**Please note New Years Eve Rates under costs….**

Please complete form at the bottom of this page to register with us or make a one off booking….

#THEbestsitters…

Our sitters come from a wide range of backgrounds and include nursery nurses, teachers, mums, students with babysitting experience and childminders. Currently there is no government legislation on babysitting; however all sitters selected for our agency have to undergo a strict vetting procedure before they are allowed to babysit.

All our sitters are:
Referenced
Each sitter must have two written references which I receive directly. The referees must have known the sitters for a minimum of three years. Immediate family members are excluded as referees. The reference must contain written comments on the prospective sitters’ ability and skills in relation to children. I do not accept references on a verbal or email basis and parents are more than welcome to view the references.
CRB / DBS Checked
This must be issued within the previous two years of joining the agency, a copy is taken for our file. We will occasionally accept a CRB / DBS check that is more than two years old if the sitter is still in the job that the original CRB / DBS was requested for. We will always ask for proof of this.
Required to provide photo idenification
A Passport or driver’s license, again a copy is taken.
Interviewed By Me
This is to ensure I am happy with them and would trust them to look after my own children.
Over 21 Years Old
Sitters must be over 21 and have their own transport, so you will not be asked to contribute to lifts home or to pay for taxis.
 

Testimonials

Amazing service. Excellent sitters. Always get someone when we book. They are always prompt and reliable. Would totally recommend this service to anyone and everyone. It's a great business A Lecomber - Sept 2014


Booking Process…

1

Request a sitter

Once registered with the Agency, parents text, call or email us with date, start time and approximate finish time that a sitter is required.
2

Sitter is matched

We match your request with our sitter availability and confirm the booking. You will receive an email with your allocated sitter information card so you can view full details and photo of your sitter.
3

Sitter confirms

The sitter will contact you in advance of the evening to confirm the booking.

Costs

Registration Fees
3 Months £15
6 Months £25
12 Months £45
Once registered a £4 booking fee will apply each time a sitter is organised for you. (*£6 if less than 24 hours notice)

If you are visiting the area, or just require a “one off booking” we can also help… £10 per booking, no registration fees (*£15 if less than 24 hours notice)

Sitters rates
£7.50ph for hours 6pm til midnight
£8.50ph for hours before 6pm and after midnight
*Extra children from other families £2ph extra
*Hotel babysitting rates £8.50ph (£10ph after midnight)

Payment Notes
Booking Fee: The booking fee is non-refundable once a booking has been confirmed to you.
Agency Payment: Agency fees are collected either 1, PayPal – we invoice monthly and you can use any major credit or debit card or your PayPal account. 2, via bank transfer using Go Cardless Direct Debit. 3, Via BACS transfer, this method benefits from a 5% discount.
Babysitter Payment: Please pay cash to your babysitter when you return home.
Charging: We charge by the half hour (rounded up) eg: 7.30pm – 11.45pm charged as 4 1/2 hours.
Minimum charge: 3 hours.
Hours: At present the Agency offers evening assignments only from 6pm.
Cancellations: There is not a cancellation fee payable if a sitter is cancelled within office hours (Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm). Any sitter cancelled outside these hours will incur a cancellation fee of £10.00 which will be paid to the sitter.

**New Year’s Eve Rates**

Booking fee (registered family) £10
Booking fee as a one off booking (non registered family) £20
Sitters hourly rate £12ph (both before and after midnight)
Minimum 5 hour booking.
Please note a cancellation fee of £20 is in place from when a parent books a
sitter regardless of when they cancel.


Sitter Requirements…

Our sitters are more than happy to put your children to bed, supervise teeth brushing, reading etc. Any routine you have, they will follow.
Our sitters cannot be responsible for bathing. Please leave a contact number, children’s medical details and Doctor’s number by the telephone.
If, for unforeseen circumstances, you are more than 15 minutes late returning please telephone the sitter and let them know what has happened.
The provision of refreshments for your sitter would be appreciated.
Our sitters can only babysit for children who are on the parent registration form.
If you do have friends children staying over, this can be arranged in advance. We do need to have extra children/s information and it is an extra £2ph paid to the sitter. We follow Ofsted guidelines for adult:child ratio.


To register with us….

Please complete the form below and submit. With an age range from 21-65, with 55% being mums and all sitters having childcare experience you can feel reassured that your children are in the best possible hands. Add to that the fact that we personally match the sitter to the family so they fit perfectly means we provide a great service.

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