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

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.

Becki

Becki has 13 years childcare experience, gained whilst working as a Nursery Practitioner in a day nursery and as a private nanny. Becki has experience of caring for children from newborn to 12 years old.

iconsqualifications Level 3 childcare qualification
DBC Checked DBS checked (previously CRB checked).
iconsqualifications First Aid Trained
Full Driving Licence

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

Sofia

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 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.

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.

Kayleigh

Kayleigh

Kayleigh is currently working as a the Manager of a day nursery. Kayleigh has 12 years experience of working in the childcare sector mostly gained by working in day nurseries, managing a Breakfast/After School Club in a primary school.

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 is a fully qualified nurse who is currently volunteering in a local pre-school and school. Michelle has a first aid qualification and full DBS check. 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.

Amanda

Amanda has 2.5 years childcare experience. Amanda is currently working as a childminder caring for early years and school aged children.

iconsqualifications Level 3 Childcare and Education qualification
DBC Checked DBS checked (previously CRB checked).
Paediatric First Aid
Driving Licence Full UK Driving Licence.

Amanda is available for babysits in Thame and surrounding areas.

Ellie

Ellie has 6 years childcare experience, gained whilst working as a teaching assistant in a primary school where she specialises in working with children with English as an additional language.  Ellie has previously taught English to children and adults in the UK and in Japan.

iconsqualifications Experience with children with English as an additional language and additional needs
DBC Checked DBS checked (previously CRB checked).
First Aid Trained
Driving Licence Full UK Driving Licence.

Ellie is available for babysits in Oxford and Thame.

Lise

Lise is a qualified teacher with numerous years of teaching experience in a variety of settings. Lise has extensive training in many areas of student support including children with additional needs.

iconsqualifications B.Ed Honours qualification
DBC Checked DBS checked (previously CRB checked).
Paediatric First Aid
Training Safeguarding Training
SEN Experience Enhanced SEN experience

Lise is based in the Witney area.

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