000) £28 £124 £623
Additional Rate (£50,000+) £22 £97 £606


If you have any questions, please contact the Computershare Voucher Services Customer Service team on Tel: 0345 002 1111 or email  For more information visit the computershare website