On this page you will (hopefully) find all the information you require. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to ask.

  1. Our vetting procedure
  2. Reviews
  3. Meet our sitters
  4. The process
  5. Agency & sitter costs
  6. Online form to join us

Already a member? 
If you are currently a member, 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 membership 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.

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 or Ofsted registered

*CRB/DBS -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.
*Ofsted registered – Some of our sitters are childminders registered with Ofsted and for these sitters we accept their Ofsted certificate

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

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!
E.Reeve Dec2017

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: Reviews…

Rated 4.9 out of 5 overall based on 83 reviews…

We use FreeIndex for our reviews so that you can be confident that these are genuine reviews left by our families…

Click here to see all our parents reviews with FreeIndex

 


3: Meet our sitters…

I do believe that I have the best sitters in the Bristol area. Have a look at a selection….

Click here to meet our sitters

 


4: The process…

Parents join us online which gives you full access to all our dedicated, reliable and trusted sitters.
Once we receive your booking requirement, we personally match your needs with our available sitters and organise a sitter for you
Email you your sitter information card which will show you a photo plus background of your sitter. Your sitter will contact you prior to the evening to introduce herself and confirm the booking details
Send confirmation texts to both parents and sitter on the morning of the job to ensure every sit runs smoothly
Obtain regular feedback on our sitters as we only want THE best sitters in the Bristol area working for us

5: The costs…

We are aware that every families babysitting requirements are different and one size does not fit all. We offer 3 different options to ensure we have a plan to suit you and your families needs. So whether you are looking for frequent weekly sitters, or perhaps a couple of times a year we can help. 

Which option is best value for money?*
Bronze One Off for 1 or 2 bookings a year
Silver Membership for 3 to 11 bookings a year
Gold Membership for 12 plus bookings a year
*Based on yearly membership

Choose from our 3 options…

Gold membership

Perfect for busy families who require frequent sitters...

3 months £19.50
6 months £29.50
12 months £49.50

A booking fee is charged each time a sitter is organised for you. Invoiced on a monthly basis.

£5 booking fee (£8 if less than 24 hours notice)
Pay your booking fees via bank transfer and receive a 5% discount on above prices.

Silver membership

Ideal for families who prefer to pay lower membership and higher booking fees...

6 months £9.50
12 months £16.50

A booking fee is charged each time a sitter is organised for you. Invoiced on a monthly basis

£8 booking fee (£10 if less than 24hrs notice)
Pay your booking fees via bank transfer and receive a 5% discount on above prices.

Bronze One Off Booking

Made for families either visiting the area or just need a one off sitter and do not wish to join us

No membership fees

£14.50 booking fee paid each time a sitter is organised for you. Paid online at time of booking.

 

 

 

Sitters rates

£8ph between 6pm and midnight
£9ph before 6pm and after midnight
Minimum 3 hour booking

Sitter to be paid cash at the end of her shift

Extra children staying £1ph extra paid to sitter
Hotel bookings £10ph and parking costs to be covered by parents

Payment notes…

Booking Fee: The booking fee is non-refundable once a booking has been confirmed to you.
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.


5: To either become a member or book a one off sitter with us….

Please complete the form below and submit. 

Click here to read our privacy policy

Office hours are Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm (closed Bank Holidays)
Special nights of the year i.e. Valentines night, New Years Eve etc may have higher booking fees and hourly rates for sitters. You will be advised of this on receipt of your booking.

Parent One

Parent Two (if applicable)

Initial payment will be taken via credit/debit card or PayPal through PayPals secure site. You will be directed to this when you press submit.

How do you wish to make future booking fees? Bank Transfer (this option comes with a 5% discount)Paypal (Paypal, credit or debit card)Direct DebitOne off booking - not registering