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Serenity

Serenity
Canterbury, NSW

I am an enthusiastic person who loves children. I have some experience between the ages of 5-13, I also have a reliable car with a clean driving record!. i am easy to work with and very flexible. I have a-lot of free time on my hands and would love to meet you and your family! I am Fully vaccinated.

Babysitter, Parent helper, Nanny $30 / hour

Child ages I'm comfortable caring for:

  • Preschoolers (3 - 4 years)
  • Tweens (9 - 12 years)
  • Teenagers (13+ years)
  • Up to 2 children at once

Childcare duties I can do:

  • Light meals
  • Changing nappies
  • Help with homework

Household duties I can do:

  • Housekeeping
  • Laundry/washing

Other services I can provide

  • Pet sitting (click for details)
  • House sitting
  • Cleaning

My availability

I'm looking for Casual/temporary, Part-time employment.

I can travel to neighboring suburbs/towns of Canterbury for work.

Here's my weekly availability:

M T W T F S S

Morn

- - - - -

Day

- -

Arvo

- -

Eve.

- -

Nite

- - - - - - -

I'm available for:

  • Last minute bookings
  • New Year's Eve
  • Overnight jobs
  • Full weekends

My credentials

I'm happy to provide written documentation of my qualifications and credentials:

  • 2 years experience working with children
  • Pet credentials:
    • I'm comfortable with pets
  • General credentials:
    • 24 years old
    • Non-smoker/non-vaper
    • Permanent resident
    • Covid vaccinated
    • Languages I can speak: English
    • Email verified

My skills and interests:

  • Music
  • Comedy
  • Reading/storytelling
  • Drawing/painting
  • Arts/crafts
  • Fitness
  • Swimming
  • Cooking
  • Writing

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Selena Baines

Selena Baines
Forest Lodge, NSW

Last seen 21 hours ago.

LEENS LITTLE LOVES BABYSITTING

☀️😊 FOR THE BEST NANNY CARE ~ Babysitter ~ Cleaner~ Housewife ~ 🌷HEY BEAUTIFUL PEOPLE ✌🏽 IM SELENA AND IM OVEREXPERIENCED LOOKING AFTER AND RARING 👩🏼‍🍼 NEWBORNS~TODDLERS~BIG KIDS..!! 28YRS RARING MY OWN CHILDREN 👧🏻AND A GRANDMOTHER TO 11 LITTLE DARLING 👩🏼‍🍼👧🏻🧒🏼🌷 IF YOU NEED SUMONE LIKE ME,AND BE STRESS FREE ☀️ PLEASE FEEL FREE TO CONTACT ME ✌🏽 HAPPY TO ASSIST AND THANKYOU 🙂☀️🌷

Babysitter, Parent helper, Nanny, Au pair $40 / hour

Child ages I'm comfortable caring for:

  • Newborns (0 - 2 months)
  • Babies (3 - 12 months)
  • Toddlers (1 - 2 years)
  • Preschoolers (3 - 4 years)
  • Small school kids (5 - 8 years)
  • Tweens (9 - 12 years)
  • Teenagers (13+ years)
  • Up to 6 children at once

Childcare duties I can do:

  • Light meals
  • Full meals
  • Bottle feeding
  • Taking kids on outings
  • Toilet training
  • Changing nappies
  • Bathing kids
  • Help with homework
  • Care for special needs kids
  • Care for twins/multiples

Household duties I can do:

  • Housekeeping
  • Laundry/washing
  • Grocery shopping
  • Running errands

Other services I can provide

  • Pet sitting (click for details)
  • Dog walking (click for details)
  • House sitting
  • Yard work
  • Cleaning
  • Tutoring
  • Elderly care

My availability

I'm looking for Casual/temporary, Part-time, Full-time employment.

I can travel to neighboring suburbs/towns of Forest Lodge for work.

Here's my weekly availability:

M T W T F S S

Morn

Day

Arvo

Eve.

