|Type of Care||Price Range|
|Nanny||$10-$25 per hour live in / $14-$35 per hour live out (+agency fee)|
|Nanny sharing||$10+ per hour per family (+agency fee)|
|Mother’s helper||$10 per hour live in $16 per hour live out (+agency fee)|
|In-home care||$20-$25 per hour|
|Babysitter||$10-$25 per hour (+agency fee)|
While not as widespread as in other countries or cultures, Melbourne’s elite have a long history of employing nannies. As such there are many well trained, experienced, certified live-in* (and live-out) nannies available in the Melbourne area.
If the cost of a live in nanny proves too expensive, it may be possible to arrange nanny sharing with another family in your neighbourhood to acquire part-time childcare at home (or in a neighbours home) for less money.
*In the case of ‘live-in’ help, as an employer you are expected to provide room and board (utilities, meals) in addition to payment.
The following are a number of agencies that can arrange nanny services for you.
Australian Nanny & Au Pair Connection
Local and international Recruitment Agency specialising in Nannies and Au Pairs
404 Glenferrie Rd, Kooyong
Ph: (03) 9824 8857
Elite Nanny Service
Full-time, part-time or occasional care of your children in your home
(03) 9824 24 84
Most highly recommended. Premium agency for part-time, full-time and occasional care. Very well established and professional.
198 Harbour Esplanade
Docklands VIC 3008
(03) 9670 7686
The following agencies can provide childcare on an occasional basis.
Find A Babysitter
Provides a 24 hour phone service to find babysitting
1300 789 073
Help on the Way
Offers Childcare, Nanny (full-time + part-time), After school care, Babysitting, Mothercraft nurse, Night nanny, Domestic cleaning, Window cleaning, Party Help, Elderly Care, House sitting, De cluttering, Packing/unpacking
Phone (03) 9528 6688