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With over two million members, Childcare.co.uk is the number one stop to find carers across the UK. During the pandemic, it makes last minute childcare even more accessible, which is particularly helpful for those that are still working or don’t have any family close by to ask for help. It even has the option to find private and virtual tutors, so if you’re worried about your children’s learning skills, all you have to do is hop on the site and have a browse for a tutor that can assist you in your needs.
Now that the UK is taking steps towards going back to a bit of normality, and many people are beginning to go back to work, the struggle of finding childcare might be extra stress that you really don’t need right now. Particularly with nurseries limiting the amount of children that they are allowing back, it’s leaving lots of us in a tough situation work wise. childcare.co.uk is an incredible resource to relieve some of that stress and it becomes a whole lot more simple to find someone to care for your children when you may need it the most.
As soon as you enter the website, you’re welcomed with a search facility to select the specified type of help that you’re looking for, as well as a section to enter your postcode. Once you’ve filled that out which only takes all of a few seconds, you can hit search and you will be taken directly to a huge list of profiles of people local to you. So, let’s say you are looking for a local, last minute childminder, it will come up with a list of childminders and for each profile it will let you know how far they are away, what they charge per hour and their previous reviews with a 1-5 star rating. It also lets you know when they last logged in which is quite helpful if you’re wanting to find someone super quick - you’ll know how active they are before taking the time to message them.
From the list of profiles, you get to view a short bio, but you can click through to view their full profiles to get a bit more background information on them. This is probably necessary as you want to make sure you’re putting your children in the best hands. If you have special requirements, you may want to know if those carers will suit those requirements. On each profile it will have a bio, experience, qualifications, availability and fees section, so there’s no need to waste your time messaging anyone who isn’t suitable as you’ll know almost everything you need to know before hand. At the bottom they have their reviews and ratings too which is always important, direct reviews from parents of children who they have cared for previously is definitely something I would personally want to see. You can also find out the ages of some of the children they have cared for which gives you a better idea of their experience. I think knowing their previous experience can be extremely reassuring, particularly if you want to know if they can cater to your individual childs needs.
Finding childcare has never been made so easy. I know for one that before I discovered the site, I had no idea where I would look for childcare. I have family 40 minutes to an hour away and if I ever needed someone to look after my toddler in an emergency, I wouldn’t have anyone close enough by to ask so discovering this site has really put my mind at ease. Not only is the site so simple to navigate, but the amount of members means that the choice is endless and you’re guaranteed to find someone to look after your children last minute with so many options available.
In my area alone, it gave me 64 childminders within just 5 miles which is incredible. I’ll never be worrying about having to find someone to look after Reuben again with that many so close by to choose from. None with negative reviews either, bonus!
So what are you waiting for? Add childcare.co.uk to your favourites and next time you’re in need of some last minute help, you’ll know exactly where to go.