Very disappointing.... I used this site for a 3 month trial to see what nannies were available in my area. As I am in Scotland the turn up rate was low of high quality nannies. I found another childcare alternative through word of mouth. I had not been on the site for over 2 months, but noticed on my bank account that they have charged me again for a further 3 month contract. On contacting them and explaining the situation Findababysitter were not at all understanding - took the hardline and refused to refund me the £44.00 - even though they could see I had not been on their site / placed any advertisements for at least 2+ months (only used for a month of the first 3 month contract)! Very unpleasant experience - parents are faced with enough childcare costs - to have to be tricked into small T&C's that they cant get out of - most disappointing. I would have expected more - and will not be returning or recommending to my working Mummy friends! Watch your step and cancel as soon as finished recruiting or if there is not enough buy up of nannies in your area!
Having placed the advertisement, I received a number of applicants and had a number of conversations before I arranged the interviews. Once I had interviewed the first three applicants I know I had my housekeeper and notified everyone who had shown interest in the position. Everything was very professional and all the applicants were polite and gracious - even if they didn't get an interview. I had so many applicants I felt it inappropriate to unnecessary to interview them all! For the cost of my advert I would certainly use Findababysitter.com again in the future. My new lady has started and I am sure that I have found a great long term member of our family team! Thank you Findababysitter.com. x
Find A Babysitter was suggested to me by another mother who had found it a rapid and reliable source of child care. I also found it a reasonably priced and effective website. The range of Nannies advertising was very wide, and the ease of seeing uploaded references, CV's, training or CRB checks made the task of drawing up a short list simple. The guidance pages - on writing an ad, and interviewing were invaluable. The e-mails suggesting possible nannies was a useful prompt. When I need to find child care in the future I'll certainly use FAB again, and I've no hesitation about recommending it to other parents.
I really found it useful. It was reassuring that the applicants had full profiles and in most cases full CV's.
I found plenty of babysitters that live nearby.
So easy, I have used Find a Babysitter to find babysitters, after school nannies and most recently an au pair. The website is perfectly designed for busy parents user friendly and highly effective. I've always had great responses to my adverts and I wouldn't consider paying extortionate agency fees - it's find a babysitter every time.
Using a web site for this type of service is always tricky but this site sees a clear and well thought out model - operating safely and wisely - with swift back up I really hope this site becomes more known - I have added it to my FB page for other parents.
This website was a life saver. We were suddenly left without childcare
when our nanny had to return to New Zealand for "personal reasons" and
gave us no notice. We posted an add on findababysitter.com and were
contacted by some lovely nannies within hours. The next day we
interviewed 3 candidates who were all fantastic we struggled to choose
only one! We decided to trial 2, as recommended by the
findababysitters guidance, and our children adored one who turned out
to be so much better than our first nanny. The nanny we found here is
flexible, dedicated to our family, cleans, cooks, cares, loves, is
wonderful with our baby and able to make homework fun for our 5 year
old. I am a working mum and to be left with no childcare suddenly is
terrifying. We so appreciated this service, the value is
unquestionable. I highly recommend.
Tom Harrow found this review useful
As previous commenters mention you need to cancel you r subscription in order to stop payments. We didnt really see this as an issue as it was pretty clear from the outset this was the case. It took us 3 months as we decided on exactly what we needed. But got there in the end! Thanks Findababysitter.com!! 5 star :)
Tom Harrow found this review useful
We had a great experience using Findababysitter.com. We started off looking for an au-pair but ended up choosing an afterschool nanny who started with us this week. Solved a major problem for my wife and I. Thanks Findababysitter.com! definitely recommend.
Very clever company in extracting money from your wallet. I would assume a genuine company to build a trusted relationship with customer and not just put automatic recurring charges to your account and without generating any notification via email or so. Yes, and that's what has happened to us. We have paid for nearly 6 months even though only 1 month payment was needed.
Check your account all the time and cancel immediately by emailing findababysitter once your nanny search is over.
Very happy to recommend findababysitter, found a wonderful nanny in my area on there. I really like the access to childcare and the options available to search for childcare appropriate for you. Agree that it's quite a lot to pay and you have to remember to ask them to cancel your monthly payment-would be better to have the option on the website to cancel your payment. Other than that it's been fine.
Non ethical fraudulent auto-renewals - pay hundreds of pounds just for few day's service
findababysitter.com seems to be a big fraudulent company in exploring your credit card or account. They are only keen to promote their services, but hide all the details about 'AUTO MONTHLY RENEWALS' in small print. I subscribed at the beginning of this year for few day's service, which I didn't finally take from them anyway. What they did was put me on auto renewal ( and yes, you cannot opt out from it, there is no choice). It appeared as FAB until June/July in credit card statement, so we didn't even notice. Only recently we spotted and contacted them. They have cancelled the account but refused to return any money. They don't end any notification when the account is renewed, so unless you are scrutinising diligently all your bank account, credit card statements every month, you would be exploited.
That's nearly £200 that we have paid for which we haven't even used any service. STAY AWAY!! I am going to write to OFT, trading standard, my credit card co.
