How often have you fancied a quiet meal out with friends or your other half, but had to forgo it because you can't find a babysitter in time?
Well, a restaurant in Battersea has decided to solve that problem by teaming up with a childminding business to offer the UK's first in-house restaurant babysitting service.
All you have to do is request a babysitter when you book your table at Nutbourne, and childcare professionals Mimi’s Minis will be in contact to confirm who will be arriving at your home to watch over your little ones while you're out for dinner.
Al guests who use the babysitting concierge service will also be granted 10% off their bill at Nutbourne. Nice.
It's a genius idea, isn't it? So much so that I can't believe this isn't already a thing. Granted, there's the issue of the babysitter not being known to you (at least the first time you use the service) and the fact that lots of kids might not take well to being looked after by someone they don't know. But I reckon my crew would find this pretty exciting.
Not half as exciting as I find the idea of being able to book a night out at the drop of a hat without having to worry about finding a babysitter, though.
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