Jump to content

Opinions please


  • Please log in to reply
138 replies to this topic

#1 purpleblackqueen

Posted 24 February 2013 - 11:35 AM

Below is the ad I am placing for a babysitter, I have never done this before, so am after opinions, please


Wanted a reliable, honest caring person to look after 2 children (ages 11 and 6) from 3pm- 5.30pm Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday. Tues from 3pm-8pm

Duties will Include:
*Pick Children up from School and bring home
*Supervise Afternoon Routine
*Heat and Serve Dinner on Tuesdays
*Supervise Showers and Homework on Tuesdays

Essential requirements:
*Reliable, registered, fully insured car  (which will be checked on interview)
*Drivers Licence
*Good Driving Record
*Current First Aid Certificate
*Experience with Children
*Current References

Please email your resume and covering letter to……..

Applications close ………..

Edited by rjflc69, 25 February 2013 - 10:11 AM.
Edit to remove email address


#2 wish*upon*a*star

Posted 24 February 2013 - 11:38 AM

I would request a working with children check too original.gif

#3 purpleblackqueen

Posted 24 February 2013 - 11:39 AM

QUOTE (strawberrypie7 @ 24/02/2013, 12:38 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I would request a working with children check too original.gif


How do I go about confirming that??

#4 wish*upon*a*star

Posted 24 February 2013 - 11:41 AM

QUOTE (purpleblackqueen @ 24/02/2013, 12:39 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
How do I go about confirming that??


It is a card, like a driver's licence, so you can sight it to confirm

#5 ~THE~MAGICIAN~

Posted 24 February 2013 - 11:43 AM

That will cost a fortune won't it? I'm thinking $25 an hour for 2 kids = $375 for the week?

Edited by ~THE~MAGICIAN~, 24 February 2013 - 11:43 AM.


#6 purpleblackqueen

Posted 24 February 2013 - 11:47 AM

QUOTE (~THE~MAGICIAN~ @ 24/02/2013, 12:43 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
That will cost a fortune won't it? I'm thinking $25 an hour for 2 kids = $375 for the week?



The requirements will be the same for a family day care provider (which I have found  one I can contact tomorrow, who will care for them in our home). That way I can claim 50% back.

It is only for 1 yr then next year I will pay someone to bring Jack home and Hayley (who will be in highschool) will be home to babysit.

Edited by purpleblackqueen, 24 February 2013 - 11:50 AM.


#7 SeaPrincess

Posted 24 February 2013 - 11:54 AM

QUOTE (purpleblackqueen @ 24/02/2013, 09:47 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
The requirements will be the same for a family day care provider (which I have found  one I can contact tomorrow, who will care for them in our home). That way I can claim 50% back.

You have to meet certain eligibility criteria to be able to claim the rebate for in-home care.  When we had in-home care, we also had to have our house inspected to make sure it met the same requirements as for family daycare (which isn't too hard), and our carer was supposed to do a quick inspection checklist every time she came.  I did pay $25/hour, but at the time we qualified for the rebate.

#8 Mumma_G

Posted 24 February 2013 - 11:56 AM

If you are in Queensland request them to show you their current blue card.

#9 Banana Pancakes

Posted 24 February 2013 - 11:57 AM

QUOTE
How do I go about confirming that??

It is a card, like a driver's licence, so you can sight it to confirm


I dont think it works that way in NSW. I think they have to fill in a working with childrens check which Ive heard can take weeks to come back.

#10 baking101

Posted 24 February 2013 - 12:39 PM

QUOTE (Banana Pancakes @ 24/02/2013, 12:57 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I dont think it works that way in NSW. I think they have to fill in a working with childrens check which Ive heard can take weeks to come back.


Yep. No card in NSW. There will soon be an online register that the individual maintains, which would be easier, but at the moment, the employer has to lodge on their behalf.

#11 ubermum

Posted 24 February 2013 - 12:42 PM

Those requirements and hours, I would be asking for at least $20 per hour. What pay are you offering? I think the ad is fine.

#12 FeralCrazyMum

Posted 24 February 2013 - 12:46 PM

What are you going to do about tax and insurance if you've got someone in your home working?

#13 purpleblackqueen

Posted 24 February 2013 - 01:12 PM

QUOTE (ubermum @ 24/02/2013, 01:42 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Those requirements and hours, I would be asking for at least $20 per hour. What pay are you offering? I think the ad is fine.




No idea, but the that is what I require- I mean I am not going to be cooking dinner at 8pm at night on tuesday .

QUOTE (CrazySingleMum @ 24/02/2013, 01:46 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
What are you going to do about tax and insurance if you've got someone in your home working?


No idea, Insurance would come under my building insurance I have P/L, I do cash in hand. or if I use the FDC person in my home they do it themselves.

