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 sorry to advise that due to government legislation, care-4 is now closed to new participants. However, we can accept employers who are looking to move their existing participants from another provider to care-4.
Please note that if you already use care-4, you can continue to save through the scheme until you are no longer eligible.
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 £969* per year on their childcare costs through the scheme until 1st September after their child's 15th birthday (or 16th birthday if they have a disability). If you offer a childcare voucher scheme and would like to move your participants to care-4, please contact us.
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 £969* 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.
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.
Save even more with these great third-party discounts for care-4 participants.
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Christmas & New Year Opening Hours
Please see below details of our office opening hours and payment processing times during the Christmas and New Year period:
Monday 18th to Thursday 21st December (inclusive): 9am-5pm
Friday 22nd December: 9am-2pm
Monday 25th to Tuesday 26th December (inclusive): Closed
Wednesday 27th to Thursday 28th December (inclusive): 9am-5pm
Friday 29th December: 9am-2pm
Monday 1st January: Closed
Any carer payments made after 12pm on the following dates will be processed on the next working day:
Any carer payments scheduled for Monday 25th or Tuesday 26th December will be processed on Wednesday 27th December and any carer payments scheduled for Monday 1st January 2024 will be processed on Tuesday 2nd January.
Normal business hours will resume on Tuesday 2nd January 2024.
Merry Christmas from everyone at care-4