Our Nannies

“We are dedicated to providing families with warm, nurturing and experienced nannies – Carers who enjoy working with families, being part of the children’s growth and development and take pride in keeping your home a happy and thriving haven.”

Little Lovelies provide a full consultation service with both the family and the carer to ensure you are matched with the ideal nanny for your families needs.  Our recruitment process is thorough with only the finest nannies selected.

All little lovelies nannies & babysitters have:

  • A minimum of 2 years paid experience
  • Working with children check WWCC
  • First aid and CPR certified
  • Excellent English
  • References

Permanent Nannies

Our permanent nannies work with families on a long term basis of 3 months or longer and anywhere from 1 day a week to a few afternoons a week to full 5 days but consistently over three months or more.

Casual Nannies

Our casual or temporary nannies are carers that can be engaged on a short term basis. They are hired for a minimum of 3 hours a day and work with the family anywhere from 1 day to 3 months.

Typical Nanny Duties

A nanny’s primary duty is to care for the children in a safe and happy environment. Duties can vary depending on the length of cover required and the ages of the children and can include:
  • Following your child’s individual routines
  • Preparing nutritious meals for your children
  • Planning fun and creative learning activities ie 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 play time
  • Homework supervision
  • Bathing & showering and feeding,
  • Nappy changing & Bottle feeding
  • Grocery shopping
  • School runs and getting ready

Recruitment Process of Permanent Nannies

Understanding your needs through thorough consultation.
Our recruitment process involves personalised consultation and a comprehensive questionnaire. This enables us to establish the precise job requirements and what is really important to you as a family which,  in turn, helps us to find the perfect nanny to match.

Job brief review.
A job brief is then sent to you to approve before creating a short list of suitable nannies to interview.

Agency Interviews.
We interview every nanny, check references and ensure they have a WWCC and an up to date First Aid and CPR Certificate.

Engagement Fee. 
An initial engagement fee of $150 + gst is required to be paid which is then offset from the placement fee when your nanny is placed.

Shortlist selection.
A shortlist of the best matched nannies and their profiles are then sent to you to review so you can decide who you would like to interview.

Offer & Acceptance
Once you have chosen your preferred nanny we will make them an offer, and if accepted, arrange start dates, negotiate pay and take care of everything up until the day they start*.

* Please note: if you nominate not to engage Little Lovelies Payroll Service, and choose to pay your nanny directly, it is then your responsibility to provide your nanny with an employment contract and arrange other legislative matters.

Fees, Rates & Payroll Service

Placement Fees

Our once-off placement or “finders fees” are detailed in the tables below and exclude the nannies hourly rate.

Nanny Hourly Rates

Nannies hourly rates are charged in addition to the finder fee and average from $24 – $30 per hour including superannuation.

Permanent Nanny Placement Fees

$ (excl GST)
1 day/week Nanny 650
2 days/week Nanny 850
3 days/week Nanny 1050
4 days/week Nanny 1250
5 days/week Nanny 1450

*Your initial permanent nanny engagement fee of $150 is offset against the total placement fee. 

Paying Your Permanent Nanny 

Casual Nanny Placement Fees

$ per day (ex GST)
1-9 Days Only 25
10+ Days 20

Paying Your Casual Nanny

If you engage a casual nanny, payment is made by you directly to the nanny – just like you would a babysitter.


Permanent Nannies Payroll Service

If you are looking to hire a permanent nanny then you have two options in which you can engage your nanny :-

  1. Payroll your nanny yourself.
  2. Take the stress and time out of paying your permanent nanny yourself and let us payroll them for you.

Whichever option you decide, Little Lovelies will assist you throughout the process.

What does this service cost?
You can expect to pay between $28 and $32 per hour* to use this service, which includes the nannies wages and our administrative and accounts costs.

Does this cover everything?
Yes.  Our payroll service includes payment of fortnightly wages, tax and superannuation payments, workers compensation insurance, employment contracts and contract term negotiation.  We will also arrange a replacement nanny should your nanny be sick or go on holiday.

*All fees are excluding GST.

Enquiry Form

Please take a moment to complete our brief form and our staff will contact you to to discuss your requirement

Nanny Enquiry
Please include some information about hours, requirements, your children's names and ages.