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Julz showed up on time and was really patience with my baby ❤️

I need nanny


Kelly is awesome. Our boys hit it off with her. She came in and straight to feeding our youngest. Just like that. So smooth, it was a relief. Thanks Kelly (not Julie). See ya next time.

Babysitting Saturday night 19th Oct


Hanain was amazing and instantly connected with my kid. She was on time and really considerate as a baby sitter. She took an interest in my son's games and definitely kept him occupied the entire time. Thanks Hanain.

I need babysitter services


Kerrie, was amazing and did a great job.

Redfern Babysitter for 1 day. Tues, Wed or T


Reliable, respectful and responsible. 5 stars.



Neeloo was amazing. The boys had a great day and lots of fun. Very skilled child professional.

Redfern Babysitter for 1 day. Mon, Tues, Wed or T


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Need to find an emergency childcare provider because your regular babysitter isn’t available, your relatives are out of town, and you have work in an hour? No worries! Airtasker can help you find a trusted childcare practitioner in minutes. Here’s why our platform is an excellent choice for finding a childcare provider who can head to your home:

First, you can reach dozens of nearby babysitters or baby safety experts with a single post—no need to make dozens of calls or text your parenting group for recommendations. Next, you can specify your budget, so you don’t need to pay an arm and a leg to find someone trustworthy. Lastly, our platform lets you read customer reviews before you book. That way, you get to hear from other parents who hired that Tasker!

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Top Childcare & Safety related questions

First, keep the rooms free from clutter. Make sure that all surfaces, toys, utensils, and your hands are sanitised regularly. Next, replenish any emergency kits (if you’re a Tasker, make sure you know where the first-aid kit is). Lastly, supervise the children or babies at all times. Note that instead of bringing your child to a daycare or playschool setting, the Tasker can head to your location.

The top 5 tips (or rules) for child safety at home are:

  • Prevent illness through proper handwashing, sanitising surfaces, and ensuring that the child has all the recommended immunisations. 
  • Practice food safety. 
  • Be safe while playing.
  • Baby proof or childproof the area. Avoid clutter, pad sharp edges, and make sure that nothing dangerous is within reach. 
  • Know what to do in an emergency. This includes having an emergency kit and a list of emergency contacts.

First, state in your task post that you require them to present their proof of registration, licence, and credentials. Next, before booking a Tasker, make sure to go through their customer ratings and reviews. Finally, ask to see their credentials before letting a childcare provider into your home. 

The list of baby proofing to-dos may depend on your own home and child, but in general, you must do the following:

  • Keep surfaces clean and free from clutter
  • Keep dangerous items (knives, scissors, ceramics, cables, sockets, cleaning products, small things that could be choking hazards) out of reach
  • Pad sharp edges or corners 
  • Keep an eye out for heavy objects
  • Know the settings on your hot-water heater

For a more thorough approach, we recommend hiring a baby proofing expert near you.

A child safety kit is a document that should contain the following information. Make sure to update this regularly: 

  • Your child’s name
  • Birthdate
  • Age
  • Height and weight
  • Gender
  • Ethnicity
  • Eye and hair colour
  • Unique physical characteristics (e.g. birthmarks, braces, glasses)
  • Medical needs and medications
  • Emergency contacts
  • Fingerprints
  • DNA sample (e.g. hair, an old toothbrush)
  • Recent colour photo

This depends on your child’s development. Some parents feel comfortable getting rid of the baby gates when their child turns two or three, and some child experts recommend childproofing until the age of five. No matter when you choose to stop baby proofing or childproofing, remember that these little precautions and adjustments don’t eliminate the need for proper adult supervision.

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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

Babysit for my 10 months old


Liverpool NSW 2170, Australia

Sep 25th 2023

Hi We're looking for someone who will help us to look after our 10 months old baby from 10.30-2pm every Tuesday. My Father in law will be helping as well. Preferably someone who knows to deal and have experience with the baby.



Surry Hills NSW, Australia

Sep 25th 2023

Hi, I'm looking for an experienced and responsible babysitter to take care of 2 children 5 years and 3years old Friday 29th September from 2pm to 7pm. Valid Working with Children Check needed. This won’t be one off for the right person as I need a regular babysitter specifically on Fridays when we have office functions. Thank you! Regards, Carolina - Due date: Needs to be done on Friday, 29 September 2023

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


Cairns City QLD, Australia

Sep 25th 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

Babysitting my 9 year old daughter


Braybrook VIC 3019, Australia

Sep 25th 2023

Need someone to babysit our daughter for the night of Friday Oct 6, it will probably be from about 6:30 to 11:30 or so - Due date: Needs to be done on Friday, 6 October 2023

Baby sitting, nannying


Chelsea VIC, Australia

Sep 24th 2023

Hi there, Looking for a reliable baby sitter for my 6 year old daughfer. Must be local to Chelsea 5:30am-8:45am (Occasional 5am start) Monday-friday Task includes, -school drop off approx 15 minutes from our home. -Assisting my daughter to get ready for school. Please respond if you are interested, have working with children's check/police check, and a license. Child minding experience preferred. Thank you. - Due date: Needs to be done on Wednesday, 27 September 2023

Baby sitting/nannying


Chelsea VIC, Australia

Sep 24th 2023

Hi there, Looking for a reliable baby sitter for my 6 year old daughfer. Must be local to Chelsea 5:30am-8:45am (Occasional 5am start) Task includes, -school drop off approx 15 minutes from our home. -Assisting my daughter to get ready for school. Please respond if you are interested, have working with children's check/police check, and a license. Child minding experience preferred. Thank you. - Due date: Needs to be done on Monday, 25 September 2023

