Introducing Overnight Stays from Kowalah!


Enjoy the Lie In

and return the next day

Now and then an invite arrives that really makes you think!  It might be a wedding event on the other side of the country, or a work function away from home.  Either way, the thought of having to leave early and travel all the way back home to let your Kowalah head home makes you wonder whether you should attend the event at all.

Introducing Kowalah Overnight Stays

With Kowalah Overnight Stays we are giving parents the opportunity to stay at that event, enjoy their evening, and then sleep over at a hotel or friends, safe in the knowledge that their children are being looked after at home.

Your booking starts the same as any other - your Kowalah will arrive on time, introduce themselves to the children and yourself and you can prepare for your evening.  We suggest that you arrange for the Kowalah to start a little earlier than normal, ensuring that they get to spend some good time with the children before they go to bed to avoid any surprises the following morning.

Your Kowalah will be able to help with an evening meal, bathtime, and ensuring your children head off to sleep OK.  When it is time for your Kowalah to go to sleep they'll tuck up in a spare room - it is important to ensure that your Kowalah has a bed and is not expected to sleep on a sofa or share a room with your children.

The following morning your Kowalah is up and ready to help with breakfast and dressing the children.  If it is a school day that might include doing some homework or reading before helping them to school.  If it is a weekend then a morning of games or activities at home could be the order of the day!

You can then arrive home at the time agreed with your Kowalah.  Some parents are back first thing - but why not enjoy that lie in for once and come back a little later!

How much does it cost?

Kowalah Overnight Stays charge at our normal rate of £10 per hour (£13 per hour for short notice bookings), however between the hours of 23.00 and 06.00 (when your Kowalah will be sleeping) we charge a flat rate of £55.

When you return we'll charge your card and issue you a receipt as normal.

How do I book?

Within the Kowalah app we restrict the booking length to 12 hours, so the best way to discuss a customised overnight stay is to email our Help Centre at with details of the date and when you think you will return the next day.  We can then run a booking request on your behalf and discuss available Kowalahs with you!

Where will you go?!

So now you know you have the opportunity to have a cheeky night away from home the only question is where will you go?!  If you have questions about Kowalah Overnight Stays or would like to book then just email us at

About Kowalah

Kowalah is a mobile app delivering On Demand Childcare across the Cotswolds by connecting parents with local babysitters and providers of childcare. Parents are connected with up to 5 available Kowalahs in 15 minutes giving them speed and flexibility. All Kowalahs have been interviewed and referenced providing parents with peace of mind.