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January 2014

Annual Childcare Report 2014

13th January 2014

Our Annual Childcare Report featured on BBC News
Related Link: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/education-25683798

13th January 2014

Our Annual Childcare Report featured on BBC News
Related Link:http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/education-25685652

13th January 2014

Our Annual Childcare Report featured on Yahoo
Related Link: http://uk.news.yahoo.com/childcare-costs-soar-19-000231738.html#UuAJUQG

13th January 2014

Our Annual Childcare Report featured on The Information Daily
Related Link: http://www.theinformationdaily.com/2014/01/15/increasing-childcare-costs-squeeze-already-stretched-families

13th January 2014

Our Annual Childcare Report featured on AOL Money
Related Link: http://money.aol.co.uk/2014/01/15/childcare-costs-soar-19-in-year/

13th January 2014

Our Annual Childcare Report featured on MSN UK.
Related Link: http://news.uk.msn.com/uk/childcare-costs-soar-19percent-in-year-1

13th January 2014

Our Annual Childcare Report featured on Financialadvice.co.uk
Related Link: http://www.financialadvice.co.uk/news/householdbills/20140113/childcare-costs-rose-by-19pc-last-year-according-to-parenting-website.html

13th January 2014

Our Annual Childcare Report featured in the Mirror Online
Related Link: http://www.mirror.co.uk/money/personal-finance/rising-childcare-costs-preventing-25-3016242

13th January 2014

Our Annual Childcare Report featured in the Mail Online
Related Link: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2538339/Babysitter-Thats-10-hour-Cost-soars-20-year-huge-rise-holding-parents-returning-work.html?ITO=1490&ns_mchannel=rss&ns_campaign=1490

13th January 2014

Our Annual Childcare Report featured on the UK National News
Related Link: http://www.4rfv.co.uk/nationalnews.asp?id=174318

Annual Childcare Report 2014

12th January 2014

Childcare costs have have risen 19% over the past year
Related Link: http://www.findababysitter.com/assets/resources/A4_annual_childcare_report_2014.pdf


October 2013

The teachers on strike have forgotten why they entered education

October 23rd 2013

A word from Tom Harrow, CEO of Findababysitter.com and Dad of two
Related Link: http://www.theinformationdaily.com/2013/10/23/the-teachers-on-strike-have-forgotten-why-they-entered-education

Parents face £1.2bn childcare bill over teachers' strike

October 17th 2013

Findababysitter.com provide statistics which reveal that the teachers' strike will cost parents £1.2bn to cover childcare
Related Link: http://www.independent.co.uk/news/education/education-news/a-gloomy-maths-lesson-parents-face-12bn-childcare-bill-over--teachers-strike-says-charity-8887006.html

Schools shut as teachers strike

October 18th 2013

Findababysitter.com reveal that there has been a 77% rise in emergency childcare adverts being posted since news of the strikes
Related Link:http://news.uk.msn.com/schools-shut-as-teachers-strike

Chaos over teachers strike

October 17th 2013

Childcare search site Findababysitter.com reveal parents are paying out up to £100 for emergency care, amounting to £1.2 billion in total
Related Link: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2465255/Teachers-strike-protesters-spent-afternoon-PUB.html#ixzz2i0FDeDM4

Teachers' strike demo takes place in Bristol

October 17th 2013

Findababysitter.com reveal parents are paying out up to £100 for emergency care, whilst their children are off school
Related Link:http://www.thisiswiltshire.co.uk/news/10746354.Teachers__strike_demo_takes_place_in_Bristol/

Parents may have to pay up to £98 for emergency childcare

October 17th 2013

There has been a 77% surge in demand for emergency childcare in areas affected by the strike
Related Link:http://www.workingmums.co.uk/working-mums-magazine/news/7431032/parents-may-have-had-to-pay-up-to-98-for-emergency-childcare-to-cover-teacher-strike.thtml

Teachers' strike hits lone parents' pockets

October 17th 2013

Teachers' strike action across primary and secondary schools in England is said to have caused a financial and childcare headache for many lone parents today
Related Link:http://parentingsolo.co.uk/teachers-strike-hits-lone-parents-pockets/635


September 2013

'Back in Business' getting 100K parents back to work.

