Sitter Service


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Our Sitter Service combats the problem faced by many, of trying to balance work or education and childcare, by providing flexible, professional childcare support in the child’s own home.

Throughout the Highlands
Sitter Services now operates throughout the Highlands. This service allows minimum disruption to the children’s routine whilst parents access education and training opportunities and maintain or return to employment.

6am to midnight
Sitters are available between the hours of 6am and midnight, to care for children from birth to 20 years, in their own homes on a regular basis. The sitters follow the family’s normal routines; including picking up/dropping off to school, childminder and activities such as Scouts or Brownies as well as providing quality play activities for the children in their care. This is an ideal solution if a parent needs to leave the house early, or not return until late.

We also have staff trained and experienced to work with children with additional support needs (ASN) in their own homes providing regular respite time for parents/carers.

Direct Childcare is registered with and complies with all regulations as laid down by the Care Inspectorate, and all sitters are suitably trained and have undergone the relevant health, safety and disclosure checks.

Currently, the hourly rate for a sitter is £17 for up to 4 children, however, parents who are eligible for Working Tax Credits may be able to claim up to 70% of their childcare costs.

Find out about tax credits here

For more information please contact us.