For Parents

Membership is FREE FOR LIFE. That's right, for as long as you need help with your children.

The site is powerful, friendly, safe and effective. And it's backed by an award-winning customer support team.

You'll find lovely Babysitters, Nannies, Au Pairs and Parents Help in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane and in cities and towns right across Australia.

Find local Babysitters and Nannies at Babysitters Now


BabySitters Now provides high grade security, fantastic features and a wonderful user experience - and it's free.

The value on offer is far more than financial. There are some fundamental differences that make finding a great Babysitter MUCH easier, faster, and more enjoyable.

This site recognises that the experience of finding a Babysitter involves BOTH intelligence and intuition. It recognises that your personal preferences are critical and takes a pragmatic approach which embraces common sense and human understanding.

In other words, you should find that BABYSITTERS NOW has raised the bar for Parents seeking Babysitters, Nannies, Au Pairs and Parents Help right across the country.


The process for parents is really easy. After registering you can start contacting Babysitters and organising babysitting using your account tools.

You can also choose to post a Babysitter Job Ad, which allows THEM to find you, making the whole process much faster.

Contact is made through our Messaging system, allowing you to communicate securely without giving away personal contact information until you're ready.


You can get all the information in the world - and still not find the right person. When you're looking for a fantastic Babysitter, Parent's Help, Au Pair or Nanny, you also need to use your intuition.

Information is essential for good decision making when it comes to sourcing a Babysitter. This includes obvious things like qualifications, age, gender, location, checks and references.

Intuition is also essential; a deeper knowledge that helps you identify intangible things like "chemistry", character and values.

BABYSITTERS NOW takes the intuitive element seriously, providing many opportunities to "read between the lines". We include things like star-signs which provides space for personality and character to shine through. Even the choice of Avatar gives little hints...

All of this means that deciding on the perfect Babysitter or Nanny is made even easier and more effective, in subtle but powerful ways that are harder to quantify.

Amazing local Babysitters and Nannies at Babysitters Now


BABYSITTERS NOW does all the smart things you'd expect, and a whole lot of unexpected "human" things that you might not.

  • HEAD: The site is powerful and easy to use on a wide range of devices. It has strong security and a vast array of tools, including a fantastic messaging system, sophisticated search capabilities, "Favourites" and "Alerts".
  • HEART: The site is friendly, attractive and has a lot of Koalas. We understand the role of intuition and the very human aspects of organising child care. We are a family run business with young children of our own and we give generously to Children's charities.

SECURITY: This site has been built with security in mind, from the ground up. Most of the security features are not even visible, including constant monitoring, moderation and server side security. With more than a decade of experience, we have many protocols in place to help keep our members safe.

MESSAGING: All first contact between Parents and babysitters is made through our messaging system and delievered either by email or SMS. Entire conversations can be managed easily through your account and it provides fantastic extra security - you don't need to provide contact details until you're ready.

TOOLS: A powerful and fast search (including map search), favourites, alerts and reviews all help it much easier to find the perfect Babysitter or Nanny and to post highly effective Ads for Babysitter jobs and Nanny jobs.

REVIEWS: Babysitters can publish reviews from parents, giving you more confidence and insight. Babysitters can also review Parents, adding more depth and credibility to the Job Ads. Note that all reviews are moderated by the recipient, so you can choose which ones you want to publish. We do it this way so that you get the benefit of good reviews, without the risk of someone damaging your reputation unfairly.

INSIGHT: Because matching Parents with Babysitters requires intuition as much as it does common sense, we have included aspects like star sign to provide a little more insight.

SUPPORT: Our customer support team has won multiple national awards, so you know you're in good hands.

KOALAS: The Avatars are both a security measure AND a bit of fun. They are designed to help create a safe and friendly space for connecting between parents and babysitters.


Ultimately, this is ALL about helping you find fantastic Babysitters and Nannies to help with your children. Easily, safely and quickly.

BABYSITTERS NOW offers incredible value to Parents. Every aspect of the site, from the functional to the emotional is designed to make your life better.