#14 KT1978

Posted 24 February 2013 - 01:17 PM

Could you do after school care and just get a babysitter for Tuesday's?

Are your in laws able to help out one day a week?

#15 purpleblackqueen

Posted 24 February 2013 - 01:20 PM

QUOTE (KT1978 @ 24/02/2013, 02:17 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Could you do after school care and just get a babysitter for Tuesday's?

Are your in laws able to help out one day a week?



There is no vacanicies in afterschool care at all. MIL and FIL wont help on a regular basis- maybe 1 every 8 weeks or so, and SIL has the same issue has she is also going back to work, and her sone finishes 5 mins after my kids, so she would have to do as 20 mins trip in 5 mins

#16 beakie

Posted 24 February 2013 - 01:20 PM

QUOTE (purpleblackqueen @ 24/02/2013, 02:12 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
No idea, but the that is what I require- I mean I am not going to be cooking dinner at 8pm at night on tuesday .



No idea, Insurance would come under my building insurance I have P/L, I do cash in hand. or if I use the FDC person in my home they do it themselves.


Just a note about using a FDC person in your home. It is really unlikely you'll find someone to do this in your home, as the whole point of FDC is to work from your own home, not someone else's. If you do, you'll find the rate will be considerably higher per hour, as you'll be asking the career to have two less children than they are able to have. ie 2 kids instead of 4 or more which would usually mean spreading the cost out over more families iykwim? ,
If I were you, I'd be advertising at a uni, for a reliable, responsible student. Good luck.

#17 purpleblackqueen

Posted 24 February 2013 - 01:25 PM

QUOTE (beakie @ 24/02/2013, 02:20 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Just a note about using a FDC person in your home. It is really unlikely you'll find someone to do this in your home, as the whole point of FDC is to work from your own home, not someone else's. If you do, you'll find the rate will be considerably higher per hour, as you'll be asking the career to have two less children than they are able to have. ie 2 kids instead of 4 or more which would usually mean spreading the cost out over more families iykwim? ,
If I were you, I'd be advertising at a uni, for a reliable, responsible student. Good luck.



Even if I run the add for a uni student or babysitter, my requirements- esp the essential ones will still stand, and are non negoitable. It is for the safety of my children

#18 ~THE~MAGICIAN~

Posted 24 February 2013 - 01:30 PM

Didn't you move closer to your IL's so they can help you out more especially with the kids?



#19 beakie

Posted 24 February 2013 - 01:32 PM

QUOTE (purpleblackqueen @ 24/02/2013, 02:25 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Even if I run the add for a uni student or babysitter, my requirements- esp the essential ones will still stand, and are non negoitable. It is for the safety of my children


Absolutely. Just pointing out where I think you'd have the best chance finding someone.How about somewhere that teaches Early Childhood ed. Students will already have working with children checks, and police checks? Perhaps the local uni/tafe notice boards? I think your ad is fine.

#20 ubermum

Posted 24 February 2013 - 01:34 PM

I am not trying to be argumentative pbq, but you better get an idea. The first thing I would ask on seeing your ad is about the pay and conditions. Actually on reflection, if I had to use my own car I'd want $25ph. The person will need a car suitable for Jack's booster seat.

#21 bonnybabe

Posted 24 February 2013 - 01:43 PM

Hi PBQ, there is an add on this website for finding a babysitter.  You can sign up for free for a trial and have a look to get an idea what is around and what to ask for.  It has little buttons you can select for things like, own car, registered with centrelink (some nannies are registered enabling you the 50% rebate).

The only other thing I would do is take out the shower.  Some carers/nannies may not want to do showers etc, and that one task could rule out an otherwise great babysitter for you.

Try getting someone who is studying childcare or teaching... they should have qualifications and first aid certificates.

#22 Freddie'sMum

Posted 24 February 2013 - 01:51 PM

Whoever applies - actually check their references / referees.

Ring the people who they have worked for (before) and speak to them directly.

I would also take out the "showering" part in the ad - you want someone to pick the kids up from school, supervise homework and maybe put a meal on - make it as straightforward as possible.





#23 Shellby

Posted 24 February 2013 - 01:59 PM

QUOTE
No idea, Insurance would come under my building insurance I have P/L.


If your paying someone to be there then your home insurance will not cover them - this only covers visitors or not invited business people like door to door salespeople, same if you had a weekly cleaner coming in once a week - they are not covered. You have to pay extra to have cover on a babysitter/cleaner well anyone doing paid work on your property. Or you need to make sure they have their own insurance.

You will find if they need their own insurance they will charge more then if you pay for insurance - I think its about $300 a year extra.




#24 GenWhy

Posted 24 February 2013 - 02:40 PM

Does the OP meet the requirements for in home care? Does she have to find the in home Carer herself under this scheme? Who could she contact to organise this or get further info?

