Employers for Childcare Survey

30/06/2014

Employers For Childcare Charitable Group are currently carrying out their annual Parent Survey, the results of which will be used to campaign for better support for parents from the NI Assembly.

The vouchers are available to both mums and dads, which means potential household savings of over £1,800 each year.

Employers for Childcare Charitable Group would like as many parents as possible from across Northern Ireland to complete the survey. The link to the survey is https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/NIparentsurvey

Every parent who completes the survey will be entered into a draw to win a £1,000 IKEA voucher.

Employers for Childcare – Childcare Voucher Scheme

Our Trust participates in the Childcare Vouchers scheme. The Childcare Voucher Scheme is not means-tested and allow each parent to make up to £933 of tax and National Insurance savings per year on their childcare costs. Childcare Vouchers can be used for children up to age 15, and can be used to pay for more than one form of childcare, e.g. registered childminders, day nurseries, playgroups, breakfast and afterschool clubs.

More Information

The 2013 Childcare Cost Survey was completed by almost 4,500 parents. Employers For Childcare Charitable Group is concerned by some of the responses with many parents reporting that they are really struggling financially. Many use credit cards at the end of each month for essential commodities because childcare has already consumed a large proportion of their income.