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Tips to find a nanny in Melbourne

We share our tips to find a nanny in Melbourne so you can get your search off on the right foot.

If you are looking to find a nanny in Melbourne, you aren’t alone. For busy families trying to balance their increasingly busy family lives with work and other commitments, a Melbourne nanny can be the answer.

But finding the right person - the one who will fit perfectly with your family and help to streamline your life - is a delicate process. This person will be caring for your children and become an important part of your family - it’s important you make the right choice.

Since 2017 we have been working with Melbourne families to find the right nanny for their needs. We share our tips to find a nanny in Melbourne so you can get your search off on the right foot.

Be crystal clear on your nanny requirements

Before you even think about starting your search to find a nanny in Melbourne you absolutely need to consider what you are looking for from a nanny.

Do you want a live in nanny who will live in your home and care for the children?

Do you simply need a nanny after school to bring some ease into your evenings?

Are you looking for a nanny housekeeper who can both take care of the children as well as help with some light housekeeping?

Will your nanny need a car? Or good knowledge of Melbourne public trams, trains and buses to get around?

If you aren’t clear on what your requirements for the nanny are, you likely won’t find the right person who can fill that job. You might like to take our household help quiz to help you understand the type of help you need.

Ask for referrals

Referrals are a good way to find a trusted nanny who other people are willing to put forward as a good candidate. It’s still important that you do your own background and reference checks but this is an easy place to start.

If you are in any local Melbourne Facebook groups for parents you could ask there or perhaps ask around other parents at school or activities that your children attend.

Word of mouth is a powerful way to find all types of services… nannies included!

Advertise for a nanny

If you would prefer to use a more traditional method of finding a nanny, you can advertise on job boards.

To do this you will need a job description that clearly outlines your requirements including the tasks and hours the nanny will need to work as well as details about your family and what the nanny can expect while they are working with your family.

There is quite a lot of work in filtering through applications when you advertise broadly. You can expect to find a large number of unsuitable candidates so you will need to set aside time to read applications.

Find a nanny in Melbourne with mtime

At mtime, we take care of the whole process for you. We will work with you to understand your requirements and then match you with a nanny - we call them Moncierges - who will fit with your family.

Our Moncierges are more than a nanny… they can also help with cleaning, cooking and chores. They give you time back in your day so you can focus on the things that matter most to you.

It couldn’t be easier to find a nanny in Melbourne when you sign up with mtime

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