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the Hibiscus Coast
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 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 Donna, quick! 021 024 15280. 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 moved to New Zealand from Africa in 2009 with my daughter Kiara-Jade and my partner Chris and I now call myself a very proud Coastie. Since then weve added our little man Riley to our family. Kiara and Riley love the outdoors and their sport. Kiara is an avid netball player, and Riley is a keen Motocross rider. So if im not in the office, im either on the netball court or the motocross race track holding my breath!!
As a young mum arriving in New Zealand, I had no support network, friends or family to help me with my daughter so I understand how hard it can be for parents to leave their child in the care of a sitter. This is why I was very excited at the opportunity to take over Coast sitters in May 2020.
My passion is to provide families with a service that leaves parents feeling completely comfortable that their children are in safe hands so they can relax and have some much deserved child-free time.
Coast Sitters provides an easy and accessible way for families to book a sitter of their choice with the peace of mind knowing that they are trustworthy, loving, vetted, and reference checked. Coast Sitters is a family run business that is all about linking families with sitters and building networks that last forever. I hope to speak with you soon, and continuing the fantastic business that the lovely Kate started, and Bianca continued!
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