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Maddison
Carshalton, England

Babysitter £15 / hour

Child ages I'm comfortable caring for:

  • Preschoolers (3 - 4 years)
  • Small school kids (5 - 8 years)
  • Tweens (9 - 12 years)
  • Teenagers (13+ years)
  • Up to 2 children at once

Childcare duties I can do:

  • Light meals
  • Taking kids on outings
  • Help with homework
  • Care for special needs kids
  • Care for twins/multiples

Other services I can provide

My availability

I'm looking for Casual/temporary, Part-time employment.

I can travel to neighboring suburbs/towns of Carshalton for work.

Here's my weekly availability:

M T W T F S S

Morn

- - - - -

Day

- - - - -

Arvo

- - - - -

Eve.

- - - - -

Nite

- - - - - - -

I'm available for:

  • School holidays
  • Valentine's Day

My credentials

I'm happy to provide written documentation of my qualifications and credentials:

  • Pet credentials:
    • I'm comfortable with pets
  • General credentials:
    • 19 years old
    • Non-smoker/non-vaper
    • Permanent resident
    • Covid vaccinated
    • Languages I can speak: English
    • Email verified

My skills and interests:

  • Reading/storytelling
  • Drawing/painting
  • Arts/crafts

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Rina Khatun

Rina Khatun
London, England

I have got child care qualifications level one and health and social care level one and I have got lots of child care experience

Babysitter, Parent helper, Nanny £15 / hour

Child ages I'm comfortable caring for:

  • Newborns (0 - 2 months)
  • Babies (3 - 12 months)
  • Toddlers (1 - 2 years)
  • Preschoolers (3 - 4 years)
  • Small school kids (5 - 8 years)
  • Tweens (9 - 12 years)
  • Teenagers (13+ years)
  • Up to 4 children at once

Childcare duties I can do:

  • Light meals
  • Full meals
  • Bottle feeding
  • Taking kids on outings
  • Changing nappies
  • Care for special needs kids
  • Care for twins/multiples

Household duties I can do:

  • Housekeeping
  • Laundry/washing
  • Grocery shopping
  • Running errands

I'm available for events:

  • Special event babysitting
  • Corporate functions babysitting
  • Wedding babysitting

Other services I can provide

  • House sitting

My availability

I'm looking for Casual/temporary, Part-time employment.

I can travel to neighboring suburbs/towns of London for work.

Here's my weekly availability:

M T W T F S S

Morn

Day

Arvo

Eve.

Nite

I'm available for:

  • Last minute bookings
  • School holidays
  • New Year's Eve
  • Valentine's Day
  • Overnight jobs
  • Full weekends
  • Vacations with the family
  • Live-in with the family

My credentials

I'm happy to provide written documentation of my qualifications and credentials:

  • 26 years experience working with children
    • I'm a parent
    • I carry a first aid kit
    • Bachelor of early childhood education (completed)
    • Working With Children Check (WWCC)
  • General credentials:
    • 49 years old
    • Police check
    • Non-smoker/non-vaper
    • Permanent resident
    • Covid vaccinated
    • Languages I can speak: English and Hindi
    • Email verified

I have got 26 years child care experience I have got 5 children my elder child is 26 years old and my little one is 6 years old and I worked as a nanny 7/8 years and I done child care level one health and social care level one and also I work at school as a volunteers also I looked after my sisters and brothers children as well

My skills and interests:

  • Music
  • Singing
  • Reading/storytelling
  • Drawing/painting
  • Swimming
  • Nature
  • Cooking
  • Video
  • Foreign languages

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Esther Filani

Esther Filani
Thornton Heath, England

Babysitter £18 / hour

Child ages I'm comfortable caring for:

  • Toddlers (1 - 2 years)
  • Preschoolers (3 - 4 years)
  • Small school kids (5 - 8 years)
  • Up to 3 children at once

Childcare duties I can do:

  • Light meals
  • Full meals
  • Bottle feeding
  • Taking kids on outings
  • Toilet training
  • Changing nappies
  • Bathing kids
  • Help with homework

Household duties I can do:

  • Housekeeping
  • Laundry/washing

I'm available for events:

  • Special event babysitting
  • Wedding babysitting

Other services I can provide

  • House sitting
  • Cleaning

My availability

I'm looking for Casual/temporary employment.

I can travel to surrounding suburbs/towns of Thornton Heath for work.

Here's my weekly availability:

M T W T F S S

Morn

- - - - - - -

Day

- - - - - -

Arvo

- - - - - - -

Eve.

