Short Term Child Care

Services Provided by Denise

Appointments, trips, errands, and to-do lists are a reality for every families. Doctors, midwives, specialists, business, school, yes, even a trip to the grocery store or hair salon! We take our children with us on countless trips. But sometimes, it is necessary to go alone, or to have someone with us to help us while we focus on our appointment.

And sometimes we want to go alone. We’d like to reconnect with our spouses, or have a night to ourselves.

We need child care that is more knowledgable than a teen babysitter, we want someone to help us through the process of leaving our child, and helping us know the skills that help make transitions positive for all involved.

Child care in your home, or on the road
child care doula reading a book on grass

I offer short term child care in your home for those that would like more than a babysitter, but don’t need long term child care. I am often the first person a child is left alone with, and I am quite happy to bring my skills as an early childhood educator, postpartum doula, and breastfeeding counsellor together to help you through the transition, or even teach the skills to you, co-parents, or other care providers.

It is also possible for me to accompany you on your errand and attend to the care of your child close by. This is especially helpful to families of young babies when wanting to minimize the duration of separation.

It is great to meet children before hand but I am available for emergency child care as well.  I have over 10 years of experience caring for small children. That experience has included ages from newborn to school age. I specialize in child care for small babies who are breastfed and who may never have been away from mom and dad.

Rates starting at 
$15/hr in Kitchener, Waterloo, Cambridge

Rates available for other areas of Waterloo Region and Guelph as well.