I have some uncertainty about leaving my children with someone I don't know?
You wouldn't be the first or last to have felt this when leaving your children with someone new! Our trusted babysitters have chosen to work with children because they enjoy it and you'll find that they are quick to put you and your family at ease.
How do you select someone as a babysitter?
All of our babysitters are personally interviewed by us and have gone through all the relevant checks. We look for friendly, knowledgeable and reliable babysitters with long term commitments. We only take on the babysitters we would use for our own little ones!
What do you mean by professional childcare experience?
All babysitters have experience in professional childcare employment. The majority are OFSTED registered childminders, qualified nannies or nursery nurses, as well as teachers, teaching assistants and paediatric nurses.
Can I meet the babysitter beforehand?
We suggest that on your first sitting you arrange for the babysitter to arrive 30 minutes before you leave. You can then introduce them to your family and be in a position to see how well they relate to your children. If the children are ready for bed they could read them a story or if they are older you could start a game together. Our experience is that when you introduce your babysitter in this way children soon feel comfortable.
It is usually not practical to meet a babysitter before you need them to babysit, as they may not be available when you do need a babysitter. However, if you are very nervous about leaving your child for the first time, why not make your first evening out very local and arrive home early?
Our babysitters have been carefully selected and have experience working in the childcare professions. They have chosen to work with children because they enjoy it - you'll find they are quick to put you and your family at ease.
Is there a maximum number of children per babysitting?
There are limits as to what we consider safe. Under usual circumstances if there are more than 2 children under three years old or more than 5 children in total a second babysitter is recomended.