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"Rent-A-Mum"- Has Anyone Tried?

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    NYCMOM is offline Registered User
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    "Rent-A-Mum"- Has Anyone Tried?

    We just moved to Hong Kong from the States and are looking for someone to babysit our 19mth old son in the evening so we can attend a dinner event. Has anyone tried "Rent-A-Mum"? They have evening sitters available, would be ideal for the once and awhile evening outing. Please let me know your experience with them.

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    Yes, several times, all the girls we've had have been good.

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    Thank you KatBoo. A little nervous about leaving him with someone I don't know, I am sure you understand.

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    We've used rent-a-mum babysitters for our toddler on a number of occasions (1-3 times a month) for evening babysitting. All the girls are pleasant, native English-speakers and have childcare qualifications (including first aid, etc). I was also nervous the first time, but if you speak to Shirley (the manager) she'll put your mind at ease.

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    thank you tstmum, your comments are very helpful. Two positive reviews- I feel good about that and will try the agency for our upcoming event. I am 8 months pregnant, so maybe will try someone during the day if they seem good, I just can't keep up with my very active toddler in hilly Hong Kong!

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    We're a third positive recommendation. We used the same nanny every time, which helped.

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    Thank you for your kind comments everyone. I have an email from the mum in question, but have not been able to contact her. Please leave a msg if you get the answerphone (which as most of you know - is often!)

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    Just wanted to follow up. I did use an evening sitter from Rent-A-Mum and found the whole experience to be flawless. I highly recommend them for anyone who has not yet hired a helper or just wants an evening out or day free. I only wish they charged less for daytime help, looking for a helper right now and have not enjoyed the experience and wonder if I will ever find one.

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