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Zara Uduoise
Ottawa, ON

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My name is Zara, and I am a 16 year old student living in Riverside South. I love taking care of and bonding with kids, and I can also tutor children from Grades 1-4 in a variety of subjects.

Babysitter, Parent helper $17 / 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)

Childcare duties I can do:

  • Light meals
  • Full meals
  • Bottle feeding
  • Taking kids on outings
  • Changing diapers
  • 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, Part-time employment.

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

Here's my weekly availability:

M T W T F S S

Morn

- - - - - - -

Day

- - - - - - -

Arvo

- - - - - -

Eve.

- -

Nite

- -

I'm available for:

  • School holidays

My credentials

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

  • 3 years experience working with children
    • First aid training
  • 2 months experience working with pets
    • I'm comfortable with pets
  • General credentials:
    • 16 years old
    • Non-smoker/non-vaper
    • Permanent resident
    • Languages I can speak: English and Japanese
    • Email verified

I received a Babysitting certificate from the North American Learning Institute in 2021. I took this test after studying the Red Cross First aid and babysitting manual extensively, to test myself on my knowledge. I plan to receive further certification during the year.

My skills and interests:

  • Singing
  • Dance
  • Comedy
  • Reading/storytelling
  • Drawing/painting
  • Arts/crafts
  • Gardening
  • Cooking
  • Computers
  • Writing
  • Foreign languages

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Ella Ahutu

Ella Ahutu
Ottawa, ON

I am a full time student looking for a decent job to save up some money for my second year of university. Since i grew up with younger siblings and pets i think i do great helping people with their kids and pets. I also believe i am very responsible, trustworthy and detail oriented as well.

Babysitter, Nanny $17 / hour

Child ages I'm comfortable caring for:

  • Preschoolers (3 - 4 years)
  • Small school kids (5 - 8 years)
  • Up to 3 children at once

Childcare duties I can do:

  • Light meals
  • Full meals
  • Help with homework

Household duties I can do:

  • Laundry/washing
  • Running errands

I'm available for events:

  • Special event babysitting
  • Corporate functions babysitting

Other services I can provide

  • Pet sitting (click for details)
  • Dog walking (click for details)
  • Pet daycare
  • Pet boarding
  • House sitting
  • Yard work
  • Cleaning
  • Tutoring

My availability

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

I can travel to neighboring suburbs/towns of Ottawa 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
  • Valentine's Day
  • Full weekends

My credentials

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

  • 4 months experience working with children
  • 7 months experience working with pets
    • I'm comfortable with pets
    • I have pets
  • General credentials:
    • 18 years old
    • Emergency car access
    • Non-smoker/non-vaper
    • Languages I can speak: English
    • Email verified

My skills and interests:

  • Music
  • Drawing/painting
  • Nature
  • Gardening

You can learn more about me by browsing my social accounts:

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Other pet services you need:

Dog walking

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Orezimena Unuakpor
Ottawa, ON

Babysitter, Nanny $20 / hour

Child ages I'm comfortable caring for:

  • Preschoolers (3 - 4 years)
  • Small school kids (5 - 8 years)
  • Tweens (9 - 12 years)

Childcare duties I can do:

  • Light meals
  • Full meals
  • Changing diapers
  • Bathing kids
  • Help with homework

Household duties I can do:

  • Housekeeping
  • Laundry/washing

I'm available for events:

  • Special event babysitting
  • Wedding babysitting

Other services I can provide

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

My availability

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

I can travel to neighboring suburbs/towns of Ottawa 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
  • Valentine's Day
  • Overnight jobs

My credentials

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

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

My skills and interests:

  • Music
  • Singing
  • Reading/storytelling
  • Cooking
  • Writing

Contact Orezimena For Free

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Select the services you need:

Childcare

How many kids need care?

Pet sitting

Other pet services you need:

Dog walking

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Makayla Cromwell
Ottawa, ON

Babysitter $13 / 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)
  • Up to 3 children at once

Childcare duties I can do:

  • Light meals
  • Full meals
  • Bottle feeding
  • Changing diapers
  • Help with homework
  • Care for special needs kids
  • Care for twins/multiples

Household duties I can do:

  • Housekeeping
  • Laundry/washing

I'm available for events:

  • Special event babysitting
  • Corporate functions babysitting
  • Wedding babysitting

Other services I can provide

My availability

I'm looking for Casual/temporary employment.

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

My credentials

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

Contact Makayla For Free

Your job requirements will be sent with your message.

Select the services you need:

Childcare

How many kids need care?

Pet sitting

Other pet services you need:

Dog walking

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Rahima Hussein
Ottawa, ON

Last seen 6 days ago.

Nanny

Child ages I'm comfortable caring for:

  • Small school kids (5 - 8 years)

My availability

I'm looking for Casual/temporary employment.

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

My credentials

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

Contact Rahima For Free

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Childcare

How many kids need care?

Pet sitting

Other pet services you need:

Dog walking

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Fatoumata Diawara
Ottawa, ON

Babysitter, Nanny

Child ages I'm comfortable caring for:

  • Preschoolers (3 - 4 years)
  • Small school kids (5 - 8 years)

Other services I can provide

My availability

I'm looking for Casual/temporary employment.

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

My credentials

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

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Childcare

How many kids need care?

Pet sitting

Other pet services you need:

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Raina Moshonas
Ottawa, ON

Parent helper

Child ages I'm comfortable caring for:

  • Small school kids (5 - 8 years)
  • Tweens (9 - 12 years)

Other services I can provide

My availability

I'm looking for Casual/temporary employment.

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

My credentials

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

Contact Raina For Free

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Childcare

How many kids need care?

