Childcare Options


The team at Dream Nannies are recruitment specialists and will help you select the best childcare options for your requirements. We have a large database of experienced nannies, live-in au pairs, mother’s helps, and housekeepers available all year around and all over Australia.


Dream Nannies are professional, qualified and experienced nannies with the commitment and skills to provide a safe, loving and stimulating environment for your child. Nannies can work hours to suit your requirements and can be live-in or live-out.

Live-In Nannies are becoming increasingly popular with families as they can provide the flexibility that families need and are also much more affordable than a live-out nanny as you are including accommodation/meals as part of their pay.

Nannies are available either full time or part time, permanent or temporary. Nanny sharing is also becoming a popular option, contact us now for more information.

We provide our nanny and au pair recruitment service in most areas of Australia including all major cities Brisbane, Gold Coast, Sydney, Adelaide, Melbourne , Canberra and Perth as well as rural and beach locations.

Au Pairs

Live-in au pairs offer the most affordable and flexible childcare option for parents needing an extra pair of hands. Au pairs are usually girls from overseas who are looking for a cultural experience, and will live with families to provide childcare and light housework in return for board and lodging and a weekly wage.

Au Pairs can provide sole charge care or work alongside stay at home mums, as Mothers’ Helps.  Most Au Pairs are generally not qualified in childcare but are happy to help with the day-to-day running of the household and family.  Au Pairs are perfect for families looking for before & after school care, help with activities, completing homework, school lunches, bed/bath times and of course are happy to babysit so that parents can enjoy a well -deserved night out!

Dream Nannies offer high quality au pairs that have been screened, and are all personally interviewed for our families.  We ensure they have the right attitude, experience and qualities that will make successful Au Pairs.

We also provide on-going support for our families and Au Pairs to ensure the placement goes well.

Au Pairs are usually on a Working Holiday Visa and can be from European countries, Asia UK, New Zealand, Canada and USA and typically available for 6 months.

We have Au Pairs all year around, most of our Au Pairs are already in Australia or are ready to come out so we can provide a very quick and proactive service to do our best to ensure your Au Pair is placed within your timescales.

We service all of Australia for Au Pairs and have Au Pairs looking for city, beach and rural locations.

Find out how you can benefit from having an Au pair in Australia

Au Pair or Nanny

The difference between an Au Pair and a Nanny is basically that a Nanny is a professional and being a Nanny is their chosen career and an Au Pair is working for an experience and childcare is not their career.

However, we do have experienced young nannies & childcarers who are also considered Au Pairs as they are travelling from overseas and we categorise them as an Au Pair Plus or Live-In Nanny – depending on their experience. They will live with you as an Au Pair but can care for babies/multiple children, sole charge & work longer hours as they are experienced & trained.

If you are looking for experienced live-in help or have babies or children under 2 we would advise a Live-in Nanny   – please contact us to discuss further.

 Experienced Au Pair – Au Pair PLUS

For families requiring a live-in Au Pair who has previous childcare experience who can be given more responsibility and work longer hours we recommend an Au Pair Plus. These are candidates who have worked previously as a Nanny /Au Pair or in a Childcare Setting where they are have gained solid experience working with children (min 200 hours).  They are happy to work sole charge or as a Mother’s Help, can manage long hours and can be given more responsibility. Ideal for busy households who need a self-starter, rather than a big sister.  An experienced girl over 21 who is a native English speaker is also considered an Au Pair Plus.

Live-in Nanny

Live-in Nannies have a childcare qualification or have completed Nanny Training, nannying experience and are either starting out a career as a Nanny or have already being working as a Nanny. Live-in Nannies are usually from Australia, New Zealand, UK and USA.

Live-in Nannies can be available for 6 or 12 month contracts.

Contact us now to discuss your childcare requirements so we can advise you on suitable solutions that suit your budget.

I would totally recommend Jackie and Dream Nannies to anyone seeking an Au-pair for their family. Jackie is very professional and knew that we needed someone quickly to come and help out with my three children as I was expanding my company and my husband was now travelling abroad with his work. No sooner had I sent off my application, she had found someone for us to interview the very next week! She picked Hannah to come and see us and she has been amazing and a perfect match for our family. Hannah is lots of fun and bright and bubbly and my children warmed to her straight away. I look forward to having a lasting relationship with Dream Nannies in the future.

C.Richards , March 2013

“ Really appreciate the work you have done and want to give you big thanks for that.  I will keep you in mind for any future work or support that I may need again –  really big thanks “

Deambrois Family – May 2015