Nite

I'm available for:

  • Last minute bookings
  • School holidays
  • Public holidays
  • New Year's Eve
  • Valentine's Day
  • Overnight jobs
  • Full weekends
  • Vacations with the family

My credentials

I'm happy to provide written documentation of my qualifications and credentials:

  • 35 years experience working with children
    • I'm a parent
    • Registered carer
    • I carry a first aid kit
    • Water safety training
    • Bachelor of early childhood education (currently studying)
    • Working With Children Check (WWCC)
  • 30 years experience working with pets
    • I have pets
  • General credentials:
    • 45 years old
    • Police check
    • Non-smoker/non-vaper
    • Permanent resident
    • Covid vaccinated
    • Languages I can speak: English
    • Email verified

Hello I’m Selena🌷I’m a mum to 5 grown up kids and a grandmother to 11 little darlings😊 I have over experience with raring and caring for children 🧒🏼 and be happy to assist in helping you guys,and taking exceptional care of your little ones🌻 any questions or details,please don’t hesitate 😊 0421726723 ☀️🌷

My skills and interests:

  • Music
  • Singing
  • Dance
  • Comedy
  • Reading/storytelling
  • Drawing/painting
  • Arts/crafts
  • Sports
  • Fitness
  • Swimming
  • Nature
  • Gardening
  • Cooking
  • Video
  • Design
  • Computers
  • Writing
  • Foreign languages

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Bernadette Warbrick

Bernadette Warbrick
Carlingford, NSW

Last seen 22 hours ago.

Children are a light to my day

I have been babysitting for quite a while and I love working with children. I have a Diploma of Early Childhood and a First Aid Certificate. I have been working with children for over 12 years. I love doing activities and routines with them.

Babysitter, Parent helper, Nanny, Au pair $28 / hour

Child ages I'm comfortable caring for:

  • Newborns (0 - 2 months)
  • Babies (3 - 12 months)
  • Toddlers (1 - 2 years)
  • Preschoolers (3 - 4 years)
  • Small school kids (5 - 8 years)
  • Tweens (9 - 12 years)
  • Teenagers (13+ years)
  • Up to 3 children at once

Childcare duties I can do:

  • Light meals
  • Full meals
  • Bottle feeding
  • Taking kids on outings
  • Toilet training
  • Changing nappies
  • Bathing kids
  • Help with homework
  • Care for twins/multiples

I'm available for events:

  • Special event babysitting
  • Corporate functions babysitting
  • Wedding babysitting

Other services I can provide

  • Tutoring

My availability

I'm looking for Casual/temporary employment.

I can travel to neighboring suburbs/towns of Carlingford for work.

Here's my weekly availability:

M T W T F S S

Morn

- - - - -

Day

- - - - -

Arvo

- - - - -

Eve.

- - - - -

Nite

- - - - - - -

I'm available for:

  • Last minute bookings
  • School holidays
  • Public holidays
  • New Year's Eve
  • Valentine's Day
  • Overnight jobs
  • Full weekends

My credentials

I'm happy to provide written documentation of my qualifications and credentials:

  • 15 years experience working with children
    • I'm a parent
    • CPR training
    • First aid training
    • First aid training for babies
    • Asthma training
    • Anaphylaxis training
    • Working With Children Check (WWCC)
  • Pet credentials:
    • I'm comfortable with pets
  • General credentials:
    • 41 years old
    • Non-smoker/non-vaper
    • Permanent resident
    • Covid vaccinated
    • Languages I can speak: English
    • Email verified
  • I have my Diploma of Early Childhood, a First Aid Certificate and I have worked in childcare for 15 years.

My skills and interests:

  • Music
  • Dance
  • Reading/storytelling
  • Drawing/painting
  • Arts/crafts
  • Sports
  • Fitness
  • Swimming
  • Nature
  • Gardening
  • Cooking
  • Writing

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Betty Salouros

Betty Salouros
Ashbury, NSW

Hi lovely families. Feel free to contact me if you are looking for a caring nanny. I really enjoy helping other people and that's because everything is more fun with company. I like communicating with children and infants. I believe it is essential to make learning fun as part of the role of a nanny! I would be a real asset to your family if you have a child over 6 months old and under 4 years old as I am well trained in the shichida style of learning and know how to teach your child to read and can encourage a strong photographic memory in your child through right-brain dominant activities. I can also arrange field-trips for teenagers to farms, zoos, monasteries and museums etc. Please don't hesitate to message me. Looking forward to meeting you.

