Where to find trustworthy Babysitting jobs
So, you’ve decided you need a babysitter.
The very first step you need to take when hiring your babysitter, is deciding what type of care you and your family need. This includes the responsibilities you want your babysitter to have, your personal schedule, and why you need a babysitter to provide extra care for your children.
A babysitter is someone who is paid to supervise and care for your children when you’re away, usually for short-periods of time, usually paid by the hour. For example, a babysitter can be hired for the few hours after school you have to work late, or a few hours on a weekend night if you have prior social commitments.
A babysitters main duties include:
Supervising the children
- Feeding children
- Playing with the children
- Putting the children to bed
Of course, a babysitter is not confined to these responsibilities only, but it’s up to you, the parent and the employer, to make sure your needs and expectations are discussed prior to hiring a babysitter.
Babysitters are usually younger adults who may have other commitments like school, university or other jobs, which is why they are hired for short-term care for children.
If you need child caring services for longer periods of time, on a more consistent basis, you might need to consider hiring a nanny. Nannies provide more than just child supervision, and they can be hired on a part-time nanny basis, a full-time nanny basis or as a live-in nanny or au pair.
If you think you may require some nanny services instead of a babysitter, read this post for more information.
You’ve read this far and you’re still set on hiring a babysitter. Great! But where do you start searching?
Usually, the most common way to find babysitters is recommendations from friends and family. But every family is different. Maybe a babysitter that’s been suggested to you doesn’t meet your needs and expectations, or maybe you don’t know anyone who has the flexible schedule you need. That’s okay!
You can find babysitters online or in person through community services such as message boards or community centres. These are totally viable options. The internet is a great place for resources and plenty of traditional jobs are advertised online.
One downside of this is that it can be time consuming if you don’t know where to look. Scrolling through social media, posting on forums or browsing through Google can be tiresome and confusing.
Finding a babysitter doesn’t need to be stressful. There are plenty of amazing candidates out there, you just need to know how to find them.
Another downside is that there’s no way to verify anyone online, and you could potentially waste more time meeting and interviewing people who are underqualified or people that your values don’t align with.
Luckily for you, Nannies Australia is here to help make your search easier.
What is Nannies Australia?
Nannies Australia is a premium online forum and an interactive database of babysitters, nannies and families looking to hire.
Our platform is designed to help you find, connect and hire any childcaring service you may need. We are a fully independent, Australian run platform where you can post, browse and chat with families and carers in your local area, all in one place.
Nannies Australia’s top priority is safety and positive customer experiences, which is why all our nannies, babysitters and families that appear on the site are verified, to ensure you’re speaking to real people offering real job prospects.
How to use Nannies Australia.
All you need to do to get started is sign up to our platform.
Setting up a profile with Nannies Australia is fast and easy. There is a one-off subscription fee of $65, and then it’s $10 a month. This will give you comprehensive access to the platform’s services, plus complete client support whenever you need it.
All jobs advertised are 100% COMMISSION FREE.
Since Nannies Australia is a completely safe and client focussed website, you can guarantee the all the best services. Just sign up to get started, and then you can start putting together your profile and searching for babysitters.
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What to do when you find your perfect babysitter.
It’s always a good idea to meet with your babysitter in person, so you can really get an idea of their vibe and energy, and see if you mesh well with them.
It might also be a good idea to organise a little meet and greet session with your potential candidate and your kids, after all, they’re going to be the ones spending the most time with them. This way you can monitor how they are around each other, and give you that peace of mind when you do leave them alone in the care of the babysitter.
If you need some inspiration for interview questions for your babysitter candidate, you can check out our post
If you’re happy with how your interview and meet and greet goes, then you can draw up a schedule with your babysitter and they can get started ASAP.
You may also be asked to be a personal reference for your babysitter for future job endeavours, which is always a nice thing to do for your babysitter.