Every family needs Like Minders on speed dial! They provide safe, experienced and security checked nannies and babysitters to care for your little ones during the day or in the evening. You can book one of their lovely carers as and when you need one; if you have dinner plans, a meeting or appointment during the day, a regular evening class, or just need some time for yourself. Founding Director Georgie explains ‘when we started the business we saw a gap in the market for ad hoc childcare, a flexible service that busy parents can dip in and out of as and when they need some help, it has all the benefits of a nanny without any long term commitment to one’ as a mum of two she adds ‘ being a busy mum I can use Like Minders as little or as often as I want, and I can usually get the same childcarers time and time again which is great for consistency for me and for my kids’.
They have a very strict recruitment process and only ever use DBS checked nannies and babysitters who have professional childcare experience and have passed their extensive screening process.
Like Minders offer temporary nannies for a few days, weeks or months. They also provide emergency childcare, if your nanny is on holiday or off sick, or you are let down at the last minute, they can get a DBS checked child carer to your home usually within an hour or two.
Recently they have also branched into hotel babysitting and now work with many London’s top hotels, and they have a few celebrity clients too, although Georgie remains tight lipped about which ones!
The fees are very reasonable: Members can pay £12 per month, £30 per quarter or £99 per year to subscribe, and a fee of £4.75 for each booking plus a reasonable hourly rate payable directly to the babysitter (£8.50 per hour for the evening and £9.50 per hour for daytime care and all bookings are subject to a three hour minimum). Non-members pay a fee of £22 for each booking plus the usual hourly rate. Temporary nannies and holiday nannies also available with a 20% or 25% booking fee.
Use promo code ‘KENSINGTON’ for three months free membership (new members only).
She was brilliant!! She instantly put my six month old at ease and had her in fits of laughter. She was the sort of easy and capable person I’d hoped for – especially as it was the first time I’d left her with a stranger. – S Dieu, London
It’s a great service that we can rely on for last minute bookings. We are very happy to be using Like Minders.”The Dorchester Hotel, Mayfair, London
“The Like Minders have all without exception been excellent with our little boy, and he has come to know some of them very well. I would fully recommend the service to anyone who needs a bit of help either on an ad hoc basis or regularly.”F Kingsley, London