Pet sitting

Other pet services you need:

Dog walking

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Camryn Guimaraes
Ottawa, ON

Babysitter

Child ages I'm comfortable caring for:

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

My availability

I'm looking for Casual/temporary employment.

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

My credentials

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

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Mbozyo Mboma

Mbozyo Mboma
Gatineau, QC

Hey, my name is Mbozyo and currently a student (international student) residing in Gatineau. I have over 1 year babysitting experience from my home country and also provide my babysitting services to a family in Gatineau. I consider myself reliable, responsible, honest and caring. I adore kids. I look forward to hearing to all you families and don’t be hesitate to contact me to discuss more.

Babysitter, Nanny $20 / 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)
  • Up to 3 children at once

Childcare duties I can do:

  • Light meals
  • Transporting kids
  • Taking kids on outings
  • Changing diapers
  • Help with homework

Household duties I can do:

  • Running errands

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 surrounding suburbs/towns of Gatineau for work.

Here's my weekly availability:

M T W T F S S

Morn

- -

Day

- -

Arvo

Eve.

Nite

- - - - - - -

I'm available for:

  • 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:

  • 1 year experience working with children
  • Pet credentials:
    • I'm comfortable with pets
  • General credentials:
    • 20 years old
    • Drivers license
    • Non-smoker/non-vaper
    • Covid vaccinated
    • Languages I can speak: English
    • Email verified

My skills and interests:

  • Dance
  • Comedy
  • Reading/storytelling
  • Sports
  • Swimming
  • Computers
  • Writing

Contact Mbozyo For Free

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Childcare

How many kids need care?

Pet sitting

Other pet services you need:

Dog walking

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Jennifer Messeroux

Jennifer Messeroux
Gatineau, QC

What Qualities Make a Great Babysitter?

Hi there, my name is Jennifer Messeroux. I am college student looking for ways to enhance my skills and knowledge in childcare/pet care. As a nurturing and responsible sitter, I understand the importance of providing a safe and supportive environment for the children and/or pets in my care. My dedication to their well-being and growth is commendable, and it's essential to continually seek ways to enhance your skills and knowledge in childcare.

Babysitter $18 / 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)

Childcare duties I can do:

  • Light meals
  • Bottle feeding
  • Toilet training
  • Changing diapers
  • 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

  • Pet sitting (click for details)
  • Dog walking (click for details)
  • Pet grooming
  • Pet daycare
  • Pet boarding
  • Yard work
  • Cleaning
  • Elderly care

My availability

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

I can travel to neighboring suburbs/towns of Gatineau 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:

  • 5 years experience working with children
    • CPR training
    • First aid training
    • I carry a first aid kit
  • 2 years experience working with pets
    • I'm comfortable with pets
    • I carry a pet first aid kit
    • Have a pet carrier
  • General credentials:
    • 18 years old
    • Police check
    • Non-smoker/non-vaper
    • Permanent resident
    • Covid vaccinated
    • Languages I can speak: English
    • Email verified

Hey there! I'm Jennifer, a dedicated and experienced sitter currently located in Gatineau, Quebec however is open to requests coming in from Ottawa, Ontario. With a passion for nurturing and caring for children, I am currently seeking a occasional or part-time live-out position with a lovely family who needs support with their newborn, toddler, or primary school-aged children. I am also currently seeking an occasional or part-time position with a lovely family who needs support with their pets.

Throughout my 5 years of experience of volunteering for kids related events with an addition of 3 years of babysitting, I have honed my skills in creating a safe, nurturing, and stimulating environment for children of all ages. By understanding as well as respecting the requirements in which parents look, I will ensure that every child in my care feels seen, heard, and valued.

My hourly rate is $20.00 for babysitting whereas ranging $20.00-40.00 for pet-sitting ($20.00 = 30 minute walk. $30.00-40.00 = 1 hour walk). I am committed to providing the highest level of care and attention to your little ones whether it be a child or animal. I believe in open communication, reliability, and building a trusting relationship with both the children and their parents.

If you're looking for a dedicated, caring and reliable baby or pet sitter, please feel free to send me a message. It would be my utmost pleasure to chat and go over any further details with you. Let's connect and discuss about your family's needs and what I can do to meet them.

My services (below)

  • Playtime (Games and re-creative activities) (includes pet play time)
  • Homework help
  • Light Housekeeping
  • Bathing (the same goes for pets)
  • Dressing
  • Changing Diapers
  • Feeding (the same goes for pets)
  • Putting kids to bed (including bedtime stories)

Qualifications/Skills:

  • CPR and First Aid Certificate
  • Patience, empathy, kindness, friendliness and carefulness
  • Ability to solve problems, resolve conflicts and manage my time
  • Organization

I will be available from Monday to Friday as early as 9:00 am all the way to 5:30 to 6:00 pm. I am not available on Saturdays however I am on Sundays at around the same time as any other days of the week.

My skills and interests:

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

You can learn more about me by browsing my social accounts:

Contact Jennifer For Free

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Childcare

How many kids need care?

Pet sitting

Other pet services you need:

Dog walking

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Babysitting Pay Rates Ottawa, ON, Canada (Jul 2024)

Ottawa babysitters are paid an average of $20.67 per hour as of July 2024, which is 3.3% lower than the Ontario average of $21.38, and 3.4% higher than the Canadian average of $20.00. A fair pay rate depends on babysitter credentials, specific job requirements, and local demand for babysitting services.
Min Avg Max
Ottawa:
$13.00 $20.67 $36.00
Ontario:
$10.00 $21.38 $50.00
Canada:
$5.00 $20.00 $50.00

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


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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.

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Special occasions

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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.