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Things You Need To Know

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

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.

Ring Bianca, quick! 021 061 3781. Please note, a late booking fee of $30 applies within business hours (9am – 5pm) and $50 outside of business hours.

If this is an urgent booking (within 12 hours of the required booking time) please call Bianca now: 021 061 3781.
If your booking is not urgent, please send us an email through the form at the bottom of this page and we’ll happily help.

Nope! 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!

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.

Upon arrival, we suggest you ask for the cell phone number of your sitter to make sure you can stay in contact. If you think you may be home later than the booking, communicate with your sitter before you leave, to make sure that is an option.

Our sitters may have other bookings or appointments to get to after they look after your children, so please try to book appropriately so their time is respected and you have the freedom to stay out.

If you need to cancel, simply hit the ‘cancel booking’ button on your booking email. This will let your sitter know they are not needed. Please keep in mind your booking fee will not be refunded if you cancel your booking.

We provide permanent sitters who come to your home at set times every week, or pick the kids up from school. We can even lock in a regular date night! Call us if this is what you need: 021 061 3781.

The majority of our sitters have their full driver’s license and their own car. We reimburse our sitters at 0.73c/km when driving your children. This is reflected in your invoice at the end.

If you love working with kids and have the availability for flexible, part-time work, we’d love to hear from you. Please email hello@coastsitters.co.nz with your CV and we’ll get back to you soon with next steps.

If you live anywhere between Gulf Harbour and Dairy Flat, we’d love to sit for you.

HOW MUCH DOES IT COST?

  • Childen Awake
  • $ 28.50
    Per Hour (Inc. GST)
  • Children Asleep
  • $ 27.50
    Per Hour (Inc. GST)
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Payment Options

After your babysitting experience, you'll be sent an invoice from us detailing the hours worked. You can pay online via bank deposit, or by credit card. Easy peasy!

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Terms + Conditions

Before booking with Coast Sitters, there's a few things you need to know so we're all on the same page.

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Babysitter Checklist

We've created a handy checklist, so you're not rattling off instructions to your sitter every time. Just print it out and stick it on your fridge!

Ready? … Well lets get started then…