Private Babysitter

 

Terms & Conditions for Private Babysitter

 

1. Engagement

  1. This is to certify that you are requesting a service from Babysitters Club to procure a babysitter on the terms set out herein.
  2. In the Terms and Conditions herein, The “Client” shall mean you, the party using the services of Babysitters Club to procure a babysitter for the time requested and from time to time private babysitting services only.

 

2. Terms of Service

  1. The Client declares that the Client is not an agency and is using this service in a personal capacity only.
  2. The Client is solely responsible for the Clients own interactions with Candidates.
  3. The Client is under no obligation to employ any Candidate interviewed through Babysitters Club.
  4. Should the Client request the services of a Candidate, the Client must inform Babysitters Club before informing the Candidate.
  5. Babysitters Club shall keep the Clients details strictly confidential except where details are required to be passed to Candidates for the purpose of interviews.
  6. The Client shall keep all Candidates’ details strictly confidential.
  7. Bookings are to be made at least 24 hours in advance.
  8. A cancellation fee to the value of 3 hours will be charged if a booking is cancelled less than 24hours in advance.
  9. Babysitters Club reserves the right to vary these Terms & Conditions at any time in order to comply with legislative requirements or changes in Agencies pricing or policies. Please visit www.babysittersclub.co.za to ascertain our latest Terms & Conditions.
  10. Babysitters Club reserves the right to make changes to the Service as deemed necessary or desirable.

 

3. Application

  1. An application form must be filled out in order to initiate services with Babysitters Club for babysitting services.
  2. No service will take place until Babysitters Club is in possession of an application form.
  3. The application form is valid for the placement of the original enquiry as well as future private babysitting requirements.
  4. Should the Client request the services of a Candidate, the Client must inform Babysitters Club. We do not allow Clients and Candidates to make any private bookings without the knowledge of Babysitters Club. If Babysitters Club finds that this has taken place, Babysitters Club reserves the right to a fine the Client of R2000. The Client further agrees to pay any legal costs incurred by Babysitters Club in collecting such fees.

 

 

4. Placement

  1. The Client agrees that placement will not take place until the application form has been received by Babysitters Club.
  2. Babysitters club will endeavour to send the same babysitter every time, however due to circumstances outside our control, we may need to send an alternative babysitter should your first choice babysitter not be available.
  3. Any babysitting service must be a minimum of three hours. If the service is required for less than three hours, the Client will be liable for the full three-hour fee.

 

5. Payment

  1. Payments must be made directly to the Candidate at the end of the service, unless otherwise arranged with Babysitters Club.
  2. We charge an hourly rate starting from R75 per hour.
  3. If a morning sit starts before 07h00 in the morning, we charge 1.5 times the hourly rate for every hour before 07h00.
  4. If an evening sit runs past 24h00 at midnight, we charge 1.5 times the hourly rate for every hour thereafter.
  5. Public holiday bookings are charged at 2 times the hourly rate per hour; Christmas Eve bookings are charged at 2.5 times the hourly rate per hour and New Year’s Eve bookings are charged at 3 times the hourly rate per hour.
  6. Sits on Public Holidays, New Year’s Eve and Christmas are a minimum of 5 hours.
  7. For Hotels and Guest Houses, we charge an hourly rate from R110 per hour.
  8. If a sit runs into a half hour, then the rate is half the hourly rate. If a sit runs into 45 minutes of the hour, then it is charged at the full hourly rate.
  9. Babysitters Club reserves the right to vary these fees at any time in order to comply with legislative requirements or changes in pricing or policies. Please visit www.babysittersclub.co.za to ascertain our latest Terms & Conditions on fees.
  10. Babysitters Club reserves the right to make changes to the Service as deemed necessary or desirable.

 

6. Cancellation Policy and Fees

  1. Cancellations must be done 24 hours before the date of the service, unless in an extreme emergency.
  2. Failure on behalf of the Client to cancel the booking in time will result in the Client being liable to pay for a minimum of three hours. The Client will be responsible for any legal costs incurred by Babysitters Club in collecting such fees.
  3. If a Candidate fails to arrive for a booking, no charge will be levied and Babysitters Club will not be held liable.

 

7. Suitability of Candidates:

  1. Babysitters Club shall use its best endeavours to ensure that the Candidates presented to the Client are suitable for the Client’s needs, but expressly gives no warranty whatsoever that the Candidate will be suitable.

 

8. Confidentiality

  1. The Client hereby undertakes to treat all information supplied by Babysitters Club about a Candidate as confidential and not to pass such information on to any third party, unless required to do so in order for the Candidate to carry out his or her duties to the Client.
  2. The Client understands that in order to make a booking, or request of service, the Client must always first contact Babysitters Club before speaking to any Candidate the Client has met at any point in time through Babysitters Club in order to request their services for any other duties other than those specified by the Client in terms of this contract.
  3. Should a Candidate introduced to the Client by Babysitters Club, enter into any other service through the Client,  other than that specified by the Client in this contract, directly or indirectly, notwithstanding that such other employment would exclude Babysitters Club from receiving a placement fee as set out in accordance with terms and conditions of services offered by Babysitters Club, Babysitters Club shall be entitled to a placement fee from the Client in accordance with the terms and conditions set out in this contract as well as an additional fine of R2000 and any legal costs incurred by Babysitters Club when collecting this fine.

 

 9. Indemnity and Damages

  1. Babysitters Club acts as an Introductory Employment Agency only and will not be held responsible or liable, in any manner, in the event of theft, injury, accident or death suffered by either the Candidate or the Client, directly or indirectly, arising from the Candidates’ employment with the Client.
  2. In selecting Candidates for listing, Babysitters Club has relied on the information supplied by the Candidate, and the information obtained from references supplied by the Candidate.
  3. Babysitters Club has relied on such information in good faith and has passed on such information to the Client in good faith. Babysitters Club shall bear no liability whatsoever for any loss or damage suffered by the Client, directly or indirectly, arising from the Candidate’s employment with the Client.
  4. In the event that the Candidate suffers any loss, injury or damage arising out of her employment with the Client, the Client hereby indemnifies Babysitters Club in respect of any claims made against Babysitters Club as a result of such loss, injury or damage by the Candidate or by any other person.
  5. Babysitters Club is not responsible for providing insurance or any payroll taxes and has no employment relationship with the Candidates provided.

 

10. Please Note

  1. This document embodies the whole agreement between the Client and Babysitters Club.
  2. No variation, amendment, modification, deletion or addition to these terms and conditions shall be valid unless in writing, agreed to and signed by both the Client and Babysitters Club.
  3. Neither party shall be bound by any express or implied term, representation, warrant, promise or the like not recorded in this contract.
  4. No lenience granted by Babysitters Club to the Client shall be deemed to be a waiver of any of rights of Babysitters Club.
  5. If at any time after an initial meeting between a Client and a Candidate referred by Babysitters Club becomes either directly or indirectly employed by the Client, and the Client does not notify Babysitters Club or does not pay the appropriate fee as stipulated in this contract the Client agrees to pay Babysitters Club a placement fee as outlined in section 4 above together with a fine of R 2000 and agrees to be responsible for any legal costs incurred by Babysitters Club in collecting such fees.

 

Babysitter’s Club shall endeavour to ensure that the Candidates presented to the Client are suitable for the Client’s needs, but expressly gives no warranty whatsoever that the Candidate will be suitable. If the Client finds that the Candidate is not suitable, the Client is entitled to inform Babysitter’s Club and request a new Candidate for the next placement.