Cherished Cherubs Blogs (75)

Saturday, 23 May 2020 00:00

Parents advice to go out

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When was the last time you stayed out till 1am, let alone see the sunrise? By 10pm and we are out, we are looking at the clock wondering if the kids are asleep, if the babysitter has coped okay and all is well at home. You see it often - the watch is being regularly checked, the phones are constantly being screened in case a message has come through or phone call from home been missed, there are knowing looks between partners. The relaxed mood shifts slightly as parents recognise their night is coming to an end soon.

What is it that sets Cherished Cherubs Babysitting apart from other babysitting options?

Why do families keep returning to Cherished Cherubs and large hotels and corporations keep using and recommending us?

I can sum that up in one word – Personalisation.

Mother’s Day is meant to be about children showing appreciation for their mother. I find that this sets families up for a day of expectations and sometimes disappointment. How often do the mum's end up feeling not so special (dependent on behaviours of those around them), or children don't get the reaction they were hoping for from their mum.  

So how about we change this idea of Mother's Day?

Tuesday, 31 March 2020 11:08

We've Got This!

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With millions of kids out of school across the country due to the coronavirus crisis, parents are scrambling to keep up the semblance of education at home-with sometimes hilarious results. No doubt by now you've tried your hand at "home schooling" your kids and, if you're lucky, it went well. Your kids did their work, didn't complain, and you understood what you were supposed to be teaching.

Thursday, 09 January 2020 11:59

What I know for sure

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How are you today I recall my friend asking? What I wanted to say was that I am so tired, I feel like I am not doing enough, being enough and the guilt, I feel guilty all of the time for not being with my children all of the time".  However I responded, I am great, so busy but we are great".  Its too raw to be completely honest when everyone else appears to be doing great.

I know I chose to be a working mum and acknowledge that was my choice but boy in hindsight I don't know how I did it all.  I sacrificed to have it all.

Wednesday, 06 November 2019 11:37

Taking care of your little ones, just as you would

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We cherish every cherub that comes in to our care

You’re here because you need someone you feel safe leaving your children with.  Trying to juggle work, social life, and me-time while taking care of your children is challenging for most families which might lead to feeling wiped out, disconnected from your partner and friends and that your whole life revolves around milk, diapers, domestics and no sleep.

Thursday, 17 October 2019 11:54

When was the last time you had a date night?

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Can you remember when your last date was?

Tuesday, 01 October 2019 14:03

Announcement

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Stop the press, Cherished Cherubs Babysitting agency is its seventeenth successful year of business, our amazing agency continues to grow.  Cherished Cherubs Babysitting is a well-established babysitting agency that operates across Perth and the South West region of Western Australia.  They have a team of screened, experienced babysitters that care for children at homes, hotels, creches, functions, weddings and more. 

Friday, 27 September 2019 14:53

Cherished Cherubs Babysitting

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Having a loving family is great. You can have them babysit your child whenever you have to go somewhere. But what about those people who don’t have this blessing? And even if some people do have caring family members, they live far away. What should those people do? Their best option is to get babysitting service. Finding someone trustworthy enough to leave your child all alone with is the hardest part. I’m sure you love your child more than anything is the world but no matter how loving of a parent you are, you will need a little time out. Parents are the unsung heroes who work 24/7 and don’t get a single day off. So spending a little time without your child will not make you selfish or a bad parent.

Tuesday, 23 July 2019 15:12

24/7 Mums & Dads

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Whether you go by mum, mummy, mother or mamma we all have ONE thing in COMMON – we need a Tribe to raise a family and live in the twentieth century. 

The unsung hero is the modern mum who is expected to work like they don’t have children and mother like they don’t work.

Times have changed, the pressures we all face as parents can be insurmountable and at times simply too much.  I know first hand of trying to be superwoman, doing it all and having it all and learnt the hard way it comes at a cost.

I love the old cliché, you just need to make time for yourself.  “Sometimes there is no damn time left in the day and unless I am supposed to get up in the early hours of the morning, there is no more time in the day”.

Monday, 19 November 2018 10:04

Which service has the tourism industry forgotten?

