Our Child Care is an online platform that connects parents with child carers at the click of a button. Whether you are looking for work on a casual or more permanent basis or seeking to establish a home based child care service, Our Child Care is the ideal platform. With a strong emphasis on community, safety and professionalism, Our Child Care works with both parents and child carers to achieve the best outcome for all parties. Parents are required to pay for child care work upfront, which ensures payment is secure for carers. In addition, child care providers are required to submit working with children check documentation in order to register with Our Child Care. Finding work or clients is easy. Simply create a profile and search for jobs. These include casual, part time and full time jobs for nannies, babysitters, au pairs, childcare workers, teachers, tutors and more.


How To Join

Joining is easy and there are no joining fees. Simply to go to the Register tab and join. Our Child Care charges child carers a flat fee of 14% of the value of work undertaken through Our Child Care. This is deducted from the monies collected from parents which is then paid to the carer.


Finding Work or Clients

Once joined, you will be required to create a profile. You can then view jobs listed by parents on Our Child Care, express interest in them and start securing work. You will need to meet with prospective parents and undertake interviews with them. It is important to ensure you maintain contact with parents through the website only. This ensures there is a process for the exchange of information and details. All carers registered with Our Child Care are required to have work with children and police checks. Our Child Care provides parents with a copy of the relevant checks.


Carer Insurance

Child carers providing services to parents through Our Child Care are covered by Our Child Care’s professional indemnity and public liability insurance policy, subject to terms and conditions. It is important that all work is undertaken through Our Child Care. If work is undertaken outside of Our Child Care, the carer is not covered by Our Child Care’s blanket insurance.


Rates of Pay

As the child carer, you are able to set your own rates or negotiate the rate of pay with the parents. Once you have confirmed the date and time of work and the rate of pay, the parent simply makes payment for the work prior to the work being undertaken via the Our Child Care Payment page. All Payments are made to Our Child Care. Parents pay for every session or day of care upfront through Our Child Care. Once the work has taken place, we then pay the carer, less our commission of 14 percent. We recommend that rates be negotiated which are fair and reasonable and take into account the work load associated with the role.


Customer Support

Our Child Care is available to assist with any concerns, questions or issues you may have. To contact us, simply submit an enquiry through our Contact page.