ELISA BABYSITTING act as an online portal to introduce babysitter and families Providers to each other. When you enter into a contract for the supply of services and/or any goods with a babysitter or a family Provider advertised on my website, the contract will be between the family and the babysitter provider.
I at ELISA BABYSITTING am not responsible of any situations, circumstances or accidents where other babysitter is booked to provide the services. Any situation have to be shorted between families and babysitters, I am acting as a link and recommendations for both parties.
1.1- I at ELISA BABYSITTING am not a party to the contractual relationship between the babysitter Provider and the Parent (whether an oral, written or other contract). It is up to you to ensure that you are satisfied of the suitability of any engagement, to confirm the identity and the status of those involved and to check any credentials and we shall have no input or liability in that respect.
1.2- You acknowledge and agree that in making the website and any adverts or profiles placed by you available via the website we are not acting as an agent of any visitors to my website or as an agent of any family and/or babysitter providers.
1.3- I do not assume any responsibility for services provided by or between Parents and babysitter Providers or any other third party suppliers or any statements made by them and we make no representations or warranties, whether express or implied, about the suitability or quality of any services or goods which appear on my website.
1.4- I do not endorse any comments, opinions or reviews made by anyone on my website and I do not review their accuracy or content, but we reserve the right to remove any comments, opinions, reviews or other materials from our site which we believe do not comply with our acceptable use policy.
1.5- Without prejudice to the generality of the above:
(a) Where you are a parent, you will be solely responsible for the engagement of a babysitter provider on terms acceptable to you, for verification of its identity, qualifications, credentials and experience and for all necessary direction, supervision and control;
(b) Where you are a babysitter provider, you acknowledge that we do not guarantee any recruitment or engagement of you by a parent and you must satisfy yourself of the suitability of any engagement and any arrangements between you.
1.6- I may also provide links on our website to the websites of other companies, whether affiliated with “Elisa Babysitting” or not. We cannot give any undertaking that products or services you purchase from third party sellers through our site, or from companies to whose website we have provided a link on our site, will be of satisfactory quality, and any such warranties are disclaimed by us absolutely. This disclaimer does not affect your statutory rights against the third party seller.
1.7- You shall indemnify me against all costs, claims, damages, losses and expenses arising as a result of any claim or action suffered by us in the event:
(a) that we are held to be acting as your agent in performing our obligations or any Services under these Conditions;
(b) of any breach by you of these Conditions;
(c) of any dispute between any Parent and babysitter provider.
1.8- For babysitting requirements at a venue ie a hotel or place other than the childrens home please see the registration form and terms and conditions and fees.
2.1- Minimum hour babysitting services will be 4, paid through bank account or Paypal only.
2.1- Will be charge 5€ extra for babysitting more than 2 children in current babysitting. Events and Weddings other different fees will be apply.
3.Accessing my website
3.1- Access to my site is permitted on a temporary basis and we reserve the right to withdraw or amend the service we provide on our site without notice (see below). We will not be liable if for any reason our site is unavailable at any time or for any period.
3.2- From time to time, we may restrict access to some parts of our site, or our entire site, to users who have registered with us.
3.3- If you choose, or you are provided with, a user identification code, password or any other piece of information as part of our security procedures, you must treat such information as confidential, and you must not disclose it to any third party. I have the right to disable any user identification code or password, whether chosen by you or allocated by us, at any time, if in my opinion you have failed to comply with any of the provisions of these Conditions.
3.4- When using my website, you must comply with the provisions of our acceptable use policy.
4.1- You warrant that you shall comply with the requirements of the Data Protection Act and any other relevant legal requirements in respect of data protection.
4.2- You agree to indemnify us against any loss, damages, costs and expenses (including reasonable legal fees and costs) incurred by us a result of your breach of the above warranty.
4.3– I process information about you in accordance with my private policy. By using my website, you consent to such processing and you warrant that all data provided by you is accurate and complete.
5.1– Unfortunately in Ireland non exist insurances to cover a child minder who is working in different address, so when we do babysitting we will be under your Property Insurances.
5.2- Public Liability Policy applies to normal school activities and workshop by Childming Ireland and Kidds Insurances.
