I don’t know about you but for us finding childcare isn’t very easy. Unless you have retired grandparents or parents to help then it’s really down to your friends and siblings. And it’s likely they have kids of their own to look after.
We have a couple of people to ask to help with childcare. However it might be we want to do something with these people, like a nice meal out, but can’t because they are usually our babysitters!
In cases like this it’s important for parents to find a reliable babysitter from a trusted source. You could ask other parents if they use a babysitter and ask for their information. You could swap childcare with friends and take it in turns to help each other out.
Alternatively you could look to someone like Childcare.co.uk to source a reliable babysitter or childminder in your local area. Childcare.co.uk is the UK’s largest childcare website who have helped over 1.8 million people find childcare or childcare work since they launched in 2009. They have asked me to take a look at their website and share my thoughts and opinions with you.