The Angel calendar in our Babysitting App

Do you consistently fill out your Angel calendar? It's very important that you keep your calendar up to date, because only then will you receive requests for times that you truly can and want to babysit. And that's a win-win: you'll only receive relevant requests, and the requests made by parents will be accepted much more quickly. So, fill out your calendar now!

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Always fill out your calendar!

Why is it so important for you to fill out your calendar, you ask? Well, when parents create a booking request, they'll select the Angels who are available for that day and time. They will have a look at the different profiles and choose the Angel who best fits their family. It can be quite annoying when it turns out that Angel is not available after all. It also means you'll receive a request for a time or day that you don't actually want to babysit. So, very inconvenient!

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Our tips for filling out your calendar

  • ​ Work up to 3 months ahead

    Parents can book a babysitter up until 3 months in advance, which is why it's important for you to always fill out your calendar for at least the coming 3 months.

  • Import your private calendar

    You can import your phone's private calendar in the Babysitting app. Read more about importing your calendar on this dedicated page.

  • Block multiple days simultaneously

    You can block multiple days at once. Perfect for if you have a weekend getaway planned. No need to block each day individually.

Frequently asked questions about the calendar

I'm not yet sure about my availability. What to do?

Are you not yet sure whether or not you are available to babysit? Simply decline the booking request. It is important to indicate in your calendar when you are not available, so that you won't receive booking requests for days that you are not able to babysit. By keeping your calendar up to date you will never have to decline another booking request. Good to know: you can also always pause your Angel Profile.

I've spotted a request in Jobboard, but I'm not available for all dates. Can I message the parent anyway?

Unfortunately, you cannot message the parent. The only exception to this is if it concerns a request from a family that has booked you before. In that case, you will be able contact the parent via the chat and ask whether you can perhaps babysit for only part of the day in the booking.

How long do I have to reply to a booking?

Always respond as quickly as possible, but within 6 hours of receiving a booking request. Accept a booking if you can and want to babysit. If that isn't the case, simply decline the booking. Always respond, so that the parents know whether or not they can count on their favourite Babysitting Angel. You will also raise your reaction score by replying quickly, meaning you will appear higher in the search results.