While we all love our babies, it can be especially nice for us parents to get a break. It is so important for Moms and Dads to get alone time – and even more so when on vacation. Bringing your family to a new place can be worrisome, as you don’t have family members to help out or your regular babysitters from home to help when you need some time out. We thought you would want to know about an amazing company that has been in business since December 2009: PlayaKids.
Carla Sanchez opened her business after working as an au-pair in Germany. We asked her a few questions about her fantastic service based in Playa del Carmen, servicing all of Riviera Maya. Here is what she said:
Can you tell us some background information on yourself and your staff? I have many years of experience with kids all ages and types. I have worked as an Au-pair in Germany taking care of an autistic child. All the Babysitters that work for Playakids have previous experience working with kids in the past. We can always provide references for parents, plus provide contact information if a new client wants to speak directly with someone who has used our service before.
Are you willing to go to wherever the client wants a babysitter? Is there a charge for transportation?
Yes, we typically go wherever the client want us to go. It is our preference that we go to the Hotel room, Condo or Villa of the client, as it is the safest contained environment to babysit. While we do charge or transportation, Playakids have an agreement with local taxi drivers for the best rate possible. It is also worth mentioning that in some cases we have had to rent a car for the babysitter. We have been to places like the Sian Kaan reserve where it is not easy to access; taxi drivers usually will not take you there at local rates so in this cases we rent a car for the babysitter and split the transportation cost half is paid by Playakids and half is paid by the client.
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