Family Benefits Advice Service

We are here to help
parents & families

0800 028 3008


We're here to help

We know parents are juggling a hundred and one things: managing the school schedule; childcare; after school activities; work deadlines; and family commitments. Employers For Childcare is here to help. We can help ease some of the burden on parents by offering a Freephone helpline 0800 028 3008 and personalised advice and guidance to ensure you and your family is getting the financial support you are entitled to.

Our work is two-fold, we administer a free telephone helpline and an outreach service alongside carrying out research and lobbying work on your behalf.  Last year we helped over 13,000 people and carried out almost 4,000 personalised benefits checks – parents who received one of these checks identified average savings of £2,800.

So whether it’s help with choosing childcare, help with childcare costs or finding employment and benefits advice – contact our helpline on 0800 028 3008 or Get in touch and we will do our best to help.

Childcare challenges and financial support

Our Policy and Information Manager, Aoife Hamilton, has recorded this podcast with Children in Northern Ireland discussing some of the challenges faced by parents in finding and paying for the childcare they need, as well as what forms of financial support they may be entitled to, and where to go for more information.

How we can help you