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drspouse Thu 02-Jun-16 10:40:26

We're going on holiday and it's DH's birthday while we're away, and I wanted to book a nice evening out with a babysitter.

Is the best to go for for this type of thing? They have a few babysitters in the area we're staying in. Or are there some alternatives?

I've used to find a regular babysitter at home but the back and forth finding one that could do the hours/days we needed was a big pain and this seems simpler for a one off.

Fortunately our DC1 is quite amenable to new fun people and our DC2 tends to be OK if big brother is there though she's a bit slower to warm up to new people.

lovelynannytobe Thu 02-Jun-16 17:22:13

I'd go with sitters.

drspouse Fri 03-Jun-16 10:19:59

Assuming your username is descriptive, that's v helpful!

lovelynannytobe Fri 03-Jun-16 15:24:42

I have 3 school aged children and like to go away sometimes with my oh. It's the only babysitting agency that travels with us. I've always been able to get a sitter to come to the hotel room so we could enjoy our evening as a couple.
I don't really use it at home since I have a good network of friends and we swap. But I do get babysitting work through them myself since I work in childcare. I see both sides and I think their price structure is fair. I was very thoroughly vetted before I was accepted as their sitter.

fishfacedcow Fri 03-Jun-16 15:28:35

I'm a sitter. I'm also a registered childminder.

I live in an area that has a huge tourist influx. To put it bluntly....there is no cost effective way I could advertise to holidaymakers. Sitters do all the hard work for me by finding the clients. I do the easy bit. I love sitting for holidaymakers and i always try to make it special for the children (those that are awake) because its their holiday too.

eastmidswarwicknightnanny Sat 04-Jun-16 18:31:32

That's lovely fishface.

Drspouse you could see if the hotel has a babysitter they would recommend also

drspouse Sat 04-Jun-16 18:54:45

We're staying in a flat (not up to sharing a room with the DCs for 2 weeks!)

Blondeshavemorefun Sun 05-Jun-16 17:01:29

Sitters or google nanny agencies in the area you will be and ring them and sure they will find you a nanny who wants to earn some extra money

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