Flexicare (Oxford and Abingdon) is a charity that believes families with children who have additional needs should have access to flexible and reliable babysitting just as other families do. We provide a specialist babysitting service for children with severe disabilities and their siblings; looking after children whose additional needs make it difficult for their family to find sitters with the necessary skills. We aim to provide a service that is flexible to the requirements of the family - you tell us when you need us, rather than us telling you when we’ll be there.
We serve a geographical area within 8-10 miles of Oxford City Centre, plus Wantage and Grove. Children can be referred up to the age of 12, we then provide a service until they reach 18, providing they continue to fit all our other criteria. We do a phone assessment with referrers and then visit those we believe meet our criteria to confirm our initial assessment.
Flexicare sits up to 3 times a month, at a time convenient to the family, in their own home, for any reason other than work. Once registered with Flexicare, just give us a call and we arrange a sitter (subject to availability).