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Amazing babysitting/house service! I would definitely recommend Sheila 💯. Very friendly, reliable, rocked up on time and someone you can trust. Thanks Sheila! 🤗

Babysit tonight til midnight East PERTH


Helen did an awesome job, the kids really enjoyed their time. Would absolutely recommend to anyone needing a babysitter and/or cleaning services.

Babysitter 4 hours from 10am today


Great work Blenda!

Babysitting 2 kids


Thanks so much Louise Great communication On time and really appreciate you staying a little longer :) Definitely see you again Cheers Adam



Chantel was fantastic at short notice, would definitely recommend!

Babysitter tonight


Christine was lovely. Watched my two daughters and recommend her any time



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Top Babysitters related questions

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.
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.
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.
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”.
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.
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.
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.

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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.

Recent Babysitters tasks



Haymarket NSW 2000, Australia

Sep 18th 2023

Hi everyone Babysitter required for 2 to 3 hours during a birthday lunch in the restaurant where the lunch will take place. Would like someone to sit with and entertain 7 kids at the restaurant on the kids table (or nearby in the restaurant) while the parents enjoy lunch without being interrupted by kids running around and asking them for things. Colouring and activity books with pens and pencils will be provided, so it will just be overseeing and keeping the kids in line with little disturbance to the parents. Babysitter will be required from 12.30pm to 3.30pm and lunch and beverages will be provided. - Due date: Needs to be done on Saturday, 4 November 2023

Nanny babysitter


Merricks North VIC, Australia

Sep 17th 2023

Looking for a nanny 1-2 days a week, typically for 4 hrs per day. Baby is 8 weeks, When baby is asleep would love the help of cleaning around the house also. $30p/h must have nanny experience and working with children’s check - Due date: Flexible

Early Morning Babysitter and Daycare Drop Off


Joondalup WA, Australia

Sep 17th 2023

We are looking for a reliable, responsible, babysitter who can start at 5.45am and drop out baby to daycare between 6.30am and 7am. Weekdays only, days will vary week to week. Must have a police clearance and WWC. Must have own vehicle. Car seat will be provided as required. - Due date: Flexible



Ripley QLD, Australia

Sep 17th 2023

Mama of 2 (2 year old & 12 week old) just after someone to babysit/help with the kids while I’m either home & just need another set of hands or if I’m running errands. 2 year old loves being in the backyard One or 2 afternoons a week depending on hourly rate & if you need a minimum amount of hours each time Must have blue card, up-to-date CPR & first aid certificates, be 18+ in age, hold a National Police Check, hold a working with children check, be able to supply at least 2 contactable babysitting/childcare referees - Due date: Needs to be done on Tuesday, 19 September 2023

Need a babysitter for tonight


Kearneys Spring QLD, Australia

Sep 16th 2023

Need a babysitter for tonight. 6:30-10:30. Kids are 2 and 4. They will already be showered and fed. Mainly just need someone to standby so they don’t burn the house down while we are out. Thanks heaps! - Due date: Needs to be done on Saturday, 16 September 2023



Rose Bay NSW 2029, Australia

Sep 15th 2023

I'm looking for a babysitter/Nanny that has experience in ballet. If you have learnt any ballet in the past that would be sufficient. Any performance or grading experience would be ideal. My 7 year old daughter is a very keen ballet dancer and would like a Nanny/babysitter with some experience in it. Price is for 4 hours. Flexible shifts. Foreigners or student visas ok. I look forward to speaking with you. - Due date: Flexible

Babysitter needed today Saturday 16th


Caboolture South QLD, Australia

Sep 15th 2023

Babysit three kids , aged 4,8,10 from 10am till 6pm - Due date: Needs to be done on Saturday, 16 September 2023



St. Ives NSW, Australia

Sep 15th 2023

Hi, I live in St Ives 2075 and I'm looking for an experienced and responsible babysitter to take care of 2 children (my son and my friend’s son: 2 years and 2.5 years old) tomorrow night, September 16th, from 7:30/8 pm until they're asleep (maximum 3 hours). I have guests coming over, and I need someone reliable to look after the kids and put them to sleep. This won’t be one off as I need a regular babysitter specifically on Fridays when I’m working from home, and weekends. Thank you! Regards, Azi - Due date: Needs to be done on Saturday, 16 September 2023

She was great 😊 I highly recommend her.

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!



Lara VIC, Australia

Jul 11th 2023

I need someone to help with bedtime and house tidy on Friday. Single dad with 3 young kids. I will be here, I just want some help with dinner, bath, bed and making sure the house is tidy - Due date: Needs to be done on Friday, 14 July 2023

Did a great job, will use again



Fawkner VIC, Australia

Jul 7th 2023

I am looking for experienced and caring babysitter to look after our 1.5 years girl for about 3- 4 hours at Womens Hospital on Saturday 8th July. We need someone to meet us at Womens Hospital at 7.45am. My Mrs has surgery at the hospital. - Due date: Needs to be done on Saturday, 8 July 2023