Ten Great Australian Bedtime Books for Kids

Reading was a huge part of my childhood and an essential bedtime ritual; there’s something special about getting lost in your imagination. It is a gift to be able to share this with a new generation of kids, so here’s 12 of my favourites. 1. Possum Magic, Written by Mem Fox, ... more...

How to be a good babysitter: Tips for newbies

Babysitting can be daunting whether you are a newbie or a practiced sitter. It’s responsibility. It’s emotional work. It can also be really fun! This is what is so special about babysitting; it’s a good sort of challenge. So, to help you out, here are some tips on how to be a good ... more...

Babysitting check-list for Parents

Make it as easy and safe as possible for your babysitter to look after your children. A good briefing and a simple list of important information will make all the difference, allowing your babysitter to get up to speed as quickly as possible. Here's a check-list that should help. It is not ... more...

Online safety tips for Babysitting

Our aim at BABYSITTERS NOW is to provide a safe and enjoyable meeting place where parents can find a Babysitter, Parent’s Help, Nanny or Au Pair that is ideally suited to the individual needs of their family. The welfare and safety of all our members is extremely important to us, so ... more...

First Aid for Babysitters

Taking care of children is a huge responsibility, and having some First Aid training will help to make you far more prepared in the case of an emergency. It’s far too late when you’ve got a crisis on your hands. There are many first aid and safety course available, from very short ... more...