+ Reply to Thread
Page 2 of 2 FirstFirst 12
Results 11 to 18 of 18
  1. #11
    Join Date
    Jun 2005
    Location
    At the beach
    Posts
    10,495
    Thanks
    1,430
    Thanked
    9,005
    Reviews
    3
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 postsAmber Star - 2,000 postsAmethyst Star - 5,000 postsEmerald Star - 10,000 posts
    Awards:
    Busiest Member of the Week - week ended 17/10/14100 Posts in a week
    Quote Originally Posted by DreamyMummy View Post
    Understandably is costs money but I do think it's a bit steep! What does that include? Does the website check credentials of nannies/babysitters that apply? Because If they don't than I don't see how it's different to advertising somewhere else.
    From what I know no they just group the ads by suburb. It used to be a lot cheaper. If people find it too expensive there are other options which are free as PP have noted.

  2. The Following User Says Thank You to Sonja For This Useful Post:

    VicPark  (28-07-2015)

  3. #12
    Join Date
    Jan 2006
    Posts
    395
    Thanks
    61
    Thanked
    253
    Reviews
    0
    I haven't ever seen that website and quite honestly, I don't think I'd use it.

    The town I live in have a couple of fb pages - a couple of garage sale, buy swap sell sites and a "Community" page. Plenty of people post on those pages looking for local help ie baby sitters, gardeners, cleaners etc.

    Locals are more than happy to give recommendations. Personally, I'd rather the person is that's with my dd be known to others in the community.

    On these pages, there are families with Au Pairs who have available days/times. Other local mums looking for a little extra income. Search you suburb on fb and see if you have something similar. You may have some of your kids' friends Mums happy to help out for some cash.

  4. #13
    Join Date
    Sep 2014
    Location
    Sydney
    Posts
    2,898
    Thanks
    1,868
    Thanked
    1,469
    Reviews
    0
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 postsAmber Star - 2,000 posts
    Awards:
    100 Posts in a week
    Quote Originally Posted by Sonja View Post
    So? They want to attract a lot of nannies etc to advertise positions and they make their money through parents paying a membership. it's a business if you don't like it don't use it. I'm struggling to see what the problem is.
    I'm just saying. I'm on it as a nanny. They could make more money by charging both parties and treating every client (parents and nanny) fairly.

  5. #14
    Join Date
    Apr 2012
    Posts
    13,069
    Thanks
    9,846
    Thanked
    12,955
    Reviews
    0
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 postsAmber Star - 2,000 postsAmethyst Star - 5,000 postsEmerald Star - 10,000 posts
    Awards:
    Busiest Member of the Week - week ended 9/1/15Busiest Member of the Week - week ended 7/11/14Busiest Member of the Week - week ended 3/10/14100 Posts in a week
    Quote Originally Posted by DT75 View Post
    I'm just saying. I'm on it as a nanny. They could make more money by charging both parties and treating every client (parents and nanny) fairly.
    In what way are they currently not treated fairly?

    They probably charge such a hefty up front fee as if they didn't people would grab others details then 'pull out' of the deal due to a 'change of circumstance' then complete the deal outside of the web service, this avoiding a case by case fee that way.

  6. #15
    Join Date
    Apr 2008
    Location
    Sydney
    Posts
    1,000
    Thanks
    560
    Thanked
    346
    Reviews
    0
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 posts
    Quote Originally Posted by Sonja View Post
    From what I know no they just group the ads by suburb. It used to be a lot cheaper. If people find it too expensive there are other options which are free as PP have noted.
    Interesting. I had presumed there were some checks done. This is why I haven't got around to finding a babysitter in 8 years task seems too onerous!