OP sounds like she's trying very hard to ensure her kids are being looked after and she needs some good assistance.

#25 purpleblackqueen

Posted 24 February 2013 - 02:47 PM

QUOTE (bonnybabe @ 24/02/2013, 02:43 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Hi PBQ, there is an add on this website for finding a babysitter.  You can sign up for free for a trial and have a look to get an idea what is around and what to ask for.  It has little buttons you can select for things like, own car, registered with centrelink (some nannies are registered enabling you the 50% rebate).

The only other thing I would do is take out the shower.  Some carers/nannies may not want to do showers etc, and that one task could rule out an otherwise great babysitter for you.

Try getting someone who is studying childcare or teaching... they should have qualifications and first aid certificates.



All they have to do is remind the kids to have a shower, DD can shower herself and so can DS. DS just needs the water turned on for him- which DD can do.

Edited by purpleblackqueen, 24 February 2013 - 02:50 PM.





1 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 1 guests, 0 anonymous users

 

Get your FREE Baby & Toddler Show ticket!

Get your free ticket to the Sydney Essential Baby & Toddler Show for September 25-27 - register online now.

A solo birth, a wasp swarm and a forest fire: mum and baby's amazing story of survival

Desperate, out of petrol and low on food, a new mother lit a fire in the hope of attracting attention.

Boy found on swing died of hypothermia and dehydration, autopsy finds

The story was chilling and heartbreaking: a three-year-old boy was found dead in a Southern Maryland park, his mother pushing him on the swing.

Child's play and laughter help battle fatigue

Feeling fatigued? Uh-huh, thought as much. Join the queue.

Dad shares entertaining 'how to hold a baby' clip

For many new dads, their own child is the first baby they have ever held. So one dad has posted an instructive YouTube video titled "How to Hold a Baby".

The Australian baby with 100,000 Facebook fans

She may be only eight months old, but Egypt has already amassed more than 100,000 fans and received a letter from royalty - Hollywood royalty that is.

Public welcome outside church for Princess Charlotte's christening

Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have invited well-wishers to see Princess Charlotte outside church in Sandringham on day of her baptism.

Tongue tie: what you need to know

Tongue and lip tie can lead to many problems for babies - and their parents. Here are the signs of tongue tie and how it's treated.

My daughter is small but that doesn't matter

My daughter may be small, but it's my job as her parent to refocus back where it belongs - on who she is as a person

Wet wipes linked to rise in allergic reactions

The government has issued a health warning after a rise in allergic skin reactions has been linked to a preservative found in some wet wipes.

Gay couple in their 80s first to wed in Dallas after Supreme Court ruling

Love may have won, but it came with quite the wait.

William Tyrrell's family marks birthday with cake and renewed appeal

The family of missing boy William Tyrrell will mark his fourth birthday on Friday making a cake to share with friends and family as NSW police renewed their public appeal for information on his disappearance.

What all parents should know about safe babywearing

A picture of Ryan Reynolds always gets the girls talking, and a recently shared photo has done exactly that - but this time, it's for all the wrong reasons.

Baby's head shape reveals potentially fatal condition

Thinking her baby just had an unusually shaped head, a mother was shocked to discover it was instead linked to a dangerous condition.

'Help - my toddler hits me!'

My toddler has started hitting when he gets frustrated, is feeling ignored, or just thinks it might be fun.

Why IVF success rates may not be what you think

Transparency, accountability and responsibilityare essential measures to protect IVF vulnerable patients.

On the 10th anniversary of my son's death

This day marks a significant day. Today marks 10 years since I lost my son Kai.

Mother-in-law 'from hell' inspires survival guide

The happily ever after Nicola Milan had imagined wasn't to be – and she blames her mother-in-law.

Name your baby Quinoa, win a $10K gift card

Choosing a name for your little bundle of joy is always a major decision. It can be something traditional, trendy, creative … or inspired by the menu of your favourite chain restaurant.

Owning a pair of nail scissors does not make me a hairdresser

It's been a whole year since sleeping in until 10am. A whole year since having a peaceful shower.

The 83 children who were tragically let down in the last decade

Over a 10-year period, 83 children died from domestic violence abuse in NSW, with three quarters of the victims aged five years or under, the NSW Ombudsman has revealed.

Expert Q&A: Gross motor skill development in toddlers and preschoolers

Dr Katie Heathershaw answers questions about jumping, toe walking, riding a bike and being pigeon toed.

Is it reasonable to expect your partner to give up drinking in pregnancy?

From the moment that I fell pregnant with my son, I realised just how much my life had already started to change.

Stroke victim joins class action against makers of popular contraceptive pill

"I was terrified I would always be this way. The pill needs to come with a much higher warning."

Sexy time

Why you should get excited about scheduling sex

Unfortunately, the belief that sex should always be spontaneous is a myth. It just isn't.

