Short term child care services

The Mannerheim League for Child Welfare (MLL) offers you help with child care. The League’s child care service is meant to meet temporary and short term needs for child care assistance, around the clock, also on weekends. The Mannerheim League for Child Welfare has a pool of babysitters. They are trained and suitable to work with children. A typical babysitter is a student under 20 years of age. In addition to initial training, MLL also provides advanced training, supervision and counseling to babysitters on a regular basis.

Short term child care service is available for example when

  • a child is ill
  • a parent is ill
  • the child’s permanent caregiver is ill
  • a parent is on a business trip, in a meeting, or studying
  • parents need a break for hobbies or to spend some time together

How to order a MLL babysitter?
A booking can be made in two ways, either by offering a job directly to a babysitter in a webservice or by leaving the booking to be taken care of by the babysitter agency -   by phone (mon-fri 8:00-12:00) or in a web service elastenhoito.fi

If you are a new user, register by clicking ”Rekisteröidy käyttäjäksi” . Registered users can order a babysitter directly by clicking ”Tilaa hoitaja”. Registering and ordering are done in a web service where you can choose English as your language. 

General instructions

  • Families must allow sufficient time to get acquainted with the babysitter beforehand and must provide clear guidance in matters relating to the care of the children.
  • Family will be babysitter's employer.  
  • One babysitter can take care of maximum 4 children at a time. 
  • Child care is generally provided at the family’s home or at another appropriate location.
  • Some babysitters can also look after children who are ill. However, it is the family’s responsibility to give any medication to the child. If medication absolutely must be given to a child while the babysitter is looking after the child, the family must provide the babysitter with clear written instructions on how the medication is to be administered.
  • Babysitters cannot drive the children in the family’s car. If a babysitter is to drive children in the babysitter’s own car, this must be agreed in writing.
  • If a babysitter finishes work late in the evening or at night (after 23 o’clock), the babysitter must be taken home safely, either by giving him/her a lift or by paying for a taxi.

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