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Hotel Perth branded imageI received a scoff the other day when I said we were part of the tourism industry. If only they realised how many families visit Perth, and how babysitting is an important part of their stay.

When travellers from regional areas, interstate or overseas visit Perth with their family, they rely on a trustworthy source to care for their children whilst they attend conferences, weddings or social events. Not only are they in a place where they often don’t know anyone, they are also in a different setting, often a different time zone, and sometimes a different culture.

Thursday, 05 July 2018 12:21

Births don't always go as planned

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Imagine this….

You are excited your pregnancy is progressing well, baby is due in a month’s time, your family are coming in a week from interstate to help out, all is going to plan, until…..

Your water’s break and you go into labour earlier than planned. Some quick thinking has to happen.  

Tuesday, 05 June 2018 10:42

How to rate your Success

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Do you know when a hill turns into a mountain? Bit of an obscure question?

This is the question we pondered the other day, and on investigation found that although there is a rough guideline, there is no specific point where a hill can be classed as a mountain, and it often depends on what is around that hill/mountain.

In a similar way, when does one become classed as successful? What is the criteria to meet this outcome?

Thursday, 22 March 2018 09:44

Split Family Case Study

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When parents separate it affects the entire family. Regardless of the adult issues, if the best interests of the children are the focus from both parents then that is the best outcome. 

How does Cherished Cherubs assist in these situations?

Thursday, 01 March 2018 10:01

Single parent case study

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Jo is a single mum. She works full time to provide for her and her 11 year old daughter.  Her daughter has a condition that makes her hard to manage at times. Living in a housing complex brings additional constraints to consider with management. Jo has limited supports of family and friends around that listen or help her. 

Ever noticed how a house with kids is never like the magazines? 

Are adverts for household furniture and haberdashery ever aimed at parents?

This is how they should sell household items to parents or future parents....

Monday, 26 June 2017 12:20

Why mums needs a break?

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Throw the guilts away, stop justifying your need to be with your child all the time. Time away from your child is good not just for you, but also for them.  

Here are 5 reasons you should be calling the babysitter and walk out the door……

Monday, 19 June 2017 14:40

How to have an awesome date night?

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Date nights, they happen all the time when we are starting our relationship. As time goes and we begin our families, they tend to disappear. We have every intention that they will start up again, but do they? Are you having regular date nights?

What does it take to get the spice back in your relationship, how will you manage to go out and not feel guilty, or worry about the safety of your children?  Let’s do up a plan…

Wednesday, 26 April 2017 12:44

Feel isolated and alone with your new baby?

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Do you have a partner, but they may not offer the support you need, or be home enough for what you need?

Do you have plenty of family around, but don't feel like you can call on them when you are feeling down or struggling?

Have you moved to a town where you really don't know many people, and none close enough to call on?

Do you have friends but they all have their own 'stuff' going on and you don't want to add to that?

Do you feel like you should be coping and able to do this parenting role and don't want to tell anyone else of your feelings?

Have you asked for help but don't want to keep asking?

Thursday, 23 March 2017 11:06

The truths of having a second child

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You have had your first child, you have all survived and learnt a lot along the way. Adding a second child shouldn't take as much adaption, or should it?

Sorry to those that had a hard time with their first child, but I breezed through the first year of my eldest child's life. Although 6 weeks prem, her development was spot on, she had good routines and a very placid nature. In fact I got bored and went back to study.

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Testimonials

Without family support, we have had our 3 girls played with, cared for and put to bed for many years by Cherished Cherubs. We have found every babysitter to be reliable, professional and kind. - Claire, 2 October 2019

Such a great service. I contacted Cherished Cherubs quite last minute and they found me a wonderful babysitter. Everything was so easy and I felt so secure leaving my little one with Lena. - Julia, 9 October 2019

I was so impressed and comforted by the professional and confident service I received from beginning to end. An amazing team I couldn't speak highly enough of. - Jody, 27 August 2019

Deborah was amazing with our son. He was in awe of her from the minute she walked through the doors. She put me at ease with her professionalism, kind, trustworthy nature. - Clare, 23 December 2019