Would this encourage you to go on a big shopping spree?
A shopping centre in NSW is offering mums free personal nannies to look after their kids while they hit the shops, reports Daily Mail.
Rhodes Waterside, in NSW, launched its Shopping Nanny service on 3 August – spruiking it on Facebook with the caption ‘YES we’re serious! Drop off the kids and we’ll do the rest’.
‘Whether you need to shop, get your hair done or simply enjoy a cup of coffee, Rhodes Waterside’s complimentary nanny service is here to help,’ the post continued.
‘Enjoy some ‘me’ time and our professional, fully qualified nannies will entertain your kids in a fun and safe environment.’
There is, however, a prerequisite in that the mum concerned must be a member of Mums & Co – a local community for parents, grandparents and carers who ‘look after little people’.
They must also complete a registration form and show photographic identification on arrival.
The website also states that the nannies involved are ‘proudly supplied by Lullaby Nanny Share, Sydney’s leading nanny agency’.
They will mind kids for a maximum of two hours at a time.
Lullaby Nanny Share co-owner Nikita Cosgrave told the Sunshine Coast Daily that there had been some initial feedback from parents who were hesitant to leave their children with a stranger.
As a result, the service had expanded to allow the nanny to tag along during the shopping.
‘The nanny can wheel the pram and mind the baby – even if the parent needs to go to the toilet or grab a coffee, even if it’s just one hour.’
Would you love to see this service available in your shopping centre?
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