Babysitter, Parent helper, Nanny, Au pair $40 / hour

Child ages I'm comfortable caring for:

  • Newborns (0 - 2 months)
  • Babies (3 - 12 months)
  • Toddlers (1 - 2 years)
  • Preschoolers (3 - 4 years)
  • Small school kids (5 - 8 years)
  • Tweens (9 - 12 years)
  • Teenagers (13+ years)
  • Up to 5 children at once

Childcare duties I can do:

  • Light meals
  • Full meals
  • Bottle feeding
  • Transporting kids
  • Taking kids on outings
  • Toilet training
  • Changing nappies
  • Bathing kids
  • Help with homework
  • Care for special needs kids
  • Care for twins/multiples

Household duties I can do:

  • Housekeeping
  • Laundry/washing
  • Grocery shopping
  • Running errands

I'm available for events:

  • Special event babysitting
  • Corporate functions babysitting
  • Wedding babysitting

Other services I can provide

  • Pet sitting (click for details)
  • House sitting
  • Yard work
  • Cleaning
  • Tutoring
  • Elderly care

My availability

I'm looking for Casual/temporary, Part-time, Full-time employment.

I can travel a few suburbs/towns away from Ashbury for work.

Here's my weekly availability:

M T W T F S S

Morn

-

Day

Arvo

- - - -

Eve.

- - - -

Nite

- - - - - - -

I'm available for:

  • Last minute bookings
  • School holidays
  • New Year's Eve
  • Valentine's Day
  • Overnight jobs
  • Full weekends
  • Vacations with the family

My credentials

I'm happy to provide written documentation of my qualifications and credentials:

  • 10 years experience working with children
    • I'm a parent
    • CPR training
    • First aid training
    • First aid training for babies
    • I carry a first aid kit
    • Asthma training
    • Anaphylaxis training
    • Water safety training
    • Working With Children Check (WWCC)
    • I have child car seats
  • Pet credentials:
    • I'm comfortable with pets
  • General credentials:
    • 42 years old
    • Police check
    • Drivers license
    • I have a car
    • Non-smoker/non-vaper
    • Permanent resident
    • Liability insurance
    • Languages I can speak: English and Greek
    • Email verified

My skills and interests:

  • Music
  • Singing
  • Comedy
  • Reading/storytelling
  • Drawing/painting
  • Arts/crafts
  • Sports
  • Fitness
  • Swimming
  • Nature
  • Gardening
  • Cooking
  • Computers
  • Writing
  • Foreign languages

Contact Betty For Free

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Pet sitting

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Luciana

Luciana
Sídney, NSW

I am Luciana. I am 30 years old. I am from Argentina and I am currently in Shepparton. With working holiday visa 462.

I have experience caring for children. In Argentina, I took care of a 3 year old boy for almost two years (1.5 to 3yo) and then a 6 year old girl for two years (4 to 6yo). In charge of organizing activities and outings, light cleaning of the house and preparing some meals. ☺️ In Sydney I took care of a 9yo girl after school (M,T,T). Do things like picking her up from school, taking her to educational activities, and spending time together. A 2,5yo girl (M,W,F) accompanying her during the day, giving her educational and recreational walks, feeding, bathing and putting to bed. A 10yo boy and 14yo girl on Saturdays night when your dad want to go out.
Also some occasional babysitting jobs (10m-6yo).

Babysitter, Nanny $45 / hour

Child ages I'm comfortable caring for:

  • Babies (3 - 12 months)
  • Toddlers (1 - 2 years)
  • Preschoolers (3 - 4 years)
  • Up to 1 child at once

Childcare duties I can do:

  • Bottle feeding

Household duties I can do:

  • Housekeeping
  • Laundry/washing

Other services I can provide

  • Pet sitting (click for details)
  • House sitting
  • Cleaning

My availability

I'm looking for Casual/temporary, Part-time, Full-time employment.

I can travel to neighboring suburbs/towns of Sídney for work.

Here's my weekly availability:

M T W T F S S

Morn

Day

Arvo

Eve.

