Workplace Nursery Provision: Savings for Parents, Employers and Nurseries
The Cost of Childcare in the UK
Parents typically pay for childcare from the birth of their child up to around the age of 12 years old. Childcare costs are heavily loaded in the early years, from birth to 5 years old being the most expensive.
Most parents choose to use a nursery for the care of their child when they return to work. The average cost of monthly nursery fees in the UK is £850 but in London, the “average” cost of a month at nursery can be around £1100+ a month.
This cost is often more than a new parent’s mortgage or monthly rent. This can influence a new parent’s return-to-work decision, as does not wanting to leave their baby in someone else’s care. Since the closure of the Childcare Vouchers scheme in the UK parents have found that the Workplace Nursery benefit is the best alternative, sometimes even saving more than was the case when childcare vouchers were available.
Workplace Nursery Benefit
The Workplace Nursery benefit offers maximum levels of saving allowing the business to make the return to work decision far easier for employees.
Enjoy Benefits specialise in helping parents, employers and nurseries benefit from existing childcare legislation that would otherwise be too costly and time-consuming to implement themselves.
Our Workplace Nursery scheme is administered by our parent company Enjoy Benefits who offer a wide range of employee benefits that can save money for employees and for the employer too. Enjoy Benefits are a premier UK provider of Employee Benefits and you can see the range of benefits available here.
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The Scheme works by your employer contracting with a Workplace Nursery for places for their employee’s children…
"We’ve recently launched the Workplace Nursery Scheme within the company – I can’t believe we didn’t know about this benefit sooner! A number of our employees are already making large savings on their nursery fees. It feels great to be able to support parents with their nursery costs. The scheme was really easy to set up with Enjoy Benefits, and our Account Manager has been fantastic – providing lots of information, and answering lots of questions. The scheme is easy to run, and takes very little effort and time administratively, and at neutral cost (if not a cost saving). I’d highly recommend this benefit for employees, and the excellent service we’ve received through Enjoy Benefits." - Nick Hollis, Burger King January 2021
"We have used Enjoy Benefits for several years now and they are extremely helpful and responsive. The portal is easy to use with information easily accessible for employer and employees. We would recommend them to anyone looking to offer their staff benefits!" - Adopstar, Cullompton, Devon. October 2020
"Working with Enjoy Benefits allows us to save enough for a luxury family holiday every year while still giving our daughter the best nursery care. Everyone should do it." - Mr Elliott (Parent), Surrey, January 2019
"Let’s be honest, childcare isn’t made easy or cheap for people who want to return to work without any tax reliefs etc. Myself and my partner always used childcare vouchers once we / our child was ready for nursery which was helpful as we made a small saving but was capped. We recently moved companies and childcare voucher providers and this is when Enjoy Benefits made us aware of the Workplace Nursery Benefit which offers a tax / NI relief on the full monthly childcare cost. This is a really good scheme which as helped us keep down our outgoings, which in turn helped us afford family day outs / family holidays etc. I would definitely recommend this scheme." - Mr Furness (Parent), Birmingham, October 2018
"Well organised, simple to set up, happy employees our end and good support for a local nursery - what more we could we ask for?" - Mr. Roe (Employer), Chichester, July 2017
"Childcare can be really expensive and whilst paying for it is not difficult, seeing the individual benefits for your child (outside of the interaction with other children and more obvious benefits) can be difficult. I was made aware of Enjoy benefits through my workplace and I must say, it was excellent. It was really easy to setup, showed some really great benefits to my son and Enjoy benefits were unbelievably proactive." - Mr Abbott (Parent), Shorditch, December 2018
"When EnjoyBenefits first told me about the Nursery Workplace scheme I was very sceptical to say the least, mainly as I couldn’t understand why everyone wasn’t joining and shouting about the benefits. Who wouldn’t want to make tax and NI savings whilst providing the nursery with additional funding to support their child?! We decided to give it a go and as my company also benefited from savings they didn’t take a lot of convincing either. In the past two years we have saved a substantial amount of money due to this scheme and it turns out that there are no hidden surprises along the way! We have also continued paying into our childcare voucher scheme so we can use them for school holiday clubs. Brilliant scheme!!" - Mrs Carr (Parent), Farnborough, November 2018
"I’m glad I did it! Saved us loads of money and my nursery were able to benefit from it too - a win win situation." - Mr. Campbell (Parent), London, July 2016
"The workplace benefit is fantastic, it has saved us a lot of money, circa £4000 per year. It makes a real difference to us as a family and helps us do more fun things together. This year we’ve put the saving towards converting our garage into a play area for the children and next year it will go towards a once in a lifetime trip to see Santa over Christmas. The nursery are really on board too as they have an additional £100 per month to invest. Every business should look in to offering this to their staff - what an added benefit to shout about when attracting / retaining loyal employees!" - Mrs Summers (Parent), London, July 2018
"Enjoy Benefits’ scheme enabled them (the nursery) to do more things they always hoped for like a better sports day or refurbishing the role play area. I'm glad that I opted for this scheme and helped with nursery in turn." - Chaitz (parent), London, May 2017