Experienced childcare professionals you can trust
As your extended family, we’re here to make your life easier and provide your children with warm, nurturing and quality care. We only recruit the best nannies and babysitters who are genuinely invested in bringing joy and happiness to your family home and supporting your child’s growth and development.
Whether you need a casual or permanent nanny, newborn nanny, Mothercraft nanny, after school nanny, night nanny, vacation nanny, live in nanny or babysitter, we’ll find the right carer for your family.
All of our Lovely Nannies and Babysitters have been screened, interviewed face-to-face and background checked to ensure they meet our very high standards. At a minimum, our nannies and babysitters have:
- A relevant childcare qualification and experience or at least two years paid experience working with children
- NSW Working with Children Check (WWCC) or QLD Blue Card
- Current First Aid certification
- Excellent English
- Impeccable references
We specialise in evening babysitting, casual nannies and permanent nannies in Sydney, Byron Bay, Northern NSW, Gold Coast and Brisbane. Click the links below to learn more about our nanny and babysitting services.
We take a personalised approach to your childcare needs
Our permanent nannies work with families on a fixed term of three months or longer. The hours are flexible depending on your family’s needs – one day a week, after school hours only, 8am – 6pm Monday to Friday, or seven days a week – the choice is yours.
When you get in touch with us, we’ll take the time to get to know you and your family, identify your childcare needs and understand what is important to you. This helps us find the perfect match for your family.
How It Works
1. Personalised consultation
Our recruitment process begins with a personalised consultation and a comprehensive questionnaire to understand your specific needs and what is important to you as a family. A detailed job brief is provided for your review and approval before we advertise the position for applications.
2. Extensive recruitment
We thoughtfully recruit nannies that match what you’re looking for and meticulously screen and verify qualifications, experience, references and background checks. We interview all suitable applicants face-to-face to determine the best fit for your family and situation.
3. High quality shortlist
Our personalised and professional approach delivers a high quality shortlist, meaning you are meeting with only the best matched nannies for your family.
4. Nanny placement & ongoing support
Once you have chosen your preferred nanny, we encourage you to trial the nanny. We will then support you through making an offer, providing an employment contract and managing payroll.
In most cases, families are comfortable with their chosen nanny, but for peace of mind we offer a further two weeks replacement policy should it be required.
*Please note: if you nominate not to engage Little Lovelies Payroll Service and choose to pay your nanny directly, it is your responsibility to provide your nanny with an employment contract and manage tax, insurance and legislative requirements.
Typical Nanny Duties
A nanny’s primary duty is to care for your children in a safe and happy environment.
Duties can 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
So, let us lighten your load and find a Lovely Nanny to support your family.
Permanent Nanny Fees & Rates
Following our initial consultation, if you choose to engage our services to professionally recruit a permanent nanny, a non-refundable engagement fee of $110.00 is payable, then a non-refundable recruitment fee of $300.00 is due once a high quality shortlist of best matched candidates is provided to you, both of which are deducted from your final placement fee.
Our one-off placement fees are detailed in the table below and exclude the nanny’s hourly rate.
Permanent Nanny Placement Fees
|Placement fee||Less engagement and recruitment fee||Balance due upon placement|
|1 day/week permanent nanny||$975||$410||$565|
|2 days/week permanent nanny||$1275||$410||$865|
|3 days/week permanent nanny||$1575||$410||$1165|
|4 days/week permanent nanny||$1875||$410||$1465|
|5 days/week permanent nanny||$1875||$410||$1465|
|Placement fee||Less engagement and recruitment fees||Balance due upon placement|
|1 day /week|
|2 days /week|
|3 days /week|
|4 days /week|
|5 days /week|
*Your non-refundable engagement fee of $110.00 and recruitment fee of $300.00 are deducted from the placement fee listed above. Prices listed are excluding GST.
Nanny hourly rates
Our nannies’ hourly rates are in addition to the placement fee and generally cost between $30.00 and $35.00 per hour including superannuation.
Paying your nanny
You can choose to pay your nanny yourself or let us take care of everything for you by using our Nanny Payroll Service. When you engage us to payroll your nanny, you don’t need to worry about wages, tax, superannuation, workers compensation insurance, employment contracts or contract term negotiation. We’ll manage it all. We’ll even arrange a replacement nanny should your nanny be sick or take a holiday.
Our nanny payroll service is $1.00 extra per hour for 30 hours or more worked by the nanny per week or $2.00 extra per hour for less than 30 hours worked by the nanny per week.
In total, you can expect to pay between $32.00 and $37.00 per hour* to use this service, which includes your nanny’s hourly rate and our administrative costs.
Here’s an example of how our permanent nanny payroll service works:
Your nanny, Lilly, will work 35 hours per week at an hourly rate of $32.00 including superannuation. To have Little Lovelies take care of everything with our payroll service will cost you $32.00 per hour + GST, so a total cost of $37.40 per hour.
Permanent Nanny Enquiry Form
Please take a moment to complete our brief form and our staff will contact you to to discuss your requirement.
We’ve got you covered!
If you’ve already found the perfect nanny for your family or we have found a nanny for you, but don’t know where to start in terms of paying their wages, meeting tax and superannuation obligations, and covering you and your nanny with the required insurance, we’re here to help.
Our nanny payroll service includes processing fortnightly wages, tax, superannuation, workers compensation insurance, employment contracts and contract term negotiation. We’ll manage it all. We’ll even arrange a replacement nanny should your nanny be sick or take a holiday.
When you use our nanny payroll service, we employ your chosen nanny on your behalf and hold a separate contract with each of you.
Nanny Payroll Fees
One-off administration fee of $250.00 + GST.
$1.00 extra per hour for 30 hours or more worked by the nanny per week
$2.00 extra per hour for less than 30 hours worked by the nanny per week
Let us take the stress and burden out of managing your permanent nanny by engaging us to do it all for you! Get in touch today.