How to Find a Babysitter in Melbourne

5 tips to finding the best babysitters in Melbourne

If you live in Melbourne, finding a babysitter is often difficult, especially for new parents or parents with young children. Some parents have lots of family support - a bunch of aunts, uncles and grandparents to call on. Many of us don't have this luxury.  And Melbourne is such an expensive place to live that many young families are moving further and further out into the suburbs. So even if you have the world's most caring grandparents, they may live far enough away to make babysitting a challenge.

How do you find a trustworthy, qualified babysitter in Melbourne when your family or friends are not available? How do you know who to trust?

Rebecca Dredge, CEO of Kiddo, created Kiddo App as the solution to this problem! Here are Rebecca's tips for finding a babysitter in Melbourne, and what you need to look for.


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1. What qualifications does your prospective babysitter have?

Hiring a Melbourne babysitter with qualifications gives you freedom from worry.  Those working in childcare or studying nursing or midwifery often hold diplomas or degrees that position them to be a qualified babysitter. And they're usually First Aid certified and used to spending days with children. Winning!


2. Check reviews

Always ALWAYS check reviews. Reviews are a great way to get a feel for your Melbourne babysitter. Other parents’ experiences with a Melbourne babysitter can help you decide who is the right person for the job.


3. Qualities and Values

We each have our own qualities and values, and know what we desire in others.  So, when on the hunt for a babysitter in Melbourne, make sure they have the qualities and values you're looking for.  You may value communication skills, level of experience with children, general attitude, and their approach to childcare.It's imprtant to choose the person that best fits the qualities and values you hold dear.


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4. Ask your friends 

As a parent, you may have other parent friends that you can ask when it comes to finding a qualified babysitter in Melbourne. Someone else’s trusted babysitter may be your answer too. If you're lucky enough to get their favourite babysitter's details - then you're winning!


5. Download the Kiddo App!

Finding a Melbourne babysitter may sound like a mission that's not for the faint-hearted, but luckily there's a solution. Kiddo has brought all these principles together in designing Melbourne's most loved babysitting app.


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To sum it up, everything you need when finding a babysitter in Melbourne can be found in Kiddo.  Kiddo allows you to connect with babysitters in Melbourne, view their introduction videos, and get to know them more through their review and rating system. Our babysitters are all Working with Children Checked for your peace of mind.

Don't delay - download Kiddo today!