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Babysitting Services

AdhocCARE (On-Demand)

AdhocCARE Service Introduction

AdhocCARE is for families that require occasional child or home care support services for periods ranging from 3 to 12 hours on a once off, or irregular basis in Cape Town, Johannesburg or Pretoria.

You can book a babysitter who is a qualified night nurse, au pair, professional nanny, ECD practitioner, PA- au pair or infant care specialist; else we additionally offer the services of chefs and PA’s to assist, as required.

Service Options

We offer 3 service options, namely;

  • Pay-as-you-Go: For clients with no foreseeable need for future bookings or AdhocCARE services less than 3 months in duration or once or less a month.
  • AdhocCARE Club: For clients who require assistance on a once off basis from time to time for periods extending 3 months or longer and make use of the service more than twice monthly. Join the AdhocCARE Club to save up to 50% on agency booking fees when compared to Pay-as-you-Go Service for a small monthly subscription fee. 
Includes: 2 Primary and 1 Priority booking per month at no additional agency booking fee or 3 Primary bookings per month.
  • AnytimeCARE Club: For those clients with irregular needs in terms of times required (a consistently changing schedule) or the type of service required (a night nurse one week, an infant care specialist the next, etc) or for clients who prefer not be the employer for a long term placement and prefer Sitters4U to act as the employer.
Includes: Up to 22 booking credits per month
Agency fees are determined by your selected service option, while the service provider fee is based on your requirements, as specified in your booking form.
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Booking Types

As most of our service providers have regular jobs during ‘Priority’ times (Monday to Friday before 6pm) our candidate availability is limited during these times. Providing less than 2 days notice has a similar effect with far fewer candidates available in your area, pre-interviewed, assessed and checked for your convenience, with the correct skill set, preferred education level and experience to care for your children or other needs and available on short notice. We differentiate between a primary and priority booking with the priority booking rate attracting a higher booking rate than for a primary booking.

Primary Bookings:
  • More than 2 days working notice , and;
  • After 6pm, Monday to Friday, or anytime over a weekend
Priority Bookings
  • Less than 2 working day notice, and | or;
  • Before 6pm, Monday to Friday


Agency Fees

Pay-as-you-Go Pricing:

  • Primary Bookings: R 300 per booking credit
  • Priority Bookings: R 450 per booking credit

AdhocCARE Club Pricing:

  • 3 Month Contract: R 650 per month
  • 6 Month Contract: R 550 per month
  • 12 Month Contract: R 450 per month

Save 20% off your contract price in paying for your full contract duration on sign up.

  • 2 Primary and 1 Priority booking per month at no additional agency booking fee
  • 3 Primary bookings per month
Additional Booking Credit Pricing:
  • Primary Booking Credits: R 150 per booking credit
  • Priority Bookings Credits: R 300 per booking credit

AnyTimeCare Club Pricing:

Includes up to 22 booking credits per month
  • 3 Month Contract: R 1800 per month*
  • 6 Month Contract: R 1500 per month*
  • 12 Month Contract: R 1300 per month*
*Save 20% off your contract price in paying for your full contract duration on sign up.

Service Provider Fees

Agency Fees do not include the Service Provider Fee. Service Provider fees will be calculated depending on your requirements for each booking as completed in our online booking form. Rates vary, depending on the service provider type, experience, education level, duties required and city, etc. but generally ranges as follows excluding agency fees:
  • Au pairs: From R 85 per hour (1 child; 6 years old +) - R 200 per hour (5 children; 6 years old +)
  • Infant Care Specialist : From R 95 per hour (1 child; 0 - 2 years) - R 225 per hour (3 children; 0 - 2 years)
  • Night Nurse (12 hour shift): From R 650 (1 child; 0 - 2 years) - R 1450 per shift (3 children)
  • ECD Practitioner | Professional Nannies: From R 90 per hour (1 child; 2 - 6 years old) - R 225 per hour (3 children; 2 - 6 years old)
  • Governess: From R 105 per hour (1 child; 0 years +) - R 225 per hour (5 children; mixed ages)
  • PA-Au pair: From R 100 per hour (1 child; 6 years old +) - R 225 per hour (5 children; 6 years old +)
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Notice Required for Bookings

  • Cape Town: A minimum of 1 working days notice is required from receipt of proof of payment.
  • Gauteng: A minimum of 2 working days days notice is required from receipt of proof of payment.
Bookings with these notice periods may be made on working days only, for short notice bookings, please WhatsApp to +27746560469 to find out if we can assist before making your booking or processing payment.
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Types of Service Providers Available for AdhocCARE

Click on the below candidate types to  see additional requirements or find out more about the type of carer, their roles and responsibilities:

Ready to register and get a quote or generate a booking?

Click here to complete our easy to use registration, quotation and invoice generating form. Once you have completed this form, pay the invoice generated and we will be in touch with a number of options, depending on availability and notice provided, for you to choose from. Please note that priority bookings will attract fewer applications than primary bookings. 
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Do you have a question you can't find the answer to or do you need urgent assistance? Email us on or drop us a WhatsApp for the fastest reply on +27 74 656 0469.

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Please note that a candidate being listed as available on the site, does not mean that the candidate will be available or interested in your booking request. When making a booking we provide notification of the booking to available staff and will provide you with the profiles of the applying candidates to choose from. 

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