We do love a great idea for parents here at Babyology, and this one is a ripper. This very clever concept puts the ability to source quality childcare literally at your fingertips – in real time. If you see a vacancy, you can nab it immediately, thanks to this online national childcare hub.
It’s been labelled the “Wotif for childcare” and it’s easy to see why. EenieMeenie is a simple portal where parents can find available childcare in their area, either ongoing or casual short-term.
Created by Australian dad Lachie Neilan, EenieMeenie was born out of frustration, while looking for temporary care for his own kids. He says, “Our regular babysitter was away on holiday, and both of us had to work – we just needed something temporarily but it was so hard to find what we needed.” Thus, the idea of a national childcare database came to fruition.
Parents searching for childcare don’t need to work the phones, or be added to waiting lists. You can quickly peruse all of the available childcare vacancies in your area, and if you find one that suits, just pay a deposit to secure it. You can then finalise your payment with the centre when you go in for your day of care. There’s also no need to wait for operating hours, as the site is open all day and night. So if you discover late in the day you’re going to need care in the immediate future, it’s as simple as logging on and finding a facility that suits on EenieMeenie.
All of the facilities listed with EenieMeenie are government approved services, so it means you’re also able to apply for government rebates with any of the centres chosen.
The listings are updated by the childcare providers, so they’re up-to-date, and you can also use EenieMeenie to schedule a walk-through.
There are also a few other nifty services offered on EenieMeenie:
- The ability to compare childcare centres – for value for money and care experience.
- Read reviews on childcare centres from parents who’ve used the facilities.
- List and save your favourite centres and add notes.
- Create and save multiple searches so you can use them in the future.
- Browse detailed profiles about each centre – including fees.
If you want to see what childcare availability there is in your area, just head to EenieMeenie.
(This is a sponsored post for EenieMeenie)