The Best Babysitting And Nannying Services In Sydney
- Mums & Bubs
By Melissa Fine, ellaslist
Whether you're after a casual babysitter for date night, or a weekday nanny to get the kids out the door in the morning, these childminding services can help take the load off, and will find you someone fast.
1. The Motherhood App
When their friends started having kids, Alice and Millie - now the Motherhood app's founders - realised that being a mum is tough, and that the kids always come first. Enter Motherhood: an app which was built to support Sydney mums' mental and physical wellbeing, giving them the opportunity to have some downtime, and with ease.
'Using technology to bring back the village,' you can book a childminder in your area, in advance or at a moment's notice from $22/hour; simply post a job on the Motherhood app, after which minders will be notified so that they can apply for the job. You can also search through minders in the Motherhood database, which enables you to suss out their star-rating, certificates, and the number of jobs they've received through the app, as well as whether or not they're a mum who will be bringing their child along with them to the job. We also like that Motherhood verifies Working With Children Checks (WWCC).
Join Motherhood's 6,000+ community of mums and minders today!
2. Poppins Nanny Agency
If you don't feel confident that you can find a trusted childminder yourself, on top of everything else on your 'To Do' list, leave the work to Poppins Nanny Agency. Founded by Jodi, mother-of-4 (!), Poppins is all about bringing professional, qualified, and caring childminders to families in and around Sydney.
Poppins gets that no family is alike, and so they'll work closely with you and your family to ensure they find a nanny or sitter who's the perfect fit for YOU, and at the right rate of pay. They even offer Mother's Helpers and Mummy Nannies.
Interviewing and screening each and every prospective nanny, hire a childminder through Poppins and you'll have peace of mind that your little ones are in safe hands. Poppins Nanny Agency have met all their chindminders face-to-face, and they make a point of doing reference checks, and verifying WWCC and Police Checks.
3. Juggle Street
Founded in 2014, and with over 40,000 jugglers, Juggle Street is your online neighbourhood babysitting network...take advantage of their School Holiday Special and get 33% off their childminding services over the Autumn break!
Juggle Street is a 'web-app,' meaning it looks like an app, but really it's a website, so you can post a job from your mobile, laptop or desktop.
Note that Juggle Street is an 'introductory platform', and does NOT do background checks, so it'll be up to you to verify their Police Check and WWCC, and to get in touch with their referees.
4. The Nanny Emporium
Whether you're after a Nanny, Manny, Babysitter or Au Pair in your area, The Nanny Emporium's got you sorted. The website is free for nannies and sitters, and parents get a FREE 7-day trial with free access to the childminder listings.
So that no precious time is wasted, you can filter your nanny search based on your suburb, parents are able to include a list of requirements in their job post, such as a sitter with a car and driver's licence, first aid qualification, a Police Check and WWCC.
5. Find a Babysitter
A FREE introductory platform for parents and childminders, parents can either post a job, or send an email to a sitter, nanny or au pair who ticks all their boxes. Minders can select how far they are willing to travel, a means of ensuring that the ones who come up in your search won't be wasting your time. WWCCs are verified by Find a Babysitter, and childminder profiles display whether or not a minder has a driver's licence, first aid qualifications, and a Police Check - however the service does NOT do screenings, so make sure you ask a childminder to bring these documents in a meet-and-greet.
This social media platform can be a super helpful resource for mums, and you're sure to find a Nanny's/Nanny Share, Babysitters and Au Pair group for your area of Sydney. Here minders can introduce themselves, and parents can ask for recommendations - a great 'word of mouth' referral system. And if you find a sitter who you have mutual friends with, these friends can serve as the sitters 'referees.' It's also reassuring to know that your kids are being looked after by a friend of a friend.
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