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Parents FAQ

Nanny2u is here to help, we have listed some of the more frequently asked questions to help you get instant answers. We’re really passionate about understanding your family dynamic, and working with you to secure the best arrangement to make your life easier.

What should we expect to pay our nanny or babysitter?

The rates of pay vary, but are approximately $25 – $30 per hour, depending on the Carer’s qualifications and experience. A mummy nanny’s hourly rate is approximately $18-$20 per hour.

Who pays the carer?

You employ the carer directly, and are responsible for tax and superannuation obligations. The exception is if the carer is operating as self-employed, and contracts directly to you. The carer would then be responsible for their own tax obligations. Nanny2u can assist with contracts and payroll if you require.

Do I need insurance?

We recommend you take out Domestic Work Cover Insurance. If the carer is required to use your car, we recommend you add their name to your policy. We also advise all nannies to take out Public Liability Insurance.

Are my personal details kept confidential?

Yes, your personal details (surname, address, phone, email) are never given to the carer without your consent.

Can I always have the same carer for babysitting?

Our aim is to provide a regular carer for your family, however it is dependent on their individual availability. Advance bookings will help to secure your regular carer. To maintain consistency for you and your family we recommend you become familiar with 2-3 of our carers.

Can I book my babysitter directly?

No, please do not make private bookings with Nanny2u carers. Please contact Nanny2u to make a future booking. We will make every effort to re-book you with that carer. If you would like to book your babysitter directly, please contact us to discuss our contractual options.

What if I need advice or assistance?

Nanny2u will provide you with ongoing support and assistance for as long as you require it. We pride ourselves on the close and lengthy relationships we develop with all of our families.

What is the difference between a nanny and a babysitter?

A nanny is usually employed during the day and have sole charge of the children. They are responsible for the day to day activities / care of the children. For example:

  • Pick up / drop off to school or daycare
  • Attending planned activities e.g. Swimming / playgroup / playdates
  • Providing activities that stimulate the physical / emotional / and social well being of the children
  • Responsible for the domestic tasks related to the children
    • Preparing children’s meals
    • Washing children’s clothes
    • Tidying of rooms / play area

What about a babysitter?

A babysitter is classified as someone who typically takes care of children after working hours (from 6 pm) onwards. Their main role is caring for the children and the dinner / bedtime routine. Duties may include:

  • Preparing children’s dinner
  • Bath
  • Homework
  • Preparing for bed
  • Tidying up after dinner and children’s play area

Adhoc vs Regular Placements

A casual nanny or babysitter has no expectations of regular ongoing work with the same family. It is usually for a ‘one off’ job, or as required.

Permanent nanny or babysitters can expect a regular shift or set days ranging from once a month, to 5 days per week, and with this comes an expectation of ongoing employment.

What about a mummy nanny?

A Mummy Nanny is responsible for the same activities as a nanny, the only difference is that you bring along your own child.  The advantages of this arrangement are that the family gets a very experienced nanny who has all the skills/experience of a nanny at a more affordable rate. The children can also play and interact with each other.

Which areas do you cover?

As one of the leading Sydney Nanny and Babysitting agencies, we have positions all over Sydney. However, we predominantly cover the North Shore, Northern suburbs and Northern Beaches.

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