Childcare is a hugely important issue for parents, and we need a high-quality supply of it in order to be able to work, rest and play. But it’s also very expensive – particularly in the UK.
Which is why our mission at bubble is not just to develop a service that is trusted, quick and convenient – but affordable and accessible to the vast majority of parents. Giving them great value for their money.
From the beginning we’ve aimed to keep prices low and simple on bubble and today we are the cheapest childcare solution on the market (grandparents aside!)
Here’s what it costs for parents to use bubble.
- It’s free to sign-up and create an account. They then have two choices:
- Pay a £3.50 booking fee per sit or
- Pay zero booking fees by joining ‘bubble plus’ and instead pay a fixed monthly subscription
How do we compare?
As noted above, we believe our pricing makes bubble the cheapest childcare solution on the market.
Here’s how we compare to other childcare services you may come across.
|Babysitting Agencies||Childcare Websites||bubble|
Up front subscription required?
|£6 - £10||N/A||£0 - £3.50|
Short-notice booking fees?
*Please note, we’ve compiled the above by assessing several of the main and most well-known providers in each category
What does the money you pay for bubble go towards?
- Babysitter security checks: we run identity and background checks on all babysitters and it costs us money each time we do.
- Our product & technology: we try to continuously improve the service with new features and better stability as we grow.
- Payment processing costs: providing the convenience of cashless payment incurs a transaction cost charged by banks and payment providers.
- Marketing: we are busy spreading the word to build our community - recruiting and onboarding more great babysitters for parents to choose from.
- Staff & office costs: Our small but dedicated team of employees work tirelessly to provide you with a great service we hope you’ll love.
We want to build a service that delivers fantastic value for money to our customers and we will always aim to keep the price of using bubble, transparent, simple and affordable.
If you’ve any further questions on why we charge what we charge, just email us at [email protected]
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