Kiddo has been designed as your booking system — one central location to manage all your babysitting bookings.
Joining as a Kiddo Carer is a straight forward process, we ask that you are at least 18 years of age and have your Identification (Drivers Licence or Passport) and current Working with Children Check (Blue Card in QLD) details handy to start the process.
Download the app and start registration, once your credentials are verified (super quick) Kiddo will have you registered and ready to take on jobs.
Kiddo allows you to set your charge rates, where you want to work and when you want to work! We are not an agency, we believe that all Kiddo Carers deserve to call their own shots when it comes to Babysitting.
Simply updating your availability on a regular basis (we recommend fortnightly) lets parents know when you are available. You can share your Kiddo profile with current Parents & families so that they too can book you through the app.
Providing exceptional service will promote your ratings, may result in a Parent noting you as a “Favourite” and even result in the parent passing your details on. The more jobs completed and reviews you receive, the more jobs Kiddo will promote you for – making you stand out in the list for other parents looking for new carers.
Kiddo promotes your services by connecting you to local parents – saving you the time and energy so you don’t have to do this yourself! Parents can see when you are available and book you instantly! Never miss out on another job again, simply see the jobs come to you!
No ongoing subscription fees
Set your hourly rates, when and where you want to work
Manage bookings using our in-app features
Our review and rating system helps you expand your babysitting network
So you can focus on doing what you do best
Kiddo provides parents with an in-app payment system, so no cash is required.
Once your job is complete you should expect to receive your payment within 48 hours to your nominated bank account.
Kiddo collects a small booking fee of 10% plus GST from your earnings – this is well below industry standards and ensures that Kiddo can continue to develop new and exciting features on our app as we grow!
This is done via your respective State Government department. In Queensland this can be done at online at https://www.bluecard.qld.gov.au/applications/applications.html please contact Queensland Government on 1800 113 611 if you need any assistance.
As Kiddo is a platform that simply connects you to Parents, we cannot provide advice on this.
We suggest that you ask people in your local area or do some research online to assist you in setting your charge rates.
Kiddo is a platform that connects Parents to Carers INSTANTLY!
Saving the hassle of having to communicate and stress about babysitting jobs. By updating your availability, Parents can book you instantly. Meaning you won’t miss out on any booking opportunities! Kiddo will work in the background and take care of your bookings for you!
Your parent will contact you to request if it’s ok to change the start time of their booking and make it clear whether the end time will adjust or if they want you to remain until the agreed end time. Please ensure this is all done via our in-app messaging so we have it on file.
This must be agreed to by yourself and in writing.
If you agree to amend a start time, we suggest just updating the booking in your phone calendar – so your reminders are in place to get you there on time. For example, you may agree to amend a 3 hour booking from 6-9pm to 5:30pm to 8:30pm. Change this in your calendar once all parties have agreed.
If the parent wants you for additional time, say from 5:30 to 9pm (the original end time) they can top up your booking payment using the ‘Job run overtime’ button. This will allow an additional payment in 30 minute increments to be made to you.
The parent may request you stay longer sometime during the booking, you will need to agree to this and then just make sure at the end of the booking the parent tops up your payment.
Just make sure everyone agrees and it is clear what is happening.
Since Kiddo is built on the foundation as being an instant service, we take declining bookings quite seriously and this can impact your Kiddo profile.
If your personal circumstances change, simply update your in-app calendar as soon as you can to avoid having to decline jobs.
We recommend syncing this to your personal calendar so you can always see what you have on the go and stay on top of things.
In the event you need to cancel a booking that you have already accepted, we ask you to write to us first at firstname.lastname@example.org to inform us.
This is purely optional – we know that sometimes it may feel awkward or uncomfortable to record yourself on video. But hey, it is such a GREAT way to make yourself stand out and shine! It can be as simple as turning your phone to selfie mode and talking a little about yourself – see our blog post called ‘Tips on your introduction video” for further tips.
Details such as your address, phone number and email can be updated in your Profile.
If you change your name, we will need to verify this against an official Government Name Change Certificate or Marriage Certificate.
Should this be the case, you would need to have your Working with Children Card reflect your new name so that we can verify this also.
Kiddo will send you plenty of reminders when your WWCC is due to expire.
However, if it does lapse, your account will be suspended until you have provided us with your new WWCC details. Your reviews and ratings will still be attached to your profile.
As Kiddo is not a tax accountant, we do not have the knowledge nor the services to provide advice about paying taxes. As with all income generation, tax obligations may arise depending on your specific tax situation. You will need to follow State and Federal laws relating to reporting income. Kiddo is not an employer of any Carer and therefore will not make any tax declarations, deductions or payments on your behalf.
This depends on whether you class the bookings you take through Kiddo as a hobby or whether you are running a business. For more information regarding how to determine whether you are just doing a hobby or running a business, please follow this link to the Department of Industry, Innovation and Science page which provides lots of useful information.
If you are running a business, which you can do solely yourself as a sole trader, you may be required to have an Australian Business Number (ABN) and you’ll be required to pay your own tax and super. Not everyone is entitled to an ABN, so you’ll need to check your eligible when applying for an ABN .
If you decide to start a small business and your turnover is over $75,000 per year, then you will also need to register for GST. We always recommend speaking to your Accountant or calling the ATO if you need any further clarification.
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