Tuesday 7 January 2020

Finding Childcare Made Easy with Childcare.co.uk

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When you become parents it often feels like your own social life takes a rapid decline, that was definitely the case for me and my husband anyway. Whilst some people are lucky enough to have lots of family or friends who are willing and able to babysit, there are so many others who, like myself don't have that option. Which means when it comes to going out, its with the kids or not at all for us! 

However I recently discovered a fantastic website which is a total game changer when it comes to regaining a little bit of me time and finding childcare, Childcare.co.uk

The website is the simple, easy and convenient way to find local childcare & babysitters (and more!) in your area at the click of a button. 

Childcare.co.uk allows you to search for a range of childcare services including babysitters, childminders, nanny's, doulas, tutors and even private midwives by simply selecting the service you need and then typing in your postcode. The website then creates a range of search results for your area, with each provider having a profile with information about themselves, their location and what they can offer. 

Once you receive your search results the website then gives you the chance to personalise your search further by allowing you to change the distance the provider is based from your postcode (between 1 mile and 10 miles). You can then also filter your results to show people with specific skills or qualifications etc. For babysitters I was able to select to only show people who were first aid trained, DBS checked, people with newborn or special needs experience plus many more options too! 

I really liked just how much you could personalise your search, meaning you only got results that were a great fit for what you are looking for. This definitely eliminates the time spent scrolling through irrelevant results or providers which may not be quite what you are looking for. Plus once you do have your search results all the information you need is right there. Enabling you to shortlist your results and contact each provider personally to discuss what you are looking for. 

Each person has a profile on Childcare.co.uk which lists all the information you could really need to know. It tells you a little about the person, their experience and qualifications as well as a chart showing their availability and what days they can offer. The profile also shows their fees and even a review section where people who have previously used the provider can leave honest feedback. 

I was pleasantly surprised to discover that, even once I had narrowed down the search area to just 2 miles from my home postcode that there were 19 babysitters still to choose from. I had no idea there were so many babysitters in our area and it has certainly given me and my husband some options if we do decide we want to have a date night once in a while. 

After having a really good browse through the website I have been so impressed with how easy it is to navigate and with over 2 million users to the site I can't be the only one to think that too! I can see the site being a great resource for so many parents/carers for looking for a range of childcare services and I know I will be keeping it in mind for the future if me and my husband ever need a baby sitter for our two cheeky little ones!

If you are ever looking for a babysitter, childminder, nursery provider or any other childcare provider then I would thoroughly recommend visiting Childcare.co.uk as your first port of call. They will be able to provide you with a complete list of almost everyone in your area that can help and all at the click of a few buttons. 

Our babies and children are the most precious things in our lives and whilst we want to be there every moment of the day, sometimes that just isn't possible. So for times when it isn't make sure you are leaving them in the hands of someone you trust! 


**This is a collaborative post in which I received a fee.**


  1. Such a fantastic idea and I will definitely be checking it out! As a single parent with zero childcare, I am aware I need to get out and about but finding a babysitter is never easy. This would really make life easier... I wonder how many babysitters there are in my area! Sim x

  2. This website looks perfect for all busy parents. If I had a child I would definitely try it!

  3. This sounds so useful. I wish I had known about it when we had to live in Cambridge for a little while. We had no friends or family nearby so we were basically stuck for childcare...

  4. Childcare.co.uk is such a fantastic resource, I've managed to find a number of fantastic local people through this - we are quite lucky to have many people who offer childcare in such a tiny village.

  5. How good is this. It is super important to source the right childcare so sites like this help alot x

  6. Oh - this looks amazing! Like you, we didn't have any family around when our children were small, so any nights out were very few and far between. My mother-in-law has recently moved near to us, otherwise I would have been straight on the case!

  7. I love the idea of this service. perfect for those parents or guardians that need to know their children are in safe hands.

  8. This website is a great resource and perfect for finding childcare options near you. A review section is a great idea too

  9. With families no longer living just around the corner from each other, sites like this are invaluable for helping with childcare and babysitting duties

  10. This sounds like such a great resources for finding childcare. It's so important to find quality care for our children.