Nite

- - - - - - -

I'm available for:

  • Last minute bookings
  • School holidays
  • Valentine's Day
  • Overnight jobs
  • Full weekends
  • Vacations with the family

My credentials

I'm happy to provide written documentation of my qualifications and credentials:

  • 5 years experience working with children
    • CPR training
    • First aid training
    • First aid training for babies
    • Working With Children Check (WWCC)
  • Pet credentials:
    • I'm comfortable with pets
  • General credentials:
    • 30 years old
    • Police check
    • Covid vaccinated
    • Languages I can speak: English and Spanish
    • Email verified

I have experience caring for children. In Argentina, I took care of a 3 year old boy for almost two years (1.5 to 3yo) and then a 6 year old girl for two years (4 to 6yo). In charge of organizing activities and outings, light cleaning of the house and preparing some meals. ☺️ 
In Sydney, I took care of a 9yo girl after school (M,T,T). Do things like picking her up from school, taking her to educational activities, and spending time together. A 2,5yo girl (M,W,F) accompanying her during the day, giving her educational and recreational walks, feeding, bathing and putting to bed. A 10yo boy and 14yo girl on Saturdays night when your dad want to go out.
Also some occasional babysitting jobs (10m-6yo).

My skills and interests:

  • Music
  • Dance
  • Nature
  • Gardening
  • Design

Contact Luciana For Free

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Niamh McInerney

Niamh McInerney
Canada Bay, NSW

Hi im Niamh, I am very good with kids and hope to be a paediatric nurse practitioner, I am an animal lover, with a dog.

Hi, my name is Niamh I am 17 years old and currently in year 12. I am good with kids and hope to be a paediatric nurse practitioner in the future. I am an animal lover and have a dog, my hours are pretty flexible. I have my first-aid certificate.

Babysitter $30 / hour

Child ages I'm comfortable caring for:

  • Babies (3 - 12 months)
  • Toddlers (1 - 2 years)
  • Preschoolers (3 - 4 years)
  • Small school kids (5 - 8 years)
  • Tweens (9 - 12 years)
  • Up to 3 children at once

Childcare duties I can do:

  • Light meals
  • Full meals
  • Bottle feeding
  • Toilet training
  • Changing nappies
  • Bathing kids
  • Help with homework
  • Care for twins/multiples

Household duties I can do:

  • Housekeeping
  • Laundry/washing

Other services I can provide

My availability

I'm looking for Casual/temporary employment.

I can travel a few suburbs/towns away from Canada Bay for work.

Here's my weekly availability:

M T W T F S S

Morn

- - - - -

Day

- - - - - -

Arvo

- - - - -

Eve.

- - - -

Nite

- - - -

I'm available for:

  • Last minute bookings
  • Overnight jobs
  • Full weekends

My credentials

I'm happy to provide written documentation of my qualifications and credentials:

  • Childcare credentials:
    • CPR training
    • First aid training
    • First aid training for babies
    • Asthma training
    • Anaphylaxis training
    • Water safety training
  • 6 years experience working with pets
    • I'm comfortable with pets
    • I have pets
  • General credentials:
    • 17 years old
    • Drivers license
    • Non-smoker/non-vaper
    • Permanent resident
    • Covid vaccinated
    • Languages I can speak: English
    • Email verified

Hi, my name is Niamh I am 17 years old and currently in year 12, at Marist Sisters College Woolwich. I have my first-aid certificate, I am trained in Anaphylaxis, Asthma & CPR. I do an External Course of Nursing through Southern Cross College in Burwood, I recently had a work placement in the Rehab Ward at St. Vincent's Hospital in Darlinghurst. I worked with a range of different patients as an Assistant Nurse. I often helped patients to the bathroom and helped them put their pull-ups on or did it for them.

My skills and interests:

  • Reading/storytelling
  • Drawing/painting
  • Arts/crafts
  • Sports
  • Fitness
  • Swimming
  • Nature
  • Cooking
  • Computers
  • Writing

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Adriana Bonova

Adriana Bonova
Haymarket, NSW

Experienced with children of different age, I am offering weekly babysitting :)

Hi! My name is Adriana. I am 23 years old, and I am currently a student at UNSW in Sydney. I want to do babysitting because I love being around children; I enjoy their positivity, energy, and endless creativity. Coming from a family of six, I have two siblings who are 10 years younger than me. Since they were born, I have been like their second mom. I looked after them alone, feeding them, taking them to bed, and so on. On top of that, during high school, I ran art classes for children in primary school and worked as a coordinator in children's summer camps during several summer holidays. I believe that I have learned over those years how to talk and act around children and also how to earn their trust. I can offer a few hours of babysitting once per week regularly, and we could also arrange some one-time sessions when needed. I live in Haymarket, so I would prefer locations close to 2000, Sydney. I am looking forward to hearing from you!

