Creative Childcare

We want to inspire your children in what they love doing.

  • Our aim is to fire up your children’s passions and interests
  • We are available after school, weekends, half days, evenings and holidays to look after your children! In fact, we can help inspire your children whenever you’d like us to
  • We have over 300 fantastic Role Models across London who can inspire your children with anything from music, sport, art, drama, cooking, making, learning and for those with additional needs

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About our Role Models

All of them have been:

  • DBS checked
  • Reference checked
  • Interviewed by our team
  • Speak fluent English
  • Have extensive childcare experience

A number of our Role Models have:

  • Special needs experience
  • First Aid training
  • A clean driving license

Our ongoing Role Models can normally commit to a minimum of 3 months, potentially longer depending on your requirements (e.g. after-school care or full time roles in the holidays).

 

Some examples of why we’re different:

  1. If your son is a budding tennis player then you can either pick a run-of-the-mill babysitter (who can’t keep up) or we can find an ad hoc or ongoing Role Model who loves playing sport as much as he does! 
  2. If your daughter enjoys being a drama queen then why not let us match her with a trained performer?

Whether it’s playing the trombone, helping with homework after-school or playing sport we aim to provide a fun Role Model that best suits each family’s requirements – on an ad hoc or regular basis.  You can rest assured that they’ll be more impressive than a typical nanny, manny or babysitter!

For more details or to make a booking please contact us either via email (info@rolemodels.me), phone (+44 20 3637 7107) or  you can message us on our ‘Want Some Help?’ chat tool.

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Creative Childcare FAQs

We want to inspire children to create and learn, whilst having fun at the same time.  Not only do our Role Models have extensive childcare experience but they are also lucky enough to be super talented in at least one of music, arts & crafts, drama, sport or homework (whilst many also come with other talents such as cooking or languages).  What’s more, they all love sharing their passion with children.

This means if your son is a budding tennis player then you can either pick a run-of-the-mill babysitter (who can’t keep up) or we can find a Role Model who loves playing sport as much as he does!  Similarly, if your daughter enjoys being a drama queen then why not let us match her with a trained performer?

Role Models travel to your London home and care for your child there. With your permission of course, they may also take your child out to explore the great sites that London has to offer.

All Role Models have been DBS checked (previously called CRB checks), reference checked, have extensive previous childcare experience, have been personally interviewed, speak English fluently and are over 18. The vast majority are personal recommendations.

Role Models travel to anywhere in London (defined as zones 1-6).

We have Role Models based in North, West, South and East London. We do have some Role Models who are prepared to travel to Surrey or St. Albans but their travel time and costs would need to be covered.

Some of our popular areas include: Battersea, Clapham, Wansdworth, Richmond, Putney, Wimbledon, Hampstead, Highgate, Camden, Belsize Park, Notting Hill, Kensington, Marylebone,  Hackney and Bethnal Green.

Numerous educational studies* have shown the positive impact that extra-curricular activities can have on a child’s creativity, cognitive & sensory development, spatial-temporal reasoning, social skills and self-esteem.  We wanted to encourage this development and have tons of fun along the way!

*Including:

Music and Cognitive Abilities, 2005;

Play = learning: How play motivates and enhances children’s cognitive and social-emotional growth, 2006;

Physical Education and Sports in Schools: A Review of Benefits and Outcomes, 2006

We look for experienced child carers who are talented, enthusiastic and dynamic (or ‘TED’ as we like to call it).  Our Role Models come from many walks of life but the majority are teachers, actors or musicians.

Artistically talented yet resourceful and fun, expect Jessie, Domitilla, Noa and other arts and crafts experts here at Role Models to share their creative minds with your child.  Whether it’s painting, making a cat out of papier mache, or even turning a basic set of materials into something homemade and wonderful, you can rely on Role Models to inspire your child and to have fun doing it.

We provide childcare for children of all ages.

Yes, some of our Role Models have experience teaching or caring for children with specific learning difficulties.

No, you have access to Role Models as often as you like.

A one-off £50 ‘new joiner’ fee applies for new customers (this fee covers gathering requirements, starting a search, reviewing profiles, and meeting our Role Models).

We charge £16.50 per hour (minimum 3 hour sessions) for our Creative Childcare Role Models.  Members pay £20 per month (or £200 per year) for unlimited access to our team of Role Models.   Non-members pay a £30 fee per session booked.  Our customers are invoiced at the end of the month to avoid multiple payments during each month.

You can also take a Role Model on holiday. Please call today for a quote.

Unfortunately we cannot accept childcare vouchers for our Creative Childcare service. As a childcare agency we cannot be Oftsed Registered, which is a requirement for the vouchers to be accepted. However, we do accept childcare vouchers for our Life Skills Courses at certain venues.

We cannot guarantee the same Role Model every time, but if this is what you would like, we will aim to do this whenever possible.  The more notice you provide, the easier this becomes.

Typically we request 48 hours notice and weekend bookings should be made by the preceding Wednesday.  However, we will still try our best to find a Role Model if less notice is given.

Yes, each session is a minimum of 3 hours.

Around half of our Role Models hold driving licenses. However, not all of them have cars so if you’d like a Role Model to do any driving then you may need to insure them on your car for that session.

Yes, absolutely. If the Role Model is available to join you on holiday then this service is provided at a bespoke rate.  You are expected to cover the costs of travel, accommodation and meals.

Feel free to contact ‘Role Model’s via email (info@rolemodels.me), phone (020 3637 7107) or you can message us on our ‘Want Some Help?’ chat tool.

Our Creative Childcare fees are simple

Members
  • A one-off £50 ‘new joiner’ fee applies for new customers (this fee covers gathering requirements, starting a search, reviewing profiles, and meeting our Role Models)
  • £16.50 per hour, invoiced via email at the end of each calendar month
  • £20 per month membership (minimum two months), paid by direct debit. Annual membership available for £200
Non-members
  • A one-off £50 ‘new joiner’ fee applies for new customers (this fee covers gathering requirements, starting a search, reviewing profiles, and meeting our Role Models)
  • £16.50 per hour, invoiced via email at the end of each calendar month
  • £30 booking fee per a day invoiced via email at the end of each calendar month
Notes
  • Minimum booking time is three hours
  • For sessions within London (zones 1-6) Role Models travel to and from each session at their own expense
  • Once we have received your request, we will email you the profile of the available Role Model(s). 
  • The Role Model you choose will call you to introduce themselves before the Creative Childcare sessions commence

For more details or to make a booking please contact us either via email (info@rolemodels.me), phone (+44 20 3637 7107) or you can message us on our ‘Want Some Help?’ chat tool.

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