Nanny Information

for Working in Australia

Before starting a position Nannies are required to have:

  • A Working with Children Check (WWCC) or Blue Card (QLD) - this is a legal requirement and checks MUST be applied for before starting a position.
  • Current First Aid and CPR Certificate
  • Positive References – Provide 2 written references or contact details to Dream Nannies
  • An understanding of duty of care towards children, a basic knowledge of child development, behaviour management, health, hygiene, nutrition and safety needs.
  • An understanding that the environment provided for children needs to be safe physically, emotionally and socially.
  • Current driver’s license and relevant vehicle certificates (for driving roles)

Applicants must be 18 or over

Nannies working as a self-employed will need to apply for an ABN and be responsible for your own Tax - Apply here for an ABN

We also recommend Nannies have the following in place:

Current Approved Asthma Management and Anaphylaxis Management Training Cost $90 – for more information - click here

Public Liability Insurance – Cost $486 PA OR $35 Per Month - for more information - click here

Dream Nannies are passionate about the importance that Nannies play in providing quality childcare to our children and are members of the Australian Nanny Association (ANA) who have been established to provide support, advice and to encourage best outcomes for Nannies and Families.

We encourage Nannies to join the ANA and be part of the growing community of nannies across Australia - to JOIN - click here

Dream Nannies are an introduction agency only and doesn’t employ Au Pairs or Nannies, families are the Employers.

Working with Children Checks

Working With Children Checks in Australia

All Au Pairs, Nannies and Babysitters legally require a valid Working with Children Check or Blue Card (Queensland) when providing childcare services to children in Australia.

The WWCC involves a national criminal history check and a review of findings of workplace misconduct. The result of a Working with Children Check is either a clearance to work with children for five years, or a bar against working with children. Cleared applicants are subject to ongoing monitoring and relevant new records may lead to the clearance being revoked.

Each state in Australia has its own Working with Children Check and it is the Nanny/Au Pairs’ responsibility to ensure they the correct Working with Children Check in place before starting work with a family.

A Working with Children Check is an important security screen in its own right and is the standard background checks for who works with children.

Please follow these links for each States information regarding Working with Children Checks:

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