Expect A Star (EAS) is Australia's largest privately owned agency that provides a complete childcare service from casual babysitting, temporary and permanent nannies, specialised care nannies, right through to supporting families in finding the best quality childcare centres in their city, with guidance and support at every step.
EAS has a large database of professional childcare workers that are first aid trained, police checked and qualified and/or experienced in working with young children. When parents engage EAS the first step is to establish their individual situation and childcare needs. This pivotal step guides the following selection process, ensuring the family only meets suitable applicants that meet their specific needs.
Families engage EAS as a one stop shop that will look after all their childcare needs. EAS does all the work to find the best suitable care for each family's situation.
Why do we need EAS?
A recent survey conducted by EAS on Australians' work and family arrangements, discovered that 45.8 percent said that flexible working arrangements were the key to achieving work life balance with a family. Although the majority agree with this, many Australians struggle to achieve that elusive work-life balance.
As the majority of working parents rely on paid care for their children, they want to be sure they are in the best hands which meets the needs of both child and the whole family. However, multiple barriers exist to parents conducting the search themselves including the amount of time required, safety concerns and finding the perfect fit.
As an industry expert EAS can assist families by removing these barriers through their consultants handling the complete process, conducting rigorous screens and checks, and only presenting the most compatible candidates. If the family chooses a childcare centre as the solution to their childcare needs EAS can present several options that meet the family's specified criteria to create the best match possible.
What Unique Services does EAS offer?
EAS offers different childcare options as they understand each family has its own unique situation.
EAS has its own database of fully qualified childcare workers, nannies and babysitters. In most cases, EAS can have a carer out to the family's home in less than two hours in all major Australian cities. In addition, EAS has the expertise to locate childcare centres for families, saving them time, money and wasted energy by providing them with peace of mind and a great centre for their child.
EAS also offers babysitters for a range of occasions, for example, when children are too sick to attend school or day care, or full time and part time nannies that can either care exclusively for the children or assist with household jobs such as cleaning and cooking.
EAS offers a complete professional service when locating the right nanny for a family. The process begins by obtaining a wealth of information from the family about their needs and wants for a nanny which forms the basis for the recruitment and selection process. EAS will negotiate employment arrangements on behalf of the family and be in touch regularly to assess the ongoing relationship between the family and the nanny.
Expect A Star also offers a free consultation service over the phone in terms of providing support and advice to families on the range of childcare options available.
Where are their services based?
EAS has experienced and qualified babysitters in all major Australian cities, can place permanent nannies Australia wide and can assist in locating the right childcare centre in the majority of Australian suburbs.
Who can use EAS?
Anyone who requires care for their children can use the services of EAS. Simply visit the website www.expectastar.com.au, create a free account to book a babysitter or nanny* and the search will start. To engage EAS to find the right centre, complete a short questionnaire and payment, and EAS will commence searching before providing a detailed assessment on results.
Alternatively, parents are welcome to call the 1300 669 653 number to speak to one of the friendly consultants.
For more information about the detailed services EAS provides to families and organisations, visit www.expectastar.com.au or phone 1300 669 653.