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Katie Johnstone

Katie Johnstone: (Babysitter, Nanny) in Tauranga, Bay of Plenty

20yrs (She/Her) From $23.50/hour

I have a huge love for children - especially younger kids. I have previous experience babysitting children in the past few years. I am happy to help with whatever chores need doing whether that b...

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Molly Barriball

Molly Barriball: (Babysitter) in Tauranga, Bay of Plenty

19yrs (She/Her) From $20/hour

Hi! My name is Molly and im a university student home for the summer studying Otago. I'm 19 turning 20 in February. I currently do hold a primary job but am looking to pick up more work over th...

Sitter Interview Tips

How you conduct your interview process is critical to identifying the most appropriate sitter for your family. In the following articles, 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.

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Morganne-lee Greene

Morganne-lee Greene: (Babysitter, Nanny, Parent Helper) in Dunedin, Otago

20yrs (She/Her) From $20/hour

I am 20 and currently studying exercise and sport science at the University of Otago. In the past 7 years I have babysat my 5 cousins for my aunty from time to time and done cleaning along side d...

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How To Vet Babysitting Candidates

Sitter profiles on this site are not verified by Kidsit, it is up to the parent or guardian to do the vetting and 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.

Warren Knibbs

Warren Knibbs: (Babysitter, Nanny, Parent Helper, Au Pair) in Auckland

26yrs (He/His) From $25/hour

Hi I am 26 years old from the UK, I'm in New Zealand on a working holiday visa. I have over 8 years of experience working with children of all ages. From babies to teenagers. I've worked for alot...

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Cearah Loomans

Cearah Loomans: (Babysitter, Nanny) in Tauranga, Bay of Plenty

19yrs (She/Her) From $25/hour

Hi everyone, I am 19 years old and a student at Waikato University studying early childhood. I have just completed my second year of my degree and will partake in my third and final year next y...

What Makes A Good Sitter?

Finding a good sitter is not an easy task, the following articles 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.

Rani Adamson

Rani Adamson: (Babysitter) in New Plymouth, Taranaki

18yrs (She/Her) From $25/hour

Hey parents I am a reliable sitter who has been babysitting family friends and family members since 13/14 I adore looking after kids making sure there happy and having fun I am honest and trustworthy

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Age Recommendations

What age is too young (or too old) for a child to need a sitter? And how old should a sitter be? The following articles offer recommendations for sitter and child ages depending on the job requirements.

Ellen Thompson

Ellen Thompson: (Babysitter, Nanny, Parent Helper) in Christchurch, Canterbury

24yrs (She/Her) From $30/hour

Hey there I’m Ell and I have over 6 years of childcare experience behind me. Whilst I’m university where I attained a bachelors of communication majoring in journalism, I also worked as a part ti...

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Aimee Calvin

Aimee Calvin: (Babysitter, Parent Helper) in Tauranga, Bay of Plenty

30yrs (She/Her) From $28/hour

I am a registered health professional who works with specifically children and their families. I am seeking work outside of my professional role where I can help you in your home or give you a mu...

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How Much Should You Pay A Sitter?

One of the most common questions parents have about babysitting is how much they should pay their sitter. The following articles 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.


Jess: (Babysitter, Nanny) in Dunedin, Otago

19yrs (She/Her) From $18/hour

Hi parents, My name is Jess and I have a wide range of experience working with children. I am studying to be a nurse so have some great skills. Would love to hear from you- feel free to message me 😁

How To Prepare For A New Sitter

If you’ve never hired a babysitter before you may be wondering how you should prepare, the following articles cover all the main things you should know.

Sitter Responsibilities

The responsibilities your sitter has while on the job should be agreed to beforehand so everyone’s expectations are met. The following articles can help you to decide what’s right for you.

Babysitting Issues

Babysitting is not always easy for sitters or parents but it should always be safe. In the following articles, 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.

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.

Have Fun With Your Sitter!

Great sitters will become part of the family before long so it’s important to treat them well.

Parent Admin

Hiring a babysitter comes with extra responsibilities and duties because you are an employer. In these articles, 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.

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