September 24th 2013

Findababysitter.com launches 'Back in Business' campaign helping 100K parents get back to work, after revealing that 7 in 10 unemployed parents want nothing more.
Related Link: http://recruitmentbuzz.co.uk/findababysitter-com-launches-back-in-business-campaign-helping-100k-parents-get-back-to-work-after-revealing-that-7-in-10-unemployed-parents-want-nothing-more-2/

'Back in Business' campaign launched

September 24th 2013

Today, Findababysitter.com has launched their 'Back in Business' campaign - to help a minimum of 100K parents get back to work.
Related Link: http://www.hrreview.co.uk/supplier-news/supplier-recruitment/findababysitter-com-launches-back-in-business-campaign-helping-100k-parents-get-back-to-work/48773

Findababysitter.com launches 'Back in Business' to get 100k parents back to work

September 23rd 2013

The Findababysitter.com 'Back in Business' campaign aims to educate parents and employers around all the childcare options available, rather than relying on the limited advice that local government websites provide.
Related Link: http://www.recruiter.co.uk/news/2013/09/findababysittercom-launches-back-in-business-to-get-100k-parents-back-to-work/

Getting 100k Parents Back in Business

September 23rd 2013

Findababysitter.com have made a pledge to help 100k parents back to work. 
Related Link: http://www.findababysitter.com/assets/upload/national-press-release-final-1.pdf


July 2013

Stratospheric childcare costs continue to increase

July 18th 2013

Figures based from members of Findababysitter.com reveal cost of childcare has increased by 4%
Related Link:http://www.theinformationdaily.com/2013/07/18/stratospheric-childcare-costs-continue-to-increase

Not Enough Time Out for Parents

July 2nd 2013

Parents aren't taking enough time our from their kids
Related Link: http://www.femalefirst.co.uk/parenting/parenting-news-parents-arent-taking-enough-time-out-from-their-kids-298885.html

Public Health Warning

July 1st 2013

40% of parents in the UK are taking less than half the 'healthy amount' of 'time out' from their children
Related Link: http://www.findababysitter.com/assets/upload/time_out.pdf


April 2013

Cost of Childcare is slowly decreasing

April 22nd 2013

Childcare costs have decreased by 2% since 2012. Statistics by Findababysitter.com
Related Link: http://www.femalefirst.co.uk/parenting/parenting-news-cost-of-childcare-289470.html

Hourly Childcare Rates Dip Slightly

April 22nd 2013

The cost of childcare has dropped in the UK since 2012. Statistics by Findababysitter.com
Related Link: http://www.expressandstar.com/business/uk-money/2013/04/21/hourly-childcare-rates-dip-slightly/

Childcare Costs Down 3% in 3 Months

April 22nd 2013

A new study conducted by Findababysitter.com has shown that the cost of childcare in West Yorkshire has decreased.
Related Link: http://www.pulse.co.uk/news/local/childcare-costs-down-2-in-3-months/

Hourly Childcare Rates Dip

April 22nd 2013

The cost of childcare has fallen slightly over the last few months. 
Related Link: http://money-news.money.aol.co.uk/article/2013/04/22/hourly_childcare_rates_dip_slightly

Hourly Childcare Rates Dip Slightly

April 22nd 2013

The cost of childcare has fallen slightly in the recent months.
Related Link: http://news.silobreaker.com/hourly-childcare-rates-dip-slightly-5_2266765777552015390


March 2013

Importance of first aid for families

March 2nd 2013

The importance of first aid for families highlighted by Findababysitter.com survey
Related Link: http://www.madeformums.com/mums-and-dads/importance-of-first-aid-for-families-highlighted-by-new-survey/26377.html


