ATLANTIC BABYSITTERS CLUB
Connecting Nova Scotian families with reliable and trustworthy childcare.
Atlantic Babysitters Club is a babysitting agency based in Nova Scotia with the mission of connecting families to trustworthy, engaged, and highly experienced babysitters any time they need child care. All sitters are required to complete an interview, have current CPR certification, previous experience working with children and a background check with vulnerable sector screening completed. The concept behind our service is simple. Complete your profile, review our calendar and the profiles of our babysitters available for your desired date and book your sitter. The individuals on our roster are: smart, enthusiastic, warm, talented and trustworthy. Whether you need occasional date night coverage, regular assistance, storm day help or a vacation sitter, we can help!
Bryn, Nova Scotia
"Highly recommend ABC and Asia! She babysat *** today and was so engaging, he loved her. And despite his sleep regression, she got him to nap twice today.
FYI parents, I had a day date with myself today and it was so nice."
We are parents, with an infinite amount of love for my kids and also a parents in need of the occasional break, a date night together, a vacation and the ability to work even when it snows outside. We are not originally from Halifax and have no family close by to call on. I have hired strangers from facebook, asked neighbours for a favour and made do with at home date nights; I have had sitters no show, sitters with limited experience and have felt that discomfort with hiring someone that I didn't know with no true vetting process.
I have struggled to find reliable care for the last three years and the idea of Atlantic Babysitters club was born.
As parents, we promise you that we will only place babysitters that we would also have for our two children.
As a company, we are accepting of all backgrounds, genders and races; we expect our babysitters to be reliable, kind, loving and enthusiastic about what they do.
Our Commitment to Medically Complex and Neurodiverse Children and their Families
At Atlantic Babysitters Club we strive to be inclusive to all families, while also valuing the time and expertise that our child care providers bring to our company.
As such, we do feel our child care pro's should be paid at a higher rate when they are working with children who have a moderate to severe neurodiversity and/or medical complexities which require a higher level of expertise and care.
To support this initiative we will be taking away our profits in order to better pay our providers who work within this community.
We will also ask that you pay via e-transfer in order to cut back on overhead costs.
These measures will allow us to ensure our providers are paid well and able to continue supporting the neurodiverse and medically complex community.
At this time, we are only able to take on a limited number of families.
If, as a family you feel that you are able to pay at a higher rate, we would charge $28 per hour. This would allow us to be able to support more families who cannot meet the increased cost requirement.
Please contact us directly to discuss your unique situation.
Answers You Need
WHAT IS YOUR HIRING PROCESS?
We have a multi-step hiring process. Our sitters are the heart of this company and we pride ourselves on our exceptional service. We start with a qualification interview for all prospective sitters. After the interview, the sitter must provide us with a personal and professional reference, a vulnerable sectors background check, and proof of CPR certification. Our sitters are required to agree to an extensive code of conduct.
CAN YOU EXPLAIN THE BOOKING PROCESS?
Complete your family profile. Then click on Book Now to select your desired sitter and date.
Our books allow for booking up to 2 months in advance. On the 1st of each month, the following month will be released (ex: on May 1st, June books will open for booking). In some cases we can accept bookings further in advance, please email us to inquire.
IS IT POSSIBLE TO REQUEST A CERTAIN SITTER?
Absolutely. Our sitters set their own schedule and you will be able to book the sitter of your choice if your needed time aligns.
HOW DO I PAY?
We accept Visa, Mastercard, and Email Money Transfer. Your invoice will be sent to you via email within 24 hours after the booking is complete.
HELP! I NEED SOMEONE OVERNIGHT. IS THIS POSSIBLE? IF SO, WHAT ARE YOUR RATES?
We do overnight sitting regularly. Whether it be just one evening, a weekend away, or a couple of week vacation, we've got you covered. Overnight rates are custom based on age of children, time of request and length of stay.
I'VE NEVER HAD A BABYSITTER BEFORE AND AM QUITE NERVOUS. CAN I MEET THE SITTER BEFOREHAND?
We are happy to allow a one time 1 or 2 hour shift for your first booking to meet with your sitter before booking again. We can also set up a no charge 15 minute zoom call to meet your sitter. Please contact us to arrange.
WHAT IS YOUR CANCELLATION POLICY?
Cancellations of babysitting services with less than 24 hrs notice will be charged 50% of the booking fee or 3 hours, whichever is greater. This aligns with our value to treat our sitters with respect and dignity as they have set aside this time for your family and deserve to be compensated.
CAN I ASK MY SITTER TO WORK FOR US PRIVATELY?
We have worked very hard to promote our sitters and find them families to work with. As part of our sitters code of conduct, sitters are unable to accept private bookings, sitters would no longer be offered shifts with us and families would no longer be accepted for bookings.
I STILL HAVE A FEW QUESTIONS. CAN I SET UP A CALL WITH SOMEONE AT THE AGENCY?
Absolutely! Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org to set up a call time and we will happily chat with you and answer any questions you may have.
We know how difficult it is to find a sitter who will perfectly suit your family’s needs. That’s exactly what we’re here for. Whether it’s babysitting for a few hours, or providing full-time care, we’ve got you covered.
Please contact us with any questions you may have, we strive to reply within 24 hours.