Staff Benefits and Childcare

We Care Rewards

We subscribe to a benefits service which offers discounts to staff at hundreds of retailers locally and nationwide. Save money on your weekly food shops, toiletries and cosmetics, meals out and holidays or weekend breaks.

NHS discounts

NHS discounts are able to offer discounts and services in the areas of cars and motoring, fashion, health and wellbeing, vouchers gifts, insurance, holidays and helplines. 

Staff Support

The wellbeing of our staff is important to us, because we care about our staff and because a happy workforce are better placed to provide excellent care and support to others. Our Occupational Health team provide a range of services to support you physically and mentally. Our confidential psychology and counselling service is available to any staff members who would like to use the service, for whatever reason.

Cycle to work

We encourage our staff to live healthy lifestyles and as part of this EKHUFT have signed up to the cycle to work scheme. This scheme helps staff with the purchase of a tax-free bike for journeys to and from the workplace and saves approximately 40 per cent on the cost of a new bike. We buy the bike on your behalf and lease it back to you through a monthly salary sacrifice scheme, deducted from your gross pay. This allows employees to make savings on tax and national insurance and pay for their bike in a manageable way. Once the hire period is complete, you have the option to buy the bike for a fair market value or to extend the lease.  

On Site Childcare 

On site childcare facilities are available at the Little Oaks Nurseries at William Harvey Hospital, Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother Hospital, Kent & Canterbury Hospital and Buckland Hospital. These offer a reduced rate for Trust staff. 

Little Oaks are led by company directors, Julie and Penny, who between them have a wealth of experience and knowledge gained through hands on experience, both as Ofsted inspectors, practitioners and most importantly, mothers. Julie and Penny are committed to the on- going development of each member of staff, to ensure consistent high quality care across all of the settings.