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#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 CrazySingleMum

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.





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