Parents are incredibly selective when it comes to choosing child minding for their loved ones. Being unable to secure a trustworthy person to look after your children usually results in cancelling or rescheduling your plans.
So how do you find someone you trust? What are the primary things you look for in a trustworthy person? Does convenience trump trust? What about price?
For most, the convenience of leaving their children with family, close friends or neighbours is the most simple approach. But what about families that don’t have access to these contacts?
Australia has a large community of expats which means a great deal of families don’t have a village of support. With the high cost of living in Australia, we have also noticed the shift towards grandparents remaining in the workforce and working later in their lives. They are travelling more than ever too as overseas travel has become so accessible.
Many parents have children with unique needs such as behavioural issues or they might have a highly sensitive food allergy which can make the thought of trusting a babysitter a huge risk. It’s a tough burden to bear, considering the modern woman often juggles work and home life balance.
This struggle is the inspiration behind Sittr, Australia’s number one babysitter and nanny app, that simplifies the search for trusted child carers.
After working with a team of lawyers, insurers and childcare industry experts, we are confident that our mandatory steps taken to vet nannies and babysitters on the platform are as strict as you would find in any childcare centre around the country.