Some days you just need a break from the kids. If you don’t have family close by, then one option is a nanny or babysitter. But who can you trust and how can you find someone that works around your schedule?
Welcome, Babyologists, to our ultimate round-up of nanny services where we have scoured the country for the best babysitting choices for busy mums and dads.
Enjoying a night away from the kids is so important for your mental health and for your relationship with your partner as well as your kids. Whether you need someone full time or are just looking for someone to come over once a month so you can enjoy a meal out, these services can help.
We will start the nanny hunt with We Need a Nanny, a national database where parents can simply plug in their postcode and find someone in the area that suits their situation.
Find a Babysitter is another national service that works with your postcode. Their extensive database includes close to 300,000 babysitters and nannies across Australia.
For mums in Queensland, New South Wales, Victoria or ACT, Night Nannies may be your lifesaver. They specialise in helping mums get a decent night’s sleep and also cater to helping with overnight visits during weddings, functions or weekends away.
For Sydneysiders, Juggle Street is an excellent option. Juggle Street provides a free online network where busy mums can find local babysitters from the area. They are all about making the lives of busy mums less of a juggle and as easy as possible.
For those in Queensland, Mini Majer offers a more personalised and local touch to finding the right nanny for your children. Mini Majer operates in Brisbane and the Gold Coast. Many of their nannies are registered as an approved child care workers, thus mums may be eligible to claim the Child Care Benefit.
Placement Solutions is a good option for those in Melbourne who prefer to go with a state-wide nanny company rather than national. In-home carers and casual carers are a specialty.
The mother-daughter team at Melbourne’s Leading Nanny Agency is another great option for nannies, babysitters and even cleaners. They operate Victoria-wide and are considered one of the best.
In Perth, Cherished Cherubs Babysitting is a great option for local families. They cater especially well to FIFO families and offer a more localised feel, servicing the suburbs of Perth and surrounds.
In South Australia, NannySA is a great state-wide nanny service for babysitting as well as disability care.
Regardless of whether you opt to go with a local, state or national nanny service, you should have no trouble finding your very own Mary Poppins with our list.