20 Years

Babysitting Services

Hopes and Dreams was established in 1997 to provide a First Class Babysitting Service for guests staying at London’s top hotels. To this day, we continue to work very closely with hotels, and we have built a very strong reputation in the hospitality sector. We are a member of the prestigious Golden Keys Concierge Association (Link to website), which guarantees our excellent service to hotels.

Seeing the success of this offering and noticing how much the service was needed in London, we extended it to private families. Over time, we have built up an excellent reputation for being one of London’s most professional and experienced agencies.

Whether you need a Babysitter for the evening, some after-school care here and there or some ad-hoc morning coverage, we can find a solution for you. Even if you want someone to look after your children for a whole weekend, we can help you. You can use us on a regular basis by registering with us, or just on ad-hoc basis when you need to.

Registering with us offers you the benefits of establishing a relationship with our team so that we can work with your family needs better. We will also keep records of the Babysitters that have been with you, so that we are able to keep as much continuity in your bookings as possible. You will also save money by paying cheaper booking fees.

Alternatively, you can use the services as a one-off, as and when you need it. This option is ideal if you need the service less than three times per year (please note this option is not available to families attending our Nursery School).

For families attending Hopes and Dreams Nursery School, we have designed a special package that will certainly reduce your babysitting cost.

Our Babysitting Staff are thoroughly vetted. They are all DBS (police) checked, hold First Aid Certificates and have had previous experience of working with and looking after children. In addition, every Babysitter will have spent some time with us in the Ofsted “Outstanding” rated Hopes and Dreams Montessori Nursery School.

17th December 2018

Are your children jealous of each other?

It is never easy for us – parents, to see our children argue and upset with each other. Rivalry between siblings can stress, frustrate or anger even the calmest of parents. But amidst all the fighting, they can be doing...

29th June 2018

Children’s first aid tips for spring and summer

Finally, the good weather has arrived; our life suddenly becomes more social and luckily, children have a chance to spend a lot of time outdoors running and having fun. Spring and summer present different types of health and safety hazards...

11th May 2018

What type of attachment style does your child show?

Attachment theory is one of the most important theories regarding parenting styles. Your child get his primary needs meet by you, and the way in which these needs are met creates the foundation of your child’s future emotional, social, and...

2nd March 2018

Children and the elderly – the beauty of intergenerational relationships

In a society with little or no value for the elderly, could we be missing something? Could it be that we are depriving our children of a very special connection with the elder generation? Studies have shown how children and...

16th February 2018

Allow your child the gift of feeling bored

Aren’t we all familiar with boredom? That dreadful feeling that can take over any of us, regardless of how young or old we are. Boredom can manifest itself either as a feeling of emptiness, a lack of purpose, anxiety or...

28th November 2017

Employing a Nanny – Are you meeting all the legal requirements?

This is our second blog with the aim to help you to employ a nanny. A lot of parents feel very confused when it comes to the legal aspect of nanny employment. Below you will find all the basics in...

15th November 2017

Employing a Nanny – Run a Successful Nanny Interview!

As a parent about to start searching for a nanny, you might find yourself overwhelmed with many different questions. This post will be the first of a series of three post and aims to help you succeed in this process....

10th November 2017

What does your child’s play say about them?

Play is a fascinating aspect of being a child. We all remember with fondness how playing helped us to discover the world, allowed us to be anything we wanted to be and let us have fun. What we might have...

29th October 2017

Employing a Nanny – Create the best start with your new nanny!

This is the final blog post on employing a nanny. We have previously covered how to interview your nanny and also all the legal requirements you need to know about becoming an employer (if you have missed both blogs follow...

20th October 2017

Childhood Obesity: How to Avoid It

  The government has issued a report that estimates one-third of children in the UK between two to fifteen years old are obese. Children are becoming overweight younger and also taking longer to lose the weight. The truth is, our...

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Nanny & Babysitting

339/341 City Road

020 7833 9388 (option 3)

Hopes and Dreams
Montessori Nursery School

339/341 City Road

020 7833 9388 (option 1)