How much does it Cost

We offer a variety of booking options to suit your needs.

Booking Options

Babysitting Service

Babysitter Block Booking

€ 125 for 10 bookings (Valid for a year)

Ad hoc babysitter booking

€ 15,- per booking

Nanny placement < 2 days a week

Start up fee:

€ 200,-

Placement fee:

€ 600,-

(Total agency fee € 800,- inc VAT)

Nanny Service
Nanny placement > 2 days a week

Start up fee:

€ 250,-

Placement fee:

€ 750,-

(Total agency fee € 1000,- inc VAT)

Babysitter rates
  • Our babysitters have varied experience and so they each seek different hourly pay.
  • The minimum hourly rate will range from € 8,- per hour, to € 11 per hour to be paid directly to the babysitter
  • Babysitters are able to carry out lighthouse keeping, this is negotiated before the booking between the sitter and the family
  • For bookings made after midnight an extra € 1,- per hour per hour is paid to the sitter.
  • Babysitters are paid directly by parents in cash at the end of their stipulated sitting time.
Last minute bookings   

We always have babysitters available at short notice, however, we do charge a surplus for last minute bookings (Bookings made one day before - €20, same day bookings - €30).

 I just need a couple of hours worth of babysitting – is this OK?

We operate a 3 hour minimum charge so you are required to pay your sitter for 3 hours even if you need them for less. 

Nanny rates
  • Our nannies receive a minimum of € 12,- per hour, to be paid directly to them 
bookingpicIs there a start up fee for requesting a nanny?

Yes for a nanny who works < 2 days a week, we charge a  €200 start up fee and for a nanny who works >2 days a week we charge a €250 start up fee.

This fee is non- refundable and it must be paid in advance prior to starting the recruitment process. The fee covers the costs of your nanny search (providing at least 2 suitable matches), background checks and reference checks. The recruitment and selection process takes about 6-8 weeks depending on your specific needs. It is important not to rush to place a nanny as this could lead to a care-giver being placed who does not fit well with the family and this could lead to a breakdown in the placement which would have a negative impact on the children in the home. The nanny agency requests a Certificate of Good Conduct for the nanny. This certificate takes 4 weeks to be processed by the Ministry of Security and Justice. Once this has been agreed that the nanny is suitable she will then be trained in child development and attachment theory and there is no extra fee for this.

What additional trainings do you offer and what is the cost?

As mentioned all of our nannies are trained in child development and attachment theory and there is no extra fee for this. We do however,

provide further training to nannies in specific areas such as ADHD, ADD, AUTISM  and we provide training in the areas of play or helping a child to develop emotion regulation skills or a good sleep routine etc. We can provide trainings suited to yours or your families needs.

All of our trainings are given by our in-house psychologist. The cost of each of these trainings is €150 (including VAT).

 How do I pay?

Once you’ve decided which option suits your needs and have become a member, you’ll be ready to make a request. You can pay the booking fee by cash, cheque or online bank transfer. Our website will eventually allow for online booking through Paypal. Babysitters are paid directly by parents in cash at the end of their stipulated sitting time.

I just need a couple of hours worth of babysitting – is this OK?

We operate a 3 hour minimum charge so you are required to pay your sitter for 3 hours even if you need them for less.

How does the booking process work?

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Families:

We want to make it as easy as possible for you, we appreciate that parents need a bit of 'me time' every now and again.  Whether it's a quiet dinner for two or an all-day commitment - you can relax knowing that an experienced sitter is taking good care of your little one.

  • You complete our online form or contact us by phone or email to outline what you are looking for. Knuffle sitters processes the request & sources 1-3 babysitters who can fit the requirements
  • Knuffle sitters sends you an email with 1-3 babysitter profiles and an outline of the agency fees, asking you to choose the babysitter you would prefer if there is more than 1 available. You also have the option to arrange a ‘meet & greet’ at an additional cost.
  • You confirm the babysitter.
  • Knuffle sitters confirms the agreement & sends a contract outlining the terms and conditions.
  • You then transfer the finder’s fee to us directly and pay the babysitter separately their wage.