Babysitters in Edinburgh

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Nick M.
  • From £10 /hr
  • Southside/Newington
1 1 Verification Hired Once
Fun and compassionate Social Work Master's student
| Hello all! My name is Nick and I'm a 23 year-old student getting my Master's in Social Work at the University of Edinburgh. I am empathetic, energetic, and love working with people! I have experience working with kids from my time as a youth rowing coach. For 4 years, I worked with children and teens age 12-17, teaching them to row crew, cooperate as a team, and build confidence. As an undergraduate, I worked as a Resident Assistant in a first-year dorm. I received training in leadership, safety, and inclusion; I went on to manage a floor of 40 Freshman, maintain Covid-19 safety during the pandemic, and facilitate community-building activities. I decided to join to find a flexible job that helps pay tuition while I complete my studies. I have CPR certification and crisis management qualifications. Through my social work program, I have received PVG clearance to work with both adults and children. I am passionate about cooking and am comfortable with meal-prep and household cleaning/organization. I love the outdoors, arts & crafts, books (I majored in English as an undergrad!) and Pixar movies! Please reach out with any questions and if you are in need of a babysitter!
Nick is providing some support for my 19 year old son, who has autism and ADHD. Nick has been professional at all times, with clear communication and highly reliable. I've been very impressed with Nick's ability to communicate with my son & support him to do things independently, in a friendly manner."
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Reviewed by Alex T.
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The average hourly rate for babysitters in Edinburgh is between £10 and £13
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What is the 2024 average babysitting rate in Edinburgh?

The average rate for a local babysitter in Edinburgh is £11.17 per hour as of February 2024 according to's data. This rate can change depending on the specific needs of your family such as the number of children to be cared for or if you require any specialised care.

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To start your search on, review the babysitters' profiles in Edinburgh filtering by distance from your postcode. There are currently 3,227 babysitters near Edinburgh, although you can expand the radius of your search if you'd like to increase your options. Compare candidates by reading about their babysitting experience, services offered, and reviews from other parents.

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