News collaborates with HEROES to provide childcare support to NHS workers

5th May 2020 are pleased to announce a collaboration with HEROES, a not-for-profit organisation, to provide childcare support to frontline NHS workers during the COVID-19 pandemic. … read more

Updating your First Aid and Safeguarding Training

24th April 2020

During the Coronavirus pandemic, we are receiving a lot of requests from childminders and other early years childcare providers about what they should do about their first aid, safeguarding and other training. … read more

Free Coronavirus tests for Childminders & Early Years Workers

24th April 2020

The government have expanded their Coronavirus testing programme to offer free Coronavirus tests to all essential workers who have symptoms that may relate to Covid-19. Family members or other individuals who live with essential workers who exhibit symptoms can also get a free test. … read more

Nearly a sixth of childcare providers set to close permanently due to Covid-19

22nd April 2020

As the coronavirus lockdown continues in the UK, we wanted to find out how this has impacted our childcare provider members, so we asked more than 2,000 nurseries and registered childminders how the covid-19 pandemic has affected them and if they plan on permanently closing as a result. … read more

Nearly 1 in 4 parents say they are more likely to home school their children after the Coronavirus pandemic is over

9th April 2020

As if parents don't have enough to do right now - looking after their children, working from home, caring for older relatives, family and neighbours, cooking, cleaning and trying to juggle their finances. … read more

Free messaging for all NHS staff to help critical workers find childcare during Coronavirus crisis

7th April 2020 are pleased to announce that our platform now allows free messaging for all NHS staff throughout the Coronvirus crisis. … read more

Out-of-hours free emergency childcare for NHS workers

5th April 2020

Last week, we launched a new free service to allow NHS workers and childcare providers advertising on our platform the ability to message each other for free. … read more

Would you hire a Virtual Nanny?

27th March 2020

Earlier this week we announced the launch of our new Virtual Tutor service to help connect parents with tutors remotely.  With schools closed, many parents are worried about their childrens' education and using an off-site tutor for their children via video calling platforms such as Skype, FaceTime, Google Hangouts and WhatsApp is a safe and easy way for children to get expert help with their studies. … read more

Financial support for self-employed Childminders announced by the chancellor

26th March 2020

What help is on offer for childminders? The chancellor has announced a financial support package for self-employed individuals and specifically mentioned childminders in his speech. … read more

The Rise of the Virtual Tutor - the safe way to educate

25th March 2020

With schools closed for the majority of children and most parents working from home, life at the moment for most  parents is especially challenging. … read more

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