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Recent Childcare & Safety reviews in Canberra

Highly recommended She was excellent

Babysitter needed in Canberra


Lilly has provided excellent service as a babysitter.

Babysitter needed in Melba


Victoria was absolutely brilliant. Very professional, accountable and reliable. Communication on point, which is critical for me.

Babysit 2 kids (Barton) from 5.30-8pm


Very helpful for a last minute request. Thank you!

Babysitter needed - tonight.


Was great thanks

Babysitter in Canberra Saturday night


Alison was on time, warm and lovely. Would definitely recommend for babysitting.

Occasional babysitting


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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 Canberra

Nanny/babysitter wanted


Lyneham ACT 2602, Australia

14th Feb 2024

Looking for a nanny to look after my 8 mo baby boy. I will be working from home and want someone to keep him busy so I can get my work done. The requirement is: - 15 hours per week, mon-wed Must haves: - be flexible with more or less hours in a week. - reliable transportation to reach my location. - vaccinated - Willing to help with some house work. - have prior experience with babies. When you provide a offer, please include what your expectation is per week (for 15 hours) including airtasker fee. Also include what your weekly expectation is if you continue to provide services in future.



Franklin ACT, Australia

11th Feb 2024

Looking for experienced babysitter to look after seven months old baby boy while I work from home. Required 10-3 Some light housework while baby sleeps



Narrabundah ACT 2604, Australia

2nd Feb 2024

We need a Babysitter/Nanny to look after our little girl(8 months old) at our place in Narrabundah. We need this service during work hours (0800-0400pm), 4 days a week (except Tuesday). We will supply nappies/food for our baby at our place. Happy to pay $13 per hour. - Due date: Flexible

Month long babysitting work March/Apr between 7PM & 9PM / Spence ACT


Spence ACT, Australia

31st Jan 2024

We are a community organisation organising a month long evening program for which we need help With babysitting / child minding services of someone experienced to work form 10th March to 10 Apr between 7PM & 9PM / Spence ACT everyday for 2 hours Payment can be discussed by negotiation. - Due date: Flexible



Ngunnawal ACT, Australia

26th Jan 2024

Care for two children, 11 and 9 year boys at our home. 2 - 3 hours today (Saturday 27/1) and Sunday 28/1. Time of day is flexible. - Due date: Needs to be done on Saturday, 27 January 2024

Nanny for at least 2 nights


Harrison ACT, Australia

16th Jan 2024

I nned a nanny for 1 or potentially 2 nights - Due date: Needs to be done on Friday, 19 January 2024



Kingston ACT, Australia

23rd Oct 2023

Nee help with newborn and household - Due date: Needs to be done on Wednesday, 25 October 2023



Holt ACT, Australia

18th Sep 2023

2 hrs once-twice a week. flexible days tue-fri. We are Strathnairn. Preferrably 4-6pm.

Babysit 2 kids (Barton) from 5.30-8pm


Barton ACT, Australia

12th Sep 2023

Hi, I have 2 kids (turning 8 and 5 respectively) - and need a babysitter from 5.30-8pm, whilst my wife and I go to dinner. Ideally someone who has the requisite working with children / police checks. Thank you. - Due date: Needs to be done on Wednesday, 20 September 2023

Victoria was absolutely brilliant. Very professional, accountable and reliable. Communication on point, which is critical for me.

Need Babysitting


Richardson ACT, Australia

24th Aug 2023

I am looking for a babysitter who can look after my 9 month old daughter for 3-4 hours in the morning. Someone who can supervise her while she plays and keeps her entertained while I work from home. - Due date: Flexible



Conder ACT 2906, Australia

15th Aug 2023

Babysitter for a 11 and 7 year old - Due date: Needs to be done on Friday, 18 August 2023

Nanny/babysitter for 6mth old - one week


Causeway ACT 2604, Australia

7th Jul 2023

Looking for an in-home sitter for 6-month old for 9am-6pm, Mon-Fri in week of 24 July. Additional occasional care might be available. - Due date: Needs to be done on Monday, 24 July 2023

Nanny for 2 days


Amaroo ACT, Australia

30th Jun 2023

I am looking for Nanny to take care of my twin boys on Monday and Tuesday next week. And the following week. Budget indicated on the af is a random number. Feel free to share your per hour quote. - Due date: Needs to be done on Monday, 3 July 2023

Nanny/Babysitting 3 days per week


Curtin ACT 2605, Australia

18th Jun 2023

Hello, I am looking for someone who can pick up my two children after school 3 days per week and drive them to after school activities. Hours will be 3:30pm- 5:30pm, 3 weekdays per week. Days are flexible but need to be agreed before starting, Must have drivers licence and your own car. Petrol allowance will also be paid each week. - Due date: Flexible



New South Wales 2620, Australia

7th Jun 2023

Babysitter required for two kids age 1 and 4 in Queanbeyan from 9.30-2.30pm on the 20th and 21st June. - Due date: Needs to be done on Tuesday, 20 June 2023

Nanny now


Franklin ACT, Australia

22nd May 2023

Nanny for 2 hours As i have to se - Due date: Needs to be done on Monday, 22 May 2023

Occasional babysitting


Ainslie ACT 2602, Australia

16th Mar 2023

We're looking for an experienced babysitter to look after our 2 year old from time to time. Usually weekend evenings. Mostly when he's sleeping though may require putting him to bed. - Due date: Needs to be done on Friday, 24 March 2023

Alison was on time, warm and lovely. Would definitely recommend for babysitting.

Looking for Nanny


Mawson ACT, Australia

5th Feb 2023

We are looking for a nanny preferably female to look after our one year old son on Tuesday and Wednesday every week for 5 hours each day. - Due date: Needs to be done on Monday, 6 February 2023



Calwell ACT 2905, Australia

27th Jan 2023

Babysit one child Ongoing babysitting as well - Due date: Needs to be done on Monday, 30 January 2023

Nanny now for few hours


Franklin ACT, Australia

24th Jan 2023

Looking for nanny available now - Due date: Needs to be done on Tuesday, 24 January 2023