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Childcare, Babysitting

Most companies provide babysitting services mainly to private clients, however, service is available to a number of hotels.  For one time service, the typical fee is R 100 (ZAR). Rates are charged at double the above mentioned rates, the day before public holidays, on public holidays and the day after a public holiday.  Notice of 48 to 72 hours is customary.   Hotels work on a completely different time scale, making service delivery more difficult and more costly due to both time and candidate constrictions. Over the high season, hotel rates increase (by R20 p/h), due to the fact that qualified staff are generally booked far in advance and booking become extremely difficult on a short term requests. Below is chart detailing with typical babysitting rates for hotel service in South Africa.

Hotel Rates 15 September -15 March  
Hourly rates for hotel/establishment before midnight R    100
Hourly rates for hotel/establishment after midnight R     120
Overnight rate (12 hours) R     900
Day rates, per day (24 hours) R   1500

Hotel Rates 15 March- 15 September  
Hourly rates for hotel/establishment before midnight R      80
Hourly rates for hotel/establishment after midnight R     100
Overnight rate (12 hours) R     800
Day rates, per day (24 hours) R   1300

The following agencies operate in  and  around Johannesburg, offering services ranging from nannies and childminders, domestic workers and babysitters to caregivers for the elderly.

Choice Child Care, Randburg, Johannesburg
Phone Stephanie on 011 787 2528 for professional nannies and child minders.
Screening: very strict, checks original documents and insists on appropriate qualifications.
E-mail: stephd@choicechildcare.co.za
Visit the web site www.choicechildcare.co.za

Governess Connection, Hyde Park, Johannesburg
Phone Florence on 011 325 5112 for governesses or caregivers for babies, toddlers and schoolgoing children.
Screening: strict, checks qualifications and experience with children.
E-mail: govcon@icon.co.za
Visit the web site http://www.governessconnection.co.za

Elite Employment, Wendywood, Johannesburg
Phone Linda on 011 804 1281 for au pairs, domestic workers and elderly caregivers.
Screening: strict, looking for qualifications, and students with experience for afternoon "fetch and carry" duties.

Babysitting & Housesitting
Central Johannesburg
Responsible, mature student available to housesit and/or babysit

Elite Employment
All areas Johannesburg
We provide quality au pairs, childcare, nurses, babysitters and night nurses.

Glamour Consulting
All areas Gauteng
For au pairs, babysitters, housesitters AND Holiday Care

Lithuba Party and After Care Services
Lombardy East Johannesburg
Party Venue with playground, party planner plus child care and homework supervision

Opti-Baby and Opti-Kids Daycare Stimulation Centre Midrand
Carlswald Johannesburg
A life changing experience in daycare for babies & toddlers with web-enabled cameras in each centre!

Thuma Mina Concierge Services
All areas Gauteng
Baby sitting, Transporting Kids, Errand Running, Personal Shopping, Household Management, Holiday

Child care facilities in Soweto

Organisation Contact person Address Telephone
G.S.Happy Angels Mabel 1841 Mapetla X 011 980-2433
Kwa-Nompumelelo Pre-Primary Madge 3180 Protea South 011 980-2511
Hilda's Day Care Hilda 22 Block K.Chiawelo 011 980-5652
Lebogang Day Care Johanna 46 Mapetla 011 984-9702
Reagilwe Day Care Pinky 1251 Naledi 011 931-1177
Silo's Day-Care Ellen 2084 Naledi 011 934-1539
Ikhaya Labantwana Elina 115 Senaoane 011 986-4041
Indumiso Day Care Jabulile Emdeni Ext 011 934-1566
Thari Day Care A.M.Chelantze 7 Luthuli Street, Dobsonville 011 989-1748
Sivukile Day Care Poppy Ngubeni 2333 Taylor Street, Protea North 083-5322148
Lulu's Day Care Luleka Thinta 112 Trammay Street, Turffontein 011 434-5984
Zola South Toddlers Christina Bodibe 2572 Zola 1 011 932-5169
Thuthukani Day Care Dorothy Yende 2825b Zola 1 011 932-2660
Mogabolo wa thoto Millicent Mgemane 480 Senaoane 011 986-1079

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