Babysitting Services: How to Get the Job

Many busy parents turn to Gumtree to find the perfect person to take care of their kids. While many find a babysitter, nanny, or au pair using recommendations from family and friends, we don’t all have that option. Advertising your services on Gumtree will have you finding new clients in no time!

With our help on what to put in your ad, you’ll be on track to finding the perfect childcare job on Gumtree:


First and foremost, it is important for potential employers to know exactly where you stay. If you are applying for a day job, parents will want to feel confident that you will arrive on time each day so knowing you live close by will be a bonus.


This is a big one! Children are the light of their parents’ lives so they will want to be 100% certain they are leaving them in trustworthy, capable hands. List all experience you have with childcare, as well as all duties you have experience performing…and spare no detail! It will also help to list some references, as well as any certifications or training you may have like babysitting courses or CPR.


Adding your availability into your advert will let potential clients know if you will suit their schedule requirements right away before getting in too deep.


Listing the fees for your services in your ad will be helpful to narrow down potential clients. If your fee is too high for one particular family, it is best they know in advance before you both spend time getting to know one another. If you are not sure of the going rate, take a gander through other babysitting or au pair adverts on Gumtree to get an idea of what others are charging for the same services in your area.

Now that you’ve got the knowledge, it’s time to search for your dream job! Head to or your Gumtree app (click for Apple & Android) and don’t forget to use your location settings to find jobs close to home.

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