If you register for any service, immediately contact them to cancel auto renewal.
I used their service and they bury payment terms within their terms and conditions. What this means is that as a 'courtesy' so you don't have any 'inconvenience' accessing their service, they continually charge you £25/month. This is craftily hidden on your statements as 'FAB' which means you are less likely to notice it.
This seems to be a common complaint about FindABabySitter judging from the number of reviews citing the same problem. When we tried to gain our money back we were refused. As we did not log into the site, it would be evident that
Basically, they rely on the lack of diligence on behalf of consumers to pad out their coffers. Likewise there are obstructions to cancelling your account, as they you cant do that through 'my account' services, but once again have to email them.
These barriers help deter people from cancelling their payments.
I would advise using another service. Hidden charges, no money back. All a recipe for a bad service.
I needed a childminder for my little boy and after going around in circles I placed an advert on findababysitter.com and I had an overwhelming response from crb checked qualified childminders and babysitters. I cannot thank enough to this website. My baby loves his childminder and the minder also looks after my child very well.
This website is highly recommended.
I found this website easy to use. Also the people who replied to my ad were mostly relevant and had the right kind of experience. So, yes, your website did make my search and life a little bit easier.
The idea of the website is good, but really needs improving -parents and carers should be forced to reply -its really rude most don't - they should receive a reply score like Homelink or eBay.
Also, please stop trying to charge those looking for work £20 a month to join -rip-off and high price if you don't have a job!!!
I like the idea of findababysitter, the site is easy to use and I know a lot of child carers who have signed up to it. I tried to use it once but didn't have any luck with finding anyone. I would probably try it again though. One thing that really upsets me is that I keep getting emails asking me how I like the service etc and as far as I can see there is NO WAY of stopping these emails. There should be an "unsubscribe" link at the bottom of such emails, but there isn't. I imagine most busy mums, like me, are keen to cut down on emails so I am very surprised that findababysitter isn't more sensitive to this.
I've really enjoyed using this website. It has enable me to find several jobs. Its safe for workers to put their details and parents can have peace of mind to know the workers are experienced in their work field. Parents also have the great opportunity to decide who they would like to care for thier children and who to let into their home.
As a student, it is great to be able to find work as a babysitter during the holidays when I'm home. I have now worked for 6 or 7 families and it has always been safe and fun. I have met some really lovely people and have also made a bit of money. It's generally a very useful website.
I find the perfect site for my job,if would like to see Findababysitter.com. I recommend.
Remember the day your loved once moved away and you were left stuck alone looking for those who you could care for again?
Thanks to Find a babysitter web I was not alone for too long.
I had to choose a different path to keep myself away from feeling the loss, and went for evening and weekend jobs only. Loooovvvveeee it.
I have a 9 to 5 Mon to Fri office job, which keeps on top of being responsible, organized and trustworthy, and then I have this fun, exciting, ( sometimes crazy), but over all fabulous time with kiddies that I adore so much.
go for it, try it out & good luck :o)
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I find the perfect site for my job if would like to see "Findabebysitter"
Sign up, search & contact local babysitters with your details, then quit. For me, I just wanted to find local babysitters. I posted the job and got a lot of responses, but most of them didn't really read my job details and so were a waste of time. Instead I used the search feature to find the exact matches and contact them, which was an excellent feature. But after that I should have just cancelled the subscription --- instead I stayed on for another 3 months but didn't get any further benefit from it. I did end up finding a great babysitter, but I don't feel the cost was worth it. I should have cancelled it sooner.
I filled my nanny housekeeper candidate using your service. I had over 25 good responses. Met 3 and spoke to a couple of others. Eventually appointed a great candidate. We have completed a 6 week trial and are now entering into a perm. contract. She is fantastic and it has made a great difference to my life and my 3 small children.
Absolutely brilliant website! Only used it for 3 weeks and managed to find an excellent nanny for my little one. I came across several extremely good candidates, which is a rare thing to find in similar websites (I have used almost all the childcare websites you can imagine). The emailing system is excellent and you can easily attach documents which comes very handy for CV. As a general theme of the website, almost all the candidates have photos which makes it very easy to remember who is who instead of confusing usernames.
The only small room for improvement is an iPhone app or a mobile website. At the moment you can log in to the full website using your smartphone but obviously it is slow and difficult.
I joined findababysitter.com for only one month. I did not renew the membership as I did not find many listings in my area. But they went ahead and took the money out of my account anyways at the end of my trial month. When I contacted them they did say that they had a problem with the system and that the money would go back into my account. I waited a long while and did not receive the money. I contacted them again and they gave me a date that the money should have reached my account. Well, it never did reach my account and long story short I never got my money back that they "by mistake" took.
Do not give them your card or bank info. They cannot be trusted.
Have only had an account for 2 days now and already had my profile viewed 17 times already! I have been contacted by one person already! So may have a new job lined up! :) Very easy to use website, very good package deals to make you more likely to get a job but I dont think I will bother after having such a good experience for free! Will definately recommend to friends and family members! Very happy and will continue to use....5 *
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