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"Very interactive and compatible with the children. Great babysitter. Polite and respectful the whole time and never complained. Will use again! "

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Gungahlin ACT


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"Shipa was polite and efficient. All cleaning jobs were completed to a great standard! "

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The Gap QLD


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"Chris was a wonderful babysitter. She was caring and considerate and made our 4 yr old and 15mth old immediately comfortable. Well qualified and a tr..."

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Spring Hill QLD


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Jaimee S

Lakemba NSW


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"Wonderful helper! Thanks so much for making my life a whole lot easier!"

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Penny A

Sutherland NSW


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"Amazing amazing amazing I would of been lost without her! Thank you for all your efforts and keeping us calm during a stressful day!!!! "

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Warner QLD


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"Candie was very helpful! "

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"Louise is reliable, honest, pleasant & trustworthy. She was a brilliantly calm influence on our dogs who suffer from separation anxiety & when it was ..."

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"Maria has done a wonderful job with my sunshine. She had a good time and was all smiles when I returned home. Thank you Maria!"

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"Lucie is punctual, sensible, pleasant and hard working. She developed great rapport with my children in a very short space of time and I felt very confident leaving her with them. Thank you Lucie."

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"Candice was a terrific babysitter! She was friendly, punctual and I think my kid had a good time. Recommend her to anyone who needs a reliable, nice babysitter."

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"Stacey was very prompt to answer all my questions... lovely person great with kids certainly would use her service again. thanks Stacey."



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Top Babysitter related questions

What kinds of tasks will a babysitter do?

A babysitter’s primary role is to care for children and look after their basic needs, like meals, hygiene, and settling for naps. Outside of that, if there’s time, your babysitter may help with chores like folding the washing, picking up toys, and even preparing dinner.

What skills are needed for babysitting?

Babysitters need to be reliable, good with children, patient, responsible, responsive, and caring. Ideally, they’ll have experience and qualifications in CPR, First Aid, and childcare or education.

What is the difference between a nanny and a babysitter?

A nanny offers a type of babysitting service that’s usually longer-term (for example, 3 days a week, ongoing). While babysitting usually refers to shorter periods of time or less regular childcare.

How do I find me babysitter I can trust?

The best way to find a babysitter you can rely on is to check their ratings and reviews. Look for comments like “on time”, “great with kids”, and “will hire again”.

How do I find me a babysitter in my area?

You can easily find a babysitter near you by posting your task on Airtasker. You’ll hear from available sitters so you can choose a top-rated local babysitter who’s the perfect match for your family.

How much should I pay my babysitter?

The cost of babysitting usually starts at around $20 per hour. But costs usually vary depending on the length of your babysitting session, the time of day, the number of kids, and your location.

Do I need a specialist licence for babysitting?

For certain types of tasks, you may need to enquire as to what specialist licenses for babysitting that may be required to undertake your task as this can vary. Please make sure that you confirm that a Tasker has the relevant licence and insurance before accepting an offer.

What do Babysitting services include?

Babysitting services include several tasks such as changing the diaper, preparing the baby’s meals and feeding them, ensuring they take their afternoon nap. If specified, and other services like administering any medication as necessary, bathing them and putting a new change of clothes on them as needed.
Diaper Changing

The babysitter disposes soiled diapers and changes them with new ones. Any cleaning and disinfecting of the baby will be done as well before fitting a fresh diaper. Babysitters will also perform any clean up as necessary if the baby left any messes. Be sure to provide the needed cleaning equipment as well as disinfectant, baby soap and detergent.
Preparing and Feeding Meals

Should the babysitter’s hours reach any feeding times, babysitters will prepare meals and patiently feed your babies. Be sure to have the appropriate food ready for them to prepare and feed to your babies. Babysitters will disinfect baby bottles and prepare formula and prepare the cutlery and flatware before proceeding to feed your bundles of joy. Cleanup after feeding is also part of the service, and the utensils, flatware and bottles will be put away.
Playtime with your Babies

Before taking your babies to their cribs or beds for naptime, some babysitters may engage your babies in a short play session. Babysitters can place them in their play crib and play with them using their favourite toys. If your children are toddlers, the babysitter can engage them in simple games using their toys and even read them a story to prepare them for naptime.  

Preparing for Naptime

Babysitters will take your baby to their cribs or beds for naptime at the time you specify. They will patiently rock or lull them to sleep and ensure they are safely tucked in. You can provide some items to help your babies sleep, like a music box or mobile that plays a soft lullaby. Babysitters will remain with your baby as they nap and periodically check on them. Should they rouse from the nap due to a wet diaper, the babysitter will change their diapers straight away.
Other Services

Other babysitting services can include bathing and changing the clothes of your babies as necessary. If they have any medications, the babysitter can administer these to them. Be sure to advise them of the dosage and have their medications ready. Some babysitters may offer to buy the baby food or formula for their meal times during the day if you’ve run out of these items.

