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Find local experts in children’s support at home

Choose from the UK’s most experienced children’s support, available now in your area.
Curam carer’s have on average 10 years' experience.
No tie-in contracts and you only pay for the care delivered.

What is children’s care?

Children's care encompasses a broad spectrum of services and practices aimed at ensuring the well-being, development, and safety of children.

It involves nurturing their physical, emotional, and social needs to foster healthy growth and positive outcomes. Children's care can be provided in various settings, including homes, schools, and childcare facilities.

Key components of children's care include healthcare, education, nutrition, and emotional support. This can involve regular medical check-ups, vaccinations, access to quality education, a balanced diet, and a supportive environment that encourages emotional and social development.

Children's care also helps the creation of safe and stimulating spaces where children can learn, play, and interact with others. It involves collaboration between parents, caregivers, educators, and healthcare professionals to create a holistic approach that ensures the overall well-being of the child, as they navigate the various stages of childhood.

How does children’s care work?

The core principles of children's care involve creating a nurturing environment that addresses their physical, emotional, educational, and social needs. Carers play a pivotal role in this process by providing essential support and guidance. In children's care, carers can offer a range of services, including:

  • Emotional Support: Carers create a stable and supportive emotional environment, fostering a sense of security and trust for children.
  • Educational Support: This involves assisting with homework, facilitating learning activities, and engaging in educational play to promote cognitive development.
  • Healthcare and nutritional support: Carers ensure children have access to regular medical check-ups, vaccinations, and necessary healthcare services, in order to maintain their physical well-being. Carers play a role in providing balanced and nutritious meals, contributing to the overall health and growth of the child.
  • Safety and Supervision: Carers create a safe and secure environment, ensuring that children are protected from potential hazards and providing appropriate supervision.
  • Social Interaction: Encouraging healthy social interactions, fostering friendships, and supporting children in developing positive social skills.
  • Routine and Structure: Carers establish routines that contribute to stability and predictability, which is crucial for children's sense of security.
  • Advocacy: Carers can act as advocates for the children, ensuring their needs and rights are recognised and met within various systems and environments.

Why choose children’s care at home?

Choosing children's care at home versus a children's care home involves careful consideration of individual needs and preferences.

Opting for children's care at home provides a more personalised and familiar environment, allowing children to remain within the comfort of their own surroundings.

Home-based care is often beneficial for children who thrive in a familiar setting, maintaining routines, and feeling a strong connection to their family. It also promotes a sense of stability, essential for emotional well-being and development.

What services are included in children's home care?

There are a variety of services to choose from when booking children's care.

Live-in care: Live-in home care is often the preferred method of care for children’s care, as they tend to feel more comfortable in their own space and surroundings. Hourly care: Carers can also be hired on an hourly basis to provide help when you most need it. Short-term care can be useful at certain times of the day, like when a carer needs an extra pair of hands, for example. Overnight care: The night can be an anxiety-provoking time for many people, and some may require an overnight carer to provide support if they're feeling anxious or if their symptoms are less manageable at this time of day. Respite care: Caring for a child? It is important to take a break. Whether it's because of family commitments, work or a carer's need to address their own health and mental wellbeing, respite care can provide necessary time off.

Moreover, respite care can be a good way of trying out an alternative method of care. Professional support can be a good option for someone looking to become more independent in the future, perhaps after leaving school or home.

Cost of children’s home care

Our self-employed carers set their own rates on Curam. The cost of children’s care is often determined by the level of care required and the number of people needing care. These rates can vary according to the carer’s experience and qualifications.

For those who don’t need 24/7 support, hourly care and overnight care at home may suit their needs.

The average live-in care rate charged on Curam is £1,109.82 per week, with rates starting at £880 per week. The average hourly care rate charged by carers on Curam is £19.68 per hour, with rates starting at £14.06 an hour (*as per 01/24). Rates vary depending on where you live in the UK.

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Frequently asked questions

Depending on when you need care and where in the country you are, finding a carer with Curam means you could hire a local, vetted and experienced carer in just minutes. If you’re looking to hire a carer immediately or in an emergency, we suggest using our Express CuramPlan and post a job to our wonderful, experienced community of carers.

Posting a job allows you to quickly share your specific care needs and allows our community of local, vetted and experienced carers to see your exact care requirements. Carers can then apply to your job post; you will be notified once a carer has applied.

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If you’d like to view the carers in your local area that specialise in children’s care home, you can search by entering the postcode of where you would like the care to take place and Curam will instantly connect you to carers in that area. You can further refine your search to include specialist skills, as well as what kind of care support you are looking for.

Take your time to browse the carer profiles and when you are ready, you can message your chosen carer, or carers, with any further questions or queries. You can even call a carer through our fantastic feature, CuramMeet, which allows you to connect with potential carers via a one-to-one video/audio call, safely, all within our app.

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