Why you NEED Child care!

Written by CocoRio

November 12, 2020

Flow chart about child care on yellow background with black writing
Need more convincing? Read on!

If the flowchart doesn’t convince you (although, I can’t see why not?), I present to you a structured argument of why you NEED Child care now (cited data, I know, impressive).

Just under three-quarters of parents claim they need more child care. At the very least, they would like their existing child care to be more flexible as a long-term result of the pandemic.

It’s true! We’ve seen it too.

CocoRio has seen a rise in demand for child care during the Autumnal months and is expecting it to continue throughout this lockdown. Luckily, we’re 100% committed to continue to support families throughout this challenging period. We not only offer child care but we also offer the practical support of child care combined with the wonderful creative skills of our creative sitters.

Government Guidelines

The most recent government guidelines clearly state that child care and children’s supervised activities can remain open. This is crucial in a time of such uncertainty, especially for parents of very small children.

Our service

CocoRio is very flexible and provides a guilt-free alternative where families know their children are engaging in meaningful activities while being cared for by fully vetted creative professionals. All our sitters are DBS checked, first aid trained and some have additional childcare qualifications and chaperone licences.

The unique combination of child care and creative activities lead by creative professionals is what attracts families to us. Parents also love the fact that it’s convenient and happens in the comfort of their own homes. Two birds with one stone!

Creativity is an incredible tool to take care of the mental and physical health of children (and adults’ too) in a challenging time like this. We’re all spending more time indoors and less time socialising with peers, we need creativity in our lives!

We cater to toddlers to teens (and babies too!). Our sitters and creative facilitators have experience with different age groups, many also speak foreign languages and have all sorts of creative skills! these skills vary from acting, dance, music, instruments, to pottery, embroidery, puppetry… and more! Some of our sitters can also offer tutoring and homework support.

We understand working from home can be very challenging and that’s why CocoRio sitters can offer to structure the days of preschool-aged children or the afternoons of school-aged children in a meaningful way. We tailor all our activities to fit the families’ requirements and needs. 


We also observe COVID-19 health and safety procedures which are regularly updated and outlined on our website. 

We’ve gone a step further ensuring we are COVID-19 safe by matching families with sitters local to them to limit travel time and potential COVID-19 exposure on public transport.

Overall, we’re here to alleviate the pressure on working parents!

To find out more about our services or sitters click here. Otherwise, feel free to keep up to date by following us on Instagram @cocorio_creativechildcare

Stay safe, happy and healthy!

– Love from Ria, CocoRio Team x

Read more on our blog.

References: https://realbusiness.co.uk/childcare-needs-on-the-rise-for-uk-workers/