Find Nannies in Australia: Choosing the Right Type for your Family
Nannies Australia is a premium nanny agency to help you find the perfect nanny for you.
What is a nanny?
A nanny is a professional carer who looks after children, usually in the family home, whether that be supervising them while you’re away, helping to feed and care for them; picking them up and dropping them off from school, or staying with them overnight if need be. Or all of the above!
Nannies help to look after your children, but can also provide fun and educational activities on a daily basis and contribute to your child’s early learning, but educationally and socially.
Nanny’s duties include a range of jobs depending on what you need from them; their care hours can vary as well. It can range from a part-time nanny to a full-time or live-in nanny – or Au pairs.
- Taking care of children when you’re not available
- Feeding, changing and putting children to bed / waking them up in the morning
- Performing pick-ups / drop offs either to school, sport commitments, music lessons, play dates etc
- Helping children with their school work / providing some outside learning activities for them
- Supervising them overnight when you’re not available
- Light household chores and running errands
All families are different, just as all nannies are different. It’s important to set all these expectations out during the interview process to help pick the right nanny for you and your family. Nannying has impact on both parties, and a trustworthy and open relationship between nanny and family is important to ensure everyone is happy.
A nanny’s role is to provide professional care for your children, and this will be their primary job. Anything outside of this will need to be negotiated.
Where to begin your search:
Start by deciding what kind of nanny you’re looking for. When you’re looking for a nanny, you need to be clear about what you need and want from them. This will help with feeling overwhelmed when faced with a lot of options and services, as there are a lot of great nannies out there for you to choose from.
You want to be able to have a comfortable relationship with your nanny, as well as a degree of professionalism.
Things to consider includes:
– Your weekly schedule, whether you need the nanny during the day or on the weekends or in the evenings
– how stable your week is – if you have a flexible or rotating roster
– what kind of duties do you expect the nanny to perform, are these primarily child-minding duties only needed at home? Do you need a nanny who is comfortable helping your children with activities, appointments and errands?
– Do you need any extra help with cooking, cleaning and other household duties?
– Do you need a live in Nanny, a part-time nanny or an au pair?
How to Find a Nanny
Nannies Australia is an online nanny agency that aims to pair families with their perfect nanny. You can browse the ads on our site to help pick the best nanny for you.
You can also post a job online as a family looking for nannies to be in touch.
Our service offers an open forum to be able to contact, and be in contact with caregivers in a private manner. We want to provide a service that cuts out the middle man, where you can speak directly with the families or nannies, which means you are in complete control in finding the right fit for you.
Nannies Australia allows you to access profiles and resumes directly, as well as being able to privately message anyone you wish to discuss services with.
We make sure to do background checks on all of our users to guarantee safety and privacy for our users. We want to make sure you are using a safe and informed platform. We also check if all nannies have the relevant documents, including working with children, police checks, first aid and working visas if they are coming from overseas to be an au pair.
We aim to be a one-stop-shop and have all your resources in one place. Finding that perfect match doesn’t need to be stressful or time consuming. Nannies Australia is here to help.
Meet and Greet and Trial Sessions
After you’ve found someone you’re interested in, the best way for you and your family to get to know your nanny is to organise an interview and a trail session with them.
An interview can help you engage and discuss with your nanny your expectations for the job, and to see if you will work well together as a nanny and family. It’s a chance to meet face to face so you can have a discussion about the job expectations and requirements.
A trial session or a meet and greet may also be a good idea as it will put your family and the nanny together to see if they get along. This will help both parties assess whether the situation will work for both of them. Please note, you may need to pay the nanny for a trial session, they are taking time out of their day, after all. This is something you can discuss with your nanny beforehand.
After the trial session it’s good to sit down with the nanny and discuss what went well, what changes need to happen to make the situation more suitable and comfortable, and finally, see what resources you can both get to help make the final decision easy.
It’s important that you and your family get along with the nanny as they could be a big impact on your family’s life.
This process shouldn’t be stressful – finding a nanny is an exciting experience, and when you do find the right one, it can be the start of a very fulfilling relationship.