About us


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

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

Parents - 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 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

- Read help and advice on how to research and check childcare providers

- 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 gold membership to access all of our premium features

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, 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 350 online information guides and over 100 online training courses from Educare, Laser Learning and Virtual College. Plus join our free childcare provider forums and online support groups.

- Upgrade to gold membership to access all of our premium features

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.

Our Company

Childcare.co.uk is owned and operated by International New Media Limited, a private UK company run by a team of entrepreneurs who have been responsible for several other successful businesses.

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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