Child Care & Babysitting
Find a babysitter for your little Angels®
DIAL-AN-ANGEL is Australia's largest and most reputable childcare agency in Australia, helping families find a babysitter, nanny, afterschool carer, nanny-housekeeper or whatever you need!
Parents are increasingly using in-home carers for their children for a wide variety of reasons such as:
- an understandable preference for individual care and attention for their child/children
- specific personalised care for children with a disability or special needs
- an inability to find a convenient day care centre or family day care option to meet their needs
- the desire to have emergency care in a crisis
- a requirement for before and after school care
- reliable responsible babysitting so that busy parents can have some fun time as well
Your children are in safe, experienced and caring hands
DIAL-AN-ANGEL® specialises in finding quality carers for your children because we understand that your children are your greatest treasures. We take real pride in thoroughly screening and personally interviewing applicants who wish to become Angels®. They are selected for their suitability for referrals prior to any details being divulged about the client or the client's requirements. Every applicant is interviewed personally and where State laws allow, Police clearances and 'Working with Children' Checks are undertaken.
Daytime child care
This can be a casual or regular booking of less than 15 hours over 5 weekdays. It is ideal when a parent has a regular commitment each week and is perfect for emergency care when children are too sick to attend day care, kindergarten or school.
This can be a casual or regular babysitter booking. It is usually of four to six hours duration and can involve the supervision of children, feeding and putting them to bed (if required).
Shared sits can also be arranged. When making arrangements for weekends make sure you book early to ensure availability of sitters, our Angels® are very popular on weekends!
Before & after-school care
Our Angels® will make sure that your ability to get out the door in the morning is made easier. They can also ensure that children make the most of any planned after school activities. Transporting them to and from appointments, music and other lessons, sporting activities, assisting with homework, and preparing nutritious after school snacks are just a few of the things they can undertake for your little ones.
When your planned child care arrangements fall apart and you have been let down, you don’t have to lose a day's work. DIAL-AN-ANGEL Emergency Care is as close as your phone. You can go to work knowing that your children are in caring, competent hands. DIAL-AN-ANGEL also provides this service through corporations as part of their Work-Life balance programs supporting working parents.
Emergency Angels® are available for those times when:
- your child is too sick to attend school or daycare
- your regular carer is ill or on vacation
- the school or daycare centre is closed
- there are pupil-free days
- you discover you have conflicting schedules
Supervised Contact visits
Sometimes after family separation, making arrangements for you, or the other parent, to spend time with your children can be stressful or frustrating to achieve. When a child needs to have a safe, controlled situation in which to spend time with their other parent or a family member, the visit can be supervised by an appropriately skilled and selected Supervised Contact Angel. We aim to provide a safe, neutral, child focused environment in which arrangements for children to spend time with their family can occur. Supervised Contact visits are highly specialised assignments that must not be confused with general child care and/or babysitting. These visits help children maintain a relationship with the non-custodial parent in situations where separated parents are experiencing high levels of conflict. Angels will observe the interaction between a child and his or her family at all times.
Angels are strictly present for the close supervision of the children, not as childcarers. They ensure that the best interests of the child are protected and provide a report after every visit. Only Staff Angels® (employed by DIAL-AN-ANGEL) are assigned to Supervised Contact bookings. Contact us for a confidential discussion about how we can support your family.
Our Angels® can assist new mothers (and fathers too) with the additional workload involved with the arrival of a new baby. They may also keep the other children occupied, help with the cleaning, go to the corner shop and assist with the preparation of meals. These duties should be carried out under the supervision of the parent.
Nanny or manny
Our nannies and mannies are highly experienced child care professionals. They have well-developed childcare skills and have the time and patience to undertake this challenging and very rewarding occupation.
PERMANENT PART-TIME or FULL-TIME CARE of CHILDREN in addition to undertaking general housekeeping tasks for the whole family.
Nanny Sharing is a variation on the typical nanny care arrangement, typically a live-out or daily nanny (who lives in her own home) travels each day to one household or alternates between residences if the families take turns hosting the children. Sometimes a nanny lives with one family and cares for the children of two families in that home.
A Mothercraft Nurse has qualifications in Early Childhood Development or Mothercraft Nursing (ie: A Registered Nurse with additional qualifications). They may also have a Midwifery or Paediatric qualification. Mothercraft Nurses generally have five years experience in working with children from newborn infants to 5 years of age. A Mothercraft Nurse has specialist skills in: assisting parents with newborns including bathing, establishing a routine, assisting with multiple births, settling techniques and sleeping, assistance with feeding difficulties including weaning as well as post natal care of the mother and the baby. This service is supplied on a LIVE-OUT visiting basis.
These are fully trained and qualified Registered Nurses (RNs) who specialise in the care of newborns suffering from specific illnesses, diseases or disabilities for a period of four to six weeks from birth. These nurses may be offered referrals and/or assignments through the Home Nursing Departments of DIAL-AN-ANGEL.
Corporate crèche staff
We can provide staff for conventions, conferences and company training sessions or meetings. Only Staff Angels® are supplied at corporate rates through our Corporate Services Department.
Can be organised for Weddings, Church or Synagogue services and similar functions.
DIAL-AN-ANGEL also provides Angels® for housekeeping & home cleaning, garden & home maintenance, pet care, caretaking, aged care, in-home nursing, home & corporate functions. Medico Legal reporting may be requested and a wide range of services is available though our Corporate Services department. Gift Vouchers are also available.
Contact us for a free, no-obligation quote or to make a general enquiry.
When you seek only the best, it has to be from DIAL-AN-ANGEL.
Our friendly and experienced co-ordinators are ready to help.
Simply call 1300 721 111.
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