An Employer of Choice
With the highest employment rates recorded, today’s parents are making up a large proportion of our workforce. An increasing number of those are women too, with a falling number staying at home to look after the house and family. There’s also a growing number of dads wishing to be more involved in family life and striving to balance work commitments with family responsibilities.
For working families, finding the right organisation which understands the challenges and nurtures the aspirations of modern families will be a top priority. Almost 90% of families rate their workplace nursery as the best or among the best benefit offered by their employer, and 100% of employers say it makes them an “Employer of Choice”.
Employers who recognise caring responsibilities will reap the benefits in retention and loyalty, with research highlighting a growing number of mothers considering their childcare options before applying for a promotion or considering a job change.
Workplace nurseries are located on-site or close by, delivering childcare tailored to the employee. They provide an incentive for working parents to return to work and prosper, with peace of mind that their children are happily playing and learning only moments away.
Greater Productivity and Engagement
At the heart of every organisation lies its people and we know from extensive research that the engagement and wellbeing of our people is key to our organisation’s success.
Engaged employees, who know their family responsibilities are supported, are better placed to deliver excellent customer service and improve business performance, while also creating a positive work environment.
94% of employers state that a workplace nursery impacts their employee engagement levels.
We know working families are juggling work with caring for those who depend on them and parents naturally experience breakdowns in their care arrangements.
A sustainable, high-quality solution for our employees’ childcare needs has the potential to reduce absence in the workplace – a costly challenge for employers. Employer-sponsored childcare is ideally located too – giving parents additional flexibility and a childcare provision they can trust and rely on.
Financial Savings: Workplace Nursery Exemption
Workplace nurseries provide employers and employees with financial savings too through HMRC ‘Workplace Nursery Exemption’. Workplace Nursery Exemption is an exemption which has been designed for organisations offering childcare facilities.
In addition to significant tax and National Insurance savings for employees, the exemption allows an employer to save on their Employer’s NI contributions through implementing a salary sacrifice scheme for parents paying their nursery fees.
As the fees are taken directly from the employees’ gross salary, employers do not pay any Employer’s NI contributions and the employee saves on their tax and NI contributions too!