Babysitters &...

Babysitters, Mother's Help, Au Pairs and Nannies. Whatever type of help you need with your children, you should be able to find it here.

And EVERY parent needs help, one way or another. The art and chaos of raising children REALLY requires a helping hand (or five).

WONDERFUL BABYSITTERS & MORE

Raising children can be incredibly rewarding - and INCREDIBLY hard work. In fact, it CAN be utterly overwhelming and exhausting. SO... you get help when you need it.

Yes, BABYSITTERS NOW is here to help. There are many beautiful, capable and reliable Child Carers who can help you care for your children. You will find them in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Perth, Darwin, Canberra and right across Australia.

And you will find them all here - easily, safely and quickly.

 

BABYSITTERS AND MUCH MORE

Babysitters Now - The perfect place to find Babysitters, Nannies, Au Pairs and Mothers Help

Babysitters, Mother's Help, Au Pairs and Nannies can all be found here. Each service is slightly different, but all of them have the potential to make your life as a Parent much, much better.

The different job descriptions are expanded on below, which should help if you're uncertain who does what.

No matter who you're looking for, or what you have to offer, NOW IS THE TIME to become a member. All parent memberships are totally free.

REGISTER NOW: PARENTS | BABYSITTERS

 

 

BABYSITTERS

They look after your kids while you're somewhere else. This is the broadest category of course, and all of the other carers (Nannies, Au Pairs and Mothers Help) can offer babysitting as well. 

  • The work may be before school/drop-off, during the day, after schol/pick-up, evenings, weekday or weekends. Basically, it's whenever you need to be somewhere else.
  • Bookings can be one-off, weekly or school holiday time.
  • Babysitters can be highly qualified, or students (18 or over) working to help support themselves while they study.
  • They may be willing to pick up or drop off at school, using their car or yours.
  • They may have Police Checks or Working With Children certification, or they may be trusted locals who have been babysitting for years.
  • Rates will vary according to their experience, the locality and the type of job on offer.

BABYSITTERS REGISTER NOW
 

MOTHER'S HELP

Will generally help you with your children while you are there.

  • They will also generally offer to help with light household tasks to make your life a little easier.
  • They could be young people seeking to support themselves through their studies, or anyone who is good around kids and wants a bit of extra income.
  • Mother's Help is a job description that is fairly new in Australia, but it's SUCH a great idea that it's catching on VERY fast.
  • Bookings can be casual, weekly or school holidays.
  • They may help with occasional babysitting, or things like picking the kids up from a friend's house.
  • Rates are similar to, or slightly below Babysitting rates as the job usually entails less responsibility.

MOTHERS HELP REGISTER NOW
 

AU PAIRS

Au Pairs are also a fairly new phenomenon in Australia, but it is a wonderful win-win practice that's very common in Europe.

  • An Au Pair generally lives with the family and offers a set number of  hours per week.
  • They are paid by the hour, but simultaneaously pay for their accommodation and board, which provides them with some residual money each week for other living expenses.
  • Au Pairs will expect to help with the children, but may also help with cooking light meals and running up to the shops every now and then.
  • Au Pairs are usually young women who are travelling, who love children and who want the opportunity to live with locals, get safe accommodation and some spending money.
  • They have their own bedroom and possibly living space, and will normally join the family for meal times.
  • They may have child-care qualifications or just babysitting experience.
  • Au Pair assignments can be anything from 2 months to 2 years, and  generally involve a probation period to ensure that everyone is happy.
  • Traditionally, advertised hourly "rates" for Au Pairs are quite low by comparison with other jobs, but that's because the "rates" actually represent income AFTER costs are taken out. So the real rate of pay will be much higher than the advertised "rate".
  • The number of hours per week that Au Pairs work can vary from 10 to 40.
  • You may find this article helpful: Nanny or Au Pair - Which is best for me?

AU PAIRS REGISTER NOW
 

NANNIES

Nannies are usually part or full-time childcare professionals.

  • Nannies will usually take on the care of the children in a more comprehensive way; assuming the role of a parent, while the actual parents are working.
  • They will often be employed for a significant number of hours per week, and sometimes for a number of years. They can live-in or live out.
  • Nannies will usually be more highly qualified, with more checks and references.
  • Employing a Nanny can involve more formality, usually requiring things like Workers Compensation, PAYG witholding, Public Liability Insurance and Superannuation payments. Your Nanny should be able to advise you of what's required.
  • Rates are usually higher than any other service but this still depends on qualifications, experience and other things like number of kids and location.
  • You may find this article helpful: Nanny or Au Pair - Which is best for me?

NANNIES REGISTER NOW

 

GET THE HELP YOU NEED - NOW

Babysitters Now - The perfect place to find Babysitters, Nannies, Au Pairs and Mothers Help

You may need a little bit of help on a regular basis, or a lot of help over a short time, or you may just need a babysitter for an occasional Friday evening.

Whatever you need, there are wonderful, capable and reliable people who can help, whenever you need it.

Join now - ALL PARENT MEMBERSHIPS ARE FREE (for life).

REGISTER NOW: PARENTS | BABYSITTERS