How does it work

How does it work

with five easy steps

Find a babysitter

Search for a babysitter or nanny in your local area or post a job to have qualified and available babysitters and nannies respond to you.

Check their credentials

We aim to validate all Working with Children Checks but also recommend that you check all credentials and qualifications before you hire your babysitter or nanny.

Join the network

Our membership options make it easy and affordable for you to find the perfect babysitter or nanny for your family wherever you are.

Lock in a date

Contact your babysitter; agree on date, time, and pay rate and responsibilities.

Peace of mind

Knowing that your child is being cared for a babysitter or nanny you can trust.

Find A Babysitter is the largest, most effective and affordable way to find a babysitter or nanny for your family in Australia. We are proud to be the Australian market leader, giving you a quality site with a range of helpful features.

We deliver you results
​You have access to a modern, easy to use, quality site that delivers results. Find A Babysitter has helped over 70,000 parents find the babysitter or nanny they need, with an 88.8% success rate since we started in July 2005.

Largest database
You can access the largest database of babysitters, nannies and au pairs nationwide, so you are sure to find a babysitter or nanny for your specific needs.

We validate babysitters and nannies Working with Children Checks
When a babysitter or nanny indicates they they are approved to Work with Children we check them against the relevant government website.

Choose how you want to find your babysitter or nanny

  • Post your job and have local, interested and available babysitters reply to you. The job posting feature includes your job being listed for free on reaching a greater number of babysitters or nannies.
  • Search in your area for babysitters and nannies and contact the ones you are interested in.
  • Set alerts so when new babysitters and nannies that fit your criteria sign up you will receive a notification direct to your inbox.

Up to date 
You can choose the most up-to-date babysitters and nannies listed (plus we 'retire' any babysitters or nannies who don't log in regularly).

Quick responders
Identify babysitters and nannies that quick responders on our website for urgent last minute jobs. Babysitters and nannies that respond to job requests quickly will earn a quick responder badge displayed on their profile.

Ratings and Reviews
You can use our 5 star Ratings System and review to gain and provide feedback on babysitters and nannies so you can identify the gems easily.

Customer service
You get timely, helpful customer service. We respond to all calls and emails promptly to ensure the site works for you.

We continually enhance the Find A Babysitter site to ensure we bring you the best web-site possible. We believe in being innovative and continuously improving our site. We always welcome suggestions or feedback, please feel free to contact us with your input!

Behind the scenes Find A Babysitter is run by Fairfax Media (see About Us for more info). This brings a professional focus to ensure the site gives you great results!