Childcare Vouchers | care-4

Help working parents save on childcare costs

Employees save up to £933 a year on childcare costs for children aged 0 up to 16 years. care-4 is a salary sacrifice workplace benefit for businesses with an existing childcare voucher scheme. Employees exchange part of their salary for a non-cash benefit – in this case childcare vouchers.

Why choose care-4?

The UK’s leading electronic childcare voucher scheme. 


HMRC approved

A fully compliant childcare voucher scheme.


Secure payments

Made to registered and approved childcare providers.


Significant savings

Of up to £77.76 per month on the cost of childcare. 

Significant savings on childcare costs

Plus summer club discounts, emergency childcare finder and more.

The cost of childcare can have a real impact on your employees. care-4 helps employees make significant savings on these costs via tax-efficient salary sacrifice payments. For added peace of mind, employees also receive access to a confidential childcare helpline, summer club discounts and an emergency childcare finder.  

Due to a change in legislation, care-4 is now closed to new business and employee sign ups. However, if your business has an existing childcare voucher scheme, you can move participants to care-4 and benefit from a leading online platform, added value extras and efficient payments.

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How care-4 childcare vouchers work:

care-4 is suitable for any business size; from start-ups with less than 10 employees to corporations with over 1,000. The only requirement? Due to a change in government legislation, your business must already offer an existing childcare voucher scheme. 

Sign up your business via BHN Extras and talk to us about transferring your childcare voucher scheme today. 


Create an account

Employees create their free BHN Extras account and access care-4 - plus any other benefits you’ve selected - via single sign-on.

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Salary deductions

The salary sacrifice agreements with your previous childcare scheme provider move across to care-4. Employees can contribute up to £243 of their pay to their care-4 account per month.

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Save on childcare

Employees save up to £933 per year on childcare costs. They can manage their account online 24/7 and make payments to registered or approved childcare providers with ease.

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Ready to help your workforce save money on the things that matter?

Sign up to Blackhawk Network Extras today and take your pick from a range of employee benefits that support the wellbeing of your workforce. As standard, you’ll receive free access to bYond Card and Extras Discount – two voluntary benefits designed to help employees save money when they shop.


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