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What is a Workplace Nursery Partnership?

 

A Workplace Nursery Partnership enables employers to provide the benefit of a workplace nursery to support their employees’ childcare needs when, for various reasons, the provision of a dedicated on-site facility is not appropriate.

Bright Horizons operates over 300 high quality nurseries across the UK, many are close to employer workplaces. Through a Workplace Nursery Partnership, employers can offer a number of nursery places to their working parents, at one or more Bright Horizons settings, enabling them to make significant savings on the cost of care.

How does a Workplace Nursery Partnership work?

 

Through employer provision of childcare close to their workplace, employees will benefit from a full income tax and national insurance exemption, saving them between 32% and 52% on their nursery fees. The cost to the employer of accessing and supporting the nursery is funded from savings in employers' national insurance contributions.

 

The savings

Indicative savings for an employee that earns £35k per annum and has a two year old at a Bright Horizons nursery setting in South East England are:

Workplace Nursery Partnership Table

Putting a Workplace Nursery Programme in place

 

Bright Horizons agrees a partnership arrangement with an employer that provides nursery provision local to one or more of their sites.
• We work with the employer to ascertain likely demand and the appropriate number of nursery spaces required by employees.
• The employer agrees to underwrite this number of nursery spaces as theirs to utilise.
• Bright Horizons supports the set-up of the salary sacrifice process that allows employees to pay their nursery fees directly from salary.
• Bright Horizons will support the communication of the benefit to employees.
• The employer contributes to the financing of the nursery (at a level that is equivalent to the savings realised in Employers National Insurance Contributions).
• This benefit is accessed through our Work + Family Space – a customisable platform that offers a range of resources designed to help working parents and carers.

 

The impact of a Workplace Nursery

Source: *The Lasting Impact of Workplace Nurseries, 2016, Horizons Workforce Consulting®, Workplace nurseries support organisations by solving employees’ childcare challenges.

**The Modern Families Index 2019, © Working Families, © Bright Horizons Family Solutions LLC.

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Indicated that a workplace nursery was important in their decision to join their company

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Agree that a workplace nursery has a positive impact on their work productivity

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Rate their workplace nursery as the best or among the best benefit offered by their employer

A workplace nursery is a key joining decision for 94% of employees

Sarah Kirk / Global Diversity & Inclusion Director

Page Group

Deciding to work with Bright Horizons was the obvious choice as they provide effective ways for our business to engage and retain the best talent. As with all the best partnerships, our relationship and work with Bright Horizons has evolved to reflect our changing needs and our programme development. Bright Horizons share our belief that showing support and loyalty to working parents is key to company growth and development.

Deborah Richards / UK and Ireland Diversity Leader

IBM

In the IT Sector, attracting and retaining employees is critical to our success. The support we offer is crucial to every employee combining work and family, and underpins IBM's enduring commitment to diversity. Bright Horizons services through our Work+Family Space, enables us to make this support visible and easily accessible to everyone.

Sacha De Klerk / Diversity and Inclusion Manager

Norton Rose Fulbright

In the IT Sector, attracting and retaining employees is critical to our success. The support we offer is crucial to every employee combining work and family, and underpins IBM's enduring commitment to diversity. My Family Care's services through our Work+Family Space, enables us to make this support visible and easily accessible to everyone.

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