Rates and Terms & Conditions

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Hourly Babysitting Rates

We provide reliable babysitters who are local to you. For your peace of mind, we have already interviewed them face to face and thoroughly checked their references, DBS (Disclosure & Barring Service) forms and qualifications. We believe it is essential all our sitters are trained in first aid specifically for children. Our rates reflect our sitters qualifications and experience and we think they deserve a fair wage for the very special job they do.

Our standard rate for evenings between 6pm and midnight is £10.40 per hour.  This is charged by the quarter hour i.e. each 15 minutes is charged at £2.60. 

4 or more children between 6pm and midnight (£12 per hour – but please check with us as it depends how many children and you may need more than one sitter).

After midnight – £12 per hour.

Daytimes between 7am and 6pm is £12 per hour (if 4 or more children please contact us).

Add £6 per hour for special days of the year like Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year’s Eve. 


Terms & Conditions

All bookings must be for a minimum of 2 hours. 

Childcare takes place in your own home, holiday home or hotel. Our babysitters do not provide a childminding service in their own homes.

Bookings cancelled with less than 12 hours notice will be charged a flat fee of the minimum booking rate for 2 hours (£20.80). 

Once your family has been matched to one of our sitters, we will always try to maintain continuity by booking the same sitter when possible (if that is your preference).

There may be additional mileage fees if you live outside a 5 mile radius of Exeter Cathedral. (contact us for details).

Please pay your babysitter in cash or by immediate bank transfer by the end of the booking period at the very latest.

If you arrange for your sitter to pop round for a quick visit before the date of your booking, there will be a charge for half an hour of their time – which you can simply add to the date you need your sitter and pay all at once.

You need to provide important information to your babysitter before you leave. This will include details about your children’s health, allergies, likes/dislikes, routine, rules and emergency phone numbers. Please also alert your sitter of any potential hazards including pets. We expect your home to have working smoke alarms.

Our babysitters do not bathe the children in their care. Please ensure bathtime is complete before you leave.

All bookings must be made through Exeter Babysitters, NOT directly with our babysitters.

Please do get in touch with us to discuss special requirements – for example caring for children with special needs or daytime hours. We also provide babysitters for families on holiday in local hotels and holiday homes in the area and can provide a babysitter for your event (wedding, party etc). If your question has not been covered here, you may find it in our ‘Frequently Asked Questions’.