If you are a parent, you will know how difficult it is to find the perfect nursery, babysitter or childminder to look after your little ones. Childcare.co.uk is an award-winning online social networking platform for parents, childcare providers and private tutors and helps you to find the childcare service you are looking for.
Find a babysitter, nursery or tutor
The website has over 1.8 million members and is super easy to manoeuvre. Simply fill in your postcode and filter your results by the type of childcare you’re looking for as well as any other requirements you might have, e.g. a nanny with Montessori training and first aid skills or a babysitter who offers overnight and hotel stays.
Childcare.co.uk is really intuitive to use and offers a really comprehensive set of filters which makes searching for the right childcare provider so much easier and quicker. Gone are the days of sourcing pin boards in supermarkets or sifting through Gumtree ads!
What to look out for
Something that I found really helpful is all the extra information provided. Every member has their very own profile page where they can upload a photo and introduce themselves as well as talk about any relevant skills they might have. Many members also upload a schedule, so you can check on their availability before getting in touch.
Most importantly, however, is the safety aspect which is something that childcare.co.uk takes very serious. The website not only encourages members to upload all their certificates and safety checks but also reminds parents to double-check them when interviewing candidates as well as carrying out their own research by double-checking references and finding out if a person has a record for child sexual offences and public liability insurance.
Something that I found really helpful is that with chilcare.co.uk, all sorts of childcare services are offered in one place. That means you won’t just be able to find a nursery, nanny or babysitter but also midwives, maternity nurses, tutors or aupairs.
Are you using a babysitter, nanny or nursery and how did you decide on the right setup for your family?