Background

We appreciate how important it is for parents to know their children are left in capable hands so our Babysitters are qualified and/or experienced in the childcare sector. They include individuals such as nannies, childminders, playworkers, mothers and nursery nurses. All our sitters are mature and over 18 years old. As they all have their own transport you will not be asked to contribute to lifts home or to pay for taxis.

We do occasionally accept sitters who are studying at college or work in a non-childcare field but only if they can provide excellent references to support at least 2 years babysitting experience.

We ensure all our babysitters have been DBS checked within the last 2 years of them joining the agency. The majority of our sitters have already been thoroughly DBS checked by their local authority (childminders, trainee teachers and playworkers) and we hold confirmation of this on file.

The Agency vets every Babysitter thoroughly. We undertake face-to-face interviews with each applicant to establish their suitability, practical knowledge of first aid and experience with different aged children. We then obtain two written references, which you are welcome to see. This allows us to establish trustworthiness and their ability to work with children.

Information for Parents...

We Operate on the Following Basis:

Booking Arrangements

  1. Parents telephone, text or email the agency with their request including the start and finish times that a Babysitter is required.

  2. We match your request with our Babysitter availability and confirm the booking with you, including emailing you a profile card of your sitter, with a photo and their details.

  3. Our Babysitter will contact you in advance of the evening to familiarise themselves with the routines of your children and confirm timings.


Babysitter Requirements

  1. Children must be ready for bed or able to get ready for bed. Our Babysitters cannot be responsible for bathing.

  2. Please leave a contact number, children’s medical details and Doctor’s number in case of emergency.

  3. If, for unforeseen circumstances, you are more than 30 minutes late returning please telephone the Babysitter and let them know what has happened.

  4. The provision of refreshments for your Babysitter would be appreciated.

  5. Our babysitters can only babysit for children who are on the parent registration form - unless otherwise agreed with the agency

The current agency rates are:

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Email:  maria@bathbabysitting.co.uk

Phone: 07595 465346   (Answerphone outside of office hours)

Bath Babysitting Agency,

107 Badminton Road, Coalpit Heath, Bristol BS36 2SY

If you wish to either join the agency or make a one off booking, please complete and submit the form below. Once the form plus your payment has been received we will be in touch.

Please complete this form, then press submit and make the appropriate payment via PayPal on the next page.

To become a member or to make a one off booking

  Registration Fee

3 months                        £25.00
6 months                        £30.00
12 months                      £45.00

Before midnight            £7.50 per hour
After midnight               £8.00 per hour

  Hourly Rates (3 hour minimum charge)

Payment Notes

• Payment: You will be expected to pay the Babysitter in cash at the end of the evening.

  1. Charging: We charge by the half hour (rounded up) e.g. 7:30pm to 11:45pm charged as 4 1/2 hours.

  2. Minimum Charge: 3 hours.

  3. At present the Agency offers evening assignments only from 7pm.

  4. Cancellations: There is no 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.

  Booking Fee

A non-refundable booking fee of £4.50 shall be charged each time a booking is requested and made, this will be invoiced monthly by email.

*A booking of £5.00 applies in the event of less than 24 hours notice.