Special Needs Care

Find the right special needs care for your family.

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Rita Mimi B.
5.0
1
1 Verification Hired once
  • From £12 /hr
  • Edinburgh
1 Verification Hired once
Love, affection and patience are the best medicine when you want to help, heal and give
| I have 10 yers experience,and i am trustfull person,with much respect and friendly,with good manniers and treat the person like my own family,with much ##############.#### is my medicine for people.I speak englesh,nevel #####.### i speak good italian linguage... I am a dynamic, dedicated, polite and self-worker with experience in home care and elderly care services. Those experiences povided me the opportunity to learn the importance to adapt to any situation. Willingness and ability to learn are my strenghts. I will be able to continue to increase my work experience and develop my abilities.
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  • From £12 /hr
  • Edinburgh
Love, affection and patience are the best medicine when you want to help, heal and give
| I have 10 yers experience,and i am trustfull person,with much respect and friendly,with good manniers and treat the person like my own family,with much ##############.#### is my medicine for people.I speak englesh,nevel #####.### i speak good italian linguage... I am a dynamic, dedicated, polite and self-worker with experience in home care and elderly care services. Those experiences povided me the opportunity to learn the importance to adapt to any situation. Willingness and ability to learn are my strenghts. I will be able to continue to increase my work experience and develop my abilities.
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From £12 per hour
Luke R.
5.0
1
Hired once
  • From £10 /hr
  • London
Hired once
Hi, my name is Luke and I work as a special needs carer for Solutions Social Care Agency for the past year. Solutions Social Care Agency is a specialist independently owned agency that works in the private, voluntary and independent social care sector. I thoroughly enjoy my job and would like to work more.
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  • From £10 /hr
  • London
Hi, my name is Luke and I work as a special needs carer for Solutions Social Care Agency for the past year. Solutions Social Care Agency is a specialist independently owned agency that works in the private, voluntary and independent social care sector. I thoroughly enjoy my job and would like to work more.
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From £10 per hour
Aneta W.
5.0
1
Hired 2 times
  • From £8 /hr
  • Whitley Bay
Hired 2 times
Live is about giving.
| I am Aneta, I work as a LSA, has been working with students with autism and learning disabilities last 9 years. I have done HLTA diploma, and lot of courses about Autism, Sensory Processing Disorder, Play Therapy. I am looking for an extra job, really enjoying to meet new people also love art, music and yoga. Special needs carer
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  • From £8 /hr
  • Whitley Bay
Live is about giving.
| I am Aneta, I work as a LSA, has been working with students with autism and learning disabilities last 9 years. I have done HLTA diploma, and lot of courses about Autism, Sensory Processing Disorder, Play Therapy. I am looking for an extra job, really enjoying to meet new people also love art, music and yoga. Special needs carer
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From £8 per hour
Nadia T.
5.0
1
1 Verification Hired once
  • From £12 /hr
  • WOKING
1 Verification Hired once
Friendly and experienced carer seeking to provide care and companionship
| Hiya, I'm Nadia and I'm a friendly and experienced special needs carer. I have a lot of experience with a wide range of disabilities and additional care needs, including autism, epilepsy, cerebral palsy, and communication difficulties, among others. I have experience with administering medications, providing personal care, and managing behaviour, as well as providing companionship and fun to those I work with. I also have an MSc in Psychology, giving me some experience and familiarity with various therapy styles. If you or a loved one are seeking some additional support, or just need some companionship, please get in touch! My hours and rates are flexible, and I'd love to get to know you! **Currently I have no availablity to get to know new companions, but feel free to still message and find out more if you think I'd be a good match for you and your family***
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  • From £12 /hr
  • WOKING
Friendly and experienced carer seeking to provide care and companionship
| Hiya, I'm Nadia and I'm a friendly and experienced special needs carer. I have a lot of experience with a wide range of disabilities and additional care needs, including autism, epilepsy, cerebral palsy, and communication difficulties, among others. I have experience with administering medications, providing personal care, and managing behaviour, as well as providing companionship and fun to those I work with. I also have an MSc in Psychology, giving me some experience and familiarity with various therapy styles. If you or a loved one are seeking some additional support, or just need some companionship, please get in touch! My hours and rates are flexible, and I'd love to get to know you! **Currently I have no availablity to get to know new companions, but feel free to still message and find out more if you think I'd be a good match for you and your family***
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From £12 per hour
Enya D.
5.0
1
Hired once
  • From £20 /hr
  • Milton Keynes
Hired once
My name is Enya. I’m 21 years old and I love caring for all people
| I have worked with people of all ages with special needs and disabilities. I love caring for people and I’m not phased by anything. I’m eager to help others love the best life they can, despite any challenges they may face. I worked for Macintyre as a special needs carer for the entirety of the Covid Pandemic. I have experience working with all types of disability and mental health problems. I have worked in a children's home for young people with emotional and behavioural difficulties, and I have also worked as a full time nanny to two children.
