Our Sitters

Our Sitters

Our thorough process

We carefully match each member with a sitter from our fantastic team, all of whom we personally interview, and DBS (formally CRB) check. As well as ticking those essential boxes, each sitter holds a relevant childcare qualification, is first aid trained and had experience in childcare.

For each sitter, we secure character references from two sources, including their most recent employer and we are committed to following Oxfordshire Safer recruitment procedures set out by Oxfordshire Safeguarding Children Board.

Our Team

Cass

Cass

Cass has 18 years experience of working in the childcare sector and is currently working as the deputy leader of a local pre-school. Cass is available to sit in Thame and surrounding areas.

Cass arrived on time, took the time to get to know our girls and us as a family, our routines and the childrens’ likes and dislikes and reassured us by texting updates while we were out.
MW, Thame

iconsqualifications Level 3 NVQ in Childcare and Education and a Level 4 qualification for Developing Practice in the Early Years. Cass is also trained in Paediatric First Aid and Food Hygiene.
DBC Checked DBS checked (previously CRB checked).
Oxfordsitters Induction Programme – Based on Oxford Safeguarding board: Safer recruitment processes.
Driving Licence Full UK Driving Licence.

Laura

Laura

Laura has 13 years childcare experience and currently working as a nursery nurse in a local primary school.

Laura was absolutely brilliant and the boys loved her! They keep asking when we are going out so she can come back!!
Mrs Rambaut, North Oxford

iconsqualifications Laura has a Level 3 childcare qualification and has taken part in many training courses to develop her skills such as baby sign, health and safety, developing language in children and food hygiene.
DBC Checked DBS checked (previously CRB checked).
Oxfordsitters Induction Programme – Based on Oxford Safeguarding board: Safer recruitment processes.

Amy

Amy has worked in children’s centres since graduating from university in 2003. She is an early years professional with lots of experience working with both families and children under 5 years old. Amy holds a full paediatric first aid qualification and is available to babysit in the Thame area.

Amy instantly put us at ease when she came to look after our boys… the boys asked in the morning when Amy was next going to look after them – a sure sign of happy boys!
Mrs  Franklin, Thame

iconsqualifications Amy has a degree in Psychology and  is qualified with an Early Years Professional status. Amy is also trained in Paediatric First Aid and Food Hygiene.
DBC Checked DBS checked (previously CRB checked).
Oxfordsitters Induction Programme – Based on Oxford Safeguarding board: Safer recruitment processes.
Driving Licence Full UK Driving Licence.

Ellie

Ellie

Ellie started her childcare career in a Children’s Centre 4 years ago and is currently working as a Family Support Worker. Ellie holds a full paediatric first aid qualification and is available to babysit in the Chinnor and the surrounding areas.

Our children felt secure in Ellie’s care, we felt we could completely relax and enjoy our evening(s) out knowing that our children were in safe hands

Mrs  Wilkinson, Thame

iconsqualifications Degree in Health and Social Care. Ellie is also trained in Paediatric First Aid and Food Hygiene.
DBC Checked DBS checked (previously CRB checked).
Oxfordsitters Induction Programme – Based on Oxford Safeguarding board: Safer recruitment processes.
Driving Licence Full UK Driving Licence.

Sofia, one of our babysitters

Sophia

Sofia has a degree in Early Childhood studies which she studied at the University of East London. Sofia is originally from Greece, she speaks a good level of English and has glowing references stating how well she builds relationships with young children. Sofia is currently working as a Nursery Nurse group and has previously worked as an au-pair in Oxford. Sofia has experience working with children aged 3 months-10 years.

Sofia was great, we’d love for her to sit for us again!
Ash family, Oxford

iconsqualifications Degree in Early Childhood Studies. Sophia is also trained in Paediatric First Aid.
DBC Checked DBS checked (previously CRB checked).
Oxfordsitters Induction Programme – Based on Oxford Safeguarding board: Safer recruitment processes.

