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Finding babysitter when awat -- nanny job? Childminder? etc.?

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Uwila Mon 22-May-06 14:21:13

Has anyone ever used the babysitter ads? We going to Dartmoor (exeter actually) for a week in June and want to be able to drop the kids off and go to dinner in peace a couple of evenings. Can anyone recommend a good way to find a good trust worthy sitter. I'm also thinking of just contacting some childminders in the area and ask if they babysit. I don't suppose anyone lives in Exeter and has a good recommendation for me???

Uwila Mon 22-May-06 14:21:39

Oh. nice title. When AWAY, not awat.

HappyMumof2 Mon 22-May-06 14:24:37

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Uwila Mon 22-May-06 14:33:43

We are actually going for a super cheapo holiday and will be in a holiday inn express. So, while I would rather the kids just got settled into their beds, I'm not sure that would be much fun for the babysitter. So, I was sort of thinking that a childminder where we would drop them off for a few hours might be better. We'd probably have to make it an early dinner. I'm not really sure. I haven't done this before. Any advice most welcome!

Uwila Mon 22-May-06 16:09:39


jellyjelly Mon 22-May-06 16:20:20

I Have gone to holiday inns for babysitting and it was fine. Had tv and mags so was ok.

lottiesmummy Mon 22-May-06 17:27:59

maybe call an agency near where you are going to and ask for babysitters they may have on their books?

goosey Mon 22-May-06 17:40:46

If you fancy driving a bit further south for your dinner, I would love to help. JimJams would vouch for me

Uwila Mon 22-May-06 21:09:48

Hey, that might be an idea. Where are you, Goosey?

goosey Mon 22-May-06 21:17:53

I'm in Ivybridge Uwila - approx 40mins away.
This gives some more info about me.
Please don't hesitate to get in touch if you think I may be of some use to you.
Hope you have a good break anyway. It's lovely down here

Uwila Tue 23-May-06 08:27:51

What a lovely webpage! Do you know of a nice restaurant in Ivybridge? Does Jimjams live near you?

And, obviously, you have registration, etc. that I could see upon drop off?

goosey Tue 23-May-06 15:41:03

I have just sent you an email Uwila.
Yes, I have all the registration docs - and reams of stuff besides!
Jimjams is about 15 mins away from me.

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