How to find a babysitter at a moment’s notice
Last weekend my friend’s daughter who was meant to babysit for me cancelled at the last minute and I was left with three children and no one to take care of them.
You would think it would be impossible to find a babysitter at the last moment on a Saturday night at 5:30pm.
After calling around to everyone I knew that was a chance of babysitting and having no luck I finally went to Google and typed in babysitters and my local area.
While doing a quick research session and checking out all the top 5 companies, reading their reviews and seeing if there was anything bad to say about them I cut the list down to 3 and started calling. The fist place said they do not take bookings on the same day and were actually quite rude about it. The second company Help On The Way said they would do whatever it takes to make sure we could still enjoy our night out and not have to cancel, they said to give them 15 minutes and they would call back with a solution.
Already panicking and after hearing what the first company said, I had a feeling we were going to have to cancel, but 10 minutes later our phone rang and it was Help on the Way, they were so accommodating and actually found one of their qualified babysitters available to come to our home.
The babysitter brought along her police check and all her paperwork for us to see, she even knew first aid!
My children absolutely loved her, I am so glad they saved the day, Help on the Way are now my go to babysitters because I know I can rely on them.