Finding local childcare you can trust is a huge challenge for many parents who don’t have a network around them. We’re lucky enough to live close to both our parents, but we wouldn’t usually ask them to babysit very often as I don’t feel it’s fair to. My parents help without question when I need them to for work purposes so the last thing I want to do is ask for when Stuart and I want to go out in the evening. However, this does put us in a bit of a predicament when it comes to actually being able to accept many invitations to events, and I have absolutely no idea when the last time we went to the cinema or dinner together would be – it would seem like such a waste of a babysitter!! (can anyone relate?!)
Finding Local Childcare You Can Trust.
Childcare.co.uk is the largest site of its kind in the UK and the easiest way of finding local childcare. All you need to do is register for an account (for free), create a profile and search for the childcare you require – be it an Au Pair, a baby sitter or even a tutor! You can look through each person’s profile, browse their reviews and talk to carers before requesting their services. It’s no wonder over 1,800,000 people have used their website to find childcare or childcare work since they launched in 2009.
Once you have chosen what kind of childcare you need, you can use the filters to drill down to the right person for you. You can even find people who specialise in specific allergy training or special needs. You can narrow it down even more by searching by location and find people in the same town or village as you, who may even have been used by friends or family, giving a real personal recommendation, on top of the reviews left by others.
Safe and Secure
Knowing they have such strict safety and registration processes really puts my mind at ease. All childminders must be registered with Ofsted, have appropriate, up-to-date public liability insurance and full DBS (Disclosure and Barring Service) checks as well as certificates for the face-to-face Paediatric First Aid course and full references from previous work. All of these things are so important and what makes Childcare.co.uk really stand out.
I know how daunting it can be to find childcare to look after the most precious things to you in life, but using childcare.co.uk can really offer a solution for the hundreds of thousands of parents who don’t have available babysitters in their own network. You may even be a childcare provider looking for work, the process is easy to set yourself up and create a profile for others to find you. It’s great to see such high marks given by Trustpilot too, for real peace of mind. It’s great to find a service so in tune with what parents and guardians are looking for and I will continue to recommend them to my friends and family for when they’re looking for childcare.
This post is written in collaboration with Childcare.co.uk – all views are my own.
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