FAQ's for Parents

Is hiring a nanny right for our family?

What Criteria do The Wright Nanny Agency's professional Carers meet?

Does it cost anything to register with The Wright Nanny?

What should we expect to pay our nanny?

What should we expect to pay our babysitter?

What is the difference between a nanny and a babysitter?

What are my obligations as an employer?

Am I able to meet the babysitter prior to them caring for my children?

What is the Child Care Benefit (CCB)?

Am I eligible for the Child Care Rebate (CCB)?

Does the Working with Children check include any previous driving offences?

If we decide a particular nanny is most suitable, will the police check results and any other reports (eg. interview / reference checks) be available to us?

If we subsequently alter the nanny's contract, for example increase or decrease days required or include night or weekend babysitting, what are our obligations to you?


Is hiring a nanny right for our family?

If you want individualized care for your child you want to have more control over your childs schedule you prefer your child to be cared for in their own environment Then yes, hiring a nanny is the right choice for you.


What Criteria do The Wright Nanny Agency professional Carers meet?

The Wright Nanny Agency professional Nannies and Babysitters must display a minimum of 2 years childcare related work experience, an Office of the Children's Guardian verified Working With Children check and a current first aid certificate. Additionally, all Wright Nannies must be able to demonstrate an extensive knowledge of child development. More information on the screening processes The Wright Nanny Agency employs is located within the 'About Us' pages of this site.

Does it cost anything to register with The Wright Nanny?

No, registering with The Wright Nanny for casual babysitting is free of charge. A non-refundable registration fee of $30 is payable to commence the search for a permanent nanny, however the final placement fee is reduced by $30 accordingly.

What should we expect to pay our nanny?

The rates of pay vary, but are approxmiately $25 per hour, depending on the Carer's age and experience. It is important to remember that this is an important role in your child's life and the carer should be paid accordingly.

What should we expect to pay our babysitter?

Our babysitters charge a base rate of $22 per hour for 2 children with a minimum of four hours
. There is a $2 surcharge for each additional child. Shared care is charged at a base rate of $28 per hour and corporate bookings are charged at a base rate of $25 per hour.

What is the difference between a nanny and a babysitter?

A babysitter is classified as someone who cares for your children after work hours (from 7 pm). They are there solely for the care of your children and are not expected to undertake any extra duties. The babysitter should prepare your children's meal and tidy up after them, bath and prepare them for bed. Under the Families page of this site you will find detailed information on the different forms of care available.

What are my obligations as an employer?

As an employer you are required to Register with the Australian Tax Office, as a group employer and withhold tax, take out Domestic Workers Compensation insurance, and pay 9.25% superannuation to a designated fund of the Nanny's choice.

Am I able to meet the babysitter prior to them caring for my children?

As most of our babysitter's work full time or are busy with university it is usually not expected that they will meet with you prior to the date. However, we understand that it can be a nervous time for you and we want you to feel comfortable in knowing you are leaving your precious ones in safe hands. For this reason we suggest having the babysitter phone you prior to the evening to put your mind at ease.

If you do require to meet with the babysitter it will incur a small cost and be subject to their availability.

What is the Child Care Benefit (CCB)?

The Child Care Benefit (CCB) helps families with the cost of child care for long day care, family day care, occasional care, outside school hours care, vacation care and registered care. For more information about the Registered Care payment visit the Family Assistance Office website or contact your closest Centrelink Family Assistance Office for an Assessment. This information is quoted from the Family Assistance Office website and is effective from 1 July 2007.

Am I eligible for the Child Care Rebate (CCB)?

If your nanny is a registered carer with the Family Assistance Office you are eligible for CCB.

Does the Working with Children check include any previous driving offences?

Although we do require the carer to declare any previous driving convictions at point of registration, the Working with Children Check does not include previous driving convictions. If you do require this information the carer can apply for a self-check, run by State Police department.

If we decide a particular nanny is most suitable, will the police check results and any other reports (eg. interview / reference checks) be available to us?

Yes, initially we will send through the candidates resume and written references for your perusal. Once you have expressed an interest in a particular carer we can provide you with more information such as the reference check records and the Working with Children Check.

If we subsequently alter the nanny's contract, for example increase or decrease days required or include night or weekend babysitting, what are our obligations to you?

If you increase the days of care on a permanent basis you will need to contact the agency to inform us and pay the additional days placement fee. Any extra babysitting is between you and your nanny, therefore you would not need to pay a booking fee for this.