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I need nanny


Augustine Heights QLD 4300, Australia

12th Jun 2021

Before school - assist 3 children to get ready for school & day care, breakfast, clean kitchen. Take children to school & day care. Collect children from school, afternoon tea, homework, chores, play. 9yo 7yo 1yo Hours - 630 -830 & 3pm-5pm

Babysitter/nanny 3 nights a week


Essendon VIC, Australia

12th Jun 2021

Need a babysitter/nann during the evening from 4pm-7pm, 3 nights a week for 3 children ages 5,4 and 2. Mainly help out and play with the children, with the routine, dinner and bed time. $20 an hour Would like previous nanny/babysitting experience.



Erskineville NSW, Australia

12th Jun 2021

ℹ️ ︎This is a private task. The tasker will review your booking request and confirm their availability. 📦 PRICE PACKAGE: Nanny ($25) Full or part time nanny (agreement of hours per day or per week) 📅 AVAILABILITY: I am available full time 📝 DESCRIPTION: I am offering my services as a babysitter, i have been 3 times au pair with kids from 2 to 9 years old, I also have worked as nanny in London and Australia. I could also help with house duties. ✉️️ MESSAGE TO TASKER: Hi Ana, I'm looking for a nanny mon/Tues or just Tues 8am to 6pm every week in erskineville. Two kids,1 and 3 yrs old. Let me know if you're interested in catching up. Jo – View all the details of this listing: https://www.airtasker.com/listings/nanny-babysitter-82103/6RCI36aXawKCJ78zRDsonX

Nanny in the evening 4-5 hours


Zetland NSW, Australia

28th May 2021

Looking for a nanny for my two boys (7 months and 2 years). Just for 4-5 hours, one evening this weekend.

Penny is amazing! Warm, friendly and feels like we have known her for years. She got along with the kids straight away and we will definitely be using her as our babysitter in the future. Thanks Penny

Babysit a 4 year old


Melbourne City, VIC, Australia

23rd May 2021

My husband and I will be away at a conference and need someone extremely kind and with experience working with children to care for my daughter in Melbourne CBD 24 May 2021 (tomorrow): 7 AM - 10 AM 25 May 2021: 6:30 AM - 10:30 AM 26 May 2021: 7 AM - 10 AM

Ange was absolutely delightful! My 4 year daughter loved her company. Ange also brought activities to keep my little one occupied. I would love to have her again. Thank you, Ange.

Babysitting 3 year old


Manor Lakes VIC, Australia

20th May 2021

Hi - looking for someone to babysit our 3 year old son on Saturday night. Dinner and bath will be done but sitter will have to do story time and bedtime. Ideally 7:30 pm to 12:30 am. Location close to Vline if need train. Essential - personal or work reference - previous experience caring for 3 year old Desirable - WWC - police check - first aid certificate

Great with our 3 year old. Punctual, friendly, amazing with children.

Babysit my kids tonight


East Brisbane QLD, Australia

8th May 2021

Hi, I need a reliable babysitter for my 2 kids between 5:30 to 11:00 pm tonight. They’ll have their dinner and pjs on and ready for bed, they might want to play hide and seek with you before u tuck them in at 7:30 😊 3 year old and 6 year old boys, sleep in the same room together in a bunk bed. Once they are down, they are down (they might be playing in their room by themselves for 30 min or so after tuck in, before dropping off to sleep) so should be an easy job 😊 just need checking in once in awhile. Kedron based

Lovely girl, would definitely get her to babysit for our boys again.

Family carer/ babysitter


Manly West QLD, Australia

12th Jun 2021

ℹ️ ︎This is a private task. The tasker will review your booking request and confirm their availability. 📦 PRICE PACKAGE: $35/h Nanny for 3-4 kids ($105) This includes cleaning, cooking, helping with homework, picking them up and taking them to school/activities, feeding/walking animals. Minimum 3 hours 📅 AVAILABILITY: Monday- all day Wednesday- all day Thursday - until 1:00pm Friday - all day Saturday - all day Sunday - all day 📝 DESCRIPTION: I am 21 years old and listing my services as a nanny/babysitter, I have been looking after kids since I was 15 as my mum works at home with family daycare and I would help out, and some of the parents would ask me to babysit their kids over weekends. I also have been looking after a family of 3 kids for 4 years now, one is a 14 years old, 8 & 6 years old now so I have cared for kids of many different ages. I am also experienced as a nanny too, picking kids up from school, preparing dinner, cleaning clothes, washing dishes, preparing kids for bed, helping with homework. ✉️️ MESSAGE TO TASKER: Hi I have 3 kids, aged 7,10 and 11. I need them to be dropped off at school and picked up. As well I need them taken to after school activities everyday. I will also need meals made for the kids and family dinner made. Morning shift will be 3 hrs and afternoon shift will be 3-4 hrs. – View all the details of this listing: https://www.airtasker.com/listings/family-carer-babysitter-72735/67cM5O6C7XJSTuCxI74iqU

Nanny/educator required for 2.5yr old toddler


Essendon VIC, Australia

12th Jun 2021

We require an experienced Nanny, preferably with early childhood educator experience and an understanding and ability to implement the Victorian Early years learning and development framework. We need our boy looked after for a full day (8am-4pm or similar) and want someone to be able to contribute to his learning and development. A driver's license, working with children's check/police check will also be required. Must be able to drive our son to classes and playgrounds. Some meal prep (for our boy) and minor chores may be required as well.

