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the Hibiscus Coast
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Coast Sitters has become our favourite company on the Coast. All our childcare problems have been solved, whether it's on the weekend, after school or an emergency. Bookings and communication with Kate and Stevie is run really smoothly and all the sitters we've used have been of a consistently high standard and are always friendly and professional. They engage well with our kids (and pets), and keep the home running smoothly when we're not there.
Communication has always been easy and friendly, and I couldn’t have asked for better sitters. All of them have been extremely competent and always on time. The sitters have only been too happy to do whatever I have asked (park, preschool drop-off, baking, washing). I like how there is always a backup and it’s not my problem to sort. My girls are always well cared for, and if that’s all they did, then that’s really all I could ask for.
We've had regular, weekly care with Coast Sitters since September 2017, and our experience with them has been amazing. Coast Sitters gives us peace of mind that our child is safe, happy, and engaged, not to mention the flexibility to work in with our changing work hours and last minute requirements. They always take the time to match our family with the right sitter, communication is consistently prompt, friendly, and professional with both the sitters and the admin team.
Have Some Questions?
How do I know which sitter is best for my family?
We are all about finding the best sitter-family fit at Coast Sitters. We have written fun bios about each of our sitters so you can choose who is best for you.
If your preferred sitter isn’t available at the time you need, don’t worry! All our sitters are exceptional, and fit into the same high calibre of care. You can never go wrong.
I need a sitter NOW, what should I do?
Ring Kate, quick! 021 043 6363. Please note, a late booking fee of $30 applies within business hours (9am – 5pm) and $50 outside of business hours.
What if I arrive home early?
We respect the sitter keeps your booking time free for you, so you will be charged for the hours of your booking, with unneeded hours capped at 1 hour.
For example, if you book from 5pm – 11pm, and arrive home at 7pm, you will only be charged until 8pm. If you arrive home at 10pm, you will be charged until 11pm.
How do I pay for it?
We’ve removed the hassles of cash to make your life even easier. You will receive an email containing your invoice and online payment instructions after the babysitting event. We even take credit card!
I’ve been a ‘sitter’ since I was 14. I’ve spent my nights on various couches, making kid sized dinners, picking kids up from school, reading bed time stories, and singing lullabies. I love working with children, and I’ve become a key part of so many families. But I can’t ever be in two places at once… so in June 2017, I created Coast Sitters. If I could clone myself, I would, but this new option, Coast Sitters, is the next best. Coast Sitters provides an easy and accessible way for families to book a sitter of their choice with peace of mind that they are trustworthy, loving, vetted, and accredited by ME.
I know how stressful life can be for families, so my main goal is to take the stress out of your week. Our team are a strong group of passionate child workers, and I work hard to make sure every single individual aligns with my high standards of safety and responsibility; always. Coast Sitters is all about community, linking families with sitters who become a crucial part of their lives, and building networks that last forever.
I’m Stevie… Kate’s wing-women in the office. I was born and bred on the Hibiscus Coast and could NOT imagine living anywhere else! I used to look after children across the Hibiscus Coast in my younger days, so I’m thrilled to be part of the growing team at Coast Sitters!
I’m married and have two amazing little ladies, Ella and Grace. They certainly like to keep me busy and I feel very fortunate to spend my days with them. Before children blessed my life, I used to be an administrator for a daycare on the North Shore and have always been fond of the childcare industry.
I really look forward to getting to know your family, and helping you get out more (without the kiddies)!
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