Take back more of your own time thanks to bubble, a cool new app that lets parents book childcare on-demand in just a few taps… It’s got the immediacy of uber, but instead you’re connecting with the nannies and babysitters your friends know and trust. Whether it’s Facebook, school or a professional network like she.space, bubble will show both the parent and sitter their mutual social connections.
bubble was started by two dads, Ari Last and Adrian Murdock, as a way to help parents with little or no childcare support reclaim more of their own time. Short sits, long sits, evening, daytime, school pick-ups, whatever you need…bubble it! There’s no ongoing subscription, parents just pay a small admin fee of £3.50, which is less than the glass of wine you’ll be sipping in the company of other adults with no children in sight.
We gave bubble a serious test run over the summer holidays and fell in LOVE. It’s so easy to use – simply select the day and start time for the sit and bubble shows you everyone who is available and how you are connected to them. Every sitter is ID verified and background checked and the ‘Enhanced Check’ verification means a representative from bubble has met them in person as well. You can read ratings and reviews and pay the sitters through the app – yes, that’s right. No more searching the house for cash or having the ever so awkward ‘Here’s your money…can you go home please?’ chat at the end of the night.
Download the app visit bubble and start taking advantage of this new lifeline to freedom! Use code CCJXX and get £10 credit as our gift to you.
What’s the big deal?
We came across the app on social media and thought we had found the answer to our prayers – that is until we realised it wasn’t available outside of London. Never ones to let a little detail like that stop us, we got in touch with Ari and Adrian to tell them about all of us Surrey parents in desperate need of flexible childcare solutions. After a couple of coffee meetings, a bit of tech wizardry and a few awesome she.spacers who willingly shared their favourite sitters with us, bubble is now up and running with over 100 highly qualified nannies and babysitters from our local area.
This is a breath of fresh air for any mum trying to get a business off the ground. Regular childcare is incredibly expensive and unless you have a number of trusted sitters already in your network, you’re forced to go with second-hand options. What other choice do you have if you desperately need time during the day to think, create and do? We’re hoping that by partnering with bubble to bring its services to Surrey, we’re helping to give aspiring entrepreneurs more options when it comes to navigating the constant hustle of family life.
We’re popping bubbles for bubble!
To welcome our new friends to town we’re throwing a little party at The Cosy in Woking on the 12th October from 7:30pm. Mix and mingle with other she.space members, enjoy a cocktail (or two), shop the latest from Stella & Dot and nosh on some tasty Mexican street food from Araceli’s.
The fabulous Tom from Tattam’s Bar will be hosting a special cocktail masterclass, perfect for anyone who wants to learn more about the art of mixology. Limited spaces available and you must book in advance.