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  • From £20 /hr
  • Milton Keynes
My name is Enya. I’m 21 years old and I love caring for all people
| I have worked with people of all ages with special needs and disabilities. I love caring for people and I’m not phased by anything. I’m eager to help others love the best life they can, despite any challenges they may face. I worked for Macintyre as a special needs carer for the entirety of the Covid Pandemic. I have experience working with all types of disability and mental health problems. I have worked in a children's home for young people with emotional and behavioural difficulties, and I have also worked as a full time nanny to two children.
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From £20 per hour
Did you know...
The average hourly rate for special needs carers in the United Kingdom is between £12 and £15
Christina N.
1 Verification
  • From £10 /hr
  • Sale
1 Verification
20+ years of experience in all areas of disability, ages and in various countries
| Special needs teacher with MA in Rehabilitation Studies and MA in Disability Studies. 20 years of experience in special needs care, as a care worker in community settings. Also experienced in OT and PT. Have not only worked but also lived with people with a wide range of disabilities, from children to older people. Personal care, PEG feeding, alternative forms of communication, and behaviour support. I have lived and worked in Germany, Uganda, Ireland and England. Enjoy building close relationships, I am patient, observant and creative.
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  • From £10 /hr
  • Sale
20+ years of experience in all areas of disability, ages and in various countries
| Special needs teacher with MA in Rehabilitation Studies and MA in Disability Studies. 20 years of experience in special needs care, as a care worker in community settings. Also experienced in OT and PT. Have not only worked but also lived with people with a wide range of disabilities, from children to older people. Personal care, PEG feeding, alternative forms of communication, and behaviour support. I have lived and worked in Germany, Uganda, Ireland and England. Enjoy building close relationships, I am patient, observant and creative.
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From £10 per hour
Bethany P.
1 Verification
  • From £15 /hr
  • Bangor
1 Verification
My name is Bethany and I am a 30 year old female
| Hi my name is Bethany, I have 10+ years exp working with children and young people with special needs care experience. I have worked in various SEN schools currently on a career break.
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  • From £15 /hr
  • Bangor
My name is Bethany and I am a 30 year old female
| Hi my name is Bethany, I have 10+ years exp working with children and young people with special needs care experience. I have worked in various SEN schools currently on a career break.
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From £15 per hour
Heidi B.
1 Verification
  • From £12 /hr
  • Bishop's Stortford
1 Verification
Please hire me. I'm free Monday evenings Friday evenings and most weekends and all holidays
| I have been working in special needs care for 2 and a half years now. And I love every minuet of it. I am very patient and have a lot of empathy.
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  • From £12 /hr
  • Bishop's Stortford
Please hire me. I'm free Monday evenings Friday evenings and most weekends and all holidays
| I have been working in special needs care for 2 and a half years now. And I love every minuet of it. I am very patient and have a lot of empathy.
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From £12 per hour
Lyn J.
1 Verification
  • From £15 /hr
  • Sutton
1 Verification
Enthusiastic Carer. Special Needs Carer
| A highly competent and enthusiastic nanny with an outgoing personality,great communication skills and a passion for caring for others.experienced in the care of the children.Multi-skilled and self-motivated with a dedication for providing personal and physical care on a one-to-one basis. Having a proven ability to meet the personal care needs of clients in a way that respects the dignity of the individual and promotes their independence. Using initiative to develop suitable solutions to problems with an active and dynamic work ethic. Special Needs Carer
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  • From £15 /hr
  • Sutton
Enthusiastic Carer. Special Needs Carer
| A highly competent and enthusiastic nanny with an outgoing personality,great communication skills and a passion for caring for others.experienced in the care of the children.Multi-skilled and self-motivated with a dedication for providing personal and physical care on a one-to-one basis. Having a proven ability to meet the personal care needs of clients in a way that respects the dignity of the individual and promotes their independence. Using initiative to develop suitable solutions to problems with an active and dynamic work ethic. Special Needs Carer
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From £15 per hour
Princess B.
1 Verification
  • From £10 /hr
  • London
1 Verification
carer/supporting
| I have over years of experience as a special needs carer I have excellent time keeping very vigilant and honest and like to complete tasks to detail. I'm very comforting to my role and the customers I'm caring for.
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  • From £10 /hr
  • London
carer/supporting
| I have over years of experience as a special needs carer I have excellent time keeping very vigilant and honest and like to complete tasks to detail. I'm very comforting to my role and the customers I'm caring for.
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From £10 per hour
Anamor L.
1 Verification
  • From £10 /hr
  • London
1 Verification
My husband works as a special needs care provider. He is currently working with a very autistic young man and I visit him sometimes. I have experience with childcare and I can see that I can do this job.
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  • From £10 /hr
  • London
My husband works as a special needs care provider. He is currently working with a very autistic young man and I visit him sometimes. I have experience with childcare and I can see that I can do this job.
