Work+Family Space

Childcare Choices

Having the right care in place is central to being able to combine work and family successfully. And it’s never been more important. As working parents adjust to new ways of working, they’re going to need to reevaluate their care needs and put new solutions in place. As we all know, no two family situations are the same. We provide one-to-one expert help and make the process quicker, easier and less stressful, with successful outcomes.

We recognise that to work effectively, working parents need to feel confident and content about their childcare arrangements. That's where Bright Horizons’ unique service comes into its own.

Our specialist consultants are here to advise and help your working parents find the right type of regular care with the provider that's right for them and their family.

They understand all the issues, challenges and potential pitfalls in choosing and finding care, whether for a new parent or wraparound care in the school years.

One-to-one phone or video conference consultations with Childcare specialists based in the UK can be quickly and easily arranged.

The carefully matched consultant will take time to understand the individual’s needs and family situation, providing information and advice to support the individual in their search for appropriate care. They’ll follow this up with a summary of advice, relevant guides and signposting to relevant resources.

Some of areas we cover in Childcare Choices

  • Guidance on how to choose the right care for the needs of your family and your working arrangements.
  • Advice on finding a nursery, nanny, childminder, au pair, after school care or other childcare.
  • Template wording for advertising for a nanny, where relevant.
  • The contractual side of hiring a nanny.
  • What to look out for in group settings such as nurseries and childminders
  • Guidance on interviewing in-home carers and visiting settings.
  • Tips and signposting on how to manage tax and insurance for nannies.

Feedback from our Clients’ employees:

“Thank you so much for all this wonderful information and for your time yesterday. In all seriousness, you are brilliant! Not only do I feel more clear and confident in what to look for and how to make my future choices; but I also found my time with you extremely therapeutic, your manner is very professional and conveys a breath of expertise and you helped normalise some of my more anxious thoughts. Thank you so much, I very much appreciate your time!”

“I was not even aware of this service until a colleague mentioned it to me. I think this is a fantastic service, very professional but also very empathetic and it was so good to talk to someone not actually connected to the situation. The consultant mentioned things I hadn't even thought about. I am very appreciative and would recommend the service to anyone. Thank you!”

“Response was brilliant and immediate, and Lena was wonderful and so helpful, listening carefully and making brilliant suggestions as well as sending a detailed and wonderful follow up email.”

“Very good, very thorough.  I have been stressed about this and the advice is gratefully received.  Things I hadn't thought about and information received is great.”