Looking After The Little Ones
Babysitting & Mothers Help
The only professional babysitting service in Javea and over 30 years experience!
Need a helping hand on your Special Wedding day?
Serendipity offers Baby Massage Workshops for the parents of all babies from 8 weeks to 8 months.
Serendipity Babysitters are the only Professional Babysitting Service in Javea.
My name is Amanda O´Shea, I am the owner and operator and I have over 30 years experience in caring for children. I am a mother of two and we have lived in Javea for 9 years. I have developed a trustworthy, responsible, reliable, caring and FUN reputation and pride myself on being a happy character who loves what I do, loves children and loves life.
I normally like to meet the whole family prior to the first babysitting session to ensure that everybody is happy and all concerns are out in the open, especially if any of the children are going to be asleep upon arrival. I speak enough Spanish to deal with any emergency situation.
I am also a Baby Massage Instructor. This Babysitting service was born in 2007 after many requests from the parents who attended the workshops to find a mature & reliable Babysitter. I couldn't find anybody who was available and willing, and therefore said, ‘You know what, I’ll do it myself!’ There was a gap in the market which Serendipity has been able to successfully fill.
Previously known as Javea Babysitters, we serve both locals and tourists alike. Many clients are families from the local International schools, or have a holiday home in Javea. It has become a very popular service.
It is important for parents to be able to go out for dinner and have some quality adult time together which can sometimes, with young excited children around, feel almost impossible to do.
I understand that trust is a big issue when considering leaving your children with a babysitter in a foreign country, therefore I do highly recommend that if you do not feel 100% safe and secure after having spoken with myself or any of the team then please listen to your intuition. We all know whether something feels right or not. I strongly recommend and encourage you to request our references to give you peace of mind for your day or night out.
Children's birthday parties catered for with the happy hippy birthday being the most popular theme.
CALL ME on 0034 646 816 625
Codes and Ethics
Here's to a Healthy, Happy, Serendipity Experience for everybody.
To look after every child as if they "were my own."
To treat each child with Love and Respect.
To see the Innate Health and Wellbeing in every child regardless of any labels that society has given them.
To prioritise the safety of the children at all times.
To have FUN.
All sessions are a minimum of 4 hour bookings.
Up to 3 children before midnight
- €13 per hour
4 or 5 children
- €15 per hour
Not everybody wishes to leave their children, but you still may wish to hire an extra pair of hands and eyes with little ones running around especially in a new environment with swimming pools etc.
When this Mother's Help Service was offered to tourists, it was readily taken up.
Some families prefer to bring the Helper with them on excursions, (water parks etc.) or to the family meal out like one of the beach-side restaurants on the Arenal. This allows a WIN WIN situation for everybody. Young children are given the option once finished their meal to play on the beach with the Helper, and the parents can leisurely finish their meal.
"Amanda is the Mary Poppins of Javea"
Welcome to the Wedding Childcare section of the site. Thank you for your interest in how we can help you on your Special Wedding day!
All 4 hour Wedding bundles include;
- Pre-Wedding appointments and advice via phone, e-mail or Skype.
- Pre-Wedding Introduction to children if possible.
- Minimum 4 hours childcare on Wedding day at the venue.
- Price includes 1 hour travel and petrol to/from Javea.
- Activities such as a treasure hunt, games, books, drawing, stories, bracelet making and jigsaws etc. - Funky photo shoot around 'Poppy' the VW Serendipity campervan.
- Wedding days can be long and tiring for the little ones so a chill out space for a movie or quiet time is created where available, if not we can always use the campervan.
- Any reasonable special requests catered for.
- All prices quoted are up to Midnight (UTM).
- After midnight hours and overnight stays are open for discussion.
Poppy the Serendipity VW kombi is available with driver for wedding duties (taking bride, groom or bridesmaids to the church or venue).
Wedding Bundles Start from €300
For guests who prefer to have a babysitter at their hotel, villa or apartment either on the Wedding day or any other day contact me on 0034 646 816 625
The Serendipity Experience also offers Holistic Massage and Reflexology to Bridal parties and guests pre/ post Wedding day or also on the BIG day to help relax and calm nerves! Please ask for more information on Treatment package deals.
Find out more about the Holistic services here.
"Fall back in Love with Life"
Family Well Being
Private or Workshops
Massage, Reflexology and coaching sessions are available to all members of the family from babies to the elderly. I have worked with pregnant parents, new parents and experienced parents. Sometimes the dynamics of a family are not flowing in a natural loving direction, it can feel like hard work. It can feel like there are ´difficult people´ in the family that seem to upset the apple cart. It can feel stressful and it can be very helpful that somebody from outside of the inner circle can point us back to seeing our own innate health and that of every family member. We can explore together the behaviours, habits and thought patterns that are not serving us well and ensure there is enough FUN being had by all. We can take a look at social conditioning, the competition of raising children, control issues, relationships and much more. A lot of ex-pat families living in the Costa Blanca have one parent who works away from home and most do not have extended family members close by and it is easy to feel overwhelmed with busy family lives in the modern world. Call me to have a little chat about family life and parenting with Love x
"Happiness is our Birthright"
Baby Massage Workshops and Classes
For all babies from 8 weeks to 8 months. Come and learn about the importance of touch and the benefits of baby massage (such as relieving common infant ailments - colic, dry skin etc). Learn how to massage your baby with natural products and a series of wonderful strokes to help your child to thrive to his or her full potential. A perfect opportunity to meet like-minded parents in a friendly environment.
For more information click here.
As a busy mother myself, I can only thank Amanda O´Shea and her company Serendipity for the services they provide. (Our children want us to go out more often so that Serendipity can come and look after them!)
Ella & Chris
For all your child minding needs, contact Serendipity. They are legal, reliable, lovely people and the children love them! Thank you.
Gillian & Ian
The Serendipity Experience
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