Dream Nannies

Childcare Options

for YOUR Family

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.



A nanny is experienced and usually trained/ qualified in childcare, and they are following a career in Childcare. A Nanny is someone who is specially trained and has childcare qualifications, or someone with a very significant amount of childcare experience.

They can care for children of any age, sole charge, and work either full or part time (professional nannies usually full time). Nannies can live in with the family or live out – we have a great selection of Live In Nannies and Live Out Nannies.

Dream Nannies ensure we match you with nannies that are professional and experienced with the commitment and skills to provide a safe, loving and stimulating environment for your child.

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 accommodation/meals are also being provided.

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.

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 weekly pocket money – starting at $300 per week. This option offers real savings compared to Day Care. 

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  from overseas ,looking for an experience and to be part of your family. 

Au Pairs must be from overseas if they are to be considered as a Cultural Exchange and therefore not employed. 

Au Pairs live with you as part of your family and generally stay 6 months as they are on a Working Holiday Visa. This is for families that dont require a lot of experience, and are looking for a young person from another culture to part of their family.  

Nannies can live out or live in and need to be paid a salary according to Australian law.

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.  We have Live-in Nannies 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.

Trusted by Families Australia Wide...

Dream Nannies provided us with several really viable candidates to fill our Au Pair role. They had clearly fully interviewed each girl, and only sent us CVs of those they thought would be a good fit- not just sent us every CV they had! Quality over quantity. They have provided good follow up support for both our family, and our Au Pair. This included a very comprehensive package detailing what being a host family involved, and they helped our Au Pair with her travel arrangements from Australia.
Eugine C

Eugine C

London April 2020
Lucy has been amazing. She has been extremely helpful over the past week. Things have been very hectic with our work over the past couple of weeks and she has made an immediate impact with the support that she has provided. I can't praise her highly enough. Thank you again for finding her so quickly.
Weir Family

Weir Family

Canberra April 2020 – Hosting During Covid-19
Just so you know, Cami is going great! She is such a delightful addition to our household ( and Family)! My son has adopted her as his big sister and she does a great job with him. We couldn't be happier! A massive Thanks to you!!
David Family

David Family

NSW – April 2020 – Hosting During Covid-19
Laura is settling in very well. She is amazing with the children and the children are enjoying her company as well. I have not heard my children laugh so much in a long time and the connection is beautiful. Thank you soo much for offering her to me!
Harper Family

Harper Family

VIC – April 2020 – Hosting During Covid-19

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