I feel a bit thick here but how does the childcare voucher scheme actually work? I've read the bumf here http://www.hmrc.gov.uk/childcare/childcarefactsheet.htm but it doesn't expalin how the 'voucher' bit actually works. Does the employer pay the nursery direct? does the nursery send their invoices to the employer? or is there actually a paper voucher which gets issued and redeemed? I don't understand!