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From £10 per hour
Samantha P.
1 Verification
  • From £10 /hr
  • Headington
1 Verification
My name is Samantha ! I am from South Africa but Studying in UK as an Occupational Therapist
| I am an Occupational Therapy 3rd year student currently based at Oxford Children’s Hospital and am excited to help anywhere possible as helping hands are always helpful ! I am energetic and friendly. Special Needs Carer
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  • From £10 /hr
  • Headington
My name is Samantha ! I am from South Africa but Studying in UK as an Occupational Therapist
| I am an Occupational Therapy 3rd year student currently based at Oxford Children’s Hospital and am excited to help anywhere possible as helping hands are always helpful ! I am energetic and friendly. Special Needs Carer
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From £10 per hour
Megan J.
1 Verification
  • From £9 /hr
  • Edinburgh
1 Verification
Qualified children’s nurse seeking childcare post
| I am 23. I have recently graduated university with a degree in children’s nursing. I am a creative and enthusiastic individual who loves caring for and working with children. I have experience with special needs care and am competent with medications, feeding pumps and tubes etc. I have excellent communication skills, both verbal and non verbal.
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  • From £9 /hr
  • Edinburgh
Qualified children’s nurse seeking childcare post
| I am 23. I have recently graduated university with a degree in children’s nursing. I am a creative and enthusiastic individual who loves caring for and working with children. I have experience with special needs care and am competent with medications, feeding pumps and tubes etc. I have excellent communication skills, both verbal and non verbal.
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From £9 per hour
Emma R.
  • From £15 /hr
  • Croydon
Special Needs Carer - Croydon CR0
| I first became involved in special needs care when I worked at a summer camp in New York for people with developmental disabilities. In 2011, I worked with adults between the ages of 20 and 60 with Down's syndrome, autism, cerebral palsy and developmental delays. In 2012, I worked mainly with young children with autism and teenagers with mobility problems and cerebral palsy. I was responsible for providing personal care and support to take part in various activities, as well as following behaviour plans and managing challenging behaviour. I have also worked as a support worker in a residential home for adults with learning disabilities, autism and Down's syndrome. I provided residents with support in all areas of daily living (personal care, household chores, shopping), as well as providing support to access the local community. I have completed a Masters in Applied Behaviour Analysis and I am working as an ABA therapist for children with autism. I am passionate about promoting independence for people with special needs and I love what I do. I am currently studying to become a Learning Disability nurse and I look forward to developing clinical skills and expertise in caring for people with complex needs.
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  • From £15 /hr
  • Croydon
Special Needs Carer - Croydon CR0
| I first became involved in special needs care when I worked at a summer camp in New York for people with developmental disabilities. In 2011, I worked with adults between the ages of 20 and 60 with Down's syndrome, autism, cerebral palsy and developmental delays. In 2012, I worked mainly with young children with autism and teenagers with mobility problems and cerebral palsy. I was responsible for providing personal care and support to take part in various activities, as well as following behaviour plans and managing challenging behaviour. I have also worked as a support worker in a residential home for adults with learning disabilities, autism and Down's syndrome. I provided residents with support in all areas of daily living (personal care, household chores, shopping), as well as providing support to access the local community. I have completed a Masters in Applied Behaviour Analysis and I am working as an ABA therapist for children with autism. I am passionate about promoting independence for people with special needs and I love what I do. I am currently studying to become a Learning Disability nurse and I look forward to developing clinical skills and expertise in caring for people with complex needs.
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From £15 per hour
Lara C.
  • From £8 /hr
  • Hampton
Hardworking, caring and committed. Special Needs Carer
| I am a hardworking, caring and loyal individual. I feel passionate about helping others and I enjoy working one to one with people, aiming to build meaningful relationships in everything I do. I have recently graduated from a psychology masters and I have a keen interest in this area. I'm looking to keep on learning and challenging myself. Special Needs Carer
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  • From £8 /hr
  • Hampton
Hardworking, caring and committed. Special Needs Carer
| I am a hardworking, caring and loyal individual. I feel passionate about helping others and I enjoy working one to one with people, aiming to build meaningful relationships in everything I do. I have recently graduated from a psychology masters and I have a keen interest in this area. I'm looking to keep on learning and challenging myself. Special Needs Carer
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From £8 per hour
Dave S.
  • From £8 /hr
  • Thornton Heath
Special needs carer here to help.
| Up to 2years working with children and adults with special needs care. Worked as s special needs teaching assistant helping children with a wide range of learning, physical and behavioural difficulties. I have learnt to be patient and firm when necessary. Willing to help with personal needs and housekeeping. My experiences also cover helping the elderly who have behavioural, physical and communication difficulties such as dementia, Alzheimer’s to live a life of dignity while helping them to maintain their independence. Also willing to help with personal needs and housekeeping.
