November 8, 2019


This Mum has a list of requirements for potential babysitters that takes things to a whole new level!

Finding the perfect babysitter is a challenge. Can you trust them? Do they get along with your kids? Are they responsible? We all have a pretty good idea of what we’re looking for, but one mum has taken things to the next level, posting her list of babysitter requirements anonymously online, kidspot.com.au reports.

Impossible Demands

While the mum’s list of criteria for her ideal babysitter included some reasonable requests, such as having experience and possibly a childcare qualification, there were also some downright ridiculous attributes suitable candidates were required to have.


With such high expectations, and three children to look after, you’d expect a high hourly rate to match, but the demanding mum said she would only be prepared to pay ‘$10 an hour under the table cash,’ apparently equivalent to $15 an hour if you had to pay tax. Talk about stingy. If you want Mary Poppins, you better be prepared to cough up the big bucks!

Gone Too Far

The post has been met with widespread criticism, with many people quick to label the list as delusional. “Would be worried about someone who had the degree/experience but was still willing to graft for $10 an hour,” one Reddit user posted. “For $10/hr I will come over and watch your tv and eat your snacks. Expect to return alive children…that’s about it,” another said. One woman also expressed disbelief at the qualifications required. “I’d love to take the job, but my experience as a paediatric ICU nurse just won’t cut it I guess,”she said.

We think the whole thing is totally ridiculous. If you’re lucky enough to find yourself a genuinely kind, mature and punctual babysitter who your kids like, that’s good enough for us. No qualification can give you that.

What qualities do you look for in a babysitter? Let us know in the comments.



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