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What do childcare and safety services include?

When you book a childcare and safety service through our platform, you get to work with a practitioner who can go to your home and help you look after your baby or child. If you or your partner are about to give birth, you can also find experts to help you get through labour and the first few weeks of life with your newborn. 

You can find the following types of childcare and safety practitioners on our platform:


A babysitter usually takes care of babies and young children temporarily - for example, an emergency comes up at work, you need to run some errands, or you want a (well-deserved) night out. Babysitters usually do not have any formal qualifications besides registration.  

They’re in charge of changing nappies, preparing meals, keeping the kids entertained, and supervising them. 


If you’re going to be out regularly (e.g. for your 9-5 job), or if you’re going to be on a business trip for a week and none of your relatives can watch the kids, you’ll need a childminder. 

Childminders, like babysitters, are required to register with Ofsted. They may also have more credentials than a typical babysitter. These can include a childminding course, pediatric First Aid, and safeguarding training. Childminders typically prepare meals, change diapers, bathe and dress the kids, take them to and from school, and help with their education. 

Doula services

Doulas are responsible for providing emotional and physical support to the mother. This usually starts months before the birth. During your pregnancy, a doula is expected to educate you about pregnancy and birth, help you create a birth plan, talk to you about life experiences that might affect your birth experience, and help you prepare for your post-birth state.

During labour, they can support you physically by creating your ideal birthing environment. They also suggest positions and breathing exercises. Doulas also serve as your champion when talking to your healthcare providers. 

After giving birth, you can usually expect a doula to help you bond with your new baby and give you tips for feeding, sleeping, and settling with your newborn. Doulas typically service home births. If you choose to deliver your child in a hospital and don’t have a way to get your doula there fast, you can use Airtasker to find a trusted driver near you.

Maternity nursing

When you book a maternity nurse, expect a support system that’ll help you learn the basics of caring for your new baby. They may show you how to carry, feed, bathe, dress, and comfort your newborn. Maternity nurses may also help by taking care of your baby for hours at a time, allowing you time to rest and recover.

Life with your little one can be challenging! Thankfully, you can easily find people in your community who can help you shop for groceries without leaving your home. You can also find cleaning experts who’ll help you declutter or even clean out your gutters.

Recent Childcare & Safety tasks in Ballarat



Daylesford VIC, Australia

23rd Mar 2024

We are looking for a babysitter to look after 8 children (aged 6-10) whilst we head out to lunch for a couple of hours.

Babysitter needed for 2 school aged kids


Wendouree VIC, Australia

19th Aug 2023

Hi, well I'm needing of a babysitter for a total of 2 nights but total of 28 hours all up for babysitting. From 3.30pm-8.30am then they come home then babysit will resume from 3.30pm-8.30am then job is done. But they will be asleep from 7.30pm to 8am on both days. It will be much appreciated please as I want to book it ASAP I know cutting short on time. The dates are from the 30th of August to 1st of September. - Due date: Needs to be done on Wednesday, 30 August 2023



Redan VIC 3350, Australia

5th Jul 2023

I am looking to do some babysitting when I finish work at 5pm or 5:30pm to earn more money and I can do from ages 1 to 5 year olds. I know how to do nappies,chores and making food please shoot me a message and I am currently working on my Cert III in Early Childhood Education. Also I can meet up to where you live to help out. Has to be Ballarat Area - Due date: Flexible

Babysitter / Nanny


Lucas VIC, Australia

24th Jan 2023

🚖🏫 Seeking a dependable and experienced babysitter/Nanny 🕰️ Approximately 20 - 25 hours per week 🍴🛀 Responsibilities include: * Ensuring breakfast and dinner are provided * Picking up/Dropping off from School/Daycare * Overseeing showers at night time * Occasional sleepovers * Helping with homework and school projects * Organizing and supervising indoor and outdoor activities * Keeping children's areas clean and tidy * Maintaining children's daily routine and schedule 🧒🧒 Care for 2 children, aged 5 and 2 💰 $23 per hour 💰 $80 fixed rate per sleepover 🚗💼 Must have a valid driver's license and previous experience with young children 👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Join our family and become a valued member of our team! 🧒🐕🐈 We have 2 dogs and 1 cat, so must be comfortable with pets! 📞 Contact me to schedule an interview and discuss how you can become a valued member of our family. - Due date: Flexible

Child Minding / Babysitter


Ballarat North VIC, Australia

12th Jan 2023

Assist with getting a 6-year-old and 4-year-old to bed, including supervising bath time, teeth cleaning and maybe a story to help them drift off to sleep. We can provide dinner, which you will eat with the family before bed routine. Around 2 hours time. - Due date: Needs to be done on Thursday, 19 January 2023



Trentham VIC, Australia

21st Mar 2022

Hello :) I am attending a wedding in Trentham Victoria on the Saturday 2nd April, and need someone lovely to look after my children (8yrs and 7yrs old). They will have their electronics etc and are pretty self sufficient :) The wedding finishes at 11:00pm so at latest would be home shortly after that. Please reach out if you're available/keen. Date: Saturday 2nd April 2022 Start: 4:30pm End: 11:30pm - Due date: Needs to be done on Saturday, 2 April 2022

Thanks Sarah and Lindy! You we're super easy to deal with and your babysitting was much appreciated!

Babysitter needed


Ballarat VIC, Australia

22nd May 2021

We require a babysitter to sit and watch the baby monitor while baby sleeps for 2-3 hours

Driving kids to after school care


Ballarat Central VIC, Australia

8th Apr 2021

pick up 2 primary aged kids from school and take them to another after school program about 5 minutes drive distance on Thursday afternoons at 3.30pm.

I need babysitter services


Buninyong VIC, Australia

15th Feb 2021

I have two kids 9 1/2 at 11 primary school pick up from school be at my house early in the morning before I go to work and drop off at school two or three days a fortnight

I need babysitter services


Nerrina VIC 3350, Australia

24th Jun 2020

2 toddlers, put to bed and stay at home with them for 4 hours