The seed was planted in 2014 when Beth, a local mum and teacher, struggled to find occasional care for her first child when her family was living in Perisher. The business was officially established in 2015 and very soon after, due to high demand for premium care in Perisher alone, other staff were soon employed to assist.
Excitingly, as bookings increased from the wider area (Jindabyne, Crackenback and Thredbo), Snowy Mountains Babysitting expanded to cover the Snowy Mountains region in 2017. Beth now manages a team of staff, some are full time for the winter period. All carers are trusted, valued and competent members of the team. All carers are required to have current First Aid qualifications and Working With Children Checks through CCYP. They are all reference checked, have plenty of experience and/or qualifications in childcare and some are also mums themselves.
What other qualities do we foster in our staff? We desire for our staff to be responsible, kind, caring, open-minded, able to set healthy boundaries, fun, creative and energetic! We have found that babies and children respond well to all of these qualities.
We’ll do our best to create a one of a kind experience for your family.
Engaged, happy and content children
We’re the babysitting agency you’ve been looking for! Snowy Mountains Babysitting connects families with quality carers throughout the Snowy Mountains year-round. We service Crackenback, Jindabyne, Perisher and Thredbo, offering a variety of services including evening, part and full-time care here in our gorgeous region. Some of our carers have experience with children with Special Needs.
The cost of care will be dependent upon how many children require care. Our carers are able to care for a maximum of four children (no more than two children under two years old in the four). If you contact us, either by phone or using our form below with your details, we can provide you with our 2018 prices and our Family Information and Consent form (to be filled out with all the information we’ll need) for you to fill it out prior to care taking place. This allows us to prepare your carer accordingly.
The youngest baby cared for by Snowy Mountains Babysitting in 2016 was 7 weeks old. We do require babies to be immunised if care is taking place under 6 months of age and we will work with you to ensure your teeny-tinies are cared for by someone suitably qualified/experience and that you are comfortable with.
Families will need to provide information on a Client Information and Consent form, where we will ask for comments on your accommodation, routine, special toys, sleep and dietary requirements, as well as emergency contact details. This will allow our carers to be familiar with important information before meeting you, allowing for the opportunity to ask you any follow-up questions before you leave.
Families will also need to read our Terms and Conditions document before the first day of care.
If your care is booked last minute, or if your children are 4 and older, an SMS template containing your vital information will suffice. This will be provided to your carer ASAP.
Families will need to provide all food/drink and other items required such as nappies and wipes. Carers are responsible for bringing their own meals and snacks.
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Do you have questions? Please get in touch with us, we would love to hear how we can assist you during your family time in the Snowy Mountains. We are more than happy to provide personalised quotes and care options, depending on your requirements and preferences.
If you would like to apply to be one of our babysitters and you can provide two references, your current First Aid certification and your WWCC details, please fill in this form and we’ll be in touch soon.