This article was published on January 10, 2010

Bangers and mash keep this girl happy!

Bangers and mash keep this girl happy!
Charles Knight
Story by

Charles Knight

Charles Knight is the editor of The Next Web Search. Charles Knight is the editor of The Next Web Search.

logoWhat do bangers and mash have to do with Search?  Read on. The girl in question is Sharlene Gerus, and she recently recorded a segment on about searching for babysitters in the U.K.  I’ll just post a brief summary of the contenders, taken from their sites, plus one more.

shYou can jump to the video at the end of this post to see her favorite site. But first, a little more about Sharlene. Sharlene is the host of, a weekly tech show that reviews UK and European online services. They meet at different bars or pubs in London and discuss the sites they like most. Sharlene is a self-confessed talkaholic and gets along with everybody . . . including you!

There’s nothing Sharlene enjoys more than talking to people and making new friends with her warm and outgoing personality.

Aside from this, a good old plate of bangers and mash always keeps this girl happy. Talk to her on Twitter or be her friend on Facebook.*

Now, about those search engines…

12 is a popular, innovative, free to register, service designed to match parents with childcare providers. Parents can join for free and search for local childcare services using our postcode search facility.


FindASitter is a website that lets parents find a local babysitter.  It is not an agency but  provides a matching service – putting you in touch with local babysitters at a cost far less than most agencies


At we understand there are families who for financial reasons prefer to conduct their own childcare search.  We wanted families to be able to say “I need a French speaking nanny with a drivers license and a CRB within 2 miles of my home.” And have a choice of childcarers.


LetsShareCare is a site which allows parents/guardians to share the care of their children during school vacations, and after school.

And Sharlene’s favorite is…

*From her profile here.

Get the TNW newsletter

Get the most important tech news in your inbox each week.

Back to top