Florencia is wonderful! She is kind, gentle and patient with both of my boys; 6months and 2 years. Both boys are energetic and busy and Florencia handles them with ease. I would recommend Florencia any day."
She was lovely at the meet and greet prior to starting the job. She had a touching background about herself but il let you discover the kind-hearted part of her. My 3 year old toddler wasn't shy around her. He interacted with her like a friend. I would recommend her services."
Solene helped us out 1 day a week looking after our 10 month old and 2 1/2 yr old girls, unassisted (we work from home but are full-time occupied for the day). Solene was kind and friendly and the girls loved her, and she was punctual and organised. Even though she was only with us for a short while, we really appreciated her, and wouldn't hesitate to have her back again. Thank you, Solene!"
I hired Micaela to help with some personal care. But I got much more than i bargained for.
She is an absolute delight. Rapidly becoming quite fluent in English, she is excellent company. She is fastidious in her cleaning, generous in her cooking. Totally independent using a “goCard” and our public transport. She has never been late for work. She is trustworthy and neat in her grooming"
Holly was amazing! The kids had a great time with her (and want us to go out again so they can have her back!). They all had their dinners and were in bed on time and we came home to a house that was so tidier than we'd left it! She did an amazing job of cleaning up. Will definitely be making Holly our regular baby sitter from now on."
What’s the going rate for babysitting in Australia?
The average babysitting rates in Australia are between AUD 19 and 29. Young or inexperienced babysitters starting out in the industry tend to charge around AUD 20 hourly, whereas very experienced babysitters with qualifications in early childhood education could charge up to AUD 50 per hour. The cost of your babysitter will depend on some of the following factors:
• How experienced they are
• How qualified they are
• How many children they have in their care at once
• How far they have to travel
• Whether you need babysitting during the day, at night, or on weekends
• Whether you’d also like them to help around the house
How much do babysitters charge to look after more than one child?
Rates for caring for multiple children at once vary between AUD 20 and 50. Some babysitters charge more for the extra effort, whereas others will charge you the same rate, regardless of how many children they have in their care on the day. Sharing a babysitter with another family may be a way to save costs. Clarify the rate and the number of children requiring care with the babysitter in advance.
How do I find a babysitter near me?
To find a babysitter located close at hand, use the location filter available in your search on the website. Choosing a babysitter near you will help you to reduce the cost of travel, as well as giving you options if you need someone at very short notice or in the evenings.
How do I find a reliable, skilled babysitter?
You’ll want to make sure that the babysitter is suitably qualified, experienced, and knows what to do in an emergency. Check the reviews to see what kind of experiences other families have had with them. Ask them to show you their identification and qualifications (e.g. first-aid course, working with children card) and check the validity dates. Ask for references and follow up with them. Hire them for just an hour or two at their regular rate to get to know your children while you work in the next room.
How do I go about interviewing a babysitter?
Some helpful questions to ask a babysitter during an interview include:
• Do you have a current police check?
• Do you have a card for working with children or vulnerable people?
• Have you been trained in CPR and first aid?
• Do you have a driving license and a car?
• Are you available at short notice?
Finally, check their availability and get clear information on their babysitting rates.