5 Tips to Write a Great Job Ad to Find A Nanny or Babysitter

Use these tips to write a job ad to successfully find the best babysitter or nanny for your family.

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It’s a competitive market with lots of families seeking wonderful child carers.

Great news is that

  • The Best Babysitters invests heavily in bringing new recruits to the site daily
  • There are always job-seekers looking for new opportunities!

To get success we recommend making the most of your Job Posting.

Write a great job ad to grab babysitters and nannies attention. Make it sparkle! Ensure your ad stands out from the rest, so you can attract the best.

Here are our tips for success:


  • Be clear about the details - the days and hours you need your babysitter or nanny.
  • Describe the children’s personalities and interests. Explain why the carer will enjoy spending time with your kids. Will they be having fun outdoors, or playing dress ups or doing arts and crafts?
  • Add personality - what makes your family different or unique? Why would the babysitter love working with your family, in your home?


  • Will you need the babysitter or nanny to drive? If so, write whether they need to use their own car and if you’ll provide a car seat.
  • Consider increasing the hourly rate if the carer is driving their own insured and serviced car.


  • Include the hourly rate in the Job Posting.
  • Ensure the hourly rate you offer is competitive in your city.


  • You may need to be flexible about your requirements to find a babysitter in a tight employment market.
  • If there are multiple shifts can the role be shared between 2 carers?


  • Please allow at least 1 week for the job ad to work.
  • If you are not getting any applicants after 1-2 weeks, review your job ad. Do you need to change the wording? Do you need to adjust the details of the role? Do you need to increase the hourly rate?

We hope this helps you find the best babysitter. In a tight labor market it may take a little more time and effort, but we know you’ll find a fabulous nanny or babysitter in an affordable way, by using these tips for success.

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