Working together to support our NHS

During the COVID19 pandemic, it is imperative that NHS staff can be available for their shifts.

With schools, nurseries and other regular childcare facilities closed indefinitely, parents in the NHS will struggle to arrange the alternative childcare they need – particularly ad hoc and at short notice – to carry out their work. Whether they can or cannot is a matter of life and death.

Across the country, medical students (including the brilliant Sam & Jenny from Edinburgh Med), NHS staff groups, and other stakeholders in the medical community, have decided that they will offer childcare (and other) services to NHS workers voluntarily, free of charge. This group has now formed under The National Health Supporters. Hundreds of existing sitters on bubble have already expressed their willingness to help as well.

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Inspired by their actions and now working in partnership with them, we at bubble have committed to developing our existing booking platform to facilitate their phenomenal initiative. Our service that enables NHS workers to get free childcare by connecting them with childcare volunteers in their local community is now live.

NHS parents can learn more about how to sign up to the service is our FAQs here.

If you are an NHS Parent who needs childcare to work, or a volunteer who can help, you can download the relevant app from the links below.

NHS Parents

Apple App Store or Google Play Store.

Volunteer Sitters

Apple App Store or Google Play Store.

If you have any questions, please email

Thank you for your support.

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