Child Caring Services
Nannies & Babysitters.
As mums ourselves, we know that finding a fantastic nanny can be time-consuming. Many mothers feel that they can’t return to work because their hours don’t suit regular daycare, they can’t be there for school drop-off or pick-up times or they have multiple kids with a variety of ages. This is where a part-time nanny can assist.
Or, in the case of finding a reliable, trustworthy babysitter from time to time, we know that many parents have given up choosing to stay at home rather than searching for hours to locate a suitable babysitter only to get cancelled on at the last minute. That will not happen at Geelong Nannies.
Nannies & Babysitters for all your childcare needs
We provide nannies and babysitters to meet almost any childcare need. Whether you are returning to work, or just want a night out, Geelong Nannies can find the right caregiver for your family. We offer a variety of childcare services for families in Geelong, Bellarine Peninsula, Surf Coast, Wyndham and surrounding suburbs.:
Before & after school care
What services does a nanny provide?
Our caregivers step-in where you leave-off, providing love, care, nurturing, support, and kindness. They take care of all child-related duties. They are responsible for child development, educational play, providing age-appropriate activities, entertainment, and general health and well-being. They can help with homework, drive the children to and from school, kinder, activities, and other appointments.
Nannies can write in a communication journal; noting daily activities, feeding habits, toileting patterns, developmental milestones, naughty or nice behaviours, any concerns they have, or changes they notice.
Nannies will prepare and serve meals and tidy the kitchen, including dishes. They can help around the house with washing, light cleaning, running errands, and shopping. They can bath the children, get them ready for bed, and put them to bed if required.
Your children are always the priority, so our nannies will only undertake house duties when your child is sleeping or happily playing within eyesight.
Screened and certified caregivers
All of our carers must have the following to work in our agency:
Working with children check
First aid training
Minimum of 2 years experience
We ensure that all checks and certificates remain up to date. We extensively screen our nannies, which includes a face-to-face interview, and a minimum of two verbal reference checks. At the end of it all, we ask ourselves – would we trust them with our own children? This is the key to finding the best nannies.
Can I choose my Nanny?
By engaging with Geelong Nannies, you have access to meeting as many nannies as you need to, to find the one that is right for you. In most cases, we will select 2 to 3 candidates, and email you their information. If you like their profile, we will ask them to call you to arrange a meeting with you – usually in your home so that they can meet the whole family. This meeting is an opportunity to get to know the nanny and see how they interact with your children. Take note of how comfortable you feel, go through your requirements, and show them around, allowing them to ask questions. When you meet your perfect nanny, you will just know!
For casual positions, or short-notice bookings, we will select the best candidate for you, and they will call you before your booking to introduce herself. Rest assured, the nanny that arrives will be suitably experienced to care for your children.
What do my fees pay for?
Firstly, our professional and personal service to you, providing you with wonderful nannies and babysitters to fill your requirements.
Secondly, peace of mind. We thoroughly screen and vet our caregivers before you meet them, ensuring all checks and certificates are valid and up to date. In addition, Geelong Nannies carry a full public liability insurance policy which covers both our team members and our clients up to $10,000,000 against any accidental property damage or medical expenses related to an unforeseen injury. More insurance information is included in your introduction pack.
Geelong Nannies is always there for you; if you are having an issue with your nanny and feel awkward or uncomfortable bringing it up with them, we can act as a mediator. If the situation cannot be resolved, we will find you a new nanny without hesitation, if that’s the decision you make.
One of the many benefits of being a Geelong Nannies family is that we can usually find you a replacement nanny, if your regular nanny is sick or needs a day off for personal reasons. Even with short notice*, we can usually find a suitable replacement, so you don’t have to take a day off work or rush the children over to Grandma’s house!
*Geelong Nannies will exhaust all avenues to find a replacement nanny with short notice, but unfortunately, we are not miracle-workers,and sometimes a replacement cannot be found. Luckily, these moments are few and far-between!
Can I claim the government rebate for a Nanny?
Unfortunately, families cannot claim a rebate for in-home care unless they meet very strict criteria. For families that do qualify, another agency would need to be sourced who is a registered provider.