Tips to find a reliable babysitter at Charly Cares

Essential for every family: a reliable babysitter. Are you a Charly Cares member and looking for a new Babysitting Angel? No worries, we're happy to give you practical tips and best practices so you can find a reliable babysitter in no time. So read on and we'll explain more about our app and the booking process.

How our babysitting platform works

On our platform, supply and demand come together. This means that through our app, parents and Angels can quickly and easily connect. After creating a good family profile and booking request, all Angels in the area will see your request and can respond. Or select Angels yourself based on their profile. We add new Angels to our platform every day (after a thorough, personal check) to ensure that parents throughout the Netherlands can find an Angel.

Our tips for a successful booking request

#1 Make sure your family profile is attractive

Your profile is your business card, so make sure it's complete and inviting. Before an Angel accepts a booking, they will be sure to have a look at your profile first. A nice picture of the whole family can already give a great first impression. Include a description of your family, with a bit more information regarding the kids, et voilà: your profile is ready.

#2 A clear description of the babysitting service

When creating a booking request in our app, it's important that you add a clear description so that the Angel knows what to expect. For example, clearly describe what the babysitting service will probably look like and what expectations you have. The more accessible the booking, the sooner it will succeed.

#3 Post your request to Jobboard

When creating a booking, you can select Angels yourself, meaning not all Angels near you will see your request. Always post your booking to Jobboard as well, so that all Angels near you are able to view your request. Don't worry: you're still in control of deciding who ends up babysitting for you.

#4 Be flexible

Are you looking for a regular babysitter, and does it not matter if the Babysitting Angel comes, for example, on Thursday afternoon or Friday afternoon? Mention this in the description of your request. By being flexible, the chances of the babysitter being available and your booking succeeding are greater.

#5 Want to offer the babysitter something extra?

If you live on the outskirts of a city, for example, babysitters may appreciate it if you pick them up and drop them off if the booking takes place at night, or if you reimburse their transportation costs. And, in case of significant travel time, paying them an extra hour may be more than welcome. Are you willing to offer that little bit extra as an incentive? Clearly indicate so in the description of your booking and make it easier for the babysitter to accept your request!

#6 Paying the babysitter

If you choose to place your request on Jobboard, you'll be asked to indicate the maximum hourly rate you are willing to pay. Our tip: don't set it too low, because then older, more experience Angels may not respond to your request via Jobboard. Choose an honest and realistic amount.

Finding a reliable babysitter

We're confident: with these tips, you'll be able to find a nice, reliable Angel in your area. If you're not yet a member of Charly Cares, download our app now and start your membership. After that, you'll have unlimited access to all Angels. Hopefully, see you soon in our app.

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