Before & After School Care

School hours can prove to be a major hassle for working parents. Securing a place at your school’s before and after school care (*OOSC, OSHC & BASC) can be extremely difficult. Demand for places has been outstripping available spots for years, resulting in long wait lists. Luckily, Juggle Street has a large network of babysitters and nannies that are available to care for your children during out of school hours.

To find a suitable nanny for before and/or after school childcare, post a recurring job on Juggle Street. You can select the days, duration and rate to suit your needs. Describe the job, detailing whether you need your children dropped at school or picked up from school, as well as any other important details/duties. You can then post the job out to after school nannies in your local neighbourhood

Over the past 3 decades there has been a major shift in the structure of our workplace in Australia. Families where both mum and dad work has become the norm, in 1991 55% of women returned to work after their first child, by 2011 this had increase to 65% (ABS Census) and this trend continues.

Juggle Street was created to help parents with their work/family balancing act, and we are reminded every day of the challenges faced by juggling parents.

Over the past 3 decades there has been a major shift in the structure of our workplace in Australia. Families where both mum and dad work has become the norm, in 1991 55% of women returned to work after their first child, by 2011 this had increase to 65% (ABS Census) and this trend continues.

Juggle Street was created to help parents with their work/family balancing act, and we are reminded every day of the challenges faced by juggling parents.

Tips for building & maintaining your network of carers


· Be clear about your expectations, the do’s and don’ts. Write a list of requirements and rules, especially regarding safety and treatment of your children.

· If you want help with home duties, be up-front about it and communicate it very clearly.

· Acknowledge and reward contributions that go above-and-beyond.

· Look for carers who will be good role models for your children, and teach your children to be respectful and helpful.

Tips for juggling parents - how to stay on top of things


You need a team, not one person - don’t try and find one perfect carer, it takes a village to raise a child. The more children you have, and the older they get, the more complex your requirements become. Create a local team - regular child care, nanny/babysitter, family, ad hoc last minute helpers. Local (just around the corner!) is the key.

Back-up, back-up and more back-up - carers, children and parents get sick. Accept that something will always go wrong! Plan ahead and have a back-up strategy in place.

Me Time & Date Nights - ensure you have some non-negotiable ‘me’ time each week i.e. my Pilates class, my walk in the park etc. And use your network to maintain your personal relationships, not just your work ones. Even if this means paying for babysitters, maintain Me Time and Date Nights! Search profiles of local families and send invitations to connect.
*OOSH & OSCH - Out of School Hours childcare, BASC - Before & After School Care