Discounted babysitting services  

The York Mystery Plays 2012 team and Bright Beginnings will be working together to offer childcare options to those involved in the production.   

A helping hand  

Bright Beginnings are a local childcare agency that will be supporting the York Mystery Plays 2012 with a babysitting service and on-site crèche. Bright Beginnings are committed to providing qualified, professional and personal childcare that offers a creative and fun experience for the children; whilst allowing you to fully involve yourself and enjoy your time with the York Mystery Plays.

For those involved in the plays with family duties you may wish to look into some form of childcare. Bright Beginnings is offering 50% discounted rates on booking fees for the duration of the Mystery Plays to those volunteers involved.

Babysitting Standard Rates  

Membership                              
Red Rate (12 months): £52.00 membership + £3.00 per booking                                
Yellow Rate (9 months): £40.00 membership + £3.50 per booking                                
Green Rate (6 months): £25.00 membership + £3.75 per booking                                
Blue Rate (3 months): £15.00 membership + £4.00 per booking                                
Purple Rate (Once only): Total Cost £15.00

Hourly rates                               
Mon – Thurs = £6.10 per hour, £6.50 after 11pm                                
Fri – Sun = £6.50 per hour, £7.50 after 11pm  

Bookings can be made without a membership but if you choose to sign up for a membership you will receive a 50% reduction. This service is available at any point during rehearsals and/or performances.  

Terms and conditions
No more than 3 children per babysitter; Minimum 3 hours & maximum 5 hours; Booking fee will be refunded if cancelled more than 24 hours prior to start time.         

Bright Beginnings are offering two packages which work slightly differently depending on your situation:  

Paying Mystery Play Members       
- 50 % reduction on Bright Beginnings single booking fee.         
- If your family sign up to a membership a discount of 50% will also be given off the membership fee (booking fee will still apply).         
- The family would be responsible for paying the babysitter direct on the evening.         
- The 10th babysitter booked by the same family will receive the service with no booking fee.
   
Funded Mystery Play Members 
The York Mystery Plays 2012 team will be able to offer a small amount of financial support to those families involved in the production that may benefit from childcare for their involvement. The criteria regarding funded families match the criteria set out by Bright Beginnings and include: Single parent; travelling community; children with special educational needs; disabled carer; low income families; refugees; English as an additional language. 
- No booking fee payable to us.
- The babysitter will still need to be direct by the family or yourself- whatever you decide. 

If you think that you may qualify for such support please contact the Mystery Plays 2012 team.

PLEASE NOTE: There is a limited amount of funding towards such support and the Mystery Plays may not be able to support all applications. If you are interested in taking advantage of any of the above offers, please contact the Mystery Plays team for a code, which needs to be presented when booking with Bright Beginnings.

Contact Details
For any personal queries regarding Bright Beginnings please contact them directly:   
Telephone: (01904) 691698 or 07823 332627 / Fax: (01904) 780201 / Email: info@bbchildcareuk.com / Website: www.bbchildcareuk.com
  
York Mystery Plays: Telephone: (01904) 715450 / Email: sarah.barnard@yorkmysteryplays.com / Website: www.yorkmysteryplays-2012.com

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