Latest research and reports
Surveys are an important research tool which enable us to collect data for our reports. We use surveys to acquire statistical data about families as well as to collect qualitative data relating to the opinions of families.
Social Impact Report 2016/17
Since 2008, Employers For Childcare have invested £5.2 million into providing services for working families.
Social Impact Report 2015/16
Since 2008, Employers For Childcare have invested £4.3 million into providing services for working families.
Northern Ireland Childcare Cost Survey 2016
Employers For Childcare's 7th annual Childcare Cost Survey reveals that almost two thirds of parents struggled to meet their childcare bill.
Choosing Childcare in Northern Ireland
This report explores over 1,000 local parents' experiences of looking for childcare for the first time.
Choosing Childcare in Northern Ireland: A First Time Parent’s Guide
This five part guide provides easy-to-read descriptions of the various types of childcare available in Northern Ireland.
‘How to Be a Family Friendly Employer’ Guide
This guide has been created for employers who are beginning to develop a family friendly approach to working.
Northern Ireland Childcare Cost Survey 2015
New findings from our sixth annual Childcare Costs Survey show that the cost of childcare in Northern Ireland continues to rise.
Striking the Balance: the impact becoming a parent has on working life, employment and career
The Striking the Balance report outlines the challenges that working parents in Northern Ireland face today.
Childcare Costs Reports: Why do we publish them?
Following numerous comments on social media about our Childcare Cost Survey, we thought we would provide some additional information.
Northern Ireland Childcare Cost Survey 2014
Our fifth annual childcare cost survey shows that the cost of childcare continues to rise, with the average full-time place costing £162 per week.