Andrew from Amsterdam
“Tess is super nice and the kids love her”
Where do you start to look for an experienced and trusted fixed babysitter? Do you ask the girl next door? Or a family member? What if your fixed babysitter is no longer available all of a sudden because her plans have changed? Charly Cares understands that finding a fixed babysitter can be a challenge for busy urban parents. Students often have a (study)schedule that changes every 12 weeks. Because of this, this group often finds it difficult to commit for a longer period. Plans change, an internship or dream job is offered, leaving you, the parent, with a problem. How do you find a fixed babysitter on short notice?
“Tess is super nice and the kids love her”
“Gabriella was really kind and personable. Our son instantly took to her and they were playing & reading before we even left for the evening. We will most certainly have her back again to babysit.”
“Very friendly babysitter.”
“Lara is absolutely lovely! Would definitely recommend her!”
“Delilah did a great job in taking care of our 3 month old baby and her big sister. Sometimes things can get chaotic when kids wake each other up in the middle of the night but Delilah handled the situation extremely well and proved to be a calm, trustwort”
“Very nice and kind with the kids. She managed perfectly to put them in bed thank you Eva!”
“As always, Naomi was prompt, professional and very kind to our little ones. We had a lovely night out, confident in the knowledge that our girls were in good hands. :)”
“Super kind and open. Kids were happy and relaxed”
As a parent, there is of course nothing you want more than a trusted babysitter to come to your house. For this reason, we screen all our Babysitting Angels in person at one of the Charly Cares offices. Okay, so, what does that mean? The screenings happen through our carefully designed screenings protocol. This means that we can and will be quite critical! For example, our Babysitting Angels can only babysit new-borns if they can prove that they have adequate baby experience. Within this category, we differentiate between Newborn (0-6 months), Baby (6-12 months) and Toddler (12-24 months).
During the screening, questions about bottle-feeding, sleep schedules and changing diapers will be discussed. Only Babysitting Angels with this specific experience will be matched with families with new-borns. That way, you can be confident in leaving your child with this fixed babysitter. Quite comforting.
If you see the “Pro”-icon in a Babysitting Angel’s profile, you will know that that specific babysitter, besides his or her own babysitting experience, also has completed child/care related training. Examples of this can be pabo, pedagogy, or medicine-students. Or how about Angels who have worked at a day-care, or have been an au pair.
Even if they do not have the “Pro”-icon, you can still be sure that they love babysitting and make the conscious decision to do it. Charly Cares also offers a Children’s First Aid workshop to parents and Babysitting Angels alike. This will be indicated in their Angel Profile and can be quite comforting to know.
To us, it is important to keep the quality and functioning of the Babysitting Angels as clear and reliable as possible. Luckily, you can help us do so! You can after each babysitting service rate your babysitter using a star rating.
You can also choose to write a review about the babysitter. This will, along with the rating, be visible to other parents. Great for us, for you, and for other families!
The ratings are continuously and meticulously monitored by Charly Cares and we intervene when necessary. Creating a safe and transparent online environment is what Charly Cares is all about. For sure!
Fixed Babysitting Angel: Go to book → enter your babysitting moment → repeat the booking for the number of weeks you need a fixed babysitter → search for available Angels → select 5 babysitting angels → write a personal message and send the request!
Unfortunately not, because we work with many students who have a changing (school)schedule. They often cannot commit to a period longer than 12 weeks. You can book your Babysitting Angel again when she is available after the initial 12 weeks.
Sure! Create a booking for the moment you need a babysitter. When an Angel accepts the booking, you can agree to meet through the chat or you can call with the Angel. If you would prefer to meet in person, you can make a short booking of two hours to get to know eachother.