Babysitter, Parent helper $28 / hour

Child ages I'm comfortable caring for:

  • Newborns (0 - 2 months)
  • Babies (3 - 12 months)
  • Toddlers (1 - 2 years)
  • Preschoolers (3 - 4 years)
  • Small school kids (5 - 8 years)
  • Tweens (9 - 12 years)
  • Teenagers (13+ years)
  • Up to 4 children at once

Childcare duties I can do:

  • Light meals
  • Bottle feeding
  • Taking kids on outings
  • Toilet training
  • Changing nappies
  • Bathing kids
  • Help with homework
  • Care for twins/multiples

Household duties I can do:

  • Housekeeping
  • Laundry/washing

I'm available for events:

  • Special event babysitting
  • Wedding babysitting

Other services I can provide

  • House sitting
  • Cleaning

My availability

I'm looking for Casual/temporary, Part-time employment.

I can travel to neighboring suburbs/towns of Haymarket for work.

Here's my weekly availability:

M T W T F S S

Morn

-

Day

-

Arvo

-

Eve.

-

Nite

- - - - - - -

I'm available for:

  • Last minute bookings
  • School holidays
  • Public holidays

My credentials

I'm happy to provide written documentation of my qualifications and credentials:

  • 3 years experience working with children
  • General credentials:
    • 23 years old
    • Non-smoker/non-vaper
    • Covid vaccinated
    • Languages I can speak: English
    • Email verified

My skills and interests:

  • Music
  • Dance
  • Reading/storytelling
  • Drawing/painting
  • Arts/crafts
  • Fitness
  • Nature
  • Cooking
  • Writing

Contact Adriana For Free

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Athena Lau
Campsie, NSW

Casual, babysitter / pet carer

Babysitter, Parent helper $20 / hour

Child ages I'm comfortable caring for:

  • Toddlers (1 - 2 years)
  • Preschoolers (3 - 4 years)
  • Small school kids (5 - 8 years)
  • Tweens (9 - 12 years)
  • Up to 5 children at once

Childcare duties I can do:

  • Light meals
  • Bottle feeding
  • Taking kids on outings
  • Toilet training
  • Help with homework
  • Care for twins/multiples

Household duties I can do:

  • Housekeeping
  • Laundry/washing
  • Grocery shopping
  • Running errands

Other services I can provide

My availability

I'm looking for Casual/temporary employment.

I can travel to neighboring suburbs/towns of Campsie for work.

Here's my weekly availability:

M T W T F S S

Morn

Day

- - - - - - -

Arvo

- - - - - - -

Eve.

- - - - - - -

Nite

- - - - - - -

I'm available for:

  • Last minute bookings
  • School holidays
  • Public holidays
  • New Year's Eve
  • Valentine's Day

My credentials

I'm happy to provide written documentation of my qualifications and credentials:

  • Pet credentials:
    • I'm comfortable with pets
  • General credentials:
    • 16 years old
    • Non-smoker/non-vaper
    • Permanent resident
    • Covid vaccinated
    • Languages I can speak: English and Cantonese
    • Email verified

I am a 16 year old high school student that is very responsible and competent enough to complete a range of tasks, and I can tutor/help with school work. I can only work after school, on my available weekdays or 3pm on Sunday's as i end tutoring at 2pm.

My skills and interests:

  • Music
  • Reading/storytelling
  • Drawing/painting

Contact Athena For Free

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Charlotte Bury
Illawong, NSW

Babysitter $18 / hour

Child ages I'm comfortable caring for:

  • Babies (3 - 12 months)
  • Toddlers (1 - 2 years)
  • Preschoolers (3 - 4 years)
  • Small school kids (5 - 8 years)
  • Tweens (9 - 12 years)
  • Up to 2 children at once

Childcare duties I can do:

  • Light meals
  • Full meals
  • Bottle feeding
  • Taking kids on outings
  • Toilet training
  • Changing nappies
  • Bathing kids
  • Help with homework
  • Care for special needs kids
  • Care for twins/multiples

Household duties I can do:

  • Housekeeping
  • Laundry/washing

Other services I can provide

My availability

I'm looking for Casual/temporary, Part-time employment.

I can travel to surrounding suburbs/towns of Illawong for work.

Here's my weekly availability:

M T W T F S S

Morn

- - - - -

Day

- - - - -

Arvo

-

Eve.