6.1- We do not refund the amount if you cancel the services a few hour before the booking, We need a cancellation notice of 48 hours.
*Arrangemet fee: It will be apply to the total cost to cover cancellations, transactions , other arreagements and taxes. This fee is not refundable. *Other fees may be applied.
7.1- I do not assume any responsibility for missing object at the place where I am doing my services such a personal object, cash, bags, technology or any other items.
8.Covid-19 Infection Control Policy for babysitters in line with HPSC guidance
The public health guidance is based on two key principles:
- That services should take steps to ensure individuals with symptoms do not enter the service, and
- That services should take steps to reduce the chance of spread of the virus in case an infectious person, without symptoms, enters the building.
Standard infection prevention and control procedures in my home are always important but even more so in a pandemic situation. A heightened awareness by myself, parents and children (where age appropriate) is required so that we know how to protect each other and how to recognise and report symptoms of COVID-19 infection.
As COVID-19 is a new illness, we are still learning about how easily the virus spreads from person to person and how to control it, so it is important to keep informed and make sure you are using the most up to date guidance available. This information is available from the following links:
• HSE Hub: https://www2.hse.ie/coronavirus/
• Department of Health: https://www.gov.ie/en/news/7e0924-latest-updates-on-covid-19-Coronavirus/
COVID-19 can be a mild or severe illness. Severe illness is much more common in older people (especially older than 70) and in people vulnerable for other reasons. Severe illness is much less common in children and young adults in good health. Symptoms include fever (high temperature), cough, shortness of breath, difficulty breathing.
I will do the following to reduce the risk of COVID-19 spread before any babysitting booking.
- If I have symptoms, my service will not operate and no children will attend. If a member of my household has symptoms, my service will not operate and no children will attend.
- There will be greater attention to hand hygiene, respiratory hygiene and cleaning.
- I will limit contact between people, by having a Welcome Back area, for drop off/settling in and collection in an outdoor space. Drop off and Collection times will be staggered to avoid overlap, if a parent arrives at the same time as another family, one family should remain in the car until the other parent has left.
- I will raise awareness by sharing information on Covid-19 and of the symptoms, with parents and children.
- I will make sure that all parental information is communicated electronically to avoid long conversations at greeting time or home time.
- I will not work if I or any member of my household are ill or identified as a close contact and will follow HSE guidance on self-isolation.
- I will advise parents not to present their children for babysitting if the child has symptoms of a viral respiratory infection or if there is someone in the household suspected or known to have COVID-19.
- I will promote good hand and respiratory hygiene.
- I will promote good respiratory hygiene by:
Encouraging the children and ensuring that I cover our mouths and noses with a clean tissue when we cough and sneeze and then promptly dispose of the tissue in a bin and wash our hands. If we do not have a tissue, we will cough or sneeze into the bend of our elbows instead, not into our hands.
- I will promote good hand hygiene, by:
- washing our hands regularly.
- washing our hands with soap and running water when hands are visibly dirty. If our hands are not visibly dirty, we will wash them with soap and water or use a hand sanitiser.
We will wash our hands:
– before and after we prepare food
– before eating
– before and after caring for sick individuals
– after coughing or sneezing
– when hands are dirty
– after using the toilet
– after changing a nappy
– after handling animals or animal waste
We will follow the HSE hand hygiene guidance at https://www2.hse.ie/wellbeing/how-to-wash-your-hands.html
- I will use a cloth face covering in enclosed indoor settings where it is not possible to keep a distance of 2 metres from others, when not caring for children.
- I will not observe physical distancing measures with the children in my care, but I will try to maintain physical distancing from parents as far as possible.
- Hygiene measures and cleaning regimes:
- Where possible I will teach children how to clean their hands and about respiratory hygiene.
- Tissues and hand sanitisers / hand gel will be available at all times and will provide bins for disposal of tissues.
- I will ensure hand-washing facilities, including soap and clean towels/disposable towels, are well maintained.
- I will increase the frequency and extent of cleaning regimes and ensure that they include:
- clean regularly touched objects and surfaces using a household cleaning product
- paying particular attention to high-contact areas
- wear rubber gloves when cleaning surfaces, wash the gloves while still wearing them, then wash my hands after I take them off.
