Parent tips on how to find a babysitter or nanny

The following parent resources have been developed to help parents select the ideal nanny or babysitter, organise daily routines and build great working (& playing) relationships. This parent information has been created and collated with the input of experienced mums and dads!

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All You Need To Know About The Working With Children Check (WWCC)
The Working with Children Check is a screening process for anyone working with or caring for children, such as nannies and babysitters.
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Your Guide to Babysitting Rates in Australia
This guide is to share information about the range of babysitting rates in the industry currently, to help you with hourly rates
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First Aid Courses & Safety Courses
First aid courses and safety courses are paramount to child safety. There are a large number of organisations offering first aid training around Australia.
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Information About Nanny Employment
The following information can help parents with employment arrangements
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5 Tips to Write a Great Job Ad
Here are our tips on writing a great job ad to help you find a nanny or babysitter
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Interview Questions when interviewing a nanny or babysitter
To help you with the search for your perfect nanny or babysitter, here is an interview guide with popular interview questions you can ask the applicants.
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How to Reference Check a Babysitter
Conducting a reference check for a babysitter or nanny is one of the most important steps to take before scheduling a date
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10 Tips to Care for your Babysitter
Here are some practical things to do when your babysitter arrives for her first day on the job
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What is a Nanny?
A nanny is a professional who cares for children in the family's home. They may work part-time or full-time.
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What is the difference between a nanny and a babysitter?
Very often the terms babysitter and nanny are used interchangeably in Australia.
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What is the difference between an au pair and a nanny?
The main difference is that the au pair lives with the host family and assists with caring for the children part-time.
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How much does a nanny cost?
The cost of a nanny is one of the considerations for parents when they are researching the right mix of childcare for their family
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Babysitters Ratings System Information for Parents
Babysitters and nannies can be rated online by parents, sharing valuable information via Find A Babysitter. Here are further details explaining the system
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Working mothers - easing the guilt
While mother guilt may be part and parcel of parenthood, there are ways to lessen the burden you might be feeling.
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