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

7th April 2020


Childcare.co.uk are pleased to announce that our platform now allows free messaging for all NHS staff throughout the Coronvirus crisis.

During this unprecedented global emergency, it is critical that NHS staff do not have to worry about where to go to find childcare.  As the UK's largest childcare platform, we are the natural choice for anyone seeking local childcare and we feel it is important that NHS staff should not have to pay to find childcare during these troubled times.

The Childcare.co.uk platform allows all NHS staff to find and securely contact over 150,000 childcare providers including registered childminders, nannies, babysitters, nurseries and private tutors.

To access our messaging service for free, NHS staff simply need to register using a nhs.uk, nhs.net or doctors.org.uk email address.

Any NHS workers that do not have an NHS email address can register using any other email address and can upload a copy of their NHS card or other official NHS identity document for validation. Once validated, free messaging will be activated on their account.

Over 4500 frontline NHS staff have already registered for the service.

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Richard Conway, founder of Childcare.co.uk, said:

"Finding childcare is a huge worry for NHS staff at a time when these critical workers are already going above and beyond at every level. It's been wonderful to see so many organisations pulling together to help the country in its fight against Coronavirus and everyone should do their bit to help.

"At Childcare.co.uk, we are privileged to have access to over 150,000 childcare providers and opening up our messaging platform for free to NHS staff is our way of saying a huge thank you for all their hard work, care and dedication to helping save lives."

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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