I’ve recently discovered a rather wonderful website that I want to share with you. It’s called Childcare.co.uk. As a parent of three children, childcare has been something I’ve had to consider for their whole lives. This website is the answer to the prayers of many parents. The platform is really easy to navigate and sorting out someone to care for your children is a doddle! Let me tell you more about it.
Founded in 2009, this website has over 2 million users and has won lots of prestigious awards. When I searched for childcare in my area, it was as one of the first when I searched the internet so the website is super easy to find. It’s such an accessible service as it can be accessed through the website or through their app which is available on both iOS and Andriod. There’s even an Amazon Alexa skill!!
I live in a small town and when I searched for childcare in my area, I was really surprised at just how many options were available in my town! Within three miles from my home, there are a host of nannies, registered childminders and babysitters ready to care for my children. You can also search for local private tutors, nurseries.
On this website, you’re able to read reviews from other parents about the childcare providers. I find this really reassuring that you can check who you’re leaving your babies with. They even have a help and advice section to give you advice on the best ways to do this.
At the moment, we’re in the middle of this awful pandemic. This means you may find yourself needing last minute or emergency childcare. This platform is ideal for that. You can find both short-term and longer-term care for your children. Whether it’s a brief outing that you need cover for or a live-in nanny, childcare.co.uk can have something organised for you in no time.
The process couldn’t be easier. Once you’ve found the person you’ve chosen to care for your children, you can either contact them using their direct contact details, including their telephone numbers or you can message them directly through the platform’s secure private messaging system. There’s no middle man you need to worry about.
Once you’ve found a care provider for your children, you then need to organise payment. There are no booking or agency fees, you just pay the care provider directly.
Absolutely. I love that you can see beforehand who will be taking care of your children because it feels more personal and most of the people have a profile picture. It’s great that you can talk to them beforehand and have your mind put at ease and ask any questions that you may have beforehand. I think the platform is great and I’ll be recommending it to my friends.