A new childcare scheme, set up as a social enterprise, is set to offer families in Devon and Cornwall more flexibility while putting something back into the community.
A contemporary twist on a traditional nanny service, Scott & May offers a flexible childcare solution for busy parents to complement existing arrangements such as nurseries, pre-schools, and childminders.
From breakfast cover, to the school run, or an overnight stay, this bespoke service offers childcare in the family home to fit around other commitments, on a sole charge basis.
Emma Bryant, Director of Scott & May, explains: “We are basically offering an extra pair of hands when it is most needed on a pay-as-you-go basis. As a mum who works full time, I often clock watch as I am serving up breakfast so I don’t miss my train. I have friends who work shifts and others who have seasonal jobs. It got me thinking and I came up with the solution of providing a service which would cater for all needs.”
Scott & May plans to reinvest money into community projects, including supporting youth employment and providing accessible childcare to those in education, as well as staff development and charity donations.
PSEN member, Scott & May, will launch on 13 September 2014, alongside the UK’s first Social Saturday.
Emma said launching her business alongside this national day was perfect timing: “I want to run a business which makes a real difference to my clients but also gives something back to society. Social Saturday was the perfect time to launch my business as my key motivations are to enable families to access flexible childcare but also to support projects which create opportunities. I have chosen to share my profits with charities and projects that will enable young mums to return to education, support young people into careers in childcare and provide work experience opportunities for those with limited skills struggling to find work.”