Our Babysitting Candidates have been previously placed in Full Time positions with Nanny Options and they will have a minimum of 2 years’ full-time experience with a recognized childcare qualification as follows:

FETAC Level 5 or 6 Childcare (0-12 years of age).
Montessori Teaching Diploma in Child Care
B.A. in Early Childhood Care and Education
Primary School Teaching Degree

If no qualification is held Our Babysitters will have a minimum of 4 – 5 years of full time experience as a Nanny.  Our Candidates all demonstrate a genuine love and interest for the children in their care and thus take their careers very seriously.

Our Babysitters are capable of sole charge of a child (or children) and promote a happy, loving and stimulating environment. The babysitting duties may include additional duties such as preparing the child’s meals and keeping his or her room clean and tidy. When additional duties are required, we will endeavor to find the best Candidate to suit your family’s needs.

Our Babysitters can provide activities suitable for all age groups- including reading, arts and crafts, jigsaws, drawing etc. depending on your child’s level at Play School, Montessori or Primary School.

Babysitting services are usually in the evening time or during the day time at weekends. However, the normal starting time is from 7pm onwards.

The babysitting rate ranges from €10 to €12 per hour, depending on the person’s experience.

Parents should inform the babysitter of each child’s “bed time routine” so if you are going out early some evening the babysitter will know how to organize the children and get them ready for bed.

Always leave your mobile phone numbers and other family numbers in case of emergency.

In the case where the children wake up, explain to the babysitter what you normally do to get them back to sleep.

Show the babysitter where everything is in the kitchen and also point anything she needs to be aware of from a safety point of view.

Nanny Options will endeavor to help you to find a childcare solution that best fits in with your family and routine and is also flexible to change, depending on your family’s needs, as it grows and changes too.