“...thank you once again for finding us such a lovely nanny. ”
RW, Wareham


About Us

At Sunset Babysitting Agency we have a variety of families throughout Dorset, Hampshire and Wiltshire who regularly require Babysitters. They range from families enjoying a holiday in the local area and require someone on a one off basis to people who live and work locally and want someone regularly. Most babysitting takes place in the family home or a hotel.

Becoming a babysitter Working as a babysitter is a fulfilling and rewarding job and we are always looking for new childcare professionals to join our dedicated team. Babysitters must have relevant professional childcare experience. You may be a student studying a childcare course or work in childcare by day as a Nursery Nurse, Nanny, Teacher, Childminder, and Children’s Nurse or similar.

Babysitting Rates

Our rates vary depending on your age, qualifications and experience. All babysitters are paid for a minimum of 4 hours even if the family are out for only a short time. Our rates are extremely competitive. Sunset Babysitting Agency does not take a percentage of your wages. You are paid cash at the end of every night by the families.

Babysitter fees

For the benefit of both Babysitters and families, we have two categories of rates.

  1. For Babysitters who are:

    • Experienced and qualified childcare professionals holding a NVQ level 3.
    • Ofsted Registered Childminders over 25 years of age.
    • Ofsted Registered Nannies

    The following rate will apply:

    • £28 for 4 hours or less.
    • £7 an hour thereafter, rounding up to the next 1/4 hour.
  2. For Babysitters who are:

    • Experienced but hold no qualifications or have qualification under NVQ3 level
    • Newly qualified to NVQ 3 level and have little formal experience
    • Qualifying in childcare
    • Under 21 years of age.

    The following rate will apply:

    • £25 for 4 hours or less.
    • £6 an hour thereafter
    • Payment will be rounded up to the next 1/4 hour.

How do I register with Sunset Babysitting Agency?

We need you to complete an application form. This can be completed on-line and sent to us electronically now, or download the form send back to us via e-mail or post. We are trying to save the environment and wish to provide a paper free service however details can be sent in the post if you prefer.

Once we have received your application form you will be asked to attend an interview, this can be done at your convenience in the day, at night or at the weekend. We will require you to provide two childcare references, an Enhanced CRB check (We can complete a CRB check if you do not have an up to date one), the original and copies of all of your certificates and two forms of identification. Once we have checked the above information and received two childcare references, we will send you out your badge.

Once babysitting is booked to ensure your safety and provide you with peace of mind we supply you with information about the family you will be babysitting for. We require you to take with you to every family.

  • Your I.D badge
  • A first Aid Kit
  • Torch (in case of a power cut)
  • A few children’s books
  • Relaxing activities that are appropriate to the child’s age and stage of development.

We look forward to you joining our dedicated team of childcare professionals. If you have any queries about becoming a babysitter please send us an e-mail or call us on 01202 267768.