Baby Sitters and Nannies While on Holiday

Choosing the right nanny or babysitter to care for your children is one of the most important decisions you will make, especially while you are on holiday or travelling. Ursula, proprietor of Rockmybaby™ Nanny & Babysitting Agency Australia has the following tips to make this process efficient and easy.

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Taking a nanny on your trip

Taking a nanny along with you on vacation can often be well worth the extra investment having the extra pair of hands onboard can be invaluable, especially with younger children. It ensures you will be able to have some alone time, dinner out or even a stroll along the beach without the children and also means travelling for events such as weddings or conferences can also become a family holiday.

When bringing a nanny along with you for your holiday, make sure there are clear expectations before you leave. Remember this is your vacation not the nanny’s – you are bringing the nanny along to do a job.

This will reflect on her salary as well, flights accommodation, meals etc need to be covered by the family, plus an agreed salary for the day to day nanny services. Normally a fixed day rate is the easiest option instead of an hourly rate, these details should be all agreed on before departure.

As always, communication is the key to maintaining a clear and open relationship between you and the nanny while on holiday.

Hiring babysitters and temporary nannies at your destination

Hiring a babysitter while on holiday is another fabulous option to help parents have some time out during the day or evenings.

It is best to book your babysitter early and through a reputable agency this enables you to liaise directly with them before the time comes to leave your children with them , you may even be able to meet them beforehand to put your mind at ease.

Within agencies like Rockmybaby you (the client) are emailed the sitters profile, which has the nanny’s or sitter’s qualifications and personal outline of them etc. When hiring a babysitter through hotels and motels that use their in house staff, you often don’t get any background information from them, in many instances the babysitters are often cleaning staff. When you use an agency sitter you have access to their qualifications and the background of the sitter.

At Rockmybaby™ we use a number of factors to choose sitters, and you can do the same if you need to choose a sitter whilst away; we look for experience in caring for children, or people trained in the education and health professions as well as those that hold nanny qualifications and of course mothers who have their own children or even grandmothers. All of these life experiences and qualifications can help to ensure finding a babysitter with the qualities a person should have when caring for your precious children.

We want you to go out without worrying, when you leave your children with a Rockmybaby™ sitter and to ensure that, we provide our clients with personal, professional childcare services that meet everyone’s requirements.

Whether you require just one off babysitting or short term nanny care – Rockmybaby™ can provide services for all families’ needs and budgets. We operate nationwide – please visit our website to find out more about our services and how we can help with your childcare requirements while on holiday.

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