I remember being pregnant with my first son and unsolicited “advice” started coming at me from all directions. But one little tid-bit seemed to actually stick — and it was from a random mum I had a brief encounter with at a cafe.
As she was colouring with one child, breast-feeding the other, and chatting to her mum, she leant over to (pregnant) me and said, “THANK GOD FOR GRANDPARENTS, when your mum offers to help — take them up on it!”
So I have. Sorry Mum and Dad, but I have always taken them up whenever they have offered to help with anything and everything! And lucky for me, they are the most doting grandparents in the whole wide world. Thanks to them, we have kept relatively sane.
I know how super lucky I am to have a mum and dad who would drop everything at the drop of a hat to help us. But for those who aren’t as fortunate, and maybe don’t have parents around or they are too elderly to help, let me introduce you to YOUR new grandparents… HESSEL GROUP!
Whether you just need a babysitter for the weekend, someone to help with regular school pick ups, a full-time or part-time nanny, or even a sitter to look after a group of kids while you’re there, SA’s Hessel Group are angels.
Believe me, I know how scary it is leaving your child with someone you don’t know, but from the moment that you contact Hessel, they really do care and take the time to get to know you to understand what your (and your kids’) individual needs are. Like grandparents — they care!
Their babysitters and nannies are all fully-trained in childcare (and kindness) — so, they’ll create a stimulating, nurturing and safe environment for our precious bubbas. They’re also trained to help with physical, emotional and developmental needs and transport your child to and from activities and school.
Now, here’s the icing on the cake…
They also have a Mobile Creche Service! Yes, they actually provide super fun-filled care at events, so you can party, while your kids also party… in the next room! So you can RSVP a big fat YES.
They’ll come to you and supply all the toys, games, activities, equipment and professional staff that you need to keep all of your little guests entertained.
They also tailor each one of their creches to suit your event. So, maybe it’s a work conference, a wedding or a big 40th bash, they actually design a package to suit the style of the event so it’s not just putting kids in a pen. The kids will have the time of their lives too.
And when you think about it, when you’re going to a wedding, chances are 50% of the people going will have kids. So, rather than you all stressing about booking in your grandparents (again), the kids can come with you and be looked after with great care.
So, from one mumma bear to another — if you’re not lucky enough to have a “Ganny” and “Pa” to help with the kids, like I do, get to know another set of “grandparents” on the Hessel Group website, HERE.