Casual Nanny - 9.5 hrs during the day


Kellyville NSW, Australia

10th Jun 2021

Hi guys, We need a casual nanny to take care of our one year old boy tomorrow Friday 11th of June from 9:00am-6:30pm, so mum can work from home in peace. =). One is a 3.5 yo and the other is 11 months old. The tasks will be to feed the kids, play with them, keep them company, and take them to the toilet / change nappy as needed. Happy to chat.

thanks for taking care of our son today 😊

Babysitter wanted


Chermside QLD, Australia

26th May 2021

hey, anyone pls msg me if you can babysit my 7 month old. Mon, Tue, Fri : 10 am - 2 pm pls. Pay will be hourly basis. My babysitter has moved out of town and now i am left without anyone. so its urgent pls.

Candie was very helpful!

Babysitter for Petrie SS school drop off and pick


Brendale QLD, Australia

23rd May 2021

I am seeking a babysitter for Mon- Wed to drive my 3 children from Brendale to school in Petrie and complete pick up and home drop off in the afternoons. Role would begin on Monday 31 May. Hours would be 8am - 8.30 and 3pm-3.30pm on Monday and Tuesday and only the morning on Wednesdays. Would suit student looking for additional income, a local Mum with children at Petrie State School or a retiree. Must have full driving license. Wage in line with childrens services award

Wonderful couple! Leah-Anne is a beautiful lady and the most warm, professional and friendly child carer I've met. 5 stars! 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟

Need a Nanny


Ryde NSW, Australia

11th May 2021

Hi, We’d like to get help from a Nanny fir next 2 days. Time: 9:00am to 3:00 pm. Ready to pay $150 per day.

Tilly was really easy to deal with, communication was easy. She also is very kind and it shows...our son enjoyed his first nanny/ babysitting experience. Will recommend to busy parents looking for help around house and babysitting kids.

Live in Nanny


Lane Cove NSW, Australia

12th Jun 2021

I am looking for a live-in nanny or helper for my 2 lovely daughters - 9 and 3 years old. Elderly person would be preferred. Working with children checks and police checks are preferred. Someone who loves kids, kind and caring is expected. Payment will be discussed.

I need a nanny for my 3 kids


Manly West QLD, Australia

12th Jun 2021

Hi I need someone to care for my 3 school aged kids before and after school Monday to Friday. This will include making meals, driving to/ from school and activities and light house duties.

Nanny/babysitter available located in waterloo/redfern


Erskineville NSW, Australia

12th Jun 2021

ℹ️ ︎This is a private task. The tasker will review your booking request and confirm their availability. 📦 PRICE PACKAGE: Hourly pay ($30) Price is negotiable, but im thinking $30 per hour depending on how far the travel would be! 📅 AVAILABILITY: Available whenever you need help. 📝 DESCRIPTION: I am happy to help you look after your kids whenever you need or want help! I'm an experienced live in nanny with ages from 1-9. I love spending time with kids an doing fun stuff together such as baking, sports, watch movies, homework, walks, cooking etc etc. talk soon xx ✉️️ MESSAGE TO TASKER: Hi Emma, I'm looking for a nanny mon/Tues or just Tues 8am to 6pm every week in erskineville. Two kids,1 and 3 yrs old. Let me know if you're interested in catching up. Jo – View all the details of this listing: https://www.airtasker.com/listings/nanny-babysitter-available-located-in-waterloo-redfern-92105/5gCVPPnywtAHNWfi25xO5Z



Surry Hills NSW, Australia

10th Jun 2021

This Saturday 10am-2pm or Sunday 11am-3pm (4hours ) 4 kids ages 11,9,5,and 11months.

Rania was great with my 4 kids ages 11, 9,5, and 11 months. Super helpful and knowledgeable with the kids. My baby was very happy with her, I highly recommend her!

URGENT! I need babysitter services for this evenin


Petrie QLD, Australia

25th May 2021

Urgent babysitting services required for a lovely 2yo boy TODAY (Wednesday 26th May) in Petrie 4502 from 6.30pm to midnight. I am having to work late and am totally stuck!

Wonderful, kind and friendly child carer. I will certainly be using Louise in the future!

Babysitter tonight


Shelley WA, Australia

21st May 2021

I need someone to babysit two year old within my home just for today from 3:00pm until 7am as I had a extra work shift come up and need to someone to just be in the home in case he wakes up he will be sleeping through the night

Great babysitter! Will definitely book again!

Looking for some to babysit for about 3 hours.


Point Cook VIC, Australia

8th May 2021

Hi, we are looking for someone around pointcook to babysit or play with my 2.9 yr old for 3 hours at 3 PM today, as mom and dad has a job. No need to do any tasks we will just be around and can get to you if required. Thanks, Sashank

Tayla is awesome, very easy to communicate and work with , highly recommended