Our Christmas & New Year Opening Hours for the helpline and payment processing times are:

HELPLINE:
Monday 17th December to Friday 21st December (inclusive): 9am-5pm
Monday 24th December: 9am to 2pm
Tuesday 25th to Wednesday 26th December: Closed
Thursday 27th December to Friday 28th December (inclusive): 9am-5pm
Monday 31st December: 9am to 2pm
Tuesday 1st January: Closed

 PAYMENT PROCESSING: 
Any carer payments made after 12pm on the following dates will be processed on the next working day:
Monday 24th December
 Monday 31st December
Any carer payments scheduled for Tuesday 25th or Wednesday 26th December will be processed on Thursday 27th December and
those scheduled for Tuesday 1st January 2019 will be processed on Wednesday 2nd January.
 Normal business hours will resume on Wednesday 2nd January 2019.

care-4 is one of the UK's most popular employee childcare benefit programmes, helping employers to support working parents to save money on childcare costs. care-4 is an HMRC approved and tax-efficient salary sacrifice scheme.

We are are sorry to advise that due to government legislation, care-4 has closed to new entrants that have not arranged to receive funds in their care-4 account by 4th October 2018

HMRC Approved
HMRC approved
Secure Offline Accounts
Secure online parent and carer accounts
TAX & NI-EFFICIENT,  DELIVERING SAVINGS FOR PARENTS AND EMPLOYERS
tax and NI efficient, delivering savings for parents and employers

EMPLOYERS

care-4 enables companies of all sizes to support working parents by offering tax and NI savings on childcare costs, through the government legislation which has now closed to new entrants.

Existing participants can save up to £933* per year on their childcare costs through the scheme untl their child is 16.  If you offer a childcare voucher scheme and would like to move your participants to care-4, please contact us.

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PARENTS

We are sorry but due to government legislation, care-4 is now closed to new entrants. 

If you are already a participant of care-4 you can continue to save up to £933* per year on your childcare costs, pay your carer direct through BACS, and take advantage of additional membership benefits. If your employer offers childcare vouchers through another provider, your employer and its participants can be moved to our care-4 service.   Please send them a link to this site, or complete the Contact us form.  

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CARERS

care-4 is a childcare benefit scheme for working parents. Register with us and care-4 members will be able to nominate you as their carer and use their care-4 funds to make payments directly into your bank account.

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Our Christmas & New Year Opening Hours for the helpline and payment processing times are:
HELPLINE:
Monday 17th December to Friday 21st December (inclusive): 9am-5pm
Monday 24th December: 9am to 2pm
Tuesday 25th to Wednesday 26th December: Closed
Thursday 27th December to Friday 28th December (inclusive): 9am-5pm
Monday 31st December: 9am to 2pm
Tuesday 1st January: Closed

 PAYMENT PROCESSING: 
Any carer payments made after 12pm on the following dates will be processed on the next working day:
Monday 24th December
Monday 31st December 
Any carer payments scheduled for Tuesday 25th or Wednesday 26th December will be processed on Thursday 27th December and
those scheduled for Tuesday 1st January 2019 will be processed on Wednesday 2nd January.
 Normal business hours will resume on Wednesday 2nd January 2019.
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