When newborn photoshoots get messy

When it comes to newborn photoshoots, it is all about the timing.

Orphaned baby daughter Ayla wakes from coma

Former All Black Jerry Collins' critically injured orphaned daughter has awoken from her coma and is able to bottle-feed.

Dad takes miraculous catch while feeding baby

One American father has taken multitasking to a new level at a Cubs-Dodgers baseball game at Wrigley Field.

'Samuel is our firstborn, and he will never be forgotten'

Having lost their firstborn at one day old, the Carrolls were overjoyed to welcome their daughter Isobel into the world a year later.

Channel 10's Sarah Harris expecting first child

The Studio host Sarah Harris doesn't mind if her first baby is a boy or girl, but she does hope it is born with one thing in particular.

 
Advertisement
 
Advertisement
 
 
 

What's hot on EB

27 funny ultrasound pictures

Ultrasounds give you a look at your growing baby ... and sometimes what appears to their womb-buddy, or your bub in an amusing position.

The top 6 misleading parenting terms

From 'morning sickness' to 'the terrible twos', there are many parenting terms that are misleading.

When 'good' nannies go bad

While most nannies take pride in their work, there can be some who have a hidden side.

Woman hospitalised for skinny jeans injury

Beware: skinny jeans might be bad for your health.

Gauze seeding: the bacteria-breeding birth trend

A number of women having caesarean deliveries are now taking steps to give their baby a better 'microbiome' start in life.

Jimmy Fallon writes new children's book for dads

Jimmy Fallon, host of NBC's The Tonight Show, recently wrote a children's book about every father's secret wish for their baby's first word to be "dada" - not "mama".

28 names for babies born in winter

Looking for some baby name inspiration for a bub born during the colder months? Here are 28 options from around the world to consider.

The horrible act that sparked a brawl at child's birthday party

The uncle of the seven-year-old girl at the centre of the brawl at child's birthday party in Sydney's west has described the events leading up to the alarming show of violence.

Babies 'benefit from iPads at a young age': study

More often than not, you'll read that screen time for children should be kept to a minimum - but some scientists are now challenging this way of thinking.

Do mums really just obsessively talk about their children?

Natalie Reilly describes three main types of conversations mothers have. And, surprise, they're not all about kids.

Why some dogs might attack babies or young kids

A baby's smell, the noises it makes and even its gaze can contribute to the potential for a dog attack.

Mum demands refund for 'beargina' christening cake

It was meant to be a tasteful cake to help celebrate a three-year-old's christening.

5 things no one warns you about after giving birth

How many times have you been warned about all the sleepless nights you have to 'look forward to' when you become a parent?

Police officer sang nursery rhyme as heartbreaking photo was taken

A police officer arrived at a devastating scene on Thursday: a car crash resulting in all passengers being thrown from the vehicle.

Don't worry, working mums: Just leave Dad in charge at home

Want to open the boardroom doors for women? Encourage - heck, praise - dads who stay home with their children.

Hilaria Baldwin shares post-baby selfie

Just two days after giving birth, actor Alec Balwin's wife posted a post-baby picture on social media.

'Help - my child won't ever do what I ask!'

Compliance is part of the parent-child relationship, but so is resistance. It's all natural.

Postnatal depression support gets $23 million boost in NSW

The Baird government will include $22.8 million in Tuesday's NSW budget to expand a program designed to help parents at risk of postnatal depression (PND).

'I'm just as tired, scared and stressed as you': stay-at-home dad's plea

I'm really lucky to have two great kids, but I found it really tough with so much being aimed at the mothers and not the fathers.

 

FREE TICKET

Get your FREE ticket to the Baby & Toddler Show

Get your free ticket to the Sydney Essential Baby & Toddler Show for September 25-27 - register online now.

 
Advertisement
 
 
Essential Baby and Essential Kids is the place to find parenting information and parenting support relating to conception, pregnancy, birth, babies, toddlers, kids, maternity, family budgeting, family travel, nutrition and wellbeing, family entertainment, kids entertainment, tips for the family home, child-friendly recipes and parenting. Try our pregnancy due date calculator to determine your due date, or our ovulation calculator to predict ovulation and your fertile period. Our pregnancy week by week guide shows your baby's stages of development. Access our very active mum's discussion groups in the Essential Baby forums or the Essential Kids forums to talk to mums about conception, pregnancy, birth, babies, toddlers, kids and parenting lifestyle. Essential Baby also offers a baby names database of more than 22,000 baby names, popular baby names, boys' names, girls' names and baby names advice in our baby names forum. Essential Kids features a range of free printable worksheets for kids from preschool years through to primary school years. For the latest baby clothes, maternity clothes, maternity accessories, toddler products, kids toys and kids clothing, breastfeeding and other parenting resources, check out Essential Baby and Essential Kids.