Book a backup Minder

BOOK A BACK-UP MINDER

THIS SERVICE IS CURRENTLY AVAILABLE ONLY IN CAPE TOWN

Need backup childcare for a night out, running errands or afterschool care? Book our experienced, vetted and kind babysitters for any occasion. Our temporary nannies are available to stand-in for your regular nanny or if you want to try out a nanny option over daycare. To buy a booking, redeem a booking or see rates, click on BOOK A BACKUP MINDER below.

Book a Babysitter

How it works

  • *Buy a booking package
  • *Pay a booking fee
  • *Redeem a booking (choose hours and rates you are willing to pay) by clicking on 'Redeem a booking' or by sending us an email
  • *Pay babysitter/nanny rates for hours you've chosen
  • *Babysitter/nanny is booked and confirmed

Choose your babysitting option
Click on the buttons below to buy.

ONCE OFF BOOKING - valid for 30days

Fill in form below to continue with booking process.
Name:
Surname:
ID no:
Physical Address:
Email:
Contact no:
Alternative no:
Name of next of kin (1) and contact number-
this should be someone who stays with you
Name of next of kin (2) and contact number-
should be someone who does not stay with you
Are you buying this for you or is it a gift to someone else? Yes No
Would you like to interview our sitters beforehand? Yes No
Booking Fee
Total:R
By submitting you agree to our Terms & Conditions and you’re giving consent that Maids and Minders should send you an invoice for a booking fee.

3 BOOKINGS - Valid for 6 months

Fill in form below to continue with booking process.
Name:
Surname:
ID no:
Physical Address:
Email:
Contact no:
Alternative no:
Name of next of kin (1) and contact number-
this should be someone who stays with you
Name of next of kin (2) and contact number-
should be someone who does not stay with you
Are you buying this for you or is it a gift to someone else? Yes No
Would you like to interview our sitters beforehand? Yes No
Booking Fee
Total:R
By submitting you agree to our Terms & Conditions and you’re giving consent that Maids and Minders should send you an invoice for a booking fee.

5 BOOKINGS - Valid for 12 months

Fill in form below to continue with booking process.
Name:
Surname:
ID no:
Physical Address:
Email:
Contact no:
Alternative no:
Name of next of kin (1) and contact number-
this should be someone who stays with you
Name of next of kin (2) and contact number-
should be someone who does not stay with you
Are you buying this for you or is it a gift to someone else? Yes No
Would you like to interview our sitters beforehand? Yes No
Booking Fee
Total:R
By submitting you agree to our Terms & Conditions and you’re giving consent that Maids and Minders should send you an invoice for a booking fee.
Click to view Babysitting rates.
Babysitting Rates
2hrs 3hrs 4hrs 5hrs 6hrs 7hrs
R100 R75 R65 R55 R55 R55
R120 R100 R75 R65 R65 R65
R130 R120 R100 R75 R75 R75
R140 R130 R120 R100 R100 R100
R150 R140 R130 R120 R120 R120
R150 R140 R130 R130 R130
R150 R140 R140 R140

Book a Temporary Nanny

How it works

  • *Buy a booking package
  • *Pay a booking fee
  • *Interview 3 candidates
  • *Choose one nanny to hire
  • *Pay nanny rates
  • *Babysitter/nanny is booked and confirmed

Choose your temporary nanny option
Click on the buttons below to buy.

ONCE OFF/ TRIAL BOOKING - 2days valid for 30days

Fill in form below to continue with once-off/ trial booking booking process.
Name:
Surname:
Physical Address:
Email:
Contact no:
Alternative no:
Name of next of kin (1) and contact number-
this should be someone who stays with you
Name of next of kin (2) and contact number-
should be someone who does not stay with you
Please provide reasons why you're looking for a temporary nanny:
Sleep In/Out?
Number of children:
Children's ages:
Start date:
Working days:
Working hours:
Duties:
Would you like to interview our nannies:
Anything you'd like to add:
Number of days:
Your nanny rate for one day:R
Booking FeeR
Total:R
By submitting you agree to our Terms & Conditions and you’re giving consent that Maids and Minders should send you an invoice for a booking fee.

WEEKLY CONTRACT BOOKING - up to 3weeks valid for 6months

Fill in form below to continue with weekly contract booking booking process.
Name:
Surname:
Physical Address:
Email:
Contact no:
Alternative no:
Name of next of kin (1) and contact number-
this should be someone who stays with you
Name of next of kin (2) and contact number-
should be someone who does not stay with you
Please provide reasons why you're looking for a temporary nanny:
Sleep In/Out?
Number of children:
Children's ages:
Start date:
Working days:
Working hours:
Duties:
Would you like to interview our nannies:
Anything you'd like to add:
Number of weeks:
Your nanny rate for one week:R
Booking FeeR
Total:R
By submitting you agree to our Terms & Conditions and you’re giving consent that Maids and Minders should send you an invoice for a booking fee.