  7. #16
    Join Date
    Jun 2005
    Location
    At the beach
    Posts
    10,495
    Thanks
    1,430
    Thanked
    9,005
    Reviews
    3
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 postsAmber Star - 2,000 postsAmethyst Star - 5,000 postsEmerald Star - 10,000 posts
    Awards:
    Busiest Member of the Week - week ended 17/10/14100 Posts in a week
    Quote Originally Posted by Freyamum View Post
    Interesting. I had presumed there were some checks done. This is why I haven't got around to finding a babysitter in 8 years task seems too onerous!
    Not that I'm aware of. They put all the information together for you (or the nanny does) and then you meet them and do your own reference checks. I once got a nanny through an agency and it cost me close to $1,000 to use that service so $90 for 3 months is fine by me as I'm happy to do my own leg work.

  8. #17
    Join Date
    Sep 2014
    Location
    Sydney
    Posts
    2,898
    Thanks
    1,868
    Thanked
    1,469
    Reviews
    0
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 postsAmber Star - 2,000 posts
    Awards:
    100 Posts in a week
    Quote Originally Posted by VicPark View Post
    In what way are they currently not treated fairly?

    They probably charge such a hefty up front fee as if they didn't people would grab others details then 'pull out' of the deal due to a 'change of circumstance' then complete the deal outside of the web service, this avoiding a case by case fee that way.
    They charge parents but not nannies. I won't lie, when I was starting as a nanny it was great because I didn't have a lot of free cash. But the amount they charge parents is crazy, considering all you get is what the nanny tells you, and you have to do all the checking yourself.

    ETA: there is no 'deal' made. You private message back and forth and arrange a meeting. No in or out. It is completely up to both parties as if it were gumtree.
    Last edited by DT75; 29-07-2015 at 10:54.

  9. #18
    FearlessLeader's Avatar
    FearlessLeader is offline Winner 2013 - Most Memorable Thread
    Join Date
    Oct 2009
    Posts
    10,726
    Thanks
    2,498
    Thanked
    9,119
    Reviews
    0
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 postsAmber Star - 2,000 postsAmethyst Star - 5,000 postsEmerald Star - 10,000 posts

    Default Web site find a babysitter

    I've used that site both as a nanny and as a parent, and I think it works well. I've also used gumtree and find a babysitter was so much better- I was stuffed around so much by people on gumtree, I think just having to fill out a fairly long form and include lots of info re. availability etc means that the people using it are less likely to waste each other's time.
    It makes sense to me that parents pay for the service and nannies don't. I was happy to pay for the convenience factor.

    ETA when I used it, it cost me $60. $90 seems a bit steep to me. A one month membership for $30-$40 would be ideal.


 

Similar Threads

  1. Hourly rate for babysitter
    By twolittlemunchkins in forum General Parenting Tips, Advice & Chat
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: 18-05-2015, 21:25
  2. Overnight babysitter how much?
    By Blackdomino1 in forum General Parenting Tips, Advice & Chat
    Replies: 9
    Last Post: 03-09-2014, 12:25
  3. Anyone here hire a babysitter?
    By Serenity Love in forum General Parenting Tips, Advice & Chat
    Replies: 21
    Last Post: 12-08-2014, 12:31

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
free weekly newsletters | sign up now!
who are these people who write great posts? meet our hubbub authors!
Learn how you can contribute to the hubbub!

reviews
learn how you can become a reviewer!

competitions

forum - chatting now
sales & new stuffsee all
The Little Gym Bella Vista
Get ready for some serious, fun gymnastics! The Little Gym Bella Vista
The world’s premier experiential learning and physical development center for children ages 4 months - 12 years. Create opportunities for your child to try new things and build self-confidence, all with a grin that stretches from ear to ear
featured supporter
Philips AVENT Australia
Pregnancy and early parenthood is an exciting and challenging time, but it’s good to know there is expert advice on hand to ensure that your baby gets the best start in life.
gotcha
X

Pregnant for the first-time?

Not sure where to start? We can help!

Our Insider Programs for pregnancy first-timers will lead you step-by-step through the 14 Pregnancy Must Dos!