There is usually is a heavy influence of women in a young childs early life. Mothers, female childcare & teachers make up a team of primary carers. So other than Dad & wider family, where do young boys in particular glean from other good male role models?
When I heard about Bea & Co who offer creative sitters, both men and women – I opted to try a manny. As try as I might to have pushed for a male au pair in the past, it has always been a big fat no from my other half. Fair enough, but a few hours childcare – who can say no to that?
Jamie breezed into our house on Wednesday afternoon and after politely introducing himself and taking his shoes off, immediately cracked a gag with the boys and the rest is… a very quiet afternoon for me! All I heard were squeals of delight from upstairs as they did a treasure hunt around the house, an assault course and some imaginative play.
This is the benefit of having an actor to look after your children. Their senses were engaged from the off and Jamie’s magnetism had them all enraptured and engaged. They finished off the afternoon in the garden throwing a ball about, bounced on the trampoline and had an archery competition, before he sat with them at supper and distracted them through to completion of their burgers. Result! (Yes, mine actually have to be coaxed into eating BURGERS!)
Bea & Co offers babysitting (but note – these guys & gals don’t sit!) both day and evening, chaperoning, days out, International travel assistance and if you think your child has it in them – coaching (singing, acting, dancing). Both team members and clients are personally recommended (if you phone Bea & Co, you can say you heard from me!) so all the creatives are CRB checked and experienced.
Once you sign up for the yearly membership fee, there is the same very reasonable hourly fee, day or night. After Amy, the lovely founder meets you and your brood she will introduce you to a few creatives, who you will have access to use at short notice & who know your routine and family, so no awkward familiarisation process as with a traditional babysitting agency.
Try them and you won’t look back!
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