At SafeCircle, safety is built into the heart of what we do through our Assurance Checks. SafeCircle Assurance Checks (part 1 of the Assurance Framework) From safe recruitment to on-going checks, we assure parents that our babysitters remain at regulation standard, and display unrivalled quality care. Safer Recruitment - Ensuring we start with quality Pre-screening Qualifications… Continue reading Our Unique Assurance Framework – How we recruit the exceptional babysitters
There are so many options when it comes to finding a babysitter, and each has its own pro’s and con’s. In this blog we are focusing on just the two major options; using a babysitting/nanny agency or DIY searches. After all it usually comes down to these two, depending on a few factors for parents… Continue reading Babysitting agency vs DIY options – the pros and cons
Babysitting is a great role which allows the person to earn some extra income in their spare evenings and weekends. A role which is often known to be completed by college and university students. It’s a role however with huge responsibilities for the care and welfare of children whilst parents are out usually enjoying some… Continue reading What do you need to be able to babysit?
We regularly see and hear of parents looking for some help with their children, and the parents often will say they are looking for a babysitter but when we explore what their family needs are we find that a babysitter is not in fact what they are looking for but another role is more suitable… Continue reading Different childcare roles and their responsibilities
There is so much the think about when it comes to finding a babysitter, and some things are not always the most obvious considerations. Whilst SafeCircle Sitters would always advocate the use of an adult who is qualified in childcare with professional experience this alone is still not always the perfect recipe for an ideal… Continue reading What to consider when looking for a babysitter?
Deciding to leave your child with a babysitter for the first time raises many questions one of which is "how old should my baby be before I leave them with a babysitter for the first time?" This question is a hard one to answer and has many factors to consider but we feel there are… Continue reading When should you first leave your child with a babysitter?
Without regulation, families are at risk of using low quality childcarers. Find out more about how and why we are part of the campaign to regulate the babysitting industry, in this informative blog; Regulation is about taking responsibility The babysitting industry has never been regulated, and where there is no regulation, children are liable to… Continue reading Why does regulation matter in babysitting?
So you’ve decided to start looking for a babysitter, but where do you start? For a parent looking for a babysitter for the first time, it can feel like a minefield and one which you would prefer to get across and out the other side in one piece. SafeCircle have put together a list of… Continue reading Where to find a babysitter
Looking for a babysitter can be tricky as there is so much to think about and consider. One of the questions which pops up often in parenting forums is ‘How old should a babysitter be?’. This type of questions usually sparks some heavy debates with many people saying that its not about a person’s age… Continue reading At what age can someone babysit?
When the times comes and you’re ready to go out for the evening you’ll start thinking about sorting out childcare. For many this is a simply task of asking grandparents, who are usually thrilled to babysit… but what do you do if you don’t have grandparents available? What if they live across the country, or… Continue reading How to find a babysitter and things to consider