The Rugby Players Association (RPA) have today announced Bubble Childcare as a new Business Club Member, to become their Official Childcare Provider.

RPA members will receive free access to Bubble so they can book on-demand childcare whenever they need it.  There are hundreds of parents with young kids in the RPA community and childcare can be a real challenge. The partnership between the two organisations aims to create an authentic, honest, and relevant approach to parenting.

Sarah Hesz, our Chief Commercial Officer  said: “Bubble is thrilled to be working with the RPA, not just because our parent community is full of rugby fans, but because it’s brilliant to see the progressive way they approach the welfare and happiness of their members. We can’t wait to help mums and dads, who happen to be professional rugby players, feel like they can achieve all they need to with access to the flexible childcare they need.”

About the Rugby Players Association (RPA)

The Rugby Players Association is the representative body and collective voice of professional rugby players in England. They represent more than 800 male and female current rugby players, as well as more than 400 former players.

Gaia Bursell, RPA Head of Commercial and Team England commented: “We are excited to be joining forces with Bubble as our Official Childcare Provider.  We strive to look after and improve the wellbeing of our members and their families, so to be able to offer an app like Bubble to those members who are parents is a huge positive. We are looking forward to working together and seeing this partnership develop.”

“It is great to hear that the RPA is partnering up with Bubble. As a parent, having access to childcare that you can trust is really important and this can prove challenging for some families, mine included. Being able to book flexible babysitters and nannies that have been recommended by other Bubble users myself, my teammates and other RPA members can get on with playing rugby without the added worry of sourcing childcare.”

Chris Ashton, Leicester Tigers and former England Winger

Life as a mum and a rugby player can be extremely busy – juggling raising a family around training and playing schedules does have its challenges. It’s reassuring therefore to know that through the RPA’s partnership with Bubble I can now gain access to verified babysitters and nannies via an easy-to-use app. Taking the stress out of finding reliable childcare is hugely positive for me and other parents across the game.

Marlie Packer, Saracens Women and England Women player