FAQ's for Carers


Am I eligible to register with your agency?


Which areas do you cover?


Am I employed by The Wright Nanny?


What if I need advice or assistance?


Do I pay my own tax and superannuation?


Does it cost me anything to register as a carer with The Wright Nanny?


How long does the process take?


Do I have to become a 'Registered Carer'?


Do I need any formal qualifications to become a nanny?


What should I look for in a Family?


What should I expect to be paid as a nanny?


What should I expect to be paid as a babysitter?


What is the difference between a nanny and a babysitter?


Will you discuss my profile with a client before discussing the position with me first?




    Am I eligible to register with your agency?

    If you:

    • have had a minimum of 2 years' full-time employment or equivalent caring for children
    • hold a current first aid certificate
    • meet all of the requirements for a DOCS approved Working with Children check, and
    • have a minimum of 2 industry related references
    then you may apply.


    Which areas do you cover?

    Although we have positions ranging all over Sydney we predominately cover the North Shore, Northern suburbs, Inner West, City and Eastern Suburbs regions. We are always adding new area's so for a more accurate list of serviced regions please contact the office on (02) 9519 2928 or submit and online enquiry.


    Am I employed by The Wright Nanny?

    Once the offer of employment has been made and accepted the employment agreement is between yourself and the family.


    What if I need advice or assistance?

    The Wright Nanny Agency 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 professional Carers.


    Do I pay my own tax and superannuation?

    It is part of the employers obligation to withhold tax and submit it on your behalf to the ATO. Your employer should also submit 9.25% of your wages in superannuation to a fund of your choice should you work 30 hours or over in any given week.



    Does it cost me anything to register as a carer with The Wright Nanny?


    No, joining our agency is free!



    How long does the process take?

    Once you have been interviewed and met all of the requirements, the process generally takes around 5-10 working days. In this time we will check your references and ensure that your Working With Children check has cleared. We will notify you by email or telephone once this process has been completed.



    Do I have to become a 'Registered Carer'?

    No, you are not obliged to become a Government Registered Carer; however it may increase your chances of obtaining work if you do.



    Do I need any formal qualifications to become a nanny?

    It is not compulsory for a nanny to have any formal qualifications, however it is highly recommended in order to secure the most desirable positions.



    What should I look for in a family?

    Before looking to accept a position you should ask for details about the position. The sorts of things we would recommend you enquire about include, but are not limited to, questions such as: your duties and responsibilities; the working hours and days off; the child(s) daily routine; the families child rearing philosophies; and extra activities you may be expected to attend to during the course of the day.



    What should I expect to be paid as a nanny?

    The rates for The Wright Nanny Agency Carers vary from between $18 per hour to $25 per hour, depending on your age, experience and qualifications.



    What should I expect to be paid as a babysitter?

    Babysitters are paid a flat rate of $18 per hour, with a minimum booking of four hours.



    What is the difference between a nanny and a babysitter?

    A babysitter is classified as someone who takes care of the clients children after working hours (from 6 pm). They are employed solely for the care of the children and are not expected to undertake any extra duties such as washing and ironing. The babysitter should prepare the child(s) meal, tidy up after them, bathe and prepare them for bed (see The 'Wright' carer for you  for more information)


    Will you discuss my profile with a client before discussing the position with me first?


    No, we will always contact you to discuss the details of a potential position before giving your resume to the client family for their perusal.