Having family or friends babysit for you can be free, flexible, convenient and have the advantage that they already know your child. But, they are not registered or inspected.
It is the parent’s responsibility to make sure that their child is looked after safely.
If you want help with childcare costs through Working Tax Credit, Universal Credit, Tax-free childcare or Childcare Vouchers you need to use a provider registered with Ofsted or a nationally accredited provider.
Search our services section to find babysitters.