Switching your Childcare Voucher provider

Why change to a Social Enterprise provider?

Childcare Vouchers closed to new entrants only in October 2018. This means that while employers can no longer set up a new Childcare Voucher scheme for their employees, they do have the option, if they already offer a scheme, to switch from their current supplier to Employers For Childcare, the UK’s only Social Enterprise Childcare Voucher provider.

Benefits of working with Employers For Childcare:

  • competitive administration rates
  • excellent customer service
  • working with the UK’s only Social Enterprise supplier.

By choosing to use our Childcare Voucher Scheme, you’re choosing to buy social. We reinvest 100% of our profits to fund our charity which provides a free advice service for working parents, helping them to get into work and stay in work by making sure they are getting all the financial support they are entitled to, including with childcare. For every employee who uses our Childcare Vouchers, we can help 17 parents.

Social Enterprises, just like any other businesses, seek to make a profit but it’s what we do with this profit that sets us apart. As a social enterprise, we reinvest our profit to create positive social change. By choosing to buy social and use our Childcare Vouchers, your organisation will be helping us to deliver social value.

Our clients are proud to work in partnership with us, and they represent all sectors across the UK, including Government, business, charities, universities and other social enterprises – the one thing they have in common is that they want to include social enterprises in their supply chain.

By switching to our Childcare Voucher Scheme, you are choosing to buy social.  The switching process is straight-forward and our dedicated business team will guide you through each stage.


Listen to industry experts talk about why businesses should incorporate social enterprises in the purchasing chain


Why switch to us:

If all the above were not enough to make your mind up … here’s more reasons why you should change your supplier and switch your Childcare Vouchers to Employers For Childcare:

When a social enterprise profits – society profits:

By switching to the UK’s only Social Enterprise Childcare Voucher provider you can be confident that your organisation is making a positive impact on the lives of working parents. Last year our charity identified £12 million in financial support for families – this work is only possible by employers choosing to buy social and use our Childcare Vouchers.

Gain access to our ‘Family Benefits Advice Service:

Alongside delivering your Childcare Vouchers, all of our employees, including those who are not eligible for Childcare Vouchers, will have access to our Family Benefits Advice Service. This will demonstrate your credentials as a supportive employers, who is invested in their employees. Our team of expert advisors can provide free advice and 1-2-1 support for your employees to ensure they are accessing all the financial support they are entitled to. Our team can also advise employers on maternity/paternity legislation, flexible working and family friendly policies.

We really care about our industry and how it operates:

We have been providing Childcare Vouchers to clients since 2004 and were a founding member of the industry self-regulatory body, the Childcare Voucher Providers Association (CVPA). We guarantee our clients receive the highest quality service and that all funds processed by us are fully safeguarded. All Voucher funds are kept separately from our own capital, and are held in a dedicated ‘client account’ which reassures employers and their employees that their money is always safe with us.

We safeguard your information as if it were our own:

We take information security very seriously throughout our organisation. Our staff receive regular training in data protection and cyber security and we have a strong security and confidentiality policy in place that all staff adhere to. We are registered as a Data Processor with the Information Commissioner’s office. For more information view our Privacy Notice.

We have received the Cyber Essentials certification which is a Government-backed and industry-supported scheme which helps to protect against the growing threat of cyber attacks and provides a statement of the controls we have in place to protect our network. Having Cyber Essentials demonstrates our credentials as trustworthy and secure when it comes to cyber security and looking after information online on behalf of our clients.

We are very good at customer service, well … so our clients tell us:

From the moment you speak to us you will have a named client account manager to guide you through the simple switching process within a timeline that works for you.  Don’t just take our word for it, 100% of employers rate the service they receive from Employers For Childcare as ‘Excellent’ or ‘Good’. Read testimonies from our happy clients at the top of this page or you can find the results of our latest Customer Satisfaction Survey here.

It’s free!

Employers For Childcare’s industry competitive rates are offset against your savings on National Insurance Contributions generated through offering the Childcare Voucher scheme, which means this service is provided at no cost to you. But we can go further than this and help you to save even more money through our competitive administration rates – contact us today for a quote tailored to your business.

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How do I switch my Childcare Voucher provider?

If you’ve chosen to buy social, and switch your Childcare Vouchers to Employers For Childcare, get in touch with our Business team today – who will guide you through the straight-forward switching process. It’s easy and we do everything for you!

Telephone: 028 9267 8200

Email:           business@employersforchildcare.org