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The average hourly rate for child carers in Australia is between $24 and $30
Blaire R.
Blaire Featured
  • From $30 /hr
  • Brisbane
1 1 Verification Hired Once
Qualified & highly experienced vibrant & creative childcare provider
| Hello families, I’d like to offer my childcare services for your family • babysitting - regular or one off • play date coordinator • nanny Blue Card & WWCC First Aid & CPR qualified Child Protection qualified I’m Diploma qualified in early childhood education and care with lots of home care experience along with tutoring, home schooling and private nannying. Available for afternoon and evening work OR if morning / daytime work is required there would be a small catch with my services in that my 1 year old daughter would be with me. I offer a reduced rate due to this. I see it as an opportunity for children to build on their social skills and guarantee that your child/ren will receive the most wonderful care from myself. I also provide care at our home and it is set up ready for lots of fun and developmental experiences. I have 7+ years experience in the childcare industry. I have a BA in creative design and also an art therapy accreditation in which I used to teach art and crafts to children. Extra curricular activities are something I always ensure children experience whilst in my care. I look forward to hearing from you, Blaire
Wonderfully vibrant and thoughtful towards her approach to the needs of the family. Blaire preps and cooks delicious healthy meals and has a warmth that the children are immediately drawn to."
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Reviewed by David L.
Emma T.
Emma
  • From $25 /hr
  • Gold Coast
1 1 Verification
Very Experienced & Reliable Nanny Available from February
| Hi There my name is Emma, i moved to melbourne 2yrs ago with my Husband & older children now 12yrs & 16yrs. We are now moving to queensland gold coast in January. I have 20yrs experience in childcare and qualifications from the uk (NNEB) i Have fulfilled many roles during that time, including working in a Hospital (newborns & Neonates), Nursery, schools & day care as a private Nanny & much more.
Emma has become part of our family. We are so sad to see her move. The kids absolutely love her and Emma's enthusiasm, care and flexibility are just amazing. If you are looking for someone who provides a fun and caring environment with so much love for your kids and also looks after you and the rest of the family, Emma is the best nanny you can find. Could not recommend her highly enough."
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Reviewed by Angelika F.
Asavari S.
Asavari
  • From $20 /hr
  • Hobart
1 Hired Once
Reliable, Fun loving and most importantly EXPERIENCED CHILD CARER!
| I do baby sitting and light house keeping services. I have had more than 3 years experience looking after kids above 4 years old and 6 months experience working in a Childcare Centre with infants from 4 months old to preschooler age children up to 6 years old.
Asavari has worked for us on multiple occasions after connecting through Care.com A. has been awesome! Kind, warm, friendly, and trustworthy. Sadly for us we really need someone with driver's license right now, but otherwise we would have snapped A. up permanently for sure. She has been amazing and really helped us out in the short term. A. has shown initiative, great work ethic, flexibility, care and responsibility in helping to look after our children, keeping them occupied and safe, walking them to and from sports activities, as well as helping with cleaning and tidying duties around the house. Our life was hectic and overwhelming but then A. walked in the door, and she really helped bring back some much needed order and calm :)"
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Reviewed by Jannette A.
Nichole Anne E.
Nichole Anne
  • From $30 /hr
  • Melbourne
2 1 Verification Hired Once
A fun-loving and a patient child carer at your service
| Hiya! I’m Nichole and I’m pretty much a chill, fun-loving, and a patient nanny. I also work as a childcare educator. I have experience supervising children aged 6 weeks to 14 years. I am flexible and happy to work within 3000, 3338 and other nearby suburbs. Hope to meet you and your awesome family!
Nichole is fantastic! Our son absolutely adores her. She really took the time to check in and understand what makes our son feel comfortable from asking about how we put him down to what his favourite toys/games were. Nichole is responsible, punctual and has a natural talent for connecting with kids. We absolutely love having her help us and would wholeheartedly recommend her services for anyone who needs a nanny"
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Reviewed by Demi M.
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FAQs for finding childcare

Can I find private in-home childcare for my kids?

Many private childcare providers will be happy to visit your home. This type of care can be particularly helpful for families who can’t access centre-based childcare. In-home childcare providers can also pick up your children from school, take them to activities, or do light household tasks while they look after your children. When searching for home-based childcare, you can use filters on the site to find a childcare provider located near you for convenience.

How do I find affordable childcare near me?

Some ways to make childcare affordable include: • Choosing a childcare provider based nearby to reduce travel costs • Choosing a childcare provider with a lower rate of payment • Sharing a childcare provider with another family near you • Organising childcare at a location more convenient for the provider, such as a childcare centre, park, or playground, as an alternative to home-based childcare

What is the average hourly rate for childcare in Australia in February 2024?

The cost of a childcare provider is AUD 23 to 29 per hour on average. Extremely experienced and qualified childcare providers may charge a higher hourly rate—up to AUD 50—whereas those who are just getting started might begin with a rate of AUD 20 per hour. Demand in big Australian cities may be higher than in rural areas, which can affect the cost. The childcare provider’s rate will also vary depending on your expectations and the tasks assigned to them.

What kinds of interview questions should I ask childcare providers?

Some helpful childcare questions to ask the provider include: • Do you have a card for working with children and/or vulnerable people? • Is your first-aid training up to date? • Do you have a driving license and access to a vehicle? • Do you offer home-based childcare? • Are you comfortable caring for more than one child? • Do you offer any additional care services, such as driving or light housework? • What is your childcare price per day?

Will my family benefit from childcare?

A good childcare provider will bring new talents, creativity, and perspectives to your children’s daily lives. They will help your child gain independence and develop tried and true routines. They will have an arsenal of games and activities at their disposal to challenge and inspire your children. Also, the benefits of childcare for parents are hard to ignore: independence, convenience, and the reassurance of knowing that your child is in safe hands.
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