- - - - -

Nite

- - - - -

I'm available for:

  • Last minute bookings
  • Public holidays
  • Overnight jobs

My credentials

I'm happy to provide written documentation of my qualifications and credentials:

  • 5 years experience working with children
    • CPR training
    • First aid training
    • First aid training for babies
    • Asthma training
    • Anaphylaxis training
  • General credentials:
    • 24 years old
    • Drivers license
    • I have a car
    • Non-smoker/non-vaper
    • Covid vaccinated
    • Languages I can speak: English
    • Email verified

I’m Esther and I have worked at several nurseries for 5 years now. I’m drawn to seeing children grow and develop and become their best self. I currently have my Level 3 childcare qualification completed and I’m looking to start my Level 5 qualifications and have completed other trainings related to children. I am very trustworthy, respectful and professional in my work.

My skills and interests:

  • Music
  • Singing
  • Dance
  • Comedy
  • Reading/storytelling
  • Drawing/painting
  • Arts/crafts
  • Design
  • Writing

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Michelle Zheng

Michelle Zheng
London, England

Last seen 3 days ago.

Baby sitter

I'm a friendly and energetic babysitter with 3 years of experience caring for toddlers, preschoolers, and grade-schoolers. I love spending time with children and am skilled at engaging them through drawing, reading, and language activities. I'm also comfortable helping with cooking, chores, and homework. I'd be delighted to join your family, Feel free to reach out to learn more about my availability and approach to childcare. With a few experience with children started when I was taking on a placement, working with children in Hyde park learning centre taking on children age between 3-8 on workshops . Although I am not 18 yet I am experienced and educated.I’m

Babysitter £10 / hour

Child ages I'm comfortable caring for:

  • Toddlers (1 - 2 years)
  • Preschoolers (3 - 4 years)
  • Small school kids (5 - 8 years)
  • Tweens (9 - 12 years)
  • Teenagers (13+ years)

Childcare duties I can do:

  • Light meals
  • Help with homework

Household duties I can do:

  • Housekeeping
  • Laundry/washing
  • Grocery shopping
  • Running errands

Other services I can provide

  • House sitting
  • Cleaning
  • Tutoring

My availability

I'm looking for Casual/temporary employment.

I can travel to neighboring suburbs/towns of London for work.

Here's my weekly availability:

M T W T F S S

Morn

- - - - -

Day

- - - - -

Arvo

- - - -

Eve.

- - - -

Nite

- - - - -

I'm available for:

  • School holidays

My credentials

I'm happy to provide written documentation of my qualifications and credentials:

  • General credentials:
    • 17 years old
    • Non-smoker/non-vaper
    • Covid vaccinated
    • Languages I can speak: English
    • Email verified

I am currently a Y12 student who’s turning 18 next year, I hope to receive some jobs based on babysitting in order to support my finances. I am experienced in working and caring for children as through my time volunteering and through work experience at nursery’s in my local area. I gained understanding of caring for children through many ages as my time at Hyde park learning centre where I work with children through workshops.

My skills and interests:

  • Music
  • Reading/storytelling
  • Arts/crafts
  • Swimming
  • Cooking
  • Writing

You can learn more about me by browsing my social accounts:

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Rajasree Ghose Chowdhury
London, England

LLB Law Grad turned Full time nanny!

Hello parents! I have professional childcare experience and I am available for nanny and babysitting roles starting from May 2024. I’m located in the London N19 area and can travel up-to 4 miles.

Babysitter, Nanny £14.50 / hour

Child ages I'm comfortable caring for:

  • Babies (3 - 12 months)
  • Toddlers (1 - 2 years)
  • Preschoolers (3 - 4 years)
  • Small school kids (5 - 8 years)
  • Tweens (9 - 12 years)
  • Up to 2 children at once

Childcare duties I can do:

  • Light meals
  • Bottle feeding
  • Transporting kids
  • Taking kids on outings
  • Changing nappies
  • Bathing kids
  • Help with homework
  • Care for twins/multiples

Household duties I can do:

  • Laundry/washing
  • Grocery shopping
  • Running errands

I'm available for events:

  • Special event babysitting
  • Corporate functions babysitting
  • Wedding babysitting

Other services I can provide

  • Cat sitting (click for details)
  • House sitting
  • Tutoring

My availability

I'm looking for Casual/temporary, Part-time, Full-time employment.

I can travel to neighboring suburbs/towns of London for work.

Here's my weekly availability:

M T W T F S S

Morn

- -

Day

Arvo

Eve.

