Cherished Cherubs Blogs (73)

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, 02 July 2014 00:00

Parents advice to go out

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Perth parents abandon their children.

Parents need to leave their children at home and go out.

When was the last time you stayed out till 1am, let alone see the sunrise? Now come 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.

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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From start to end, the experience was 100% positive. Wish they were in Melbourne where I live! - Maryke, 17 April 2019

Cannot rave about Hayley enough. My son asks when we can use her again. Have told many people about your service. - Gayle, 7 November 2018

Got contacted within two hours of my enquiry. Lee the babysitter has plenty of experience and we will use her again. - Robyne, 24 February 2019

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