Cherished Cherubs Blogs (75)

Wednesday, 05 November 2014 00:00

Our parents are petrified

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Cherished Cherubs deal with scared parents every week.

How does it feel to leave your baby with a stranger for the first time? I will tell you….PETRIFYING

Every time we receive an enquiry from a new parent I am reminded of my trepidation in leaving my own babies with a new person.

Wednesday, 22 October 2014 00:00

New to Perth?

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New-to-PerthThe emotional and logistical issues that come with moving to a new town, let alone a new country are enormous. Times that by 4 when you are moving with your partner and children. We were lucky enough to recently work with the BBC as they filmed a documentary on emigrating families.

It got us thinking about family supports. Many people move to be closer to family. But many don’t have this luxury, and it is becoming more of a luxury not a given as families are dispersed across the world.

It takes so long to settle in to a new place. You need to find a house and set it up, buy a car, start a new job, get the children settled, learn how everyday things get done in a new place and generally get your bearings. Time to meet people is limited, and when you do get time, where will you meet people you can develop good friendships with?

Wednesday, 24 September 2014 00:00

Why use a babysitting agency?

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All sorts of things spring to mind when someone mentions getting a babysitter through an agency, but lets see what you really get……

We are all out to save some money, and for a night out, by the time you pay for a meal, drinks and taxi’s, babysitting is another cost to consider.

Wednesday, 17 September 2014 00:00

Becoming a babysitter changed my life

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A heart-warming story of how a life was transformed through becoming a babysitter with Cherished Cherubs Babysitting in Perth.

I spoke with one of my most favourite babysitters recently. She also happens to be one of the most in demand babysitters with Cherished Cherubs.

Did you read last week’s babysitting disaster blog? To prevent it happening to you, here are 10 questions to ask yourself before asking a family member or friend to babysit.

Whether you have a cousin, mum, family friend or nephew available to babysit, you need to ask yourself these 10 questions before asking them to care for your kids .....

Wednesday, 27 August 2014 00:00

Fire brigade, babysitter, hmmm can’t be a good mix!

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Here’s an “interesting” story from Dani about her worst babysitting experience ever .…

My sister has never been a fan of little kids so, apart from the few times she was forced to take care of me when we were growing up, she only ever had one babysitting gig when she was a teenager, and she was never allowed to babysit again after that.

Wednesday, 30 July 2014 00:00

I am NOT a mum tonight!

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Why we should stop talking about our kids when out?

In my world that revolves around children I am known for being the mum, the foster mum, the babysitter, the drop in centre for the kids friends.

Tonight I went out socially with 10 other people and for once no-one talked about children.  It was wierd, not good nor bad, just wierd.

Wednesday, 09 July 2014 00:00

We aren't perfect parents

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multimomWe aren’t perfect mums either.

Who understands what it is like to be a parent if they don’t live and breathe it every day? Who understands that a break is a NEED and not just a want? For someone to truly relate to another they need to have walked in their shoes.

Everyone deals with various situations every single day. As a parent we have to consider more than ourselves in our decisions, and we have many more decisions to handle.

Wednesday, 25 June 2014 00:00

Babysitter required – No skills necessary

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Perth parents are often paying babysitters who have no idea what they are doing.

Would you expect a plumber to know how to change a washer, or an electrician to know how to turn off the mains? Yes? Then you should expect that someone minding your most precious gifts, your children, to be able to be reliable, competent and trustworthy. But how do you know this?

At Cherished Cherubs Babysitting, all of the babysitters are screened and trained to ensure they attain to our values and meet the standards expected of the agency. The process has been strategically planned to ensure we have the ‘right’ team. There is set criteria they must meet before they even get to meet us.

Wednesday, 18 June 2014 00:00

How’s your sex life?

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Check out how Cherished Cherubs can help put the mojo back in your love life after kids.

The way we figure it, if you have kids you must have had some sort of sex life at some point. Oh my how that changes when the kids come along!

Thursday, 12 June 2014 00:00

Mums having meltdowns

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A mum at the end of her tether and in tears at the end of the phone, read how Cherished Cherubs Babysitting helped one family survive.

It is a brave move for a mother to pick up the phone to an essential stranger and reach out for help, to essentially admit that at that very point in time you aren’t coping, you aren’t being the mother you envisaged.

Wednesday, 28 May 2014 00:00

To holiday with or without kids?

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Is it a holiday if you have kids in tow?

At Cherished Cherubs we delight in babysitting at hotels when parents go out for dinner, a show or work function.  Sometimes these are local parents enjoying a night at a hotel, and at other times the families are travelling from interstate or overseas.

Wednesday, 14 May 2014 00:00

Times up for Cherished Cherubs Babysitting

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Time is something most working parents in Perth and around Australia struggle with, and the owner of Cherished Cherubs Babysitting is learning to change the clock.

At a recent seminar we were asked to say one challenge we had at the moment, and how we can overcome this challenge. The responses varied, things like being able to stay focused, working out where to put the efforts, making the right contacts, working out the best strategies. They all seemed to have obvious solutions to work with.

At Cherished Cherubs Babysitting we encourage our babysitters to use time-in instead of time-out when having to guide children.

But what is the meaning behind this?

Sara McGrath, a veteran home school mum of three has written something that sums it all up nicely. You can find it posted here or you can follow Sara's blog.

Tuesday, 11 February 2014 00:00

Where did I come from?

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How Cherished Cherubs Babysitting has grown from a small thought...

It has been six months since the launch of our brand new logo and look for Cherished Cherubs Babysitting, oh my how have we changed over the years.

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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