Nite

- - - - - - -

I'm available for:

  • Last minute bookings
  • School holidays
  • Public holidays
  • New Year's Eve
  • Valentine's Day
  • Overnight jobs
  • Full weekends

My credentials

I'm happy to provide written documentation of my qualifications and credentials:

  • 5 years experience working with children
    • CPR training
    • First aid training for babies
  • 10 years experience working with pets
    • I'm comfortable with pets
    • I have pets
  • General credentials:
    • 26 years old
    • Police check
    • Non-smoker/non-vaper
    • Permanent resident
    • Covid vaccinated
    • Languages I can speak: English and Hindi
    • Email verified

Hi parents! My name is Rajasree and I am an LLB Grad from UoL!

I have experience in both a professional environment (nursery) and private setting (babysitting and nannying).

I have been a nursery assistant at a private day care nursery since January 2020. I have experience with children starting from 3 months (Newborn) to 5 years old.

I have been a full time nanny to a 3 year old during lockdown for 6 weeks and another full time nanny role for a 3 year old for 5 months. I am also a regular babysitter for a few local families and have been so for 4 years+. I also work well with older children and teenagers.

I hold a DBS and a Paediatric First Aid Training certificate.

References available on request!

My skills and interests:

  • Music
  • Reading/storytelling
  • Arts/crafts
  • Nature
  • Gardening
  • Cooking
  • Design

You can learn more about me by browsing my social accounts:

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Olivia Arezzi
London, England

Babysitter, Nanny £12 / hour

Child ages I'm comfortable caring for:

  • Babies (3 - 12 months)
  • Toddlers (1 - 2 years)
  • Preschoolers (3 - 4 years)
  • Small school kids (5 - 8 years)
  • Up to 3 children at once

Childcare duties I can do:

  • Light meals
  • Full meals
  • Bottle feeding
  • Taking kids on outings
  • Toilet training
  • Changing nappies
  • Bathing kids
  • Help with homework

Household duties I can do:

  • Housekeeping

Other services I can provide

  • Pet sitting (click for details)
  • Dog walking (click for details)
  • Pet training
  • Pet grooming
  • House sitting
  • Tutoring

My availability

I'm looking for Casual/temporary, Part-time employment.

I can travel to neighboring suburbs/towns of London for work.

Here's my weekly availability:

M T W T F S S

Morn

- - -

Day

- - -

Arvo

- - -

Eve.

- - -

Nite

- - - - - - -

I'm available for:

  • Last minute bookings
  • School holidays
  • Public holidays
  • New Year's Eve
  • Valentine's Day
  • Full weekends

My credentials

I'm happy to provide written documentation of my qualifications and credentials:

  • 2 years experience working with children
    • Registered carer
    • Water safety training
    • I have child car seats
  • Pet credentials:
    • I'm comfortable with pets
    • I have pets
  • General credentials:
    • 17 years old
    • Drivers license
    • I have a car
    • Non-smoker/non-vaper
    • Permanent resident
    • Covid vaccinated
    • Liability insurance
    • Languages I can speak: English, Italian, and Spanish
    • Email verified

I love playing whith little kids and helping whith home work and do sports activities and most important thing of all is that the kids have fun !

My skills and interests:

  • Reading/storytelling
  • Drawing/painting
  • Arts/crafts
  • Sports
  • Swimming
  • Nature
  • Cooking
  • Writing
  • Foreign languages

Contact Olivia For Free

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Katie Breeze
South Croydon, England

Babysitter, Parent helper, Nanny £10 / hour

Child ages I'm comfortable caring for:

  • Newborns (0 - 2 months)
  • Babies (3 - 12 months)
  • Toddlers (1 - 2 years)
  • Preschoolers (3 - 4 years)
  • Small school kids (5 - 8 years)
  • Tweens (9 - 12 years)
  • Teenagers (13+ years)
  • Up to 4 children at once

Childcare duties I can do:

  • Light meals
  • Full meals
  • Bottle feeding
  • Transporting kids
  • Changing nappies
  • Bathing kids
  • Help with homework
  • Care for special needs kids

Household duties I can do:

  • Housekeeping
  • Laundry/washing
  • Grocery shopping
  • Running errands

I'm available for events:

  • Special event babysitting
  • Corporate functions babysitting
  • Wedding babysitting

Other services I can provide

  • Pet sitting (click for details)
  • Dog walking (click for details)
  • Pet daycare
  • Pet boarding
  • House sitting
  • Yard work
  • Cleaning
  • Elderly care

My availability

I'm looking for Casual/temporary, Part-time employment.

I can travel to neighboring suburbs/towns of South Croydon for work.

