Finding The Right Childcare

As soon as you have a child, that maternal bond is cemented, in those first few days its hard to imagine anyone else (other than your partner) being good enough to take care of your child, you become extremely protective and I really couldn’t imagine anyone other than me looking after them when they were newborns.

Obviously as they get a little older and you start to realise that they will be absolutely fine, and start to get a little independent, you will need to consider the fact that others will be able to cope with your precious bundle of joy.

I was a nanny for a while, before I had my own children and it’s only after you have your own, do you feel honoured that someone has trusted in you to take care of their children.

With the current world crisis we find ourselves in, many people that we rely on to take care of our children cannot do so, lots of grandparents used to take on the job, but with so many being told to isolate and shield, looking for reliable childcare and finding the right childcare has become more important than ever, which is where comes in very handy.

Trusted by over 2 million members, you can feel safe that the care your children will receive will be top class. It is a directory of local settings, childminders, nannies and babysitters, it’s completely free to use and also has some great advice on choosing your childcare.

Depending on your preference, you can download the app on the App Store Google Play or browse the website on your PC.

Its a very simple website to use, just type in your postcode and what exactly you are looking for:

  • Babysitter
  • Childminder
  • Nanny
  • Nursery
  • Private Midwife
  • Nursery Nurse
  • Maternity Nurse
  • Private Tutor
  • Out of School Club
  • Household Help
  • Doula
  • Schools
  • NHS Workers seeking Childcare
  • NHS Emergency Childcare
  • Key Worker Childcare
  • Virtual Nannies
  • Virtual Tutors.

As you can see, quite a lot of choices for you to choose from, and even in this unpredictable time, the business is adapting, offering virtual studies to help all those parents currently home schooling.

If you know specifically what you require, you can register, then update your profile with your exact requirements and prospective candidates can get in contact with you direct.

Each service provider writes their own profile and can list:

  • What professional qualifications they hold
  • How many year’s experience they have
  • Whether they are Ofsted registered
  • Cost per hour
  • What days / hours they work / are available
  • If they provide meals
  • Which schools they pick up from

If you find some suitable matches to your requirements, I would recommend you arrange to meet them with your children to see if they will get along, sometimes there are definitely personality clashes, and some children simply don’t take to a particular person, and it’s important that your children are happy as they are the ones who will be spending time with this child carer. is also a great resource for anyone looking for a childcare job, I must admit I was surprised at how many parents are looking for child care workers, maybe it’s time to start rethinking my career options!

So if you are looking for childcare in any shape or form, is the place to go.

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