Childcare.co.uk helps parents seeking childcare connect with local childcare providers such as babysitters, nannies, registered childminders, nurseries and private tutors.
Parents simply choose the type of childcare they are looking for and enter their postcode to see a list of local childcare providers. Over 500,000 childcare providers are listed including babysitters, nannies, registered childminders and private tutors.
Each childcare provider has their own profile so you can read more about them and their services. Childcare provider profiles contain information such as My Qualifications, My Experience, My Availability and My Fees together with reviews from parents who have used their services.
Childcare.co.uk have over 1.7m UK customers and who have won numerous awards for their service.
‐ Free registration
‐ Search for local childcare providers or schools by postcode
‐ Add a free profile detailing your specific childcare requirements
‐ Receive and reply to enquiries from local childcare providers
‐ Read reviews of childcare providers from other parents
‐ Upgrade to gold membership to initiate contact with all childcare providers and to view direct contact details of childcare providers
CHILDCARE PROVIDER FEATURES
‐ Free registration
‐ Search for local parents seeking childcare or schools by postcode
- Upload your documents securely
‐ Add a free profile detailing your childcare services
‐ Receive and reply to enquiries from local parents
‐ Upgrade to gold membership to initiate contact with all local parents to offer your childcare services
The Childcare.co.uk app includes a secure messaging system so childcare providers and parents can communicate without having to reveal any personal details until they feel safe to do so. It's free to read and reply to messages received and free to message and contact gold members.
Please note that Childcare.co.uk are unable to verify the accuracy of any content posted on our platform by our members. Members must undertake their own vigorous checks, and references before entering into a contract with each other. You can read our safety advice in the Safety Centre on our website where there are also links to help and advice for checking childcare provider documentation.
“I have found the most fab nanny through your service. She has accepted my job offer, we have agreed terms of employment and everything is looking good for the future. Many thanks.”
“Just to say thanks. I needed a professional childminder for my little boy at the weekend - (on some Saturdays) and found Childcare UK easy to use. I have found a suitable person through the site and this has enabled me to go to work feeling content that my little one will be well taken care of.”
“I have found a wonderful au pair so please could you cancel my listing. Once again many thanks for your wonderful service.”
In this release, we've given the app UI a polish and fixed a number of bugs. We've also added the ability to require Touch or Face ID authentication when opening the app as an optional setting for extra security. This is off by default, but can be switched on if desired in the Settings screen in the app.
Ratings and ReviewsSee All
Overall very pleased
I often struggle to get childcare for my two kids primarily babysitting on weekends when me and my partner want to go out. Admittedly it would be a five star rating if I didn’t have to pay a fee to access all the information, but once I paid and had access to all the numbers I found the service very good. I like the fact that it’s very clearly set out; peoples availability, their going rate and their qualifications as I personally would prefer a babysitter to have qualifications if I don’t know who they are. The fee is not too expensive if you pay for one week which gives you the opportunity to take down peoples numbers and talk to babysitters and childcare professionals before the membership runs out. I will definitely re-purchase another membership further down the line when my children need a nanny or childminder when I go back to work.
App good (unfortunately only in theory)
Initially I was excited to use this app because I am in the middle of my training in Early Years and it is hard to find babysitting/nanny jobs in my area.
Once my account was accepted and I filled in all my details, I started looking for jobs and found many which suited me. All is good at this point.
Then, I try and CONTACT these parents - low and behold to find out I have to pay for Gold membership to do this. This app is super misleading - what’s the point of having the free version of all you can do is look on the profiles of parents or childminders, get your hopes up that you’ve found a good match and then find out you have to pay a lot of money in which people can’t afford.
App creators - please make messaging more accessible for all. I promise a lot more people would use the app and you can always get money from advertising instead.
I’m so disappointed with this app because I genuinely thought I had found a few jobs that I could have. Unfortunately as a student, I can’t afford to pay monthly membership on top of all my living bills. I will be deleting the app until I am able to message clients for free.
Developer Response ,
Thank you for your review. We were delighted to hear that you were excited about our app but were disappointed to read some of the claims you make. Free members can read and reply to messages that they receive. Free members can also initiate contact with paying members. As a free member it is possible find childcare jobs without paying anything and hundreds of thousands of childcare providers have done so. It would lovely to offer a completely free service but the costs of operating our platform amount to several millions of pounds per year and whilst your suggestion of selling advertising to fund our overheads is admirable, advertising revenue would only cover a tiny fraction of our operating costs and would lead to a much poorer customer experience. You are correct that a lot more people would use our app if it was completely free but that would be true of any business. A supermarket that didn't charge for any of its produce would also be significantly busier. If you would like to get in-touch with us at www.childcare.co.uk/contact then we will see if there is anything that we can do to restore your faith in us. Over 2 million people have used our service in the last 10 years. Best wishes Childcare.co.uk
Overall the app is good, HOWEVER.....
The app is good. However, as someone who’s looking for a job it might be helpful to have a filter for the age of the children. Wish there was information you have to fill in before moving on as finding a job is hard when people don’t give any information at all!! Wish you could hide or swipe on profiles you’ve seen so I don’t have to keep clicking on them. Many people don’t update their profile which is frustrating.
Recently the app keeps signing me out which is really annoying. Please fix this. I don’t want to keep being signed out every time I try to go back into the app.
Developer Response ,
Hi Charley, thanks for getting in touch and for leaving the review. We'll make a note of your suggestions. Sorry to hear about the issues with being signed out - if this continues, please try reinstalling the app from the App Store, and then if you need to please get in touch with our helpdesk at childcare.co.uk/contact where we'd be happy to offer personal support. Thanks!
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- One Week Gold Membership £12.99
- One Month Gold Membership £24.99
- Two Weeks Gold Membership £14.99
Up to six family members will be able to use this app with Family Sharing enabled.
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