Nannies and Babysitters

Delivering Peace of Mind to families and their children.

We are always looking for experienced, dedicated and reliable Team Members who enjoy providing high quality child care to families living in and visiting the South Coast Region.

We acknowledge and value the professionalism which you bring to our Agency. We have the unique opportunity to liaise between Nannies and Families, and take our role very seriously. There is nothing more important than finding the best match between Nannies, families and children.

South Coast Nannies will provide you with job opportunities. South Coast Nannies encourages you to succeed as a Child Care Professional and the provider of high quality child care services.

We use a free communication and shift scheduling software for the allocation of Babysitting, Wedding and Corporate Care assignments. This is available to use online, through an IOS and Android app on your phone – this way you can stay up-to-date on schedule changes, messages, and available shifts!

Babysitting and In-Home Service positions are located throughout the Shoalhaven, Illawarra, Southern Highlands, Eurobodalla and Sapphire Coast. Wedding / Corporate Care is available for the Shoalhaven, Illawarra and Southern Highlands only. Our Nanny Application Form will ask for the regions you wish to work in.

We have an excellent range of opportunities, so whether you’re looking for part-time, temporary, full-time permanent or anything in between, we may have the right position available just for you.

Roles Available for Nannies and Babysitters

Babysitter

Day, Night or Overnight
Casual / Short-Term
Holiday Help

Event Nanny Wedding / Corporate Care

Activity Room
Activity Table
Floater Services

Career Nanny

In Home Services
Before / After School Care
Share a Nanny
Part-time / Full-Time

We work in consultation with you to determine exactly what kind of job you are looking for, offer guidance during the interview process, assist you with work agreements and offer advice when you need it throughout your engagement.

Apply for assignments around your other commitments. We fit in with your life schedule where you can choose when you want to work.

Apply Online

We anticipate that your education and experience in child care will assist us tremendously in continuing to provide ‘peace of mind’ for the families of our local community and visitors to the area when using South Coast Nannies services.

To apply with our growing team of child care professionals, you must meet our selection criteria.

Qualifications in Child Care, Nursing or Teaching (or studying)
A minimum of two years experience working with children
Over the age of 18 years
Effective written and verbal communication skills
Current drivers’ licence and own car
Applicants must be an Australian Resident

You are required to hold a current First Aid HLTAID004 and refresh your CPR qualification every 12 months. Visit our First Aid Provider page to find one close to you.

A Working With Children Check (WWCC) from the NSW Government Office of Children’s Guardian is a requirement for people who undertake paid work or volunteer work in child-related positions.

We strongly recommend that all Nannies and Babysitters take out Public Liability Insurance. Caring for young children is a high risk occupation, it takes a split second for an accident to occur and you could be held responsible. We recommend using NannySure Insurance. Their ‘Products Liability Insurance’ is designed for our industry and provides you with peace of mind should you be held responsible for personal injury or property damage.

For Babysitters visit Nannysure’s Babysitter Insurance and for Career Nannies visit Nannysure’s Nanny Insurance for further information.

Online Application

You will be asked for 4 contactable phone references – 2 work related and 2 personal. Be sure to include all relevant experience, references and any additional information which will support your Nanny Application.

We anticipate that your education and experience in Child Care will assist us tremendously in continuing to provide ‘peace of mind’ for the families of our local community and visitors to the area using South Coast Nannies services.

Documents Required

Current Resume
Senior First Aid, CPR & Anaphylaxis Certificates
Working with Children Check
Formal Qualification Certificate/s
Headshot – White background and include the shoulders

Next Steps

Pre-Screen Interview

Once your Nanny Application has been submitted, we will review your experience, education, and find out more about your child care career goals, job preferences and what type of position or work you are looking for.

Supporting Documents

We require 100 Points of Identification documents for proof of identity (passport, drivers licence, photo id card, medicare card, birth certificate or a bill with your name and current address on it). Any relevant documents to support your application.

Induction into our Agency

If your Nanny Application is successful and the required reference checks are cleared, a time will be arranged to discuss our policies and procedures to assist you with your role with South Coast Nannies.

Frequently Asked Questions

Are you thinking about becoming a Nanny, but have a few questions? We have compiled some of the most frequently asked questions from Nannies.

If you don’t find the answer you need here, please contact us on 02 4422 8808 or email office@southcoastnannies.com.au

What are the benefit of joining South Coast Nannies ?

South Coast Nannies was founded by a Nanny. For this reason, many systems and procedures are based on formal child care settings. Ratios, forms, our risk management strategies are designed to be used as a tool to help create a safer environment for the nannies, families and local businesses.

What would my responsibilities include ?

Responsibilities vary widely from job to job, depending on the ages of the children, their specific needs and the particular requirements outlined by the familes. As a Babysitter or Nanny, you may be required to provide a meal or snack for the children, entertain and engage the children in activities and follow through with the family’s bedtime routines.

For each Assignment, you will have the families contact details, outlined expectations and in-depth information regarding the needs and routines of the children in your care. The Assignment Information details will assist you with understanding your responsibilities so you that feel supported in your role.

How many children would I be responsible for ?

Our ratios are a combination of legislative standards and our experience of providing high quality care. For 3 – 4 years up we have a 1:4 ratio, for babies it is lower and for group bookings you will be appropriately matched for the number and age groups of children. We value the importance of children’s safety, happiness and well being.

Do I Need Insurance ?

We strongly recommend that all Nannies and Babysitters take out Public Liability Insurance. Caring for young children is a high risk occupation, it takes a split second for an accident to occur and you could be held responsible. We recommend using NannySure Insurance. Their ‘Products Liability Insurance’ is designed for our industry and provides you with peace of mind should you be held responsible for personal injury or property damage.

For Babysitters visit Nannysure’s Babysitter Insurance and for Career Nannies visit Nannysure’s Nanny Insurance for further information.

How much and when do I get paid ?

For casual Babysitting Services, you will be paid $25 cash per hour Monday to Saturday and $30 per hour Sunday by the Client at the end of the assignment.

For Wedding and Corporate Care Services you will be paid between $25 – $37 an hour depending on your level of experience and the role you will be performing. Team Leader rates are higher. On completion of your Timesheet, you will be paid directly by the Agency into your nominated Bank Account the following Thursday after the Event.

For Permanent Placements the Nannies rate will depend on the family’s budget and what the Nanny will accept for the job. The rate ranges from $22.85 to $30.00 an hour, depending on the Nanny’s experience, expectations of the position and ages of the children.