There are many reason you may be looking for childcare as a parent , you may be returning back to work , looking for schools or quite simply if you need some couple time and are looking for a babysitter. It’s not always easy getting all of this information from a trusted source all in one place.
This is where childcare.co.uk comes in handy they are a website that specialises in childcare. They have just hit 2 million users on the site and it’s the largest U.K. childcare provider and platform.
The site is packed with information on every type of childcare including –
- Au pairs
- Nursery nurses
- Maternity nurses
- Private tutors
- Childcare jobs
I love how easy the site is to use and the way everything is clearly labeled. When you go in to each subsection you can search by postcode , distance away from where you live and then filter by preference. Also each childcare provider you search has a profile so you are able to view their information which includes experience and qualifications , important documents , availability and price charged.
You can also see if hey have a DBS check and read any reviews that others have left which is great and gives loads of reassurance when deciding on which provider to go with. You can register with the site and create your own profile which I thought was a great idea as you can let people know what you are looking for.
As a parent choosing childcare can be one of the hardest hurdles we face. At times we are not ready to leave them , or go back to work. Your childcare decision is massive so I think a site like this is such a valuable tool to help guide you and make those all important decisions and also for reassurance.
On the flip side too you can also look for childcare jobs. whilst doing this you can also create a profile and register with the site. It allows you to search for local jobs and search the profiles of parents looking for childcare. There is a feature for talking to parents and also online training which is fantastic for anyone seeking employment.
One of my favourite features was the schools tab , you can search many different types of schools and look at their profiles , containing all of the relevant information and reviews which makes it much easier when making decisions on schooling.
I would thoroughly recommend this site if you are looking to get some childcare for whatever stage you are at. It’s so packed with such valuable information that you are bound to find the answers you are looking for.