Babysitting Queenstown is a childcare facility that has looked after the kids of locals and tourists since 2011. The business runs on a casual pay-as-you-go system. There are no booking fees or penalties for particular times. Parents pay, in cash, whenever they need babysitting services. The business is open 24 hours a day, 365 days a year so it's a true around the clock babysitting option.
The staff are rigorously checked and standards are very high. Attention to detail is what has made this company Queenstown's premier babysitting agency. Although nanny jobs are often the first choice or fall-back option for job seekers in New Zealand, Babysitting Queenstown only accepts experienced carers with references. They also run police checks on potential staff and require certification in first aid. The legal age to babysit in New Zealand is 14 but the company only uses carers aged between 20 and 40.
You can book online or call the centre directly. Office hours are 8am to 8pm daily. Other services include toy hire (great if you can't fit the kids games in your luggage), travel nannies, and permanent nanny services.
We asked Rebecca Kane from Babysitting Queenstown to spill the beans on her ideal day in Queenstown, what she would eat, what her favourite activities are where she would go for a cheeky date night cocktail.
Rebecca Kane – Owner of Babysitting Queenstown
Managing Director of Babysitting New Zealand Ltd, providing childcare services in Queenstown, Wanaka and Dunedin. Queenstown local of 18 years. Grew up in Te Anau, 3rd child in a family of 6 children. Moved to Queenstown in 1998 to try snowboarding and never looked back. Lived in Whistler, Canada for 3 years. Mother of a 2-year-old son. I have 28 years childcare experience in NZ and worldwide.
If you had the day to yourself and $200 to spend what would you do?
Buffet breakfast at Crowne Plaza Hotel then hike Remarkables back country. Massage with Danielle Argent followed by Atlas beer cafe for a steak and drinks.
Queenstown on a budget? How would you spend the day without breaking the bank?
Go to my favourite fishing spots, take enough supplies to stay all day.
If you had time to visit only one tourist attraction, what would you visit and why?
Nzone skydiving. Nothing beats it.
What’s your favourite outdoor activity in Queenstown?
What's your go to spot for a quick bite to eat on the go?
Rehab – healthy and delicious.
Where would you grab a few late night drinks?
Bunker for cocktails made by Shane.