Here's my weekly availability:

M T W T F S S

Morn

Day

Arvo

- - - - - -

Eve.

Nite

- - - - - - -

I'm available for:

  • Last minute bookings
  • School holidays
  • Public holidays
  • New Year's Eve
  • Valentine's Day
  • Overnight jobs
  • Full weekends
  • Vacations with the family

My credentials

I'm happy to provide written documentation of my qualifications and credentials:

  • Childcare credentials:
    • I'm a parent
    • CPR training
    • First aid training
    • First aid training for babies
    • Bachelor of early childhood education (currently studying)
    • Working With Children Check (WWCC)
  • Pet credentials:
    • I'm comfortable with pets
    • I have pets
  • General credentials:
    • 37 years old
    • Covid vaccinated
    • Languages I can speak: English
    • Email verified

My skills and interests:

  • Music
  • Singing
  • Dance
  • Comedy
  • Reading/storytelling
  • Drawing/painting
  • Arts/crafts
  • Sports
  • Fitness
  • Swimming
  • Nature
  • Gardening
  • Cooking
  • Video
  • Design
  • Computers
  • Writing

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Tajnuva Afrin Mohona

Tajnuva Afrin Mohona
South Croydon, England

Babysitter

Child ages I'm comfortable caring for:

  • Newborns (0 - 2 months)
  • Babies (3 - 12 months)
  • Toddlers (1 - 2 years)
  • Preschoolers (3 - 4 years)
  • Small school kids (5 - 8 years)

Childcare duties I can do:

  • Light meals
  • Full meals
  • Bottle feeding
  • Transporting kids
  • Taking kids on outings
  • Toilet training
  • Changing nappies
  • Bathing kids
  • Help with homework
  • Care for special needs kids
  • Care for twins/multiples

Household duties I can do:

  • Housekeeping
  • Laundry/washing
  • Grocery shopping
  • Running errands

Other services I can provide

  • Pet sitting (click for details)
  • Pet daycare
  • House sitting
  • Yard work
  • Cleaning
  • Tutoring
  • Elderly care

My availability

I'm looking for Casual/temporary employment.

I can travel to neighboring suburbs/towns of South Croydon for work.

Here's my weekly availability:

M T W T F S S

Morn

- -

Day

- - - - - - -

Arvo

- - - - - - -

Eve.

- - - - - - -

Nite

- - - - - - -

I'm available for:

  • Last minute bookings
  • School holidays
  • Public holidays
  • New Year's Eve
  • Valentine's Day
  • Overnight jobs
  • Full weekends
  • Vacations with the family
  • Live-in with the family

My credentials

I'm happy to provide written documentation of my qualifications and credentials:

  • Childcare credentials:
    • CPR training
    • First aid training
  • General credentials:
    • 24 years old
    • Languages I can speak: English
    • Email verified

Contact Tajnuva For Free

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Vania Rodrigues Moreira

Vania Rodrigues Moreira
London, England

I'm reliable, responsible, honest, and caring. I've also worked with kids for the last 2 years at a lcoal nursery and I love it i also come from a big family and regularly babysit my younger cousins. I completed secondary in 2022. I’ve done online courses in first aid, i’ve also done online courses in the nursery i worked in the courses where safeguarding and food and hygiene. I am fluent in english and portuguese and i love to draw and do arts and crafts.

Babysitter, Parent helper, Nanny £15 / hour

Child ages I'm comfortable caring for:

  • Newborns (0 - 2 months)
  • Babies (3 - 12 months)
  • Toddlers (1 - 2 years)
  • Preschoolers (3 - 4 years)
  • Small school kids (5 - 8 years)
  • Tweens (9 - 12 years)
  • Up to 2 children at once

Childcare duties I can do:

  • Light meals
  • Bottle feeding
  • Transporting kids
  • Taking kids on outings
  • Changing nappies
  • Bathing kids
  • Help with homework
  • Care for special needs kids

Household duties I can do:

  • Housekeeping
  • Laundry/washing
  • Grocery shopping
  • Running errands

Other services I can provide

My availability

I'm looking for Casual/temporary, Part-time employment.

I can travel to neighboring suburbs/towns of London for work.

Here's my weekly availability:

M T W T F S S

Morn

- - - - - - -

Day

Arvo

- - - - -

Eve.

