Babysitting

Babysitting bookings and payments will form part of your online event registration. To secure your babysitter, all babysitting requirements will need to be confirmed and paid for prior to the event.

  • Babysitting will be available on Friday evening, 9 March (Please note: the Friday dinner is family-friendly and we encourage everyone to attend. There will be lots of activities included to keep kids entertained). Babysitters can be booked if you prefer, at a rate of $38.50 per hour (minimum of 4 hour booking).
  • Babysitting will be available for Saturday daytime, 10 March (kids over 3 can attend Kids’ Club, included free in registration). However babysitters can be booked if you prefer, at a rate of $38.50 per hour (minimum of 4 hour booking). (Under 3’s can attend Kids’ Club if accompanied by a parent or babysitter).
  • A limited number of Babysitters are available to book at special package rate for the Saturday night – March 10:
    • $150 per family (up to 4 kids)
    • 6:30pm – Midnight (Note: babysitting beyond midnight is not possible due to nannies’ needing to join bus transport back to Newcastle)
    • Sitter numbers are limited and will be offered on a first in basis.
    • Please complete the online event registration to book a sitter for Saturday night.
    • Alternatively, local nannies can be sourced from https://www.findababysitter.com.au/

Cancellations of babysitting bookings: Wherever possible cancellations must be advised at least one week prior to the event. Unfortunately no refunds can be made if less than 72 hour’s notice is given.

  • All nannies have the following qualifications:
    • a minimum of 3 years paid experience with working with children
    • a current First Aid certificate
    • a current Working with Children Check
  • All babysitters will be available to talk to families by phone prior to the event.
  • Please complete the online event registration to book a sitter for Saturday night

For Friday night and Saturday day bookings please contact Alesha McPherson on 9712 3861 or via email Alesha@vanillabeanevents.com.au