Ways to Pay
We are happy to accept the following forms of payment; Cash under £100, Bank Transfers, Credit and Debit card payments and Childcare Vouchers. We do not accept Cheques.
We also except payments via Tax-free Childcare.Please inform us of your reference number so we can identify your payment.
You may qualify for Free Entitlement or to be able to pay using Childcare Vouchers. Please read on for more information on these schemes or contact the Nursery Manager for more details.
Steps Ahead is happy to accept most forms of Childcare vouchers (CCV). CCVs are non-taxable and exempt from National Insurance contributions for employees. CCVs also offer savings for employers. This is a government work-life balance scheme, supported by HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC).
CCVs have become a recognised payment method for child care in the UK. All eligible working parents, with children aged under 16 are able to benefit from CCVs, provided their employer offers the Childcare Voucher scheme. The vouchers benefit both basic and higher rate tax-payers.
Steps Ahead accepts direct payments from the employer or electronic payments via the childcare voucher company. We just ask that when you set up your voucher scheme that you ask the voucher company to email us when a payment has been made on your behalf.We will then deduct this from your nursery account.
We currently accept payments from Computershare , Fideliti, Kiddivouchers, Edenred Care-4, Sodexo, Fair Care, Allsave, Consortium and Co-op.
We consider all new schemes if they are well managed and payment is prompt. We do withhold the right to stop accepting vouchers if the payments are not satisfactory.