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Monday, 17 September 2018 12:06

Where are you now

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When you have been in business as long as Cherished Cherubs Babysitting (16 years!), connection is made with literally hundreds of people.

As years progress children become older and parents no longer require babysitters. Babysitters relocate or life circumstances happen and they no longer work with us. Staff at organisations move around and we lose that regular contact.

As I was disposing of obsolete paperwork the other day, I came across many names that resonated with me. There were some ‘oh wow’ moments as the names of people I had not thought of for a long time appeared and memories emerged. I wonder where they were now, how had life progressed.

Where are you nowIt is interesting the impressions people make on you, and even though they are not ‘friends’, you still care about how they are going.  

For families we can chat with them over the phone for a number of years, and sometimes babysit for them ourselves. Are they still in the same house, or even in Perth? Are they still the same family unit? Imagine how big the children are now, what achievements and challenges have they bestowed upon their parents and others?

Those at uni will often babysit for us whilst they study. Where has that study taken them? Other babysitters are mums and grandmothers that are seeking their own independence and sharing their gifts of experience. Life takes them a direction that takes them away from us. Did they explore the world, did they find full time work, what opportunities were placed in their path?

Sometimes these people show up in our lives again and we do find out how they have gone. They may have a child many years later, they may reapply as a babysitter, they may ring from a completely different organisation. There is something nice about familiarity and the reconnections are lovely.

For most, we don’t know where they are now, but we have this fantasy that it has all worked well for them. Maybe they still remember us fondly and we hope our small part has helped them along their journey.

If you are reading this as someone that hasn’t been a part of the Cherished Cherubs family for a long time, feel free to drop us a line to say hi, chances are we will remember you. For those that are with us currently, it is so great to have you on board.

If you would like to work with Cherished Cherubs Babysitting, as a family that would like to use our services, or as a babysitter, we would love to hear from you.

 

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Mel was a sensational babysitter. She was a hit with the kids and we will definitely re-book next time we're in Perth and need a sitter. - Bradley, 23 March 2018

Our Babysitter turned up on time, had a great way with the kids and was very nice. Very happy with the service. - Lou, 4 April 2018

Extremely professional, reliable babysitter service! The babysitter we have had is simple wonderful with our son & follows his routine with ease. - Kate, 14 April 2018

Sandra was fantastic with my boys. Built a genuine rapport with them straight away. I would definitely book Sandra again when we are in Perth next. - Natalie, 6 June 2018