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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 Cairns



Kewarra Beach QLD, Australia

5th Apr 2024

Looking for work to take care of kids

Regular babysitter


Yarrabah QLD, Australia

3rd Feb 2024

Our lovely toddler needs a fun, energetic, experience babysitter to play with. Possible weekly work. Toddler is aged 2 and loves the outdoors, playing in water and generally loves interacting, socialising and showing all her favourite activities to. We require some extra help to enable us to organise and meal prep and sometimes go out on dates. - drivers licence needed as we leave in Yarrabah. - experience required/ desired - looking for a person who shows imitative, engaging and interactive. - a person who likes playing outside, crafting etc as we avoid screens. Would love to hear from you :) - Due date: Flexible

Need someone to babysit on Friday night and Saturday midday.


Trinity Beach QLD, Australia

11th Jan 2024

Need someone to help babysit from 9:30-10pm on Friday night 12/1/24. Will pay $25 - Due date: Needs to be done on Friday, 12 January 2024

I need a nanny in Cairns next Thursday the 5th for 8-10 hours


Cairns City QLD, Australia

28th Sep 2023

I need someone to look after a 17 month old so parents can go diving for the day. Grandparents will be there but physically unable to help. hours would be roughly 7am to 5pm. baby sleeps 2-4 hours in the middle of the day - Due date: Needs to be done on Thursday, 5 October 2023

Nanny in Cairns/Port Douglas


Cairns QLD, Australia

28th Jan 2023

Looking for a nanny who can assist with looking after my daughter whilst we are on holiday in Cairns in December 2023. - Due date: Flexible

Babysit my toddler


Palm Cove QLD, Australia

29th Dec 2022

Experienced babysitter needed - Due date: Needs to be done on Thursday, 29 December 2022

Desperate need for nanny/babysitter


Utchee Creek QLD, Australia

12th Aug 2022

I am needing to deliver my baby in Townsville (medical necessity) and we have 7 children (2 of whom I was planning on taking with me to Townsville). I have absolutely no help for the other children at home and I am desperate to have a plan for their care. The surgery will be done in the middle of November and I would need someone to stay at my home in Utchee Creek (just outside Innisfail) to stay for a minimum of 1 night, possibly 2 to stay with my remaining 5 children (13,10,8,5 and 2). I would be so grateful if I had someone to help me and I will pay as much as anyone is willing to offer. - Due date: Flexible

Regular nanny


Mena Creek QLD 4871, Australia

12th Aug 2022

Hi, I'm looking for any nannies who are available from now who can commit to regular daytime hours and an increase in November for a few days while my wife and I go to Townsville for the birth of our child. TIA.

In home nanny


Edge Hill QLD, Australia

21st Jul 2022

Two - three days a week in home nanny to watch fourth month old Baby - Due date: Flexible

Nanny for my kids


Edge Hill QLD, Australia

19th Jul 2022

4 month old baby an drop 4 year old to kindy round the corner. Flexible with hours but probably three days a week for 5-8 hours - Due date: Flexible

Babysitter - Redlynch


Redlynch QLD, Australia

20th Jun 2022

Babysitter required for 2 x boys (age 4 & 7) On Friday 24 June from 6pm till 10:30pm in Redlynch Valley. - Due date: Needs to be done on Friday, 24 June 2022



Silkwood QLD, Australia

7th Jun 2022

Rhiannon 15 Amelia 13 Skigh 3 Pryce 2 Tues to sat 230 to 1130pm - Due date: Before Monday, 20 June 2022



Clifton Beach QLD 4879, Australia

31st May 2022

Babysitter to look after 3 month old baby - Due date: Flexible



Earlville QLD 4870, Australia

8th Jan 2022

Babysitting 3 young children in hotel room - Due date: Needs to be done on Sunday, 9th Jan 2022

Babysitter - Palm Cove 16th Dec


Palm Cove QLD, Australia

12th Dec 2021

Hi, We require a babysitter for 2 boys (4 & 6 year old) for 3 hours at Palm Cove at a resort on 16th December from 6pm.



Redlynch QLD, Australia

10th Nov 2021

Need a babysitter for 2-3 hours to look after 2 x boys (4 year old and 6 year old)

I need babysitter services


Redlynch QLD 4870, Australia

29th Jul 2021

School pick up from Whitfield then take to child's home. Total 2 hours from 4pm to 6pm pm Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday. Need to be licensed with own car

I need babysitter services


Palm Cove QLD, Australia

12th Jul 2021

I am looking for someone to babysit my three children (age 11,10&9) on Saturday 17th of July

Babysitter needed


Cairns QLD, Australia

6th Jun 2021

A new born and a 2 year old in need of care On Wednesdays From 9am to 12pm weekly

I need babysitter services


Cairns City QLD, Australia

23rd Apr 2021

Need to look after a 2 year old in a hotel resort while a child is asleep