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  • From £8 /hr
  • Thornton Heath
Special needs carer here to help.
| Up to 2years working with children and adults with special needs care. Worked as s special needs teaching assistant helping children with a wide range of learning, physical and behavioural difficulties. I have learnt to be patient and firm when necessary. Willing to help with personal needs and housekeeping. My experiences also cover helping the elderly who have behavioural, physical and communication difficulties such as dementia, Alzheimer’s to live a life of dignity while helping them to maintain their independence. Also willing to help with personal needs and housekeeping.
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From £8 per hour
Rebecca G.
1 Verification
  • From £15 /hr
  • London
1 Verification
Experienced and trained special needs teacher's assistant available to babysit
| I am a student from the US studying here in London for the semester. I study music therapy and psychology at school where I am trained on all types of special needs and how to best work with those clients. I also have experience working as a teacher's assistant at a developmental disabilities institute where I was trained in CPR, First Aid, ABA, Scip-R, and special needs care. There, I worked directly with students aged 15-21 with Autism Spectrum Disorder and Intellectual Disabilities. I am also an American Sign Language teacher for children and teenagers typically developing and with special needs. I am looking forward to getting to know your family!
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  • From £15 /hr
  • London
Experienced and trained special needs teacher's assistant available to babysit
| I am a student from the US studying here in London for the semester. I study music therapy and psychology at school where I am trained on all types of special needs and how to best work with those clients. I also have experience working as a teacher's assistant at a developmental disabilities institute where I was trained in CPR, First Aid, ABA, Scip-R, and special needs care. There, I worked directly with students aged 15-21 with Autism Spectrum Disorder and Intellectual Disabilities. I am also an American Sign Language teacher for children and teenagers typically developing and with special needs. I am looking forward to getting to know your family!
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From £15 per hour
Bethany H.
  • From £8 /hr
  • Milton Keynes
I am out going patient caring and bubbly and love to get messy and read books etc .
| Hello I have been interested in working in special needs care since I was in secondary school, I done my work experience in a special needs school and then went on to get a job there aswell as doing 2 years at college I have basic sign language and I have been trained in few other things just need to ask .... i have lived from where I used to live to Northampton (billing ) and now looking to get back into special needs care
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  • From £8 /hr
  • Milton Keynes
I am out going patient caring and bubbly and love to get messy and read books etc .
| Hello I have been interested in working in special needs care since I was in secondary school, I done my work experience in a special needs school and then went on to get a job there aswell as doing 2 years at college I have basic sign language and I have been trained in few other things just need to ask .... i have lived from where I used to live to Northampton (billing ) and now looking to get back into special needs care
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From £8 per hour
Kristin B.
  • From £15 /hr
  • Cwmbran
Hi my name is Kristin and I love to help people.
| My name is Kristin and I have 22 years old from Canada. I am a university student to become a primary school teacher. I would love to get experience with special needs care.
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  • From £15 /hr
  • Cwmbran
Hi my name is Kristin and I love to help people.
| My name is Kristin and I have 22 years old from Canada. I am a university student to become a primary school teacher. I would love to get experience with special needs care.
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From £15 per hour
Jynde A.
  • From £7 /hr
  • Norton St. Philip
Looking for housekeeper nanny services and sponsor for my working visa. Thank you.
| I don't have any experience in special needs care but I'm willing to help and learn. Thank you.
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  • From £7 /hr
  • Norton St. Philip
Looking for housekeeper nanny services and sponsor for my working visa. Thank you.
| I don't have any experience in special needs care but I'm willing to help and learn. Thank you.
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From £7 per hour
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FAQs for finding special needs care

How much does it cost to hire a special needs care provider in 2024?

At a national level, hiring someone on Care.com for special needs care costs an average of £13.17 per hour as of April 2024. This rate of pay can vary depending on how much experience the provider has, the specialised training they have in working with people with special needs and the degree of care that needs to be provided.

What services can a special needs care provider perform?

Special needs care providers are specialised caregivers that are generally trained to help people with a variety of physical, developmental, behavioral or emotional needs. Many also have experience preparing meals and administering medication. Some carers specialise in looking after children with special needs and can also plan customised activities to keep your child social and stimulated, both physically and mentally.

How can I find special needs care on Care.com?

You can filter special needs care providers by distance from your area and compare each person by their hourly rate, experience and specific skill set they have working with people with special needs. You can also see if another family in your area has reviewed a particular provider you're interested in to get a sense of whether they would be a good candidate to bring in for an interview.
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