On this page you will (hopefully) find all the information you require. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to ask.
- Our vetting procedure
- Booking process
- Meet our sitters
- Agency & Sitter costs
- Online form to register or book a one off sitter.
Already registered with us?
If you are currently registered with us, you do not need to complete the form but can email/text or phone us with your booking. We just need date, start and approx finish time.
New to us, rejoining or booking a one off sitter?
If you are new to us, your current registration has lapsed or you wish to book a one off sitter, please complete the form at the bottom of this page….
1: Our vetting procedure…
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.
- 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.
What a brilliant service! All the convenience and responsiveness of an online business but with the personal touch of a local one. We've always been impressed with Sue's speed of response and with the lovely, professional sitters she provides. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend this business, and frequently do!
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.
2: Booking Process…
Request a sitter
Sitter is matched
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4: Meet our sitters…
I do believe that I have the best sitters in the Bristol area. Have a look at a selection….
5: Agency & sitter costs…
Why do I need to register?
We pride ourselves on achieving our 100% booking success rate, having families register with us means we can continually monitor how many quality sitters we have to ensure we maintain this. However, if you are visiting Bristol or just need a sitter for 1 night, we have ensured we have an option for you too.
Which option is best for you?
*Based on 1 years registration, the best value for money are the following….
Gold: 9 bookings plus a year
Silver: Between 3 and 8 bookings a year
Bronze: 1 or 2 bookings a year
We offer the same high level of service and fantastic sitters across all 3 options. It was easier than naming them option 1,2 and 3!
Initial registration rates…
Gold Registration Plan
Perfect for those wanting regular sitters and wish to pay lower booking fees
Gold Registration Fee
3 Months £19.50
6 Months £29.50
1 Year £49.50
A £4 booking fee is paid each time a sitter is organised for you
(£6 if less than 24 hours notice)
Silver Registration Plan
Ideal for families who rely on us less frequently or just prefer to pay a lower registration fee
Silver Registration Fee
6 Months £11.50
1 Year £17.50
A £8 booking Fee is paid each time a sitter is organised for you.
(£10 if less than 24 hours notice)
Bronze One Off Booking
Visiting the area? Or just want to book a sitter as a one off without registering?
No Registration Fees
A £14.50 booking Fee is paid each time a sitter is organised for you.
Paid online at time of booking
Minimum 3 hour booking
£7.50ph between 6pm and midnight (*From 1st April 2019 it will be £8ph)
£8.50ph before 6pm and after midnight (*From 1st April 2019 it will be £9ph)
*Extra children from another family £2ph extra
*Hotel rates £9ph (£10ph after midnight)
Hotel parking costs to be covered by parents if applicable.
10% discount for parents who renew.
We value parents who renew with us and can offer 10% discount on our registration fees.
*Please note if your registration does lapse and you wish to rejoin, you will need to do via the website at the current rates.
Booking Fee: The booking fee is non-refundable once a booking has been confirmed to you.
You can save 5% off all your booking fees if you register with us by paying via bank transfer. (This makes our £4 booking fee £3.80)
You can also pay via Paypal or direct debit (as we are charged for these, no discount will be given)
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.
6: To either register or book a one off sitter with us….