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skgnome Mon 30-May-11 18:29:51

any one can recommend a place to find a babysitter in Edinburgh? would prefer reputable agencies/websites?

Haruna Mon 30-May-11 19:38:55

For ridiculously over-qualified babysitters (e.g. qualified paediatric nurses making pocket money during a career break!) try
Not cheap - 10 pounds/hour, minimum of 4 hours - but all the people we've had have been lovely and the over-qualification makes me feel much happier about the necessity of having someone not known to my DC when our usual cheaper babysitters are unavailable.

skgnome Tue 31-May-11 10:31:00

great will check them!
and any idea on where to get cheaper babysitters?

Groovee Tue 31-May-11 14:05:52

I think butterfly personnel may have babysitters. Or maybe try the colleges for disclosed nursery nurse students who may want to do some extra money as we always had a jobs board at Stevenson where we could get babysitting jobs

skgnome Tue 31-May-11 18:36:16

butterfly does have babysitters, but minimum time is 4 hours, and I was looking for maybe 2 or 3...

I like the idea of checking with colleges, will check with stevenson... any other collegues?

BrawToken Tue 31-May-11 18:39:27

Telford also does childcare I think. The nursery staff where my dd2 goes offer and so did my dd1's after school staff when she was at primary. Not sure apart from that. Try Netmums - always loads of people offering on the local section (which is quite good, but the only time I venture on to that website).

rookiemater Tue 31-May-11 20:39:36

Can you set up a babysitting circle with a few friends allows you to do it online.

What I have done is checked with neighbours who have teenage girls 16+ and maanged to get some babysitters that way.

skgnome Fri 03-Jun-11 10:58:44

I'm planning to do the circle of friends when DD is a bit older, my friends with kids have babies the same age so they're still a bit of a handfull

May ask my neighbours to see if someone has a daughter willing to babysit

beautifulbairnsdotcom Wed 08-Jun-11 11:39:44

what part of town do you live in skgnome? I am a former nursery nurse with an education degree from Edinburgh University and a fully enhanced disclosure form as I have recently been working with children and adults with support needs and disabilities. I used to babysit all the time but havent since having my son but could still get you the names of people I worked for in the past, Rachael x

capucinenskinautik Tue 19-Jul-11 11:52:50

Gumtree and are quite reliable

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