Nannies in Australia
Nanny Articles & Tips
We take you through the different nanny arrangements, what the pros and cons are plus how to find a nanny along with how much they cost, advantages and disadvantages, how to find and hire a nanny and more.
Interviewing a nanny or au pair? Read this article and use the checklist to prepare and ensure you ask all the important questions to hire the best person.
At CareforKids.com.au we receive many questions from families about the best way to employ a nanny. This guide offers information on your key responsibilities and includes a sample employment contract and a Nanny/Parent Diary for keeping the lines of communication open.
Many parents love the idea of having a nanny, but don't need one full-time, or think it might cost too much. Nanny sharing lets you share the nanny's time, and the cost of employing the nanny, with another family.
Eligibility criteria with regards to nannies and au pairs, can be confusing, this article clears up the questions and explains why nannies and au pairs still make sense for many families.
While it is possible to find child care independently, using an agency can make the process easier and less time consuming by taking away a lot of the leg work involved in advertising for and interviewing potential candidates.
Apart from sharing the responsibility of providing in-home care for children, nannies and au pairs are quite different
A comprehensive toolkit to help families interview, choose and employ a nanny, including legal obligations and maintaining a successful relationship.
Step inside the wonderful world of nannying, and see what a nanny could offer your family,
Now that you have found a nanny to look after your children it's important to think about retaining them for as long as you can. Here's some top tips to keep your nanny for as long as you and your children need them for.
Many nannies cite the reason for leaving a post is poor communication, so it is beneficial to set aside time at the beginning and the end of each day to check in with your nanny, to discuss the children and to learn how the day was.
Female nannies are far more prevalent than their male counterparts, however, a rising number of men are providing home-based child care in Australia. Offering nanny-style services with a male dynamic, 'mannies' are both a practical and enriching option for many families.
If you're looking for individualised home-based child care, then a nanny is a great option. With live-in, live-out and nanny share arrangements available, nannies add the personal touch, remove the commute and strike a balance between providing consistent care and working the hours that suit you.