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Play Zones

At Sitters4U we revel in helping clients get clear on their vision inline with statutory requirements and bringing that vision to fruition. We create playzones which offer excellent entertainment, the required legal zoning, safe play products and equipment, an area for children to have fun, learn and grow.

We offer high quality, customised, long term playzone installations at your premises, temporary play zones, for example during school holidays; and either long term placement (client managed), agency managed educators and carers; or adhoc backup carers to top-up your current onsite children's playzone at your busiest times.

For those seeking permanent playzone installations, through our established network of suppliers, Sitters4U provides sourcing, project management and installation of high end, safe, custom furniture and educational play equipment. Restaurants, hotels and establishments offering classes or experiences parents enjoy, wanting to attract a high end family clientele base, or those corporate entities who wish to offer childcare on site as an employee benefit, we are here to assist.

We are also happy to take responsibility for managing long term playzone carer requirements, providing legally compliant staff to run playzones, providing replacement as required and according to availability. We take the stress out of sourcing and insuring thorough background checks, management and replacement. Insure you have professional childminding staff on your floor, leaving you time to do what you do best, creating great experiences for your adult patrons.

For those with already well established playzones, particularly hotels, gyms and restaurants, whose childcarer requirements fluctuate, we are happy to offer temporary staff to bolster your current carer work force and insure you have qualified.

Please note:

  • Due to the specialised nature of creating playzones pricing will be quoted on receipt of request and completion of initial free telephone consult.
  • Planning, sourcing and management consultation costs start from R 15 000 for permanent installations and from R 10000 for temporary installations. 
  • Staffing solutions for existent playzones are available on receipt of request.

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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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Service Process

  • Step 1: Complete our quote request form by clicking here. When completing the form, you will book a free initial telephonic consultation which allows us to thoroughly understand your needs.
  • Step 2: During the initial telephonic consult, we will clarify your requirements.
  • Step 3: You will be provided with a proforma quote for service valid for 7 days from issue.
  • Step 4: Review the quotation, if you are happy to proceed an invoice will be sent for the planning/sourcing fees due and sourcing/booking/finalisation of quoting, vision board,etc will commence following our virtual (or in the case of installations for bookings requiring care of more than 250 children, our onsite) consultation.
  • Step 5: Invoicing will be provided depending on services booked.
  • Step 6: Our team will arrive on site on your event day/days as booked.

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

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