EXCLUSIVE: NHS trust switches to online childcare vouchers

Hillingdon Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust has switched its childcare vouchers provider, moving to an online scheme with iPhone accessibility.

Take-up in the new scheme, provided by Busy Bees Benefits, has risen to 119 staff from just under 100 previously.

The trust has offered childcare vouchers to its 2,500 staff for several years but wanted to switch from a paper-based to an online scheme. Heather Johnston, HR adviser at the trust, said: “This scheme is much more instant and easy to look at.”

Staff using the scheme can log into their account via an iPhone to view their balance and pay their carer. This capability will be available to Android users in the coming months.