Checks & Reviews
At SafeCircle, safety is built into the heart of what we do through our Assurance Checks
SafeCircle Assurance Checks
Part 1 of the SafeCircle Assurance Framework
From safe recruitment to on-going checks, we assure parents that our babysitters remain at regulation standard, and display unrivalled quality care
Ensuring we start with quality
An initial online application is completed by each SafeCircle babysitter, verifying that the applicant is at least 21 years of age, has a child-based qualification and extensive childcare experience with children of all ages.
A face-to-face interview is then conducted with each successful applicant to screen for their comprehensive knowledge and skill in childcare. As part of this interview they also undergo a character evaluation to ensure they display our required level of professionalism and discretion.
Police Checks (DBS)
Each SafeCircle sitter has been checked for a clear enhanced DBS check (previously CRB) within the last 3 years.
Paediatric First Aid
A verification of the sitter's Paediatric First Aid is conducted and the expiration status of their certification is monitored for updates.
A minimum of two references are contacted to verify the sitter's work history over the past 3 years and experience level with children. Only professional babysitters with positive references are accepted into the SafeCircle team.
"Over 85% of applicants don't make it through our stringent tests. Rest assured, SafeCircle sitters are highly professional and provide exceptional care."
Ensuring quality continues
Unlike our competitors, here at SafeCircle we complete reviews of each of our babysitter's DBS checks every three years to ensure that they are still suitable to be a SafeCircle sitter.
Paediatric First Aid
We verify that our sitters meet the same standards demanded of other childcare industries by ensuring they continue to have the capabilities to perform crucial first aid, and re-train in such every three years so knowledge is updated.
We also conduct reviews of each sitter's working status every three years to ensure they have not received any disciplinary action or notices so they remain suitable to work as a SafeCircle babysitter.
Continuous feedback is gathered from member families and posted on each babysitter's online profile for other member families to review. We also perform an additional check of all feedback every year to ensure standards are maintained.
"If sitters fail any of the above checks, they are immediately removed from service until pending a review of their status on the team."
Trusted by great parents
SafeCircle is trusted by the best. From doctors to professional sportspeople, and business owners to childcare professionals, our member families understand that all childcare should be exceptional, and that SafeCircle helps them find it.
"So happy and felt so secure"
"Absolutely wonderful. Couldn't have asked for more. So happy and felt so secure knowing Antonia was looking after our 4 children and they were very happy in her care. Thank you so much."
"Professional, experienced, confident"
"Very friendly and it was a pleasure to have her around. Professional, experienced, confident and great with the children... thanks Lily!"
"Engages with the children beautifully"
"She is fantastic, timely and engages with the children beautifully and my eldest said to say shes lovely and he cannot wait to hopefully re book for a time in the future. Thank you."
"She managed to deal with tired Friday night toddler tantrums with no problem."
"Megan was great, she was very calm and friendly with the kids and they clearly felt very comfortable with her straight away. She managed to deal with tired Friday night toddler tantrums with no problem. "
"I felt so at ease going on my first night out"
"I felt so at ease going on my first night out, knowing Nicola was here for my son. Such a lovely, friendly lady, thank you!"
"We were confident she would manage any situation"
"Emma was lovely, our children instantly liked her and we were confident she would manage any situation. She put our children to bed and we enjoyed our night."
View SafeCircle Sitters near you
Our sitters team are ready to meet new families like yours. Set up your family profile to see the regulated babysitters in your area, and view each one's skills and experience in childcare.