Essential support with childcare costs
Childcare vouchers are the most popular voluntary benefit out there, with thousands of parents buying vouchers with us every month.
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Stay ahead of childcare changes
Childcare vouchers matter. They reduce costs for parents through tax and national insurance savings, without impacting providers, and supporting employers with National Insurance Contribution savings too. Everybody wins!
But you’ll need to act fast – from October 2018, childcare voucher programmes will close to new applicants. Anyone already in a scheme by this date will continue to benefit, but you won’t be able to launch one or sign up new staff – Sign up now before it’s too late!
Childcare vouchers work through a salary sacrifice arrangement. Employees swap part of their pay for a childcare voucher to spend with their chosen childcare provider out of their pre-tax salary. They can purchase up to £2,916 worth of childcare vouchers this way, and set up a regular payment so it happens automatically every month.
This means they lose less of their wages to tax and National Insurance, and can save up to 32% on their annual childcare costs (for a basic-rate taxpayer). And you, as their helpful employer, will see National Insurance savings of up to 13.8% thanks to reduced taxable salaries.
Your employees save, and you save too. It's as simple as that! Even better, the money saved by childcare vouchers provides a substantial National Insurance saving for you, the employer. And that's not all – we also give your employees access to even more family-focused savings from our partners through the childcare vouchers portal.
We handle the back-end, leaving you to focus on strategy, rather than day-to-day admin. Registration is simple for employees, and it’s quick and easy to set up a regular or ad hoc payment to their childcare provider. We can set up automatic ordering and customisable notifications, and handle any queries your employees might have. Full service – everyone's happy.
We give you the tools you need to see exactly what impact your childcare voucher programme is having. You'll have access to real-time reporting on the savings you've made, as well as the take-up among your employees (how many people are actually using it). Full order histories, sales invoices – whatever you need, it's in there.
As well as the communication tools built into the platform, we'll work with you to get the message out to your employees. It could be planning a presentation, a poster or email campaign, running a roadshow – whatever it takes to get people involved, our in-house design team will build it. We also provide a range of tools and calculators to help your employees work out how much they can save.
Everything in one place
Our entire portfolio of employee benefit services are accessed through one online platform. Whether you want the full package, or just one specific service, it's all delivered through the same easy-to-use portal.
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What childcare vouchers can do for you
Childcare vouchers can save you thousands every year through reduced NI contributions. But helping parents with childcare costs should be about more than the money – it’s all about the support you provide for your employees, and the impact this has on their lives and work.
This support can be a massive draw for hot new talent, and creates the kind of caring culture that keeps people sticking around for the long term. When their employer is helping them out with life’s essentials every single day, why would they go anywhere else? Keep scrolling to find out more.
When we say engagement, we really mean happiness. Employees that are happy at work feel more loyal, do more, care more, do better, and stay with you for longer. It's that simple.
Attracting and Retaining Talent
People are changing jobs more than ever before, so if you want to attract new talent and keep it around, having an engaged and happy workforce is more important now than ever. It’s what makes you more than just the employer people settle for.
Growing a Positive Workplace Culture
There's no shortcut to a great workplace culture. One that makes a real difference to the employee experience every single day. It's not about table football and casual Fridays - it's more than that. We don't do gimmicks, we just take who you are and make it better.
Find out more about childcare vouchers
Take a look at the articles in our Engage Hub to see childcare vouchers in action, or to learn more about how and why they work.