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Play Zones

Sitters4U's Child CARE and Student CARE teams consist of over 3000 au pairs, governesses, PA - au pairs, tutors, professional nannies, nursury school - ECD trained teachers, infant care specialists, teachers, night nurses, and facilitators, delivering professional, reliable services of trained individuals who are first aid qualified and trained to keep children safe while capable of managing groups of children across varying age groups.

For restaurants, hotels, malls, gyms, providers of classes, we can provide a regular play zone or mobile creche area at their premises such as yoga, writing, or other classes, regularly attended by parents, offices, etc or to back up your current onsite children's play zone at your busiest times.

If you require childminding for a specific event, please click here to review our event childminding services.

To insure continuous service, we take responsibility for managing long term play zone clients bookings, providing replacement as required and according to availability, we also deal with all payments of UIF and PAYE, taking the stress of sourcing and having professional childminding staff on your floor, leaving you time to do what you do best, creating great experiences, while entertaining taste buds with your culinary art.


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Our Play Area | Play Zone Child Minding Team

Sitter4U has been placing professional child care, student care and home management support staff since 2007. Our Play Zone childminders consists of these same carers, all personally screened for our clients peace of mind. All of our staff have level 1 or higher first aid, are experienced, educated and professionally vetted. Click here to review the qualifications and experience details of our Play Zone Childminders.

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  • Sourcing and provision of professionally screened suitable childminders
  • Pre-vetting all childminders applying specifically for your requirements
  • The hours at which childminders are generally required are often outside of normal working hours, which we have found leads to a high turn over in staff for restaurants and the service industry in general. We manage contracts, UIF, PAYE, etc, providing replacement and managing staff scheduling as required.
  • No need to employ staff full time, have staff on site when you need them.
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Legal Considerations

The number of children to carers allowed at a venue is regulated by the Children’s Act 38 of 2005 and Child Care Facilities By-law, 2015. 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.

For restaurants 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 an activity station basis, a minimum of 2 staff is advised for smaller entertainment equipment, 3 for larger.

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.

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Due to the personalised nature of  child minding services, quoting will be provided following receipt of your quotation request and consultation.

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Booking Process

Step 1: Click this link to complete our quote request form.
Step 2: We will contact you to clarify any questions pertaining to the booking which may impact on your quote.
Step 3: You will be provided with a proforma invoice which is valid for 7 days from issue.
Step 4: 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 5: We will confirm any further requirements and process the booking.
Step 6: Our team will arrive on site as per quotation.

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Click here to get a quote for our Play Zone | Play Area Childminding Services.

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