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 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. 

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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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Launched in 2002, care-4 was the first electronic childcare vouchers in the UK, care-4 is now widely regarded as the leading electronic childcare voucher provider for employers that expect the highest standards of service.

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As you know, care-4, as part of the employer supported legislation, closed to new entrants on 4th October 2018. Since its closure, the CVPA have been overwhelmed with messages from parents and employers alike, many of whom have missed out on the vital support offered through these schemes.

That’s why today, the CVPA have launched a survey to understand the impact the closure has had on parents, employers, and childcare providers – so it would be great if the CVPA can hear your views and put them forward to government.  

To take part, click on the survey link that applies to you:- Employer, Parent (current user), Parent (not able to join/rejoin), Carer – it will take less than 5 minutes to complete and all responses will be kept anonymous.

If the scheme’s closure has affected you and you’d be willing to share your experience as a case study, you can get in touch with the CVPA by emailing cvpa@wacomms.co.uk, with the subject line Childcare Vouchers – my story. Your experience can be anonymised if you prefer.

Thanks for your ongoing support.

The care-4 Team