MONTHLY CONTRACT BOOKING - up to 3months valid for 6months

Fill in form below to continue with monthly contract booking booking process.
Name:
Surname:
Physical Address:
Email:
Contact no:
Alternative no:
Name of next of kin (1) and contact number-
this should be someone who stays with you
Name of next of kin (2) and contact number-
should be someone who does not stay with you
Please provide reasons why you're looking for a temporary nanny:
Sleep In/Out?
Number of children:
Children's ages:
Start date:
Working days:
Working hours:
Duties:
Would you like to interview our nannies:
Anything you'd like to add:
Number of months:
Your nanny rate for one month:R
Booking FeeR
Total:R
By submitting you agree to our Terms & Conditions and you’re giving consent that Maids and Minders should send you an invoice for a booking fee.

Redeem a Booking

Fill in form below to continue with redeem a booking process.
Client Ref Number:
refer to invoice
Name:
Surname:
Physical Address where babysitting will take place:
Number of children:
Child 1's age:
Child 2's age:
Child 3's age:
Child 4's age:
Child 5's age:
Babysitting date:
Starting time:
Knock-off time:
Anything you'd like to add:
Number of hours and rates: Hours:
Rates:
Total:R
By submitting you agree to our Terms & Conditions and you’re giving consent that Maids and Minders should send you an invoice for a booking fee.
Click to view Terms and Conditions

TERMS AND CONDITIONS-FOR CLIENTS

We offer babysitting and part-time nanny service to Cape Town parents. To use our service, users have to agree to our Terms and Conditions. By agreeing to use our service and accepting our invoice, users agree to pay all fees that i.e. agency booking fee and babysitter hourly rates or nanny rates to Maids and Minders.

Babysitting may be booked in advance and redeemed within the specified timeline below.

Babysitting Service

  • Once –off babysitting
  • This booking option is valid for 30 days and must be redeemed within 30 days.Failure to use it within the time limit, the booking fee will be forfeited.
  • This option can be bought for someone else but cannot be transferred or shared with family or friends.
  • 3 Bookings package
  • This package is valid for 6 months and must be redeemed within 6 months. Failure to use it within the time limit, the booking fee will be forfeited.
  • The package can be bought for someone else but cannot be transferred or shared with family or friends.
  • 5 Bookings package
  • This package is valid for 12 months and must be redeemed with 12 months. Failure to use it within the time limit, the booking fee will be forfeited.
  • This package can be bought for someone else and can be transferred or shared with one family member or a friend. To transfer or share it with friends and family, the original client will need to send us an e-mail and will be responsible for settling the babysitter rates.
Confirmation and Payment Terms
  • Booking fee is required upfront before a booking is initiated.
  • Babysitter rates are to be paid for and confirmed not later than 48 hours before commencement of babysitting date.
  • A babysitter will only be confirmed once all necessary fees are paid and confirmed.
  • Duties of babysitters
  • Our babysitters are not obliged to do domestic work duties except for minor tidying up or unless agreed upon between babysitter and client.
  • Number of children to babysit
  • Our babysitters may not babysit more than 5 children at one time.
  • If a babysitter is babysitting a child less than a year old, the babysitter may not be expected to look after another child.
  • Working hours for babysitters
  • Our babysitters are to work only the booked hours. Any extra hours are to be negotiated between babysitter and client and those extra hours must be paid directly to the babysitter.
  • Cancellation
  • Cancellations must be done 48 hours before commencement date by e-mail or WhatsApp.
  • Cancellations done 24 hours and less will be charged as full payment.
  • Emergency bookings must be cancelled 3 hours before commencement time.
  • Due to unforeseen circumstances Maids and Minders may need to cancel an appointment with a booked babysitter. In that case we will find a suitable replacement. Should a suitable replacement not be available, the client will be refunded.
  • Temporary nanny

  • This service is used by parents when a permanent nanny is on leave, is sick or leaves instantly without notice, or can be used while parent is still looking for a permanent employee.
  • The temporary nanny’s duties are primarily to look after children, not exceeding 5 at a time and any child related duties but upon agreement may do light tidying up, dusting or washing dishes.
  • Sleep-in nanny may not exceed 10 hours’ working time. It is preferred to supply nannies with working hours beforehand. Any overtime should be negotiated between nanny and client and overtime paid directly to the nanny.
  • Accommodation should be offered for the sleep-in nanny.
  • Working hours
  • Employers should provide the nanny with a contract/ checklist outlining working days, working hours and duties expected
  • Our nannies are expected to work not more 6 days a week and not more than 10 hours a day. Any extra hours are to be negotiated between babysitter and client and those extra hours must be paid directly to the nanny.
  • Confirmation and Payment Terms
  • Booking fee is required before a booking is initiated.
  • A nanny will only be confirmed once all necessary fees are paid and confirmed.
    • Nanny rates are to be paid for and confirmed as follows:
    • Once-off/Trial: to be paid for and confirmed not later than one week before commencement of the contract start date.
    • Weekly Contract: to be paid for and confirmed not later than one week before commencement of the contract start date.
    • Monthly Contract: to be paid for and confirmed not later than two weeks before commencement of the contract start date.
    Cancellation
  • Cancellations must be done one week before commencement date by e-mail or WhatsApp.
  • Cancellations done less than one week will be charged as full payment.
  • Due to unforeseen circumstances Maids and Minders may need to cancel an appointment with a booked nanny. In that case we will find a suitable replacement. Should a suitable replacement not be available, the client will be refunded.