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. Booking process
  3. Reviews
  4. Meet our sitters
  5. Agency & Sitter costs
  6. 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.

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

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: 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.

3: Reviews…

Rated 4.9 out of 5 overall based on 79 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

 


4: 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

 


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 me?
*Based on 1 years registration and paying booking fees via bank transfer your best value for money are..
Gold: 8+ bookings per year
Silver: Between 3 and 7 bookings per year
Bronze: 1 or 2 bookings per year

We offer the same high level of service and fantastic sitters across all 3 options. 

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

£3.80 booking fee*
(£5.70 if less than 24 hours notice)

A booking fee is charged each time a sitter is organised for you.

*Booking fees quoted are online bank transfer prices. Paying by PayPal or Direct Debit is £4 (£6 if less than 24hrs notice)

Silver Registration Plan

Ideal for families who rely on us less frequently or simply prefer to pay a lower registration fee

Silver Registration Fee
6 Months £11.50
1 Year £17.50

£7.60 booking Fee*
(£9.50 if less than 24 hours notice)

A booking fee is charged each time a sitter is organised for you.

*Booking fees quoted are online bank transfer prices. Paying by PayPal or Direct Debit is £8 (£10 if less than 24hrs notice)

Bronze One Off Booking

Visiting the area, or prefer to book a one off sitter without registering with us

No Registration Fees

 

A £14.50 booking Fee is paid each time a sitter is organised for you.

Paid online at time of booking

 

 

 

Sitters rates...

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

*Extra children from another family £2ph extra
*Hotel rates £9ph (£10ph after midnight)
Hotel parking costs to be covered by parents if applicable.

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Renewal rates…

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.

Payment notes…

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….

Please complete the form below and submit. 

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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 TransferPaypal (Paypal, credit or debit card)Direct DebitOne off booking - not registering