About Us

History & Overview

What is Employers For Childcare?

Employers For Childcare encompasses a Social Enterprise and registered charity. 100% of the profits from our Social Enterprise are invested into our charitable activities – all of which support parents, employers and childcare providers. Our aim is to address childcare, not only as a social issue but also as a labour market and economic issue.

Our Social Enterprise, Employers For Childcare Trading, provides a range of services to stakeholders:

EFC Trading   EFC Charity

Our History

We are a charity which developed from a community project set up in 1998, encouraging employers to implement family friendly policies in the workplace. Our founding Chief Executive identified the barrier a the lack of affordable, quality childcare presents to working parents. Our ethos is to address childcare, not only as a social issue but also as a labour market and economic issue.

Our Vision

To make it easier for parents with dependent children to get into work and to stay in work.

Our Mission Statement

We donate 100% profit for social good.

Our Values

  • Integrity and Respect
  • Passionate and Professional
  • Ethical and Green


Since 2006 we have held the ISO 9001:2015 Accreditation for Quality Management System. This demonstrates our commitment to managing quality across our business and identifying areas for improvement by maintaining compliance with this international quality standard.

Since 2012 we have held the ISO/IEC 27001:2013 Accreditation for Information Security Management. Our information management system is fully compliant with international best practice security processes.

We are a founding member of the Childcare Voucher Providers Association (CVPA). We adhere to the CVPA Code of Practice set up by the industry body, which guarantees our clients receive the highest quality service and that all funds processed by us are fully safeguarded.

We are also a member of Helplines Network NI which is a membership–led organisation consisting of over 30 different helplines operating across Northern Ireland.