My working partner and I have a small child that is farmed off to childcare, the government has introduced these vouchers to encourage people back to work but I've been told that the army wont be introducing this until autumn of this year due to (wait for it!!!!) waiting for JPA to settle. Until then we're lumbered with the none too small cost, anyone know of a way to claim these, is it just the army not doing this or the MOD as a whole?? My partner unfortunately works for a company that is not signed up to this scheme. For anyone reading this that knows nowt about it but will reap the benefits of getting reduced childcare costs dig out Defence Internal Brief (DIB) 2006/06 for info, there's figures and contact numbers on there. Basically you will be able to purchase (direct from pay) a maximum amount of vouchers per month (its Â£217 per parent) and these will be worth more to your childcare provider which if you're on the higher tax bracket (over Â£40K) would save you Â£1,067.00 or lower up to Â£859 per year!!!!