Babysitter and busy parent

Find local babysitters in your neighbourhood

Babysitter and busy parentBabysitters of all types
Babysitters of all types
1. create an account
1. create an account

Search, find and meet trusted local babysitters

2. Post a job
2. Post a job

Define your babysitters objectives, set the price and post the job on demand

3. Pay the babysitter
3. Pay the babysitter

Parents pay the babysitters direct, Juggle Street does not take a cut

Babysitter reading to childern.
  • Parents set the price they are willing to pay for each job
  • Helpers decide if the job is ‘worth it’ and apply or decline
  • Hourly rates posted and accepted average between $15-$30/hr for childcare and $20-60/hr for tutoring
  • Helpers get paid in cash or via bank transfer by the family at the end of each job

Parents - Pay as you go or subscribe & save

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Pay As You Go - Per Job Post

Babysitting

$20

Nannying

$60

Before & After School Care

$60

Annual Subscription - Unlimited Job Posts

Babysitting

$60

Complete Childcare
(Babysitting, Nannying, Before & After School Care)

$120

  • Unlimited In-app chat with Tutors for 12 months
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Testimonials

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Cinthia L

roomSt Kilda
45 Jobs Completed
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"Cinthia was great about getting to the hotel on time and we’ll prepared! Entertaining a 6 year old in a hotel room for 12 hours is not easy.....Cinthia knew all the great parks, arcades and play areas around the hotel and didn’t hesitate to jump in head first (literally) in the pool! Highly recommend her, I felt totally at ease leaving Amelie in her care“ Starsha
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Stefania L

roomBondi
3 Jobs Completed
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“Stefania had instant rapport with our tired 9-month old daughter the second she arrived. Really nice energy, very capable and she is a qualified medical doctor. Repeat, she a qualified medical doctor. That’s about as safe (and ridiculously over-qualified) as hands can get!” Mike
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Maddy J

roomNewtown
56 Jobs Completed
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“When I was looking for childcare jobs near me, I signed up to Juggle Street. I have done over 60 jobs and met some lovely local families. Babysitting now means I can save up to travel in my uni breaks” Maddy
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Cinthia L

roomSt Kilda
45 Jobs Completed
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"Cinthia was great about getting to the hotel on time and we’ll prepared! Entertaining a 6 year old in a hotel room for 12 hours is not easy.....Cinthia knew all the great parks, arcades and play areas around the hotel and didn’t hesitate to jump in head first (literally) in the pool! Highly recommend her, I felt totally at ease leaving Amelie in her care“ Starsha

What is Juggle Street & How Does it Work?

What is Juggle Street?

Juggle Street is a neighbourhood network providing busy families access to trusted, local helpers including babysitters, nannies, au pairs and home tutors. When parents and helpers have competed their profiles, they can connect, chat online and meet face-to-face if they wish. Juggle Street Pty Ltd is a wholly owned Australian company based in Sydney.

Pricing & Payments

There are no pre-determined prices, or fixed hourly rates for jobs on Juggle Street. Parents set the price they are willing to pay for each job, and post it to one or many of their local helpers. The helpers decide if the job is ‘worth it’ and apply or decline. Helpers get paid cash or via bank transfer by the family at the end of each job. Juggle Street is free to join and use for helpers, parents pay per job post or subscribe.

Safety & Security

At Juggle Street, trust and security are paramount. That’s why everyone who joins (parents and helpers) need to complete mobile phone verification before their profile is activated. A family’s exact home address is only shared with the helper who is awarded the job. Working with Children Checks are mandatory since May 2019.

Parents Set The Price

Parents set the price they are willing to pay for each job

Hourly rates average $15-30 p/hr for childcare and $20-60 for tutoring

Helpers decide if the job is ‘worth it’ and apply or decline

Families pay helpers at the end of each job in cash or via bank transfer

Helpers Keep All the Money

Keep all the money! Juggle Street does NOT take a percentage

Complete your profile and become a Member to receive SMS job invitations

Build-up your Ratings & Reviews and get awarded more jobs

It is mandatory for all new Juggle St helpers to have a WWCC

Babysitter with child.

Why Juggle Street for babysitting?

Juggle Street is one of Australia’s largest networks of babysitters, nannies and in-home and online tutors. It is the perfect way to search, find and meet local trusted babysitters.

