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. 

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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About us

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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Christmas & New Year Opening Hours
  1. Please see below details of our helpline opening hours and payment processing times during the Christmas and New Year period:


    HELPLINE:

    Wednesday 18th December: 9am-12pm and 2pm-5pm
    • Monday 23th December: 9am-5pm
    • Tuesday 24th December: 9am-2pm
    • Wednesday 25th to Thursday 26th December (inclusive): Closed
    • Friday 27th to Tuesday 31st December (inclusive): 9am-2pm
    • Wednesday 1st January: Closed


    PAYMENT PROCESSING:

    Any carer payments made after 12pm on the following dates will be processed on the next working day:
    • Tuesday 24th December
    • Friday 27th December 
    • Monday 30th December
    • Tuesday 31st December 
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    • Any carer payments scheduled for Wednesday 25th or Thursday 26th December will be processed on Friday 27th December and any carer payments scheduled for Wednesday 1st January 2020 will be processed on Thursday 2nd January.

      Normal business hours will resume on Thursday 2nd January 2020.

      Merry Christmas from everyone at care-4