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Oct 18, 2021 | Hope Cove, Kingsbridge, Property Focus, Salcombe

Salcombe is the perfect family holiday destination, with plenty to do for both parents and children. However, we understand how luxurious it can be to have free time away from your little ones. It can make an already great holiday a little more relaxing. With a variety of bars, pubs, and restaurants for parents to enjoy, Salcombe is a place that has the potential to entertain you late into the evening. In this post, we have provided a network of Salcombe and Devon-based babysitters and childminders that will ensure you are not left worrying about bedtimes during your night of freedom.

The Benefits of Quality Childcare

Quality childcare can make the difference in ensuring that you have a comfortable and confident stay in your holiday let. It is important for the whole family, including the children, to get the very best out of their holiday. With the right childcare provider, with good knowledge of the local area and lots of experience of working with children previously, this can happen. If you are in need of a childminder in Devon during your stay, then keep reading.

Babysitting Agencies

There are two local childminding agencies we would recommend to those staying in Salcombe. Salcombe Elite Babysitting Services provides a network of nannies who are all qualified in early years childcare and education and are DBS checked with paediatric first aid. With many years of experience, the agency has great reviews.

One client wrote:

‘We recently used SEBS in Salcombe as we attended a wedding with no children. Lucy was our babysitter, Lucy was incredible; my 7 year old son & 8 month baby absolutely loved her and instantly warmed to her! Lucy kept me updated with photos and messages all day for reassurance everyone was ok and I was completely at ease the entire day & evening.’

As well as wedding childcare, Salcombe Elite Babysitting Services also occasionally run day activities for children that take place in the school holidays. They have previously offered a Forest Day with Archery during a half-term break where children can meet others of similar ages to them and be outdoors.

Another reliable childminding agency across South Devon is the Seaside Nanny Agency. The nannies are all local and have a background in high-quality holiday childcare for children and babies of all ages. They are passionate about keeping children entertained and happy, as well as safe. Not only do the nannies at the agency have great local knowledge of the area, but they are also all parents of young children themselves. This means that they are well-seasoned in the ins and outs of childcare.

Salcombe-based Childcare

There are Salcombe-based babysitters known to the Salcombe Tourist Information Centre who you could use during your stay in Devon:

Tricia Blezeby 01548 842507 / 07972 317 287
Caroline Bricknell 01548 842267 / 07812 850518

Childminders we would personally recommend

As a holiday lettings agency, we have seen our guests use and recommend numerous Devon babysitters for their children. Over the years, this has allowed us to compile a list of the very best childminder’s we would recommend:

Sue MacBroom – former registered childminder – 01548 853410 / 07970 237285
Lauren Hannaford – local nursery staff member – 07858 906190
Kirstie Lett – local nursery staff member – 07930 162663

All of these recommendations have registered childminder status or experience as local nursery staff members. They would offer an alternative to parents that want a bit more free time during their holidays.

As a luxury holiday lettings agency in Salcombe, we understand that childcare plays an important role in getting your holiday right. We have a wealth of knowledge about South Devon’s very best childminders and if you would like to ensure your children will be taken care of before booking your stay with us, contact us.

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