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Once Off Babysitting Service Information

Once Off Services *CT only

Visiting Cape Town for a few days? Need a night off? Got a dinner appointment? Need childcare whilst attending an event, training, meeting or a convention? Got a personal or work emergency you need assistance with or perhaps just an extra pair of hands for the family lunch and all 15 cousins will be present? Not to worry. We can help. 

Our Once Off Babysitting Service Includes:

  • Once off babysitting service available in Cape Town only.
  • Guarantee of service should at least 3 working days notice of booking be provided. If you are booking with less notice than 3 working days please note we always try to assist no matter the notice provided, although we have been known to cater to bookings from enquiry to the sitter arrival in as little as an hour. Please note the pricing depending on how far in advance you make your booking.
  • Provision of experienced, educated candidates who are capable of providing supervisory/custodial care of children for once off assistance.
  • Most of the staff we provide, have a tertiary education which is childcare related.
  • All candidates must complete a CPR or First Aid course within 3 months of joining our team.
  • All of our sitters have their own child safe vehicles, valid SA driving license and in a crisis situation, will be able to respond effectively and quickly ensuring your children will reach either a doctor or hospital in rapid response time.

Please note:

  • If you are seeking a full or part time day time candidate on a regular basis please click here

Agency Fees

Sitters4U is not a recruitment agency. We do not deduct from our teams babysitting rates. Sitters are generally paid their rates in cash on completion of the booking. We charge separately for our fees for the service that we provide. The fees provided here are charged up front, are not refundable, and due immediately on return of invoice. 
  • 3 or more working days notice: R 429 per use of service per candidate booked is paid to use and make a booking.
  • 1-2 working days notice: R 549 per use of service per candidate booked is paid to use and make a booking.
  • Less than 24 hours notice: R 650 per use of service per candidate booked is paid to use and make a booking.
  • Invoices issued are valid for 24 hours only.
  • Payment must be made and proof of payment must be provided within 24 hours of the booking being made and an invoice issued.
  • After 24 hours, the invoice may become amendable to different pricing depending schedule as specified above.

Babysitters Fees

  • The Hourly rates are paid directly to the sitter in cash.
  • Rates vary depending on the candidate's experience, education level and the number and age  of children requiring care, anywhere from R 80 to R 200 per hour.
    • If for example, you have 1 child requiring care, where you are booking an entry level candidate with an NQF4 level education(matric), and 1 to 2 years of experience, the rate will be R 80 per hour, or;
    • If for example, you have 3 children under 5 years old, or 5 children over the age of 5 years old requiring care, where you are booking a candidate with an NQF8 (e.g. Post grad in education) level education, with more than 5 years of experience, the rate will be R 200 per hour.

FAQs

  • Double rates are charged on public holidays and from 6 pm the evening before a public holiday.
  • The minimum booking is 3 hours.
  • If you need care for more than 5 children over the age of 5 years old, you will be required to book 2 sitters, the number of children will be divided by 2 and the applicable rate provided in the above table will be paid to each candidate.
  • If you need care for more than 3 children under the age of 5 years old, you will be required to book 2 sitters, the number of children will be divided by 2 and the applicable rate provided in the above table will be paid to each candidate.

How to Use Our Once-Off Babysitting Services

Your first booking:
  1. In order to use our babysitting services for the first time please click here to complete our sign up form.
  2. On receipt of your sign up form, you will be sent an invoice for your selected service option.
  3. Return proof of payment to accounts@sitters4u.co.za
  4. On receipt of proof of payment, we will contact our staff on your behalf in order to determine who is appropriately experienced, educated, available and interested in assisting for you with your booking request. We will supply you with the profiles of the appropriately experienced candidate’s profiles to choose from.
  5. Select your favorite candidate option, confirm via email.
  6. We will then confirm the booking via email in return.
*Please note we must receive proof of payment within 24 hours of issuing an invoice for once off babysitting, and before your first booking so that we have time to ensure availability of an appropriately experienced candidate to assist you.
*No service will be rendered until proof of payment has been sent to accounts@sitters4u.co.za.

Future Bookings

Should you require assistance again in the future, you may simply email your booking date, start time, end time and number and ages of the children that will require care to sitters@sitters4u.co.za,  or simply login by using your email address in the login area at the top right hand corner of the website. Once you have logged in click the ‘make a booking’ button that appears next to the login area.

  • Babysitting services are for occasional, evening (after 6pm on weekdays) or weekend bookings although on the rare occasion, depending on your situation and at the sole discretion of the agency make allowance for bookings outside the general booking hours permitted to be booked under this service offering.
  • If you are seeking a full or part time, day time candidate on a regular basis please rather click here to request placement services.

Click here to request Once-Off Babysitting Services

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