-

Nite

- -

I'm available for:

  • Last minute bookings
  • School holidays
  • Public holidays
  • New Year's Eve
  • Valentine's Day
  • Overnight jobs
  • Full weekends

My credentials

I'm happy to provide written documentation of my qualifications and credentials:

  • Childcare credentials:
    • I carry a first aid kit
  • Pet credentials:
    • I'm comfortable with pets
    • I have pets
    • I'm vet student
    • I carry a pet first aid kit
    • Have a pet carrier
  • General credentials:
    • 16 years old
    • Drivers license
    • Non-smoker/non-vaper
    • Permanent resident
    • Covid vaccinated
    • Languages I can speak: English
    • Email verified

My skills and interests:

  • Music
  • Reading/storytelling
  • Drawing/painting
  • Arts/crafts
  • Nature
  • Cooking
  • Video

Contact Charlotte For Free

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Sienna Brady

Sienna Brady
Sydney, NSW

Babysitter, Parent helper

Child ages I'm comfortable caring for:

  • Babies (3 - 12 months)
  • Toddlers (1 - 2 years)

Other services I can provide

My availability

I'm looking for Casual/temporary employment.

I can travel to neighboring suburbs/towns of Sydney for work.

My credentials

  • General credentials:
    • Languages I can speak: English
    • Email verified

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Babysitting Pay Rates Canterbury, NSW, Australia (Jul 2024)

Canterbury babysitters are paid an average of $30.07 per hour as of July 2024, which is 1% lower than the New South Wales average of $30.38, and 0.6% lower than the Australian average of $30.26. A fair pay rate depends on babysitter credentials, specific job requirements, and local demand for babysitting services.
Min Avg Max
Canterbury:
$18.00 $30.07 $45.00
New South Wales:
$18.00 $30.38 $50.00
Australia:
$15.00 $30.26 $50.00

Rates are calculated daily from our live member data.
Prices shown in Australian dollars (AUD)


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Parents' Guide To Babysitting

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Why hire a babysitter

In this section we look at what services babysitters typically provide, how they're different to other carers, and the many benefits your family can enjoy when hiring a babysitter.

When to hire a babysitter

Every family is different and so are the requirements for hiring a babysitter. In this section, we explore the many factors that can influence when, and how often, you choose to hire a babysitter so you can have a better idea of what may be best for your family.

How to find a good babysitter

Often the biggest challenge with hiring a babysitter is finding good candidates, to begin with. In this section, we reveal many secrets that you can use to attract the best local babysitters, we also explore alternatives to hiring babysitters that you may not have considered.

What makes a good babysitter

Finding a good babysitter is not an easy task, in this section, we highlight various qualities to look out for while you're gathering candidates for your open position. We also cover less commonly considered candidates such as male babysitters and answer commonly asked questions that parents have about them.

Babysitter interview tips

How you conduct your interview process is critical to identifying the most appropriate babysitter for your family. In this section, we run through a recommended babysitting interview format and provide tips and tricks that you can use to learn the most about your candidates. We also offer a huge list of good interview questions and how best to utilize them depending on your unique circumstances.

Babysitter pay

One of the most common questions parents have about babysitting is how much they should pay their sitter. In this section, we look at the many factors that influence babysitter pay including your geographic location, age and experience of the sitter, age and number of children, and specific job requirements.

How to vet babysitting candidates

Once you have a shortlist of the best babysitters you can find, the next step is to vet them further to make sure they are who they say they are and the skills and qualifications they claim to have are valid. Follow our guides on checking babysitter references and running background checks.

Babysitting job expectations

Babysitting jobs come with a lot of expectations from both sides, in this section we look at the common things that babysitters and parents anticipate and how good communication is critical to maintaining a good working relationship where everyone knows what is expected of them.

Special occasions

There are several key dates and events throughout the year when babysitters are in hot demand, read our guides below to give you an advantage over other families who are competing with you for the best babysitters.

Babysitting difficulties

Babysitting is not always easy for sitters or parents but it should always be safe. In this section, we reveal some key warning signs that you should be looking out for to ensure that your kids are safe and being lovingly looked after whenever you're away. We also discuss the things you can, and cannot do if you suspect something may be wrong.

Babysitting admin and tax

Hiring a babysitter comes with extra responsibilities and duties because you are an employer. In this section, we discuss the various admin tasks that may be asked of you such as writing babysitting references for past employees and we also cover how this can affect your tax.