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Bubble: the babysitting platform finding volunteer child care for key workers during coronavirus

New app provides opportunities for furloughed workers to earn money while ensuring frontline workers aren't stuck without child care, Hazel Sheffield reports

Wednesday 20 May 2020 19:08
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Check Warner from Ada Ventures and Ari Last from Bubble, a platform that provides on-demand child care for parents
Check Warner from Ada Ventures and Ari Last from Bubble, a platform that provides on-demand child care for parents

Not long after Kayleigh Crouch was furloughed from her job as lead co-ordinator at Wise Owls Nursery in Brighton, she received an email from Bubble, an app she uses to find local parents looking for babysitters, asking for volunteers to look after the children of key workers.

Crouch was already worrying about what her life would be like without the children at the nursery, since carers are discouraged from contacting parents outside the nursery for safeguarding reasons. “It was quite upsetting,” Crouch remembers. “My life revolves around little children so to be removed from that was very difficult for my mental health.”

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