Originally founded in 2010 by Lexi Brewster, The Care Necessities is passionate about families, education, and fun.

Jenny Viro is our general manager. She previously worked as a part-time nanny and a babysitter for The Care Necessities whilst she was studying a History degree at the University of Edinburgh. Prior to this, Jenny worked as an Au Pair for almost 2 years in an idyllic seaside town in England. Jenny is passionate about running and spending time outdoors with her family.

We have arranged babysitting through The Care Necessities for five years. We have been very happy with every sitter they have provided – all have been responsible, professional and delighted to hang out with small children! We have always felt reassured that we are leaving our child in safe hands.

S Kealey

Efficient, friendly and professional. All the sitters I have had have been great with the kids and looked after them brilliantly. I would highly recommend them.

A MacKenzie

Our nanny is absolutely brilliant – exactly what we needed and a perfect match for our family.

S Ijichi

For over two years our family has used The Care Necessities for our babysitting needs. The staff are always of exceptional quality: professional, safe, caring and full of good fun. We highly recommend them to anyone looking for top-quality childcare in the Edinburgh area!

A Nimmo

We’ve been using The Care Necessities for a number of years now and I have to say their service had been consistently flawless. I really get the feeling that they work incredibly hard to fulfil the customer’s needs. They are my ‘go to’ organisation if I need routine childcare.

E Geddes

Thank you for finding me a suitable childminder. This has taken a great weight off my mind for the forthcoming months.

F Shaw

The children always have fun with their carer and I have total confidence that they are always commanding of the childrens’ respect.

L Dobbie

We have been using The Care Necessities to provide French tutoring for our daughter for over a year now.
The Care Necessities were wonderful in sourcing a lovely tutor, Emma, who has been great and who gets the learning pace right and keeps it fun.
Sign up process, admin and invoicing all delightfully easy, even with childcare vouchers.

R Lamont