February 2013

Importance of first aid 

February 25th 2013

Dr Hilary was feature on ITV's Daybreak, talking about the statistc's found in Findababysitter.com's survey.
Related Link: http://www.itv.com/daybreak/

Parents don't know basic first aid

February 25th 2013

The importance of knowing basic first aid, so you can help a child in crisis. 
Related Link: http://www.femalefirst.co.uk/parenting/news-on-parenting-281442.html


January 2013

Care costs keep parents on benefits

January 21st 2013

Our Annual Childcare Report in The Scotsman.
Related Link: http://www.scotsman.com/news/scottish-news/top-stories/care-costs-keep-parents-on-benefits-1-2748639

Childcare 'puts off job-seekers'

January 21st 2013

Our Annual Childcare Report in The Shropshire Star.
Related Link: http://www.shropshirestar.com/shropshire-business/money/uk-money/2013/01/21/childcare-puts-off-job-seekers/

Childcare costs keep a quarter of parents on the dole, says study

January 21st 2013

Our Annual Childcare Report in The Huffington Post.
Related Link: http://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/2013/01/20/childcare-costs-parents-dole_n_2516880.html?utm_hp_ref=uk

Cost of Childcare keeps 2.8 million out of jobs

January 20th 2013

Our Annual Childcare Report featured in The Sunday Times.
Related Link: http://www.thesundaytimes.co.uk/sto/news/uk_news/Society/article1198011.ece

Managing the Costs of Childcare

January 20th 2013

Our Annual Childcare Report featured in The Express.
Related Link:http://www.express.co.uk/posts/view/372017/Managing-the-costs-of-childcare-

Childcare costs rise 6% in past three months alone, says survey

January 20th 2013

Our Annual Childcare Report featured in The Guardian.
Related Link: http://www.guardian.co.uk/money/2013/jan/20/childcare-costs-rise-three-months-survey

'So, minister, do you really think you could care for eight children at once?'

January 20th 2013

Findababysitter.com mentioned in The Guardian's article about changes to nursery rations proposed by childcare minister, Liz Truss.
Related Link: http://m.guardian.co.uk/money/2013/jan/20/better-way-look-after-children


December 2012

Working dad: organisation is key

December 13th 2012

Tom Harrow, our CEO, speaks to the Guardian about balancing work and fatherhood.
Related Link: http://careers.guardian.co.uk/working-dad-organisation-is-key

Growth industry: babysitting is booming

December 13th 2012

Findababysitter.com is featured in the Sun Employment section. 
Related link: Watch this space!

Is Kate looking for a royal nanny?

December 10th 2012

We spotted an advert for a nanny that we think might be from a very famous mum-to-be... 
Related links: Female First, Parent Dish

Did you know...the average cost of childcare in the South is 22% greater in the North than in the South?

December 1st 2012

Findababysitter.com is featured in the January edition of Right Start.. 
Related link: Watch this space!


November 2012

Findababysitter.com are making childcare even more affordable.

November 15th 2012

Findababysitter.com's 'Refer a Friend' campaign rewards existing members for recommending the website to their friends.
Related Link: http://www.femalefirst.co.uk/parenting/news+on+parenting-266473.html

Click with your customers

November 15th 2012

Laura Przybek, Findababysitter.com's Head of Marketing, gives her view on email marketing in Marketing Week.
Related Link: http://www.marketingweek.co.uk/strategies-and-tactics/click-with-your-customers/4004585.article


October 2012

The Grandparents' Association launches new app.

October 30th 2012

Findababysitter.com supports the launch of the Grandparents' Association app.
Related Link: http://www.femalefirst.co.uk/parenting/news+on+parenting-264099.html

Want a Nanny?  Head North or Get Online. 