- I will select and manage toys from an infection prevention viewpoint, by:
- choosing toys that are easy to clean and disinfect (when necessary) and dry.
- choosing puzzles and toys, that children are inclined to put in their mouth, that are capable of being washed and disinfected.
- discouraging children from putting shared toys into their mouths.
- storing clean toys/equipment in a clean container or clean cupboard.
- always following the manufacturer’s cleaning instructions.
- always washing my hands after handling contaminated toys and equipment.
- I will clean toys in the following way:
• All toys (including those not currently in use) will be cleaned on a regular basis, i.e. weekly. This will remove dust and dirt that can harbour germs.
• Toys that are used by very young children will be washed daily.
• Toys that children put in their mouths will be washed after use or before use by another child.
• All toys that are visibly dirty or contaminated with blood or body fluids will be taken out of use immediately for cleaning or disposal. Toys waiting to be cleaned must be stored separately.
Cleaning Procedure as per current HPSC guidelines,
• Toys will be washed in warm soapy water, using a brush to get into crevices.
• Toys will be rinsed in clean water and thoroughly dried
• Hard plastic toys if suitable will be cleaned in the dishwasher.
• Toys that cannot be immersed in water i.e. electronic or wind up should be wiped with a clean damp cloth and dried.
• In some situations, toys/equipment may need to be disinfected following cleaning. For example:
- Toys/equipment that children will place in their mouths.
- Toys/equipment that have been soiled with blood or body fluids.
During an outbreak of infection:
If disinfection is required:
- Use a chlorine based disinfectant at a concentration of 1,000ppm available chlorine (See https://www.hpsc.ie/a-z/lifestages/childcare Appendix F on Chlorine Based Disinfectants).
- Rinse and dry the item thoroughly.
- I will follow the manufacturer’s cleaning/disinfecting instructions and use recommended products to ensure effective usage and to ensure equipment is not damaged.
- I will create a plan for dealing with myself or a child, becoming ill with symptoms of COVID-19.
- I will have a small supply of surgical masks in a readily accessible place for use if someone develops symptoms of COVID-19.
- If I or a child is in my home at the time that they feel unwell and develop symptoms, I will call my backup person and parents of the unwell child
- If a child, or I, develop any symptoms of acute respiratory infection including cough, fever, or shortness of breath during the childminding day, I will keep my distance or the child at a distance from the other children until my backup persons arrive. I will then remove myself or take the child to a designated area where the child can be isolated and attended to and stay with the child until the parent arrives. My backup person will stay with the remaining children until their parents collect them.
- In an emergency, I will call the ambulance, and explain that the child is unwell with symptoms of COVID-19.
- The room will be cleaned and contact surfaces disinfected once they leave.
- If the affected person needs to use the bathroom whilst waiting for medical assistance, they will use a separate bathroom if available and it will be cleaned and contact surfaces disinfected before use by others.
- I will follow HPSC guidelines if there is a suspected or confirmed case of COVID-19 in my home, which are:
• All individuals with symptoms of COVID-19 should contact their GP for further advice.
• If the doctor arranges testing for them, they (or their parent) will be contacted by Public Health to identify anyone who has been in contact with them during the period when they were likely to have been infectious.
• The childcare setting will then be contacted by local Public Health staff of the HSE to discuss the case, identify people who have been in contact with them and advise on any actions or precautions that should be taken.
• An assessment of each childcare setting where this may occur will be undertaken by HSE public health staff.
• Advice on the management of children and staff who came into contact with the case will be based on this assessment.
• The HSE Public Health staff will also be in contact individually with anyone who has been in contact with the case to provide them with appropriate advice.
• Symptomatic people should self-isolate and arrange to get tested for COVID-19.
• Confirmed COVID-19 cases should continue to self-isolate at home for a minimum of 14 days and should not return to the childcare setting until they are advised that it is safe to do so.
• Close contacts of a confirmed case should go home and restrict their movements for 14 days. They should not attend the childcare facility during that time. They will be offered testing for COVID-19 and will need to stay away from the childcare centre for 14 days even if the virus is not detected on the tests. This is because some people who are infected do not have a positive test at the time the test was taken.