Childcare Vouchers

We operate the only Social Enterprise Childcare Voucher scheme in the UK

When you buy social - society benefits


Switching your Childcare Voucher provider

Why change to a Social Enterprise provider?

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 an advice service for working parents and carries out vital research and policy work.  We are proud to be a social enterprise supplier providing a great service whilst at the same time improving the lives of working parents across the UK.

Employers For Childcare is the only Social Enterprise Childcare Voucher provider in the UK. This means, just like any business, we 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. So how do we actually do this? 

The aim of our charity is to support working parents – making it easier for them to get into and stay in work.

We reinvest 100% of the profit we make from our social enterprise activities in to our charity.

We provide tailored information and advice on childcare, family and work-related issues coupled with personalised ‘better-off calculations’ for parents to make sure they are getting all the financial support they need to access and stay in work.

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 add social value to their purchasing choices!.

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

Why switch to us:

If all the above were not enough to make your mind up … here’s more reasons why you should buy social:

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 changing the lives of working parents. For every one of your employees registered to use our Childcare Vouchers, our charity can provide 17 telephone advice sessions for parents across the UK.

Gain access to our ‘Family Benefits Advice Service:

Because you’ve chosen to buy social, not only are you supporting our charity which helps thousands of parents each year, but you’re also supporting your staff who can benefit from this advice service too. Our team of expert advisors will provide free advice and 1-2-1 support for your employees to ensure they are accessing all the financial support they are entitled to. We 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 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.  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:

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. This is independently audited annually to ensure a safe and secure exchange of information that protects employers, parents and childcare providers alike. This goes above and beyond the legal requirements under GDPR and shows we take the management of your information seriously.

Providing quality is paramount to us:

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. This is independently audited annually to ensure we continue to provide the best quality service to all 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. In addition, we will provide support you may need to administer the scheme, with minimal time commitment from your own employees. Don’t just take our word for it, 100% of employers using our service would recommend Employers For Childcare to another organisation. Read testimonies from our happy clients at the top of this page!

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.

I’d like to buy social, how do I switch?

If you’ve chosen to do good and buy social, get in touch with our business team – who will guide you through the hassle-free switching process.

Freephone: 0800 028 3008

Email:           business@employersforchildcare.org

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