Welcome to Knufflesitters,

We are a unique high quality babysitting and nanny in the Netherlands run by a qualified Psychologist.

The Philosophy of Knufflesitters is to provide the best childcare service by ensuring our caregivers are security checked and all trained in concepts of child development and attachment theory. We also offer First aid training at the request of families. At Knufflesitters we strongly believe that the first few years of a child’s life are critical to his or her development and therefore ensure that our caregivers are versed on how to build a stimulating and engaging environment to support your child’s development.

This agency is owned and run by Dr Rebecca Heron (a trained Psychologist who has many years of experience caring for children). Rebecca’s qualifications allow her to understand how important it is that the right childcare is found for children. Rebecca has a real appreciation and love for children and is passionate about their wellbeing. She understands how important it is to find the right caregiver for a child as this will help them flourish. The Philosophy of Knuffle’s sitters is to provide the best childcare and so we pride ourselves in selecting high quality childcarers who are nurturing, responsive and trustworthy.

Dr Rebecca Heron when completing her Doctorate in psychology was inspired by the child development and attachment theory aspect of her training, this resulted in her going on to work with children for two years as a psychologist in the UK. Many of these children presented with challenging behaviours and had varying developmental and emotional needs. Rebecca was able to guide and support caregivers helping them to build and maintain positive relationships with the children resulting in positive outcomes. As a result, Rebecca understands and values the importance of caregivers building quality relationships with the children they look after, as this is ultimately what will help a child to grow and develop later in life.

The science behind Knufflesitters

Research has demonstrated that children who develop a secure attachment to their caregivers have more positive relationships, greater empathy skills and increased self-esteem. Securely attached children have better academic performance and better ability to manage emotions when compared with insecurely attached children. The aim of Knufflesitters is to provide nannies and babysitters with specialised training to ensure that they work with children in a way which will promote a secure attachment and enhance the child’s growth.

Knufflesitters achieves this by seeking creative, empathic, fun, and reliable nannies and babysitters who are able to create an environment where children will be able to fully reach their potential. We are selective about the childcarers we accept and so only the best nannies and babysitters with the right qualities and experiences are accepted to register with the agency. All babysitters and nannies are personally interviewed and their references are checked. By checking our childcarers. We provide you with peace of mind to relax and enjoy your evening out, knowing that your children are safe and cared for.