Working For Parents
Petition to Keep Childcare Vouchers Open to New Entrants
The Government plans to close Childcare Vouchers to new entrants from April 2018 (although anyone who is already using Childcare Vouchers can continue to do so as long as they are eligible). We are campaigning to keep Childcare Vouchers open alongside Tax-Free Childcare, and are supporting a petition to have this issue debated in Parliament.
If you agree please sign the petition at the following link: Petition to keep Childcare Vouchers open beyond April 2018.
Why are we supporting this petition?
Research carried out by the Childcare Voucher Providers Association revealed that 98% of parents want the Childcare Voucher scheme to continue. We are urging the Government to keep Childcare Vouchers open to new entrants alongside the new scheme, Tax-Free Childcare, so parents can choose the financial support that best suits them and their families. This is especially important since many families will receive more support under Childcare Vouchers compared to Tax-Free Childcare.
Established in 1998 as a community project, Employers For Childcare has grown to encompass a charity and three successful Social Enterprises. The core aim of the organisation is to support parents – making it easier for you to get into work and to stay in work.
Helping to break down the barrier that the lack of affordable childcare presents to working parents underpins our work. Our ethos is to address childcare, not only as a social issue, but also as a labour market and economic issue.
Our charitable work comprises of a Family Benefits Advice Service, providing information and advice on a wide range of childcare and work-related issues. We also undertake both qualitative and quantitative research, which provides us with the evidence to lobby Government on childcare, family and work-related concerns.
The Charity is supported and complemented by our Social Enterprise activities. 100% of the profit made from our Social Enterprises is donated to fund the Charity.
We use a capital ‘F’ in our name, ‘Employers For Childcare’ to emphasise the fact that this is a statement of action, ‘For’ meaning ‘in support of’.
Employers For Childcare Charitable Group is a registered charity with charitable registration number 101176.
FBAS Roadshow Testimonials
Our FBAS team is available to host roadshows in local businesses and other organisations that would benefit from family benefits advice:
‘Employers for Childcare were extremely flexible with regards to arranging and conducting the presentations for our organisation and provided the most up-to-date advice on changes as soon as they received them. We will have no hesitation in using Employers for Childcare again for further presentations and are pleased to continue working with them.’
‘I found your session extremely useful and more importantly, the staff did also! It was really great that you remained impartial and highlighted facts and quirks of the scheme as well as differences etc. it was extremely useful to have a representative come onsite rather than direct staff to read material online. As for the 121 sessions, I have received positive feedback as this is where employees received advice on the most beneficial/ cost saving scheme for them. These sessions were quick, painless and honest which was most appreciated. Overall you were very professional and presented information in a straightforward, understandable manner. You were also flexible on the day with a back to back schedule, so thank you for coming in and your patience on the day!’
Marie-Claire McNally, Kainos
Get in touch to organise a roadshow or for more information.