5 Reasons Why You Need to Recruit Your Nanny Before the Holidays

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Find A Babysitter.com.au founder Delia Timms strongly recommends that parents begin recruiting their nannies, babysitters and after-school carers now in preparation for 2008.

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The highest demand is for part-time nannies and for after-school care, specifically in city areas where childcare shortages are rife.

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Find A Babysitter.com.au founder Delia Timms strongly recommends that parents begin recruiting their nannies, babysitters and after-school carers now in preparation for 2008.

Why the rush? Timms reports that in January of each year her childcare introduction site, http://www.findababysitter.com.au has a sudden boom of parents looking for help. January 2007 saw double the number of parents join compared to December 2006.

This high demand puts pressure on the supply of nannies, making it more difficult for parents to find the right match. By starting the recruitment process early parents will have access to a larger number of nannies and can find the ideal carer in advance without stress.

Timms states, “The highest demand is for part-time nannies and for after-school care, specifically in city areas where childcare shortages are rife.”

Leveraging the wide reach and power of the internet, parents have turned introduction sites like Find A Babysitter.com.au site to find the carers they need.

Timms’ top tips are to:    
1.    Beat the rush! Start the search in November and December when many Babysitter and Nannies are planning about their schedule for 2008.
2.    Training! Use the holidays to train the nanny so the children are settled and ready for the new routine - and you’ll get some time out!
3.    Keep costs controlled! If you start searching in January you’ll be competing with many others and may have to pay top dollar to secure the nanny you want. Avoid the price crush by finding a nanny now.
4.    Plan for school holiday cover! Many carers are university students who are willing and able to work over summer holidays. Recruit now to cover the summer break.
5.    Allow screening time! By starting early you can allow time to screen, reference check and trial your nanny. You’ll have peace of mind knowing that you’ve made the right choice.

Find A Babysitter.com.au (FAB) is an introduction and job posting web-site that helps Australian families find nannies and babysitters in an efficient an affordable way. Since starting in July 2005 FAB has had phenomenal growth, responding to a significant need for nannies, after-school carers and babysitters. FAB is the leading childcare introduction site in Australia.

http://www.findababysitter.com.au has over 3400 current babysitters and nannies registered across Australia. Profiles of the carers online show details like their qualifications, experience, availability and hourly rates. Parents can email selected carers from this database. They can also use job postings on FAB to attract applicants. There are currently hundreds of babysitting and nanny jobs on the site.

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

For more information:

Delia Timms, 0402 404 825 or delia(at)findababysitter.com.au

Delia Timms
Director
Find A Babysitter Pty Ltd
http://www.findababysitter.com.au/
90 Nelson Rd
South Melbourne
VIC 3205
Australia

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