About us


Childcare.co.uk is the UK's largest online community of parents, childcare providers, household helpers, schools and private tutors.

Over 3 million people have used our service since we launched in 2009 and we've won lots of prestigious awards.

Our service can be accessed from our website and via our iOS and Android mobile apps, as well as our Amazon Alexa skill.

Find childcare, private tutors, schools & local families

Parents can search for local childcare services such as babysitters, registered childminders, nannies, private tutors and nurseries. Searching is easy using our postcode search facility which shows the approximate distance between the parent and the childcare provider.

- Find local childcare providers and tutors using our postcode search facility

- Read help and advice on how to research and check childcare providers to ensure that they are safe, trusted and qualified

- Read reviews of local childcare providers and tutors from other parents

- Contact childcare providers and tutors directly using our safe and secure private messaging system

- View direct contact details for most childcare providers and tutors including telephone numbers

- Pay childcare provider fees directly. There are no booking fees or agency fees

- Chat and network with other local parents and families

- Find parents looking for nanny share or other shared childcare

- Search for local schools and read school reviews and information

- Upgrade to a gold membership subscription to access all of our premium features including discounts at restaurants, cinemas, days out, shops, supermarkets & more

If you are an organisation, you can provide access to our service to all your employees by subscribing to our Employee Benefits scheme.

Childcare Providers and Tutors

Childcare.co.uk is the UK's largest professional organisation for childcare providers and tutors.

Childcare providers and tutors can add their profile to Childcare.co.uk at no charge. Simply choose which service you offer and enter other information such your experience, your qualifications, your fees and your availability.

- Receive enquiries from local parents via our website, mobile app, email and telephone

- Contact local parents and introduce them to your childcare and tutor services

- Connect with local schools, pre-schools and nurseries

- Chat and network with other childcare providers and tutors

- Access over 500 online information guides and over 400 online training courses from leading providers including Educare, Laser Learning and Virtual College. Plus, join our free childcare provider forums & online support groups and watch free live webinars and previous webinars on Webinar Player

- Upgrade to a gold membership subscription to access all of our premium features including free childminder, nanny, babysitter, maternity nurse, nursery nurse and tutor insurance plus discounts at restaurants, cinemas, days out, shops, supermarkets & more

Safe and Secure

Our proprietary messaging system is used by members to communicate safely and securely.  Parents and providers need not give out any personal contact information including their email address until they choose to do so.

Rate and Review

All childcare providers and tutors can be rated and reviewed by parents using our 5 star rating system.

In addition to the rating scores, parents can write their own custom written review of their experience. Childcare providers and tutors have the opportunity to respond to their reviews. All reviews and responses are displayed on our platform to help other parents decide which provider is most suitable for their needs.

Department for Education (DfE) SBRI Competition Winner

In October 2015, Childcare.co.uk were named the sole winner in a Department for Education (DfE) competition to find new innovative solutions to help parents seeking childcare connect with local childcare providers.

You can read the full DfE News Release on the GOV.UK website.

TV Advert

In 2020 we created our second Childcare.co.uk TV advert which you may have seen on national television.

Our Company

Childcare.co.uk is owned and operated by Childcare Limited, a private UK company run by a team of parents whose aim is to make life easier for families.

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Member benefits include:

  • Add a free profile detailing your requirements or services
  • Search by postcode for local members near you
  • Read and reply to messages for free
  • Optional paid services available