Parents, SafeCircle

What do you need to be able to babysit?

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?

Parents, SafeCircle

Different childcare roles and their responsibilities

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

Parents, SafeCircle

What to consider when looking for a babysitter?

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?

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When should you first leave your child with 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?

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Why does regulation matter in babysitting?

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?

Parents, SafeCircle

How to find a babysitter and things to consider

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

Parents, SafeCircle

Finding a babysitter when away from home

Finding a babysitter when you’re away from home is a problem which presents itself to many of our customers who include; small and large scale business owners, sports professionals and doctors who travel not just for pleasure but for business. Whether you’re going away on holiday or for business purposes you don’t always take your… Continue reading Finding a babysitter when away from home