Baby Sitting

Higher Bowden does not provide its own baby sitting service however the three Nationwide Baby Sitting services listed below state they provide sitters in the Dartmouth area. The text in these description is provided by the respective agencies and not Higher Bowden

Please note that all bookings are handled between you and these agencies and Higher Bowden does not accept any responsibility or liability for the quality or capability of the sitters they provide.

If you do arrange a baby sitter please inform Lin or Peter in order to comply with health and safety rules regarding who will be in the cottage.

Safehands Baby Sitters - 0844 8482810

Delivering Parents Peace Of Mind. Now You Can Be Safe In The Knowledge That The Most Important People In The World, Are Being Cared For By The Safest Hands In The Childcare Industry.

Safehands offer various babysitting solutions. We will be happy to provide a babysitter at your home or while you are staying away in a hotel. Many hotels already have agreements with us to provide babysitting and will be aware of our services. If you have unique requirements then we will try and accomodate your request through our "Tailor-Made Solutions". Please select your own area of interest from the options below: Simply call us now on 0870 8446688 and we'll advise on the best solution for you and put your mind at ease Babysitting in your cottage/hotel: Health and Safety Hotel/Cottage babysitting is currently unregulated. In order to combat this Safehands are working closely with key partners to apply stringent standards including health and safety and risk assessments to this extremely important area of childcare. In the past unreliable listening services and under qualified staff have been operational, however Safehands have replaced these methods with professional qualified carers.

Childcare professionals: all of our staff are experienced or professionally trained in chilcare to give peace of mind to the parent and quality care to the child.

U.K's leading hotels in partnership with Safehands: already over 700 hotels nationwide are adding value to their service by using Safehands as their preferred childcare provider. Hotels chains such as Hilton, Paramount, and De vere are happy to be in partnership with the Safehands Network.

SitterS - 0800 38 900 38

Evening babysitters with professional childcare experience... Sitters allows you to reclaim your social life!  Now you can find mature, friendly and experienced evening babysitters, even at short notice.  For your reassurance we interview each and every babysitter in person and check all references thoroughly.  At Sitters all our babysitters have professional childcare experience and most are local authority registered childminders or professionally qualified nannies or nursery nurses.

So how does Sitters' service work? Once you have joined Sitters you can book an evening babysitter with the convenience of a single free phone call to 0800 38 900 38, by email to or by clicking book a babysitter on our website We then contact professional babysitters who have passed our selection process and are local to your area.  We will always try your preferred babysitter first if you ask.  As soon as we have arranged for a babysitter to attend we confirm your booking to let you know who will be sitting.

For further information... And answers to some of the questions parents most frequently ask visit our website or  call us on freephone 0800 38 900 38.  The office is open 9am to 5pm Monday to Friday and 10am to 2pm on Saturday, at all other times our answering service will ensure that any urgent enquiries are attended to promptly.

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