Lea, one of our babysitters

Lea

Lea has a level 3 in Health and Social Care and has just completed an apprenticeship in childcare gaining a level 3 qualification in Children’s and Young People’s Workforce. Lea comes form a large family of 6 children with 4 younger siblings and a niece too, Lea has experience of all age groups especially under 5’s.

Lea was really lovely and had lots of experience in looking after children. She was able to get my 19 month old daughter to sleep which was fantastic.

Storey Family, North Oxford

iconsqualifications Level 3 qualification in Health and Social Care and a Level 3 qualification in The Children’s and Young People’s Workforce. Lea is also trained in Paediatric First Aid and Food Hygiene.
DBC Checked DBS checked (previously CRB checked).
Oxfordsitters Induction Programme – Based on Oxford Safeguarding board: Safer recruitment processes.
Driving Licence Full UK Driving Licence.

Sarah

Sarah

Sarah has worked in childcare for 20 years, she has a level 3 NNEB childcare qualification and is constantly updating her skills and knowledge through her current role as an Ofsted registered childminder. Sarah has experience of caring for children of all ages and has lots of experience with additional needs, allergies, sleep issues and behaviour problems. Sarah is also a mother of 2 and a scout leader.

Sarah was kind and caring, the children had fun with her and she got them to bed on time!
Mr & Mrs  Harris, Oxford

iconsqualifications Level 3 NNEB Qualification. Sarah is also trained in Paediatric First Aid and Food Hygiene.
DBC Checked DBS checked (previously CRB checked).
Oxfordsitters Induction Programme – Based on Oxford Safeguarding board: Safer recruitment processes.
Driving Licence Full UK Driving Licence.

Jess

Jess

Jess is currently working as an Ofsted registered childminder based in Oxford. Jess has a level 3 childcare qualification, a degree in Health and Social Care and has worked in the childcare sector for 12 years. Jess has experience of working with children from various backgrounds and with a variety of needs such as food allergies, special educational needs and disabilities. Jessica has 3 children of her own.

“Jess has a very calm nature, she always partnered me to understand what was going on for my child and support our routine”
TY, Oxford

iconsqualifications Level 3 Diploma in Pre-school Practice and a Degree in Health and Social Care. Jess is also trained in Paediatric First Aid and Food Hygiene.
DBC Checked DBS checked (previously CRB checked).
Oxfordsitters Induction Programme – Based on Oxford Safeguarding board: Safer recruitment processes.
Driving Licence Full UK Driving Licence.

Kayleigh

Kayleigh

Kayleigh is currently working as a the Deputy manager of a day nursery. Kayleigh has 10 years experience of working in the childcare sector mostly gained by working managing a Breakfast/After School Club in a primary school and Room Leader in a Day Nursery and also working in crèches and babysitting.

Kayleigh was terrific. Very prompt, professional, and warm
JG, Old Parsonage Guest, Oxford

iconsqualifications Level 3 Diploma in Childcare and Education. Kayleigh is also trained in Paediatric First Aid and Food Hygiene.
DBC Checked DBS checked (previously CRB checked).
Oxfordsitters Induction Programme – Based on Oxford Safeguarding board: Safer recruitment processes.
Driving Licence Full UK Driving Licence.

Michelle

Michelle

Michelle is a fully qualified nurse who is currently volunteering in a local pre-school and school. Michelle is available to sit in Thame and surrounding areas.

It was reassuring to see Michelle with our boys at the meeting before our night out, she has such a kind friendly manner. We look forward to her babysitting again!
DS, Thame

iconsqualifications Degree in Nursing. Michelle is also trained in Paediatric First Aid and Food Hygiene.
DBC Checked DBS checked (previously CRB checked).
Oxfordsitters Induction Programme – Based on Oxford Safeguarding board: Safer recruitment processes.
Driving Licence Full UK Driving Licence.

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