Matthew Taylor

Kidsit Founder, Editor, Illustrator, and father of three beautiful kids in Sydney, Australia.

Matthew created Kidsit.com after becoming frustrated with the lack of quality information available online about babysitting. Matthew uses this website as a place to share his experiences finding and hiring babysitters, what he has learned caring for his three children, tips he uses when teaching his kids to draw, and inventive play ideas.

He believes all children should have an endless supply of paper, pencils, and sticky tape!

Matthew’s artistic talent comes from growing up in a creative family with his father, who was a professional artist and private art teacher for most of his life.

In 1994, Matthew started out as a cartoonist publishing his Ogga the Cane Toad comic strip before moving on to work as a graphic designer.

In 1997, he built his first website and began the transition to a full-time career in web development.

Since 2000, Matthew has studied life drawing and anatomy at Julian Ashton Art School in Sydney, Australia.

While building websites professionally for more than 20 years, Matthew has maintained a balance between his technical skills and creative abilities by continually drawing.

Matthew builds and maintains Kidsit.com on a daily basis, creating illustrations for many of the articles to incorporate a unique and memorable design that visitors can enjoy.

Recent Contributions by Matthew Taylor

Kids laughing at jokes

302 Clean Jokes For Kids (Plus Random Joke Button!)

We have the best jokes that kids love, including riddles, knock-knocks, puns, nonsense jokes, Doctor-Doctor, and even funny Dad jokes!

Babysitter asking a parent questions

What Should Babysitters Ask Parents? (20 Important Questions)

Give yourself the best chance in a babysitting interview by asking parents the right questions that demonstrate your experience and interest in the job.

Babysitter who loves kids

How to Become a Babysitter (13 Easy Steps to Get Started)

Learn if babysitting is right for you and which simple steps you need to follow to become a successful and confident babysitter.

Babysitter choosing clothes

What to Wear When Babysitting (How to be Professional and Practical)

Strike the best balance between professional and practical by following our handy clothing tips for your next babysitting job.

Sleeping child

How to Get Kids to Bed When Babysitting (Ssssssh… 8 Bedtime Secrets!)

Learn these 8 simple tricks to nail a successful bedtime every night! It's surprising how many of these sleeping tips are not commonly known.

Sick babysitter

Should you Babysit when Sick? (How to Manage Parent Expectations)

How sick is too sick? Do I need to find a replacement? What are the risks of babysitting when sick? Read on for the answers.

A babysitter caring for a sick child

How to babysit a sick child (10 worry-free tips)

Caring for sick children doesn't have to be difficult. Follow my 10 worry-free tips to create a fun and rewarding experience that encourages a fast recovery, and don't get sick in the process!

Preschooler reading a book

How to Babysit Preschoolers (Child Needs, Discipline & Common Mistakes)

Learn what preschoolers need, what's important to them, effective discipline strategies, and common mistakes all babysitters should avoid.

Babysitter with responsibility list

Babysitting Responsibilities (23 Duties Parents May Expect From You)

Learn the most common responsibilities that parents expect of their babysitters and how your duties may change depending on the job requirements.

Toddler playing doctors with his teddy

How to Babysit a Toddler (28 Tips: Care, Activities & Discipline)

Learn the important things to keep in mind when you're babysitting a toddler, as well as 28 tips to make your job a bit easier.

Physical, Cognitive & Social Growth

Babysitting & Child Psychology (Physical, Cognitive & Social Growth)

Learn how to tailor your babysitting strategies and activities to the age and development stage of the children in your care.

Child loves a good babysitter

How to Be a Good Babysitter (17 Tips From A Parent!)

See what traits make a good babysitter, and different things you can do to make a good impression on both parents and kids alike.