Post in association with Childcare.co.uk
One of the things I love most about modern technology is the ability to find anything online, choose the best one, and have it booked and ready within minutes.
When I’m in proper cities, where THINGS HAPPEN, I’m a sucker for apps like Uber and Deliveroo. I know I should probably be dining out at independent restaurants and hiring cabs from local taxi agencies and what not, but honestly, who wouldn’t want a burrito brought to them basically IN BED? Plus it’s peace of mind knowing that everything is so regulated and controlled, that Uber knows where Bob in a Prius is taking me, and that I can see exactly how long it will be before my katsu curry arrives on a moped.
‘If only there was something similar for childcare’, I thought, ‘so you could find someone totally reliable online to look after your children for a bit.’ You know, for when Netflix is off line.
And then I found out that there was and I honestly don’t know how more people haven’t discovered this before.
Childcare.co.uk allows you to search for and connect with babysitters, childminders, nannies, nurseries, private tutors and schools and also allows childcare providers to advertise their services. The site has more than 1.5 million users nationwide and is the largest online community for parents in the UK, having launched in 2009.
Pretty impressive stats, as an ex boyfriend once said to me.
Not only is it great for finding a local babysitter that you can trust, (rather than just the random teen from down the street), you can find anything from schools in the local area to private midwives. There are loads of private tutors too, which would be really handy for me as Belle is about to take her GCSEs and is a little lacking in the self-motivation department.
I tested out the Childcare.co.uk website to see if it really was as straightforward as ordering a quick delivered pizza. (Belle’s favourite meal, obviously.) View Post