Thinking of hiring onsite childcare for your wedding? Here’s how to do it like a boss:
First step, get a space! Check with your venue to ensure they have a child friendly room available for onsite childcare. Make sure it isn’t reserved for another event, especially at popular venues and book right away. Also ask your venue or wedding planner about childcare recommendations as they may have great referrals on hand.
When you send out your wedding invitations, have an RSVP option for children. This will allow the planning process to run much smoother and not require you to track down guests later on to determine the number of kids. Especially as it gets closer to your special day.
Don’t wait until the last minute to find a great Sitter. Just like you take time to find a caterer, MUA, wedding planner, photographer or the perfect venue, invest that same time in finding quality care for your most littlest of guests.
Get to know your candidates. Ask thorough questions, especially if you know the personalities of the kids that will attend and their needs. Try your best to meet the Sitter in person, if it isn’t feasible (destination wedding, out of state, etc), do a video call. Never rely on just a phone interview. Due diligence is important to make sure you hire the best match for your wedding childcare needs.
Your sitter may seem like the perfect match, but check those references sis. References can provide further insight to determine if the Sitter is the best fit for your needs.
CPR/First Aid Certified
Yes, yes! CPR/First Aid certified sitters should be on the top of the list. This is a very important and necessary skill. We believe that everyone should be certified, sitter or not. Knowing your sitters are certified in case of an emergency leaves you worry free as the children are in the best of hands.
Don’t forget the background check! No matter how perfect a sitter may seem, do not skip this crucial step. If you hire a wedding childcare company such as Playtime Event Sitters, we do the work for you. We check every Sitter’s background to make sure they are the safest and most qualified person to care for your little ones. We take the stress out of finding a great sitter, so you can focus on other important things, such as finding the perfect wedding dress.
Hire a Professional Service
Want to make the process even easier? Hire a professional wedding childcare company such as Playtime Event Sitters. We strive to go above and beyond. Also, sometimes when hiring individuals, there is always a risk of cancellation. Why worry about this on one of the happiest days of your life? With us, you can be rest assured a professional and qualified sitter is guaranteed to show up and engage the kids in play while you dance the night away.
Another perk of hiring a professional wedding childcare service is that we are insured. This not only protects you as the client, but also provide peace of mind. Knowing your vendor has all their i’s dotted and t’s crossed will alleviate stress on your big day. Also most venues require this, so you are already one step ahead. Playtime Event Sitters is insured nationwide.
Professional wedding childcare services also comes equipped with a variety of activities to keep your little guests busy. From crafts, games, face painting, cupcake decorating and more. We got you covered, so no need to make a run to the shopping mall. The kids will have a ball while you go hard in the dancehall.
Last but not least, you will have happy parents! Having onsite wedding childcare can decrease the number of no’s to your invite as their needs are being catered to. You can still have a “No Kid Wedding” if you desire, because if you hire a service like Playtime Event Sitters, it’s like they aren’t even there.
A win, win for all.
Ready to hire a professional childcare service for your wedding? Request now to book today. We can’t wait to bring the fun.
Khadijah is the Owner and Chief Entertainment Officer of Playtime Event Sitters. She is a former Professional Nanny with over 10 years of childcare experience. She began doing event childcare organically while running her Nanny agency. Due to its success, she decided to focus solely on event childcare.
Originally from New Haven, CT; Khadijah moved to the DC area over 8 years ago. Additionally, she holds a degree in Public Health and is currently in grad school at the George Washington University to obtain her Masters. She works with children who may be at risk for HIV/STIs in DC and also founded a nonprofit focused on HIV/AIDS and advocating against Gender Based Violence.