Reliable babysitting services

Kiddo is here to give you time –
time for yourself, time with your
partner, time with your friends.

Here’s how we make babysitting a breeze.

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  1. Trust and safety

    All Kiddo carers have had their ID verified to government records using the latest in technology. Their Working With Children Check (Blue Card in QLD) has also been verified, so you can have confidence in who your babysitter is.

    Booking on Kiddo - you are covered by our platform insurance too!

  2. Instant booking

    Select the time and day you need care — a list of available carers in your local area will show — book your care instantly! No more awkward asking or lengthy texting back and forth (yes it is every parent’s dream)!
    Our technology can also instantly connect for last minute bookings, so we have you covered.

  3. Organised conversations

    Our in-app messaging allows you to communicate with your babysitter in a central location, making it a simpler and more effective way to refer back to this dialogue whenever you need. It isn’t lost in a barrage of texts or messengers amongst a whole heap of other babysitter numbers!

  4. Cashless payments

    Our cashless payment system means no stumbling for cash at the end of the night, payment is made through the app - easy. Need to tip or pay overtime, this can be done at the end of your booking too!

  5. Build your favourites

    Build a list of your ‘Favourite’ babysitters, so once you have booked them once, you can rebook quickly at your fingertips! (We understand the importance of your children having that familiarity with your preferred carer, so we've made it easy to rebook!)

FAQS – Parents

  • What checks are completed on Kiddo carers?

    All Kiddo carers have had their ID verified to government records using the latest technology.

    Kiddo also verifies the carer’s Working with children check (known as a Blue Card in QLD).

  • How much does Kiddo cost?

    It is free to download and get started on Kiddo.

    If you are looking for once off care – simply input time/date and choose your carer.

    Each carer’s booking fee will show in the list of “Available Carers” so you can see what they charge for the booking.

    If you are looking for an Ongoing care arrangement or a nanny, we do charge a small $99 for this ‘job ad’. Then bookings sessions are in accordance with carer’s charge rates.

    Kiddo empowers its carers by allowing them to set their own charge rates. These rates are dependent on the time of day, the number of children in care and length of booking.

    We also offer Parents “Kiddo Premium” for those wanting more flexibility and benefits, including discounts on every booking, last minute requests and ongoing care posts included with their subscription!


  • How does Kiddo help with last minute care?

    Using our technology, Kiddo can tap into our network of thousands of carers to assist with last minute care!

    If you booking is set to start within 24 hours, this is deemed a ‘last minute booking request’. We send your request out instantly to see who can assist. Once you select your Carer you are charged a small $20 last minute booking fee, your booking is still prepaid like any other booking.

    So you know you Kiddo always has your back!

  • What can Kiddo be used for?

    Kiddo can be used for in home care or when travelling (update your booking address); last minute babysitting; last minute NDIS care.

    We now also offer Ongoing Care, so you can find a carer for ongoing bookings (set days a week, nanny, ongoing support worker roles).

    Our Carers can assist with school drop-offs and pickups and just about any request you have. Simply input an Ongoing Care request in the app and for a small fee we can provide you with a shortlist of candidates that can help at the time you need!

    Children with special needs can also be matched to Support workers with experience and matched to your child’s needs.

  • How can Kiddo help with NDIS/Special needs care?

    Kiddo has recently launched its NDIS and special care services.

    If you are an existing parent and have used Kiddo for sometime, we ask that you update your child’s details so we know what their needs are and that they are an NDIS Participant. If you are a new parent, you will be asked to do this when registering.

    The next time you make a booking, we ensure we match you with support workers that are matched to your needs.

    We will ensure your charges are within the NDIS Price Guide and as our carers set their own rates, this means more hours of care for you and your family!

  • Can I speak to my carer before booking?

    We understand that getting to know your carer is super important.  After all, they will be looking after your children and we know they are your world!

    Kiddo carers are able to upload an intro video – so you can get to know them a little more.

    Once booked, you will be able to directly call your carer if you need to or use our in app messaging to communicate too.

    Of course if you input an ongoing care request – this is like a job ad, so you will be able to communicate with these carers. You may wish to interview them, have a meet and greet and weigh up candidates before securing them in Kiddo.

  • Is my personal information safe with Kiddo?

    Kiddo takes the safety and wellbeing of your children AND your personal information seriously! Your data is encrypted and kept safe on our systems and re-encrypted anytime we use it.

    Your address is only shared once you’ve made a booking with a carer you’ve selected. Your Profile is only ever visible by a carer once you’ve selected them.

  • How is payment completed?

    Kiddo has an in-app payment system that allows payment via your debit or credit card.

    Kiddo debits your card at the time your booking is confirmed. We hold these funds safely and funds are only released following completion of the job.

    If your booking runs over and all parties have agreed to this, you can simply tap the “Job run overtime” button at the end of the booking to top up payment in half-hour increments. You can also tip for amazing work in Kiddo.

    There is no need for cash to ever exchange hands!


  • Are my credit card details safe?

    Kiddo uses a globally renowned company Stripe to process credit card transactions. They are known for their focus on security and manage credit card payments for some of the largest companies in the world.
    Your credit card details are kept secure directly in Stripe’s Vault, which means that not even Kiddo can access these details.

  • What happens when someone cancels?

    Kiddo carers understand their reputation is heavily at stake and our rating system would penalize them for anything less than fabulous service and cancellations rarely occur.

    However, in the event that your carer cancels, you know you can rely on our network of thousands of carer to rebook with an alternative. We recommend doing this as soon as possible, so your potential new Carer has as much notice as possible.

    You are not charged a cancellation fee if your carer cancels, however if you cancel your booking, a cancellation fee may apply.

    Take note, a cancellation fee only occurs for a confirmed booking. If your Carer has not yet confirmed your booking, we totally understand you may want to try another carer. If you cancel a booking that is not confirmed, there is absolutely no charge to you at all!

  • What do the symbols mean on a Carer's profile?

    The following symbols highlight extra services or qualifications they may provide:

    • First aid qualifications
    • Driver’s licence
    • Has own car
    • Can do light duties
    • Can do pick up/drop off
    • Special needs experience
  • What happens if I need to change the timing of my booking?

    We know sometimes plans can change a little. If you need to change the timing of your booking – we suggest contacting your carer using our in-app messaging.

    Touch base to ask that they can start earlier/later and also confirm if you will be adjusting the end time or if you want to top-up for the additional time at the end of the booking.

    For example, if your booking ran from 6pm to 10pm and you wanted your babysitter to start at 5:30 pm. You could suggest either coming home earlier at 9:30pm or alternatively, you could use our “Job run overtime” button at the end of the booking to top-up for the extra half-hour payment.

    Whatever you do – just make sure communication is clear and the carer has given the OK to do so.

    If you need to change the date of the booking, please cancel the booking and make a new one.

  • What happens if I cancel a booking?

    We know things can change, so if you need to cancel a booking we ask that you do so as quickly as possible, just so your carer can reschedule their time.

    When your booking is cancelled, your refund is initiated automatically. Banks may take 3-5 days to put this back on your card, so keep an eye out for this then.

    Your cancellation fee will be displayed in app, as our carers can set their own cancellation policies, this may differ from carer to carer.

  • Where is Kiddo available?

    Kiddo is currently servicing capital cities and major holiday destinations throughout Australia.

    As our fan base grows we will look to expand into new locations!

  • Want to read our Terms & Conditions?

    Our terms and conditions can be found at

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