Nite

- - - - - - -

I'm available for:

  • Last minute bookings
  • New Year's Eve
  • Valentine's Day
  • Overnight jobs
  • Vacations with the family

My credentials

I'm happy to provide written documentation of my qualifications and credentials:

  • 1 year experience working with children
  • Pet credentials:
    • I'm comfortable with pets
  • General credentials:
    • 18 years old
    • Non-smoker/non-vaper
    • Covid vaccinated
    • Languages I can speak: English and Portuguese
    • Email verified

Finish secondary. worked in a nursery environment for a year and been a part time nanny for about 7 months now

My skills and interests:

  • Reading/storytelling
  • Drawing/painting
  • Arts/crafts
  • Cooking
  • Writing

Contact Vania For Free

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Eunice Glory

Eunice Glory
London, England

Hi there, i’m Eunice a soon to be apprentice paediatric nurse. Although I have no current qualifications i have many years of experience with babysitting. I volunteer at my youth church and occasionally coach junior gymnastics as a former golf medalist. I also am able to provide any necessary assistance such as cleaning and cooking in the household. Currently my schedule is fully open.

Babysitter, Parent helper, Nanny £13.50 / hour

Child ages I'm comfortable caring for:

  • Babies (3 - 12 months)
  • Toddlers (1 - 2 years)
  • Preschoolers (3 - 4 years)
  • Small school kids (5 - 8 years)
  • Tweens (9 - 12 years)
  • Up to 3 children at once

Childcare duties I can do:

  • Light meals
  • Full meals
  • Bottle feeding
  • Taking kids on outings
  • Toilet training
  • Changing nappies
  • Bathing kids
  • Help with homework
  • Care for special needs kids
  • Care for twins/multiples

Household duties I can do:

  • Housekeeping
  • Laundry/washing
  • Grocery shopping
  • Running errands

Other services I can provide

  • Pet sitting (click for details)
  • House sitting
  • Yard work
  • Cleaning
  • Tutoring

My availability

I'm looking for Casual/temporary, Part-time, Full-time employment.

I can travel to neighboring suburbs/towns of London for work.

Here's my weekly availability:

M T W T F S S

Morn

Day

Arvo

Eve.

Nite

- - - - - - -

I'm available for:

  • Last minute bookings
  • School holidays
  • New Year's Eve
  • Overnight jobs
  • Full weekends

My credentials

I'm happy to provide written documentation of my qualifications and credentials:

  • 4 years experience working with children
  • Pet credentials:
    • I'm comfortable with pets
  • General credentials:
    • 18 years old
    • Non-smoker/non-vaper
    • Languages I can speak: English and French
    • Email verified

My skills and interests:

  • Music
  • Singing
  • Dance
  • Comedy
  • Reading/storytelling
  • Drawing/painting
  • Arts/crafts
  • Sports
  • Fitness
  • Nature
  • Gardening
  • Cooking
  • Video
  • Design
  • Computers
  • Writing

Contact Eunice For Free

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Babysitting Pay Rates Carshalton, England, United Kingdom (Jun 2024)

Carshalton babysitters are paid an average of £14.00 per hour as of June 2024, which is 21.6% higher than the English average of £11.51, and 20.1% higher than the United Kingdom average of £11.66. A fair pay rate depends on babysitter credentials, specific job requirements, and local demand for babysitting services.
Min Avg Max
Carshalton:
£10.00 £14.00 £25.00
England:
£5.00 £11.51 £33.00
United Kingdom:
£4.00 £11.66 £33.00

Rates are calculated daily from our live member data.
Prices shown in Pound sterling (GBP)


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One of the most common questions parents have about babysitting is how much they should pay their sitter. In this section, we look at the many factors that influence babysitter pay including your geographic location, age and experience of the sitter, age and number of children, and specific job requirements.

How to vet babysitting candidates

Once you have a shortlist of the best babysitters you can find, the next step is to vet them further to make sure they are who they say they are and the skills and qualifications they claim to have are valid. Follow our guides on checking babysitter references and running background checks.

Babysitting job expectations

Babysitting jobs come with a lot of expectations from both sides, in this section we look at the common things that babysitters and parents anticipate and how good communication is critical to maintaining a good working relationship where everyone knows what is expected of them.

Special occasions

There are several key dates and events throughout the year when babysitters are in hot demand, read our guides below to give you an advantage over other families who are competing with you for the best babysitters.

Babysitting difficulties

Babysitting is not always easy for sitters or parents but it should always be safe. In this section, we reveal some key warning signs that you should be looking out for to ensure that your kids are safe and being lovingly looked after whenever you're away. We also discuss the things you can, and cannot do if you suspect something may be wrong.

Babysitting admin and tax

Hiring a babysitter comes with extra responsibilities and duties because you are an employer. In this section, we discuss the various admin tasks that may be asked of you such as writing babysitting references for past employees and we also cover how this can affect your tax.