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Child Minders for Functions and Film

Why Entertain?

When families are an important client segment for your brand, providing entertainment for the whole family at your incentive programs, conferences and corporate family days increases future attendance, company and brand loyalty. Include turnkey children's entertainment programs with Sitters4U. Motivate and entertain your guests, create positive memorable experiences that the people that are closest to your brand will love and cherish for years to come.

We understand planners and the "how to" side of the business. We advise on legal requirements and compliance, child to carer ratios required to effectively manage activities, advice on venue and activity set up and the logistics involved in ‘little’ guest management. You can rest assured when you contact us that we get ‘it’. We pay close attention to the safety side of our events. All of our trained childcare professionals and entertainers are level 1 first aid certified, experienced, educated, reference, background and criminal clearance checked. We make sure to check all the boxes so you that don't have to.

Whether catering to 1 child or 4000 children, with over 12 years of professional experience you can rest assured not only will the kids be safe and supervised but we go the extra mile to ensure everyone, young and old, gets involved and has fun! Our reputation for implementing our clients vision and delivering creative children’s programs has earned us a long list of International brands and companies as our clients.

In short ...

Sitters4U aim’s to provide a seamless childcare experience that will amaze you and your guests!

Our Service

Whether its a year end party, wedding, work function or film set, if you require qualified childminders with first aid training and experience for your function in Cape Town, Johannesburg or Pretoria, look no further. We provide up to 100 staff for events, at a ratios of:

If parents will be present:

  • 1 candidate: 20 children or worked out based on activities that will be made available.
If parents will not be present:
  • 1 candidate: up to 7 children, although 1:5 max is advised
Full care for the children onsite where only a few or no parents will be
Supervisory care where the parents will be responsible for the children,
but supervision of the children is required.
Event Management
and Planning Services
We have years of experience and insights which can assist you in best
catering to the needs of children and parents at your event)
Equipment HireSourcing and quotation sourcing available in Cape Town, Johannesburg
and Pretoria.

We cater to:

  • Corporate family days
  • Year end functions
  • Conferences
  • Sports events
  • Music Festivals
  • Lost and Found kids areas at large functions or sports days
  • Play areas at functions
  • General monitoring throughout large events
  • Christmas parties, birthdays, braais, etc.
  • With or without parental supervision.
  • Off event site entertainment
  • Movie nights
  • Weddings
  • Private celebrations
  • Picnic
  • Chaperone service

Our Team

Sitter4U places professional child care, student care and home management support staff. Our EventCARE team consists of these same carers, all personally screened for our clients peace of mind. With over 2000 professionals on our books we can cater to bookings requiring up to 100 staff in CapeTown and Gauteng.

Our Minimum Requirements for our EventCARE teams:
  • Experience and References: Our EventCARE team ALL have at least 1 year’s child care experience, most have 3 to 10 years of experience or more.
  • Education: Our EventCARE team ALL have a minimum of matric, most have a University or childcare related tertiary education.
  • First Aid: Our team are ALL required to either have completed a SETA approved first aid course or that they sign up for a course when joining our team.
Additional Requirements for Professional Nannies and Infant Care Specialists
  • Infant Care Specialists | Professional Nannies are candidates who specialise in infant care, and in addition to our minimum requirements, have 3 or more years of experience working with children under the age of 2 years old.
  • Experience: 3 or more years of experience working with infants and toddlers.
  • Education: If the Sitter has completed an infant care, baby massage, early childhood development course it is viewed as advantageous and is preferred.

Legal Considerations

The number of children to carers allowed at an event are regulated by the Children’s Act 38 of 2005. Without a specialised license a maximum ratio of 6 children to 1 carer is allowed, where our childminding team will have full responsibility for the children. We prefer to assign a maximum of 3 children under 5 years old to one carer and a maximum of 5 to 1 children for children over the age of 5 years old.

For events requiring partial supervision, engaging the children in available activities and monitoring only (with parents present and childminders fulfilling a supervisory role only), we are happy to cater with up to 20 children to 1 sitter else where the number of children expected is unknown, we will cater on a station basis, a minimum of 2 staff is advised for smaller entertainment equipment.