Nanny in penrith


Jordan Springs NSW 2747, Australia

Sep 24th 2023

Looking for a nanny in penrith area. To live fulltime at our house - Due date: Flexible



Port Kembla NSW, Australia

Sep 24th 2023

Looking for ongoing babysitting for my 5yo daughter. Mon & Tue Mornings 4:30-7:30am and Monday evenings 3pm - 8pm. Needs WWC check & current first aid. Morning shifts you are able to arrive and go back to sleep until she wakes up at 7am. $25hr - Due date: Needs to be done on Monday, 2 October 2023

Babysit 2 kids (Barton) from 5.30-8pm


Barton ACT, Australia

Sep 12th 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.

In home full time nanny


Padstow Heights NSW, Australia

Sep 4th 2023

Looking for in home nanny to live full time Monday to Friday. Own room and ensuite available to look after family home with 3 kids 9,7 and 5 year old kids - Due date: Needs to be done on Sunday, 10 September 2023

Babysitter needed for 9 month old tomorrow


Sydney Olympic Park NSW 2127, Australia

Sep 1st 2023

Hello, Myself and the missus are down with illness, so we'll need a babysitter to take care of our son tomorrow. The job will be from 7 am to 7pm. Breaks are reasonable. I you'll have to feed him, nappy change, prep food, clean his bottles. If time permits, laundry would be a nice to have. We'll help as we can, but it is subject to how healthy the two of us are feeling. Please quote your hourly rate - Due date: Needs to be done on Saturday, 2 September 2023

Very polite and soft spoken but carries a genuine work ethic. Took care of my son with a lot of care and gentleness. When my son went to sleep she helped rearrange his playpen and other help around the house.



Toorak VIC, Australia

Aug 18th 2023

Need a babysitter for my 11 year old daughter tomorrow night, 7:00pm - Midnight - Due date: Needs to be done on Saturday, 19 August 2023

Mariana was amazing. My daughter loved her. I’d recommend Mariana for babysitting!!

Babysit for my 7 months old


Liverpool NSW 2170, Australia

Aug 14th 2023

My husband starts at 1:30pm in his job and we need someone who can look after my baby for 4hrs every Tuesday and Thursday as I am coming back home after 4.30pm. My father in law will be helping through out the time. If possible can come today. 🙏

Not comptable working with my baby.

Need babysitter ASAP for 1 day


Hunters Hill NSW, Australia

Aug 6th 2023

Need someone to look after 2 kids tomorrow, Monday, 7th Aug from 9am-4pm. Kids are aged 14 and 10. Ideal if you have some experience helping kids with homework / course work. - Due date: Needs to be done on Monday, 7 August 2023

Rose was super fabulous. She came in prepared with lots of activities. The kids had so much fun. She was punctual, friendly and very easy to communicate with. Highly recommended. Thank you Rose!

Helper/babysitter needed


Brunswick East VIC, Australia

Aug 5th 2023

Babysitting, helping tidy up around the house, ideally you speak Indonesian and live locally for ongoing work - Due date: Before Saturday, 5 August 2023

Efficient and easy to deal with. Highly recommended.

Experienced female babysitter for tonight


Padstow NSW 2211, Australia

Jul 29th 2023

Hello looking for an experienced female baby sitter to baby sit my son tonight from 7pm to 10pm - Due date: Needs to be done on Saturday, 29 July 2023

So nice kind and polite and on time

Babysit for 4hrs


Liverpool NSW 2170, Australia

Jul 26th 2023

Let me know, so I can give you the job tomorrow. Thank you

She's very good. Able to calm my baby quickly.

Need a babysitter to look after my 18 - month-old daughter TOMORROW.


Melbourne City, VIC, Australia

Jul 25th 2023

Hi babysitters/nannies, looking for a female nanny/babysitter to look after my daughter for a couple of hours. I will be attending a conference at the Melbourne convention centre, so we can meet there and you can take her for a walk around the city for a couple of hours till I'm done. Must have Working with Children check. - Due date: Needs to be done on Wednesday, 26 July 2023

Took very good care of my toddler.

Babysitting my daughter at my place from 6pm-9am


South Lake WA, Australia

Jul 13th 2023

Urgently needing a nanny to look after my 4mo baby while i work a 12hr nightshift. Baby sleeps really well only wakes up once during the night, if at all Can provide dinner (Uber eats or whatever you fancy) as well as a clean bed for you to sleep in, or you could chill on the couch all night up to you. Includes: Feeding (180ml every 3-ish hours) Changing diaper (3 times max) Putting to sleep (can discuss evening routine upon acceptance of offer) - Due date: Needs to be done on Thursday 13 July 2023

Emily was great with babysitting my bubba - highly recommend x



Mount Waverley VIC, Australia

Jul 12th 2023

I am looking for a babysitter for my son who is 10 months old. The person should have experience, knowledge and skill to look after an infant. Preferable someone nimble, patient, caring and motherly. CPR and first aid certified are beneficial.A current working with children check is required.If the person get along well with my family, I will be looking to hire the babysitter on a more regular basis. - updated to 23 July from 11am- 3pm/4pm

Proactive, helpful and reliable. Would definitely recommend her service!