How can we help you today?

Welcome to our Quick Reference Guide.

Here you will find the answer to our most asked questions. If the answer to your question is not listed here, please visit our Help Centre.

I would like to request a refund of my account balance - how do I do this?

You can process a Balance Withdrawal from your sQuid account to request the funds are returned back to you.

To do this, simply click on the Request a balance withdrawal for this purse link and entering the amount you want to withdraw from our sQuid account, before clicking the Withdraw button. You should also contact our Support team to request that the account is closed on our system.

Funds will be returned to the payment card used to top up or make payment to sQuid. If for any reason we are unable to refund the balance back to your payment card, we will contact you to request your bank account details.

Before you submit your Balance Withdrawal request, please ensure that Auto top up has been disabled, any stored payment card details have been removed and any direct debits have been cancelled.

Please note that if your child attends a school which falls under Nottinghamshire County Council (secondary schools only) or Nottingham City Council, you will need to contact the school's catering department directly so they may arrange the refund for you.

Kindly note it may take 7-10 working days to process your refund and once processed, and any details supplied will be destroyed.

How long will it take to process my refund?

Please allow 7-10 working days for your refund to be processed and received by your bank. 


Can you refund a school trip or offer?

Yes we can, however you will need to contact the school in the first instance to request the refund. Once they have credited the funds back into your Trips & Offers purse, we can process the refund for you.


Can I transfer a balance between sQuid purses and users?

If you have accidentally topped up the wrong sQuid purse or you would like to move funds between different users, you may be able to transfer the balance in your sQuid account.

  • Log in to your sQuid account and go to Top up in the menu bar
  • Next, click on Balance Transfer
  • Use the drop-down boxes to select the user and purse that you would like to transfer the funds from, and the user and purse you would like to transfer the funds to
  • You will have the option to either transfer the entire balance or a specific amount:
    - If you would like to transfer a specific amount go to the Enter Amount to Transfer box and enter the required amount
    - To transfer the entire balance click the Transfer All button
  • All of the transfer details will be displayed in the Transfer box at the bottom of the screen. Please check these details before clicking the Transfer button
  • A message will be displayed onscreen asking if you wish to proceed. Please review the details shown carefully and then click the Confirm Transfer button

Kindly note, once your transfer request has been submitted, it may take up to three days for the funds to be available on your purse. 

Please note that some users may not be able to process a transfer request themselves. If you are unable to process the request, please use the Contact Us link at the bottom of the screen to submit a help request to our Customer Service team who will be able to assist you further.


I recently topped up but the funds have not been credited to the balance

If you recently topped up your sQuid account and it is still shown as pending, please contact our Customer Service team providing your 16 digit sQuid registration number, the purse number you topped up and the amount so we can ensure the funds are credited correctly for you.

If you topped up by bank transfer, please also provide the reference you used to make the payment and the name of the bank, in addition to the details requested above.


I am unable to log in to my sQuid account

If you are unable to log in to your sQuid account as you have forgotten your password, please request a password reset email by clicking on the appropriate link on the login screen. You will receive an email from sQuid with instructions on how to reset your account.


I have requested a password reset email but it has not come through

Please check you junk or spam folder in the first instance, as our automated emails are sometimes received here in error. If you have already checked these folders and have still not received a password reset email, please contact our Customer Service team.


I am unable to register my child's sQuid registration number

If you see a message displayed advising "Card is already registered", please check whether you or another family member has already registered the details using a different email address to the one you are trying to register with now. 

If you have not registered using a different email address, please contact the school to check that the details you have been issued are correct.

Should you see a message displayed advising that the registration number is incorrect, please ensure that you are not entering the CN prefix infront of the 16 digit sQuid registration number. You only need to enter the digits when registering the details.

If you are still experiencing difficulties registering your sQuid registration number please contact our Customer Service team who can look into it further for you.


Can I add more than one sQuid registration number to my sQuid account

If you have more than one child using sQuid, then you can link their sQuid registration numbers on your existing sQuid account. To do this simply:

  • Log in to your sQuid account
  • Go to the Users tab
  • Click Add user
  • Enter the 16 digit sQuid registration number, 3 digit CVV code and add a Display name to easily differentiate between the users and then click Add


I have a question about a school trip or offer

As school trips and offers are managed by the school, we advise that you contact them in the first instance so they can assist you with your query.


I have been charged for unauthorised items on my sQuid account

As we are not based at the school, we are unable to identify or confirm purchases which are put through the school till. Please contact the school who can look into this further for you.


My question is not listed here

If your question is not listed above, please visit our Help Centre here