As stipulated in the Act,

(a) Where possible, children must be separated into the following age categories in separate rooms or physically separated sections or places:

  • Children under the age of 18 months;

  • Children between the ages of 18 and 36 months;

  • Children between the ages of three and four years; and

  • Children between the ages of four and six years

(b) Where a partial care facility provides after care facilities to children of school going age, these children must be kept separate from the children in the above mentioned age groups.

(c) Where more than 50 children are enrolled for a full day or partial care facility, there must be a separate room or place to be used as an office and as a sickbay.


Fee structures vary depending on where the event will be based, the number and ages of children requiring care, the experience/education of the candidates to be contracted as well as whether or not the parents will be present and responsible for the children or if our EventCARE team will take on full responsibility for them.

Rates will always be quoted before we proceed, however all fees are based on the following structure.

Agency Booking Fee

  • 1 – 9 Sitters : R 600 per Candidate booked

  • 10 to 14 staff: R 520 per Candidate booked

  • 15 to 20 staff: R440 per Candidate booked

  • More than 20 staff: R 380 per Candidate booked

Please note :If you require more than 5 staff onsite, a management fee of R 5000 will be due to the agency beyond the basic booking fee.

Sitter Fees

Under normal circumstances our ladies earn from R 85 to R 250 per hour upwards for the care of one child depending on their experience and qualifications. If you require child care services at maximum child to candidate ratios, please expect a rate of between R 150 and R 250 per hour per candidate.

Onsite Management

  • If you need more than 5 staff onsite at your event, a manager must be booked to manage the team.
  • The rate per day for manager hire is R 2500 per day (9 hours max included in this fee, if more than 9 hours are required for a booking).
  • If you require more than 20 staff onsite, a management fee of R 5000 will be due to the agency beyond the basic booking fee.

Planning, Equipment Hire and Event Management Services

  • Job dependent
  • Email us on with your requirements to receive a quotation for consultation.

Booking Process

Step 1: Scroll to the bottom of this page.
Step 2: Complete the basic enquiry form at the bottom of this page.
Step 3:We will contact you to clarify any questions pertaining to the booking which may impact on
your quote.
Step 4: You will be provided with a proforma invoice which is valid for 7 days from issue.
Step 5: Review the quotation, if you are happy to proceed with the booking an invoice will be sent
for the 50% deposit to secure the booking, or in the case of international guests an invoice for
100% of the fees due for the booking will be sent.
Step 6: We will confirm any further requirements
and process the booking.
Step 7: Our team will arrive on site as per quotation.

Important Terms

  • We require at least 10 working days notice to secure staff for week day event bookings.
  • We require at least 20 working days notice to secure staff for events requiring more than 20 sitters.
  • Rates are paid per hour, half hour rates do not apply.
  • Double rates apply on public holidays and from 6pm the night before a public holiday.
  • Overtime, or extra hours to be charged on completion, or on receipt of further booking details at the hourly rate quoted+ 30% booking fee.
  • If a booking is cancelled more than 5 working days before the booking, a 50% cancellation fee is due.
  • If a booking is cancelled less than 5 working days before the booking, a 100% cancellation fee is due.
  • At least 2 weeks confirmation is required to confirm an event booking.
  • Confirmation is only provided on receipt of a 50% deposit.
  • All provided information is correct at the time of quotation, but may increase if a longer than 7 day period passes from the date of quotation.
  • All activities and service providers/equipment is confirmed as being available at the time of quotation, however bookings are subject to availability. Sitters4U reserves the right to replace a booked product or service with a similar service should the service booked no longer be available at the time of booking.
  • Full and complete booking fees are due and payable 3 working days before the event is due to take place.

Brands we have worked with:

  • Mercedes
  • BMW
  • CellC
  • Argus Cycle Tour
  • Nickelodeon
  • Peppa Pig name but a few.

 If you would like to make a booking or recieve a quote for service please complete the below quote form:

Event Quote Form

Party to be Invoiced
Address of party to be Invoiced
Person responsible for booking
Date of Booking
Time of booking
Booking venue Address
Number of children older than 5 years old expected
Number of children aged between 2 and 5 years old expected
Number of children under the age of 2 years old expected

By Clicking 'submit' I agree to Sitters4U's Babysitting Terms and Conditions of Service

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