Juggle Street is an on-demand job platform, which means you can book immediate help for your child in a few easy steps. All of Juggle Street’s carers have detailed profiles outlining their experience and qualifications. You can use our filters to find babysitters and nannies who have a driver’s licence, specific language and special needs training. Juggle Street babysitters and nannies are reviewed by other parents on our network which means that their profiles display star ratings and written reviews from other families like you!

Once a parent is ready to find a babysitter, they can post a job and outline all of their requirements and select a date and start and finish time. They can then invite a group of Juggle Street babysitters to apply for the job.

Job invitations are delivered to babysitters via SMS and they can view the job details and apply or decline. The “chat” feature can be used to ask questions and arrange to have an interview or a phone call. Once the parent has chosen their babysitter they officially “award” them the job so that both parties have a record of the details.

Child learning to play paino online.

Juggle Street Checks

Juggle Street verifies the right-to-work status of non-Australian/New Zealand helpers, using the Visa Entitlement Verification Online system (VEVO). Juggle Street also verifies working with children checks in Australia.

Choosing the right babysitter for your family

Take time to view babysitter profiles. You can use our filters to narrow down your search such as age, language, special needs and first aid training. Written reviews from other parents will be displayed on the profiles of babysitters who have done Juggle Street jobs previously and is a great way of gaining extra information about a helper’s personality and reliability.

You can reach out to babysitters who are on your shortlist by using our “chat’ feature. Ask how many children they usually look after and the age range.

When a babysitter applies for a job they will state how they intend to get home. This also may impact your decision of who to choose, depending on if they are driving themselves, getting public transport or walking home.

You may choose to do a trial run where you go out for a short period of time to see how the babysitter gets on with your children. This will provide you with the opportunity to test the babysitter’s skills in action and to determine how well he or she follows instructions that you have provided. It also allows your children and the babysitter to become more familiar with each other.

Questions to Ask Your Babysitter

  • 1. What is your background working with children?
  • 2. Are you comfortable driving? Taking walks in the pram? Going to the park or local café?
  • 3. Have you been formally trained in CPR?
  • 4. Under what circumstances would you call me?
  • 5. Can you give me an example of what activities you would do with the children? (Crafts, games, hide and seek, reading, drawing etc)
  • 6. Do you have any health issue that might prevent you from caring properly for my children?
  • 7. Do you have any children of your own, nieces or nephews or young cousins?
  • 8. What do you think is the best form of discipline for a toddler, primary school aged child?
Babysitter with child at the park.

Preparing for your first babysitter

Leaving your baby for the first time with a sitter can be an overwhelming experience. Here are some tips on how to prepare for this major event of your life as a parent.

  • Interview a few babysitters thoroughly. Have them come over for a paid interview where you’re in the house while they watch your baby. That way you can give feedback while they’re working and see them in action so that you’re comfortable for when you have to leave them on their own.
  • Make your first outing a short one. Ease into it, if you’re nervous. Go to a restaurant around the corner from your house.
  • Create an emergency list on contact numbers. Brief your babysitters on when you would like her to call or text (if the baby won’t settle or feed) or other reasons.
  • Give written instructions with specific timings for feeding, changes and sleeping. This will ensure that any instruction you may have verbally given will not be forgotten. Write a timeline with lots of details of your routine.

From the blog

Questions to ask a babysitter in an interview
Questions to ask a babysitter in an interview

When you hire a babysitter, naturally you'll want to ensure you hire a qualified individual who will take good care of your children. When you find a babysitter, however, it can be hard to know what questions to ask them to get a good understanding of their experience and personality. To help simplify the hiring process, we have compiled a list of the top questions to ask a babysitter in an interview.

What do parents look for in babysitters?
What do parents look for in babysitters?

When parents think of finding a babysitter or nanny, they envisage someone with the right qualities for taking care of their child. That is why picking the right babysitter is not an easy choice to make, although there are many babysitters to pick from out there. If you are a great caregiver, any parent will feel comfortable leaving their most treasured possession; their child, with you.

What is the difference between a babysitter and a nanny?
What is the difference between a babysitter and a nanny?

The terms ‘babysitter’ and ‘nanny’ are often used interchangeably. However, they encompass very different roles, each of which may suit one parent’s lifestyle and schedule over another’s. If you’re in need of at-home childcare assistance and are wondering whether to find a babysitter or a nanny, we’ve put together a quick guide below to help you find the perfect solution.