10,000 FindABabysitter.com.au Nannies and Babysitters Help Parents Balance Work, Life and Family

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"Managing time is just not about individuals choices and concerns, but also about supports that exist within families and communities for those choices.Â? From: Â?It's About Time: Women, men, work and familyÂ? , Human Rights and Equal Opportunity Commission (HREOC), 2007.

The recent HREOC report highlights the need for families to create supports that allow them to balance the juggling act of work, life and family. Find A Babysitter.com.au (FAB) provides a service which fully supports this goal. FAB has been helping Australian families ease burdens and find balance by introducing them to nannies and babysitters efficiently and affordably.

Launched in July 2005, the site recently hit a milestone of 10,000 childcarers in many centers across Australia registered on FAB. Nannies, after-school carers and babysitters have joined FAB because it offers a great platform for them to highlight their services. Profiles of the carers online show their qualifications, experience, availability and hourly rates.

Findababysitter.com.au customers can post jobs online and search for carers in their area using FAB’s extensive database. This gives parents a ‘two-pronged’ approach to finding the right nanny or babysitter. This combination is very powerful and sets Find A Babysitter.com.au apart from other sites and agencies.

“The site is fast, effective and affordable for families to find the help they need,” says founder Delia Timms. “Find A Babysitter has grown beyond all expectations. Word-of-mouth accounts for a third of new customers, showing how good news spreads amongst parents.”

Brainchild of Melbourne working mother Delia Timms and her husband Jeff Bonnes, findababysitter.com.au is the largest online introduction and job posting site in Australia.

“With such a good community of parents, babysitters and nannies we have a strong network effect, making the site work well for all involved,” says Timms. “It’s up to parents to interview and select the right babysitter or nanny for their family and they then pay the carer directly with no agency surcharges or fees. We keep costs low by working as an introduction service – we don’t screen, manage bookings, or act as a ‘middle man’. We simply introduce customers to nannies and babysitters. We also find that our online ratings system is a powerful tool and that this is often used by customers when choosing a sitter or nanny.”

findababysitter.com.au has nannies, after-school carers and babysitters in Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane, Perth, Canberra, Hobart and Launceston.

Launched in July 2005, Find A Babysitter (FAB -- http://www.findababysitter.com.au) is the largest childcare introduction web-site in Australia, helping parents meet babysitters and nannies. Parents who pay a one-off membership fee to join the site get both 1) access to all the babysitters and nannies in their area and 2) a ‘job posting’ to attract interested applicants. These two methods combined are very successful in recruiting the right carer. The site allows parents to search for carers simply by using a postcode and specific search boxes to match their criteria. The carers can also search for jobs conveniently by entering their postcodes.

FAB is wholly owned and run by Delia Timms and Jeff Bonnes.

About Delia Timms:

Delia Timms has a B. App. Sc. (Speech Pathology) from La Trobe University and worked as a speech pathologist before her children were born. She also has a Masters in Human Resource Development from the University of Minnesota. Delia is actively involved in her local kindergarten and playgroup. Delia enjoys combining her FAB work with motherhood.

About Jeff Bonnes:

Jeff Bonnes has a B.A. (Mathematics) from the University of St Thomas, in St Paul, Minnesota. Jeff has worked as an IT consultant for over 15 years in the United States and Australia in many business sectors. He specialises in Internet based solutions. He is also a Director of Affirm Software Group Pty Ltd.

For more information:

Delia Timms, 0402 404 825 or delia @ findababysitter.com.au

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