October 18th 2012

Findababysitter.com reveals the true cost of childcare up and down the country.
Related Link: http://www.express.co.uk/posts/view/352872/Want-a-Nanny-Head-North-or-Get-Online-


April 2012

Findababysitter.com CEO interviewed on LBC Radio

April 27th 2012

Related Link: http://www.lbc.co.uk

Findababysitter.com CEO, Tom Harrow mentioned in Lucy tobin’s latest book

April 21st 2012

Related Link: http://www.amazon.co.uk


July 2011

Findababysitter.com hits 100,000 members in the UK

July 29th 2011

Leading childcare search site findababysitter.com surpasses 100,000 member milestone as first UK
Related Link: http://news.yahoo.com/findababysitter-com-hits-100-000-members-uk-080019596.html


April 2011

Who’s the Nanny? Childcare Website Membership Hits 80k

April 5th 2011

Childcare website Findababysitter.com hit 80,000 members this week. The company, which uses postcode and geographic data to
Related Link: http://www.postcodeanywhere.co.uk/about-us/news-item.aspx?n=findababysitter


March 2011

Bespoke Childcare

March 21st 2011

When buying a house there is so much more to consider than price and size. Things like local schools, transport, local amenities and
Related Link: http://www.parenting.co.uk/help/childcare.cfm

How to… Choose your Childcare

March 11th 2011 

The recession may have impacted the number of births across Britain over the last few years, but 2011 is already shaping up differently.
Related Link: http://www.coutts.com/news-and-insights/coutts-woman/2011/march/regulars/how-to/#


February 2011

Leading Childcare Website First in the UK to Offer Background Checks

February 15th 2011

Experian Background Checks now offer parents additional security when searching for childcare online at Findababysitter.com.
Related Link: http://www.prweb.com/releases/2011/02/prweb5068154.htm


November 2010

The Good Web Guide is the definitive guide to the best websites on the internet - and we were lucky enough to be shortlisted and highly commended 

November 26th 2010

Related link: http://www.thegoodwebguide.co.uk/website-of-the-year/awards-2010/highly-commended-sites-2010/findababysitter/13070


March 2010

Faking it: the WorkingMums' Guide to Easter Childcare

March 9th 2010

It's that time of year again - and no sooner have you dealt with one holiday childcare nightmare than another holiday rears its head. 
Related link: http://www.workingmums.co.uk/working-mums-magazine/all/886428/faking-it-the-working-mums-guide-to-easter-childcare.thtml


January 2010

Findababysitter.com: Using the Internet to find a babysitter

January 28th 2010

Oh how I love the Internet. It has, in turns, inspired, delighted, saddened and helped me. It has also enabled me to shop from the comfort of my sofa, which is probably not a good thing. 
Related link: http://www.parentdish.co.uk/2010/01/28/findababysitter-com-using-the-internet-to-find-a-babysitter/

Findababysitter.com raises more money for expansion

January 7th 2010

Well, who knew. It turns out trying to hire a baby sitter is actually a pretty competitive space online. In the US, there are three big players:
Related link: http://techcrunch.com/2010/01/07/findababysitter-com-raises-more-money-for-expansion/


August 2009

Q&A: Tom Harrow on childcare search site Findababysitter.com

August 6th 2009

Findababysitter.com has been going for around two years now, and recently relaunched the site after receiving a second round of funding.
The site works allows parents to search for nannies and childminders in their local area
Related link: http://econsultancy.com/uk/blog/4375-qa-tom-harrow-on-childcare-search-site-findababysitter-com

60 second start-up: Findababysitter.com

August 6th 2009

Tom Harrow settles down to take his Smarta grilling.
0-5 seconds: Sum your business up in a sentence
Findababysitter.com offers the tools to parents to be able to find childcarers with specific skills in their local area. Rather than having to pay £1000's to a Nanny Agency
Related link: http://www.smarta.com/advice/starting-up/starting-your-own-business/60-second-start-up-findababysittercom