Quality Childcare Starts with Fair Pay


In recent times there has been a lot of media attention surrounding the extreme costs of childcare and underpayment of nannies. This has led many families to question whether hiring a nanny is a viable or affordable option, but a nanny may be more affordable than you think.

At ABC Nanny Services we firmly believe that in order to provide quality childcare, all staff must receive a fair and liveable wage. Underpayment of nannies is a serious issue which is both lawfully and morally wrong. By engaging the services of ABC Nanny Services, you can rest assured that our hardworking and fully qualified nannies devote their time to providing quality care for every child, and they receive all entitlements under the relevant awards.

In this blog post, we will highlight the issue of underpayment and the value of our Sydney nanny services designed to suit all budgets.

The Cost of Nanny Services

The national minimum hourly wage in Australia is currently $19.49 for permanent employees, and $24.36 for casuals. This is the minimum anyone in Australia should be earning, so it is quite saddening to hear that some nannies are earning as little as $2 per hour.

Being a nanny requires a special set of skills and experience, including but not limited to empathy, understanding, patience, high level of organisation, literacy/numeracy skills and more. Further to this, some nannies may have many years of childcare experience and/or may have obtained tertiary qualifications in Early Childhood Education.

Taking skills, business overheads and experience into account, ABC Nanny Services have designed a 3 tier pricing schedule. Our services start from just $30 per hour + booking fee, and all nannies hold a Working with Children Check, Police Check, First Aid Training and a minimum of 2 years paid child-minding experience. We believe this offers families outstanding value for money whilst also ensuring our nannies are treated with the fairness and dignity they deserve.

The Value of Professional Nanny Services

As a parent, you want your child to receive a high standard of care and a quality education. ABC Nanny Services enable flexibility thorough our wide range of services including Permanent & Temporary Nanny, Before & After School Nanny, Nanny Share, Emergency Nanny, Babysitter/Casual Nanny and more. If you are a family with more than one child, or are willing to share a nanny with a local family, hiring a nanny can end up significantly cheaper than paying for multiple childcare spaces.

With both parents often working full time, professional nanny services provide peace of mind for families. You can request a nanny at any time and rest assured that your child’s wellbeing, holistic growth and development will be supported in your absence.

There is no need to concern yourself with hiring, employment contracts, salary negotiation, superannuation, work cover insurance and a long list of other expenses associated with employing a nanny, as this is all taken care of by ABC Nanny Services. It is the flexibility and personalised service we provide which has made us a leading nanny services provider for busy families.

You Can’t Put a Price on Care – Contact ABC Nanny Services Today

Your child is your world, don’t make compromises when it comes to the quality of their care. There is no justification for underpayment of nannies, and by working with ABC Nanny Services you can rest easy knowing you are receiving the best possible care for your child.

Our Nannies are:

  • Passionate about Childcare
  • Emotionally Intuitive
  • Fully Qualified and Insured
  • Trustworthy, Reliable and Punctual
  • Nurturing
  • Enthusiastic
  • Committed to Making a Difference in the Lives of Children

Please contact us today on 02 9387 3030 to discuss our nanny services, or make a booking online.