Finding Childcare

Finding Childcare

Parental Choice provide expert childcare search & selection support solutions for working parents. Our services are aimed at helping parents combine long-term careers with the right care for their children, making returning to work easier, or supporting them as they relocate with minimum stress.

We offer step-by-step guidance on every available option, from a nanny, nursery or childminder, to au pair or school. This is supplemented by professional legal and payroll support for parents who employ a nanny, through the administration of Payroll, Pensions & Contracts.

Finding the right childcare for your children can be very daunting. After all there are a variety of childcare options available. These include:

When assessing your childcare options, it helps to decide which features are essential, which you would really like, and which you would like but could live without.

Deciding which option is best for you depends on a number of factors, and the questions below can help you make this decision.

Should childcare be close to work or home?

When choosing childcare it is necessary to decide if you want your childcare to be close to your work or home, or even both if possible. If you are ill, it can be preferable to have your childcare near home so that you don’t have far to go to drop your child off. It also makes it simpler for your partner to take your child to  nursery/childminder if they do not usually do so. You can even have your childcare take place at home, by employing a nanny for example.

However, it may also be beneficial for you that your child is cared for at a location close to work. This minimizes travelling time, which must be considered as most day care starts after 8am, so the time taken to travel to work and back must be taken into account. Would rush hour traffic mean that you couldn’t arrive at the childcare setting in time? Would you be able to get there quickly in an emergency? We can help you find childcare in the perfect location, contact us today to find out more.

How to choose the right childcare?

When trying to find childcare, it will become clear that the UK market is diverse and full of choices. While this is good, it can be overwhelming to put together a childcare package with so many options on offer. Parental Choice can help you as parents select a childcare provider who understands your parenting styles and who will fulfil all of your needs, ensuring happiness and security for both yourselves and your children.

Why should I use Parental Choice to search for my childcare options when I can do it myself?

Searching for the best possible childcare solution is time consuming and stressful, and it is this that attracts most of our clients to us. We save you time and effort by meeting your childcare criteria and doing all of the hard work for you. Find out what our customers say about us by reading our testimonials.

Parental Choice offers parents a comprehensive childcare search service.

Whatever type of childcare you are looking for, we can provide clear, concise and detailed information to help you make the right choice. Maternity nurse, childminder, nursery, nanny or school, we can help find the right childcare for you.

What does a childcare search by Parental Choice involve?

We start each search by first gaining an in-depth understanding of your childcare requirements and listening to what you have to say about you and your children.

Our expert and experienced childcare search team will then contact a wide range of childcare providers – sometimes as many as 100 or even more – to match your requirements.

We will then provide you with an in-depth childcare report which will list all available places that match your requirements and are, in the case of a school, nursery or child-minder, rated good or outstanding by Ofsted.

The report will show what each option offers, along with the distance from your home/work, with map.

You can always call Parental Choice if you have any further questions

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