When you have young children it's not a case of if you have a breakdown in your usual childcare but when.
All English and Welsh based Emergency Childcare childminders are Ofsted registered and verified members of PACEY/CSSIW. Our Scottish based childminders are verified members of the SCMA and are regulated by the Care Inspectorate (SCSWIS).
The majority of childminders and nurseries you'll find on our website have been used and recommended by individual parents. If there's a local childminder you would like to be able to use that isn't already on our website, please let us know.
Childminders registered with us need 1-2 hours' notice, and will accept bookings as short as 4 hours. If in doubt, call our team.
Childminders can be a really cost effective option for parents needing last minute childcare. Prices are set by the childminders themselves. Their hourly rates range from £4.00 to £15.00 per hour.
Typically an emergency childminder will be about £7.00 per hour.
We advise parents who sign up with Emergency Childcare to do a little research, so when you do need to use us you know exactly who your local childminders are.
Our members can:
Plus members get access to our Work+Family Experts and a wealth of childcare knowledge in our Help Centre.
Childminders care in their own home for children aged 3 months up to 12 years. The majority of childminders on our website have been used and recommended to our service by individual parents. More about our childminders
Our last minute on call nannies look after newborns up to 16 year olds in your home. Sourced via our collaboration with the UK's leading nanny agencies, we insist on only the best nannies for our members. More about our nannies
Nursery spaces can be booked for children aged 3 months up to 5 years. Members have access to over 800 Ofsted regulated nurseries. Many nurseries have been recommended to us by parents. More about our nurseries
A wealth of help and support, plus many great free resources, all in one place. Available 24/7. Visit Help Centre