As a parent of nursery age children, you need a backup plan for when your usual childcare arrangements fall through.
After all, friends and family are not always available at the last minute.
The majority of nurseries and childminders you'll find on our website have been used and recommended by individual parents. If there's a local nursery or childminder you would like to be able to use that isn't registered with us, please let us know.
Nurseries booked through Emergency Childcare are regulated by Ofsted (and other appropriate regulatory bodies).
You can book a nursery place as little as 30 minutes before a nursery opens, assuming there is availability. If in doubt, call us.
Emergency Childcare members often take the time to research their available options prior to booking.
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