Casual Nanny

More than just a babysitter

Our casual nannies are perfect for short term support to get you through a busy time or provide dedicated care over the school holidays. We also have families from overseas or out of town engage our services to help make their holiday run smoothly and give parents the opportunity to explore their destination further without little people in tow. Similarly, casual nannies can provide professional and reliable care for weddings and corporate events.

Our casual nannies are available for a minimum of three hours a day for one-off or fixed term bookings of up to three months.

All of our nannies are interviewed and thoroughly vetted through an extensive process of qualification, background and reference checks before being considered for a position with our agency. Our Lovely Nannies have a formal childcare qualification and experience or at least two years paid experience working with children, as well as meeting these additional Australian Nanny Association requirements:

  • NSW Working with Children Check (WWCC) or QLD Blue Card;
  • Current First Aid certification;
  • Excellent English; and
  • Impeccable references.

And importantly, our nannies LOVE working with little people. We hear time and time again from our clients that our nannies are absolutely adored by their children. This is what we’re all about!

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Typical Nanny Duties

Our nannies are focused on caring for your children in a safe and happy environment, first and foremost. Depending on the length of care required and the age of the children, your nanny’s duties may include, but are not limited to:

  • Following your child/children’s routine
  • Preparing nutritious meals for your children
  • Planning fun and creative learning activities such as arts and crafts
  • Park, playgroup or educational excursions
  • Ensuring the children’s play areas are safe and secure
  • Tidying and keeping clean any child-related areas in the house
  • Engaging in quality play time
  • Homework supervision
  • Bathing, showering and feeding your children
  • Bottle feeding and nappy changes
  • Grocery shopping
  • Getting ready for school and pick up and drop offs

Now let’s get you that extra support you need and bring a tonne of fun into your home at the same time!

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Complete peace of mind

We know how nerve-wracking it can be to leave your children in someone else’s care. That’s why we’ve done all of the hard work for you. We’ve screened, interviewed and background checked all of our Lovely Babysitters and only selected the best of the best. When you book a babysitter with us, you can rest assured that your children are in great hands.

All of our Lovely Babysitters have a formal childcare qualification and experience or at least two years paid experience working with children, as well as meeting these additional requirements:

  • NSW Working with Children Check (WWCC) or QLD Blue Card;
  • Current First Aid certification;
  • Excellent English;
  • Impeccable references; and
  • LOVE working with little people.

Our evening babysitting service is available across Sydney, Byron Bay, Tweed Coast, Gold Coast and Brisbane from 5pm. Our Lovely Babysitters can come to your home, event venue, Airbnb, holiday house or hotel. We’re a preferred partner for hotel babysitting services with many of the leading hotels in Sydney and the broader locations in which we operate.

For childcare support during the day (before 5pm), we offer a casual nanny service.

Now there are absolutely no excuses – lock in that date night, RSVP to that wedding invitation or give yourself a night off. Your little lovelies will be well looked after.

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Casual Nanny and Babysitter Booking Fees & Rates

Booking fees

Our booking fees are charged per day and detailed below. Booking fees exclude the babysitter or casual nanny’s hourly rate.

Booking fee
Daily booking fee (1 – 10 days) $29.50
Block booking fee per day (11+ days) $22.50
Last minute booking fee (less than 24 hours notice) $47.50
*Prices listed are excluding GST

On the rare occasion we are unable to source a carer for you, we will of course refund your booking fee.

Babysitter and Casual Nanny hourly rates

Our Little Lovelies Babysitter and Casual Nanny hourly rates are charged in addition to the booking fee and vary depending on the number of children being cared for, their age, and how many hours are being booked.

You pay the hourly rate / wages directly to your babysitter or casual nanny by bank transfer or cash at the end of the day / week.

As independent contractors, our Carers are responsible for their own financial affairs and regulatory obligations.

3 hours minimum booking is required.

Standard Rates

$30.00 per hour 4 hours or more

Special Rates

$35.00 per hour for a hotel / Airbnb / holiday booking (not at your home address)

$35.00 per hour if only booked for 3 hours

$35.00 per hour if one of the children is 9 months or younger

$35.00 per hour if caring for 4 children or more

$45.00 per hour – Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, Boxing Day, and New Years Eve

Specialist Carers

$35.00 to $45.00 per hour – Night Nanny:   please email to book one of our night nannies


Cancellation Charges

Once your booking has been confirmed via a confirmation email from the Agency, the booking fee is non-refundable.

A confirmed Casual Nanny or Babysitting booking cancellation shall incur a cancellation fee as follows:

  • $25.00 for each day booked, when cancelled more than 24 hours prior to commencement;
  • $50.00 for each day booked, when cancelled less than 24 hour’s notice prior to commencement;
  • $75.00 for each day booked, when cancelled with less than 4 hours prior to commencement

The cancellation fee will be paid directly to the nanny by bank transfer. We will ask the nanny to provide you with their details for you to make payment.


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Babysitter and Casual Nanny Enquiry Form

Please complete our brief enquiry form below and one of our staff will get in contact with you. If you’d rather speak to someone directly you can call us on 1800 665 215.

Casual Nanny & Babysitting Enquiry
3 hour minimum booking is required.

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