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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 in Ballarat

Babysitting Daylesford


Daylesford VIC, Australia

Apr 9th 2023

We are a family of 4 with a young 8 week old baby. Along with my extended family including nephews (2) and nieces (3), we will be visiting Daylesford for a family get together/ holiday. We will be spending all of our time with the kids but have organised a special dinner too fancy for the little ones. Hoping to find someone confident and experienced enough to take care of bub for a few hours. Approx 7pm- 11pm. - Due date: Before Saturday, 15 April 2023

Babysitter / Nanny


Lucas VIC, Australia

Jan 24th 2023

🚖🏫 Seeking a dependable and experienced babysitter/Nanny 🕰️ Approximately 20 - 25 hours per week 🍴🛀 Responsibilities include: * Ensuring breakfast and dinner are provided * Picking up/Dropping off from School/Daycare * Overseeing showers at night time * Occasional sleepovers * Helping with homework and school projects * Organizing and supervising indoor and outdoor activities * Keeping children's areas clean and tidy * Maintaining children's daily routine and schedule 🧒🧒 Care for 2 children, aged 5 and 2 💰 $23 per hour 💰 $80 fixed rate per sleepover 🚗💼 Must have a valid driver's license and previous experience with young children 👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Join our family and become a valued member of our team! 🧒🐕🐈 We have 2 dogs and 1 cat, so must be comfortable with pets! 📞 Contact me to schedule an interview and discuss how you can become a valued member of our family. - Due date: Flexible

Child Minding / Babysitter


Ballarat North VIC, Australia

Jan 12th 2023

Assist with getting a 6-year-old and 4-year-old to bed, including supervising bath time, teeth cleaning and maybe a story to help them drift off to sleep. We can provide dinner, which you will eat with the family before bed routine. Around 2 hours time. - Due date: Needs to be done on Thursday, 19 January 2023



Trentham VIC, Australia

Mar 21st 2022

Hello :) I am attending a wedding in Trentham Victoria on the Saturday 2nd April, and need someone lovely to look after my children (8yrs and 7yrs old). They will have their electronics etc and are pretty self sufficient :) The wedding finishes at 11:00pm so at latest would be home shortly after that. Please reach out if you're available/keen. Date: Saturday 2nd April 2022 Start: 4:30pm End: 11:30pm - Due date: Needs to be done on Saturday, 2 April 2022

Thanks Sarah and Lindy! You we're super easy to deal with and your babysitting was much appreciated!

Babysitter needed


Ballarat VIC, Australia

May 22nd 2021

We require a babysitter to sit and watch the baby monitor while baby sleeps for 2-3 hours

I need babysitter services


Buninyong VIC, Australia

Feb 15th 2021

I have two kids 9 1/2 at 11 primary school pick up from school be at my house early in the morning before I go to work and drop off at school two or three days a fortnight

I need babysitter services


Nerrina VIC 3350, Australia

Jun 24th 2020

2 toddlers, put to bed and stay at home with them for 4 hours