Frequently Asked Questions

Annies Nannies is your one-stop childcare agency offering nannies, in home childcare educators and baby
sitters available to assist with the education and babysitters available to assist with the education and childcare of your family

FAQ's for Families

Annies Nannies offers temporary nannies/educators for babysitting, short term positions, holidays and weekends. We also offer Permanent nannies/educators (part time and full time) options.
Annies Nannies employs staff that is committed to early childhood education and care and all that it entails.  In addition, we are proud to be a part of the Florence Nightingale Group.
Our recruitment staff/ kaimahi are passionate about the care of children/ tamariki. All of our nannies are experienced and/or qualified and are devoted to providing the best possible care to your children/ tamariki. In selecting nannies we carry out a robust recruitment process, including reference and credential checking, child/ tamaiti related referee checks, and police checks. Our registration is a two stage process which includes the inital interview, checks, then an induction.  Not all applicants that apply to register with us are accepted.
Your nanny is employed primarily for childcare although you can expect some light housekeeping. This is generally restricted to laundry, vacuuming as required, keeping kitchen surfaces clean, and child related duties. If you require further housekeeping, this would need to be discussed directly with the nanny. In all instances we recommend you add any expected housekeeping duties to a job/ mahi description.
The family/whanau is the employer of the nanny. Annies Nannies supports the family/ whanau with employment contracts and job descriptions, as well as ongoing support as needed with employment issues. The average nanny wage is $20-$25 per hour.
Annies Nannies offers an optional payroll service.  This ensures your nanny's PAYE is kept up to date, looks after KiwiSaver if the nanny has opted in, and tracks sick leave and accrued annual leave.  There is a small fortnightly administration fee to access this service. Please note, if employing a nanny for less than 30 hours per week you do not have to enrol in a payroll service, you can pay the nanny his/her gross amount.
Annies Nannies offers a temporary nanny service.  If your regular nanny is unavailable we can, often at short notice, provide a temporary nanny.  Simply contact the office at the earliest opportunity and we will check our temporary nanny availability.
We find that our nannies/educators are reluctant to commit to permanent before/after school care as this can limit more full-time hours they may be able to access.  However, often we can accommodate up to a few days of temporary care.  Please contact our team to discuss these costs and options. We have many parents who have found excellent care using Student Job Search, Neighbourly, or contacting the local schools for support.
In many instances, we are able to assist with childcare if your child/ren are unable to attend pre-school or school. (or parent for that matter - if the parent needs some time to get well, we can often help with a temporary nanny to take care of things until such time as the parent is able). However, if your child has a contagious illness, we may not be able to provide support until they are no longer contagious.
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FAQ's for Nannies

We are able to offer our nannies access to the knowledge and expertise of qualified Early Childhood Teachers, for the child/ren in your care and the educational experience you are supporting the child to develop, and opportunities to socialise with other nannies and educators.  The support and guidance Annies Nannies offers is not limited to the fun stuff - we also ensure we are available to you should there be a workplace or employment issue.
Full time, part time, permanent and temporary as well as babysitting. The positions available vary vastly from week to week.
While one full-time position is often what nannies are looking for, this isn't always a reality.  Often nannies will need to have two part-time positions to make it up to full-time hours.  Annies Nannies can provide guidance on PAYE questions should you have any.
Due to the nature of childcare work and continuity of care, we discourage applying for every job that comes up, but we certainly support and suggest you apply for those positions that suit you. This may mean you are applying for more than one at any given time.
If you are a nanny with us, you negotiate your hourly rate directly with the whanau.  The average is $20 - $25 per hour. Who pays the tax on your wage will depend on the type of position you have.  It is best to speak directly with our administration staff to have your questions answered.
You can still apply to register as a nanny with us.  However, please be aware the positions that will be available to you to apply for will be limited.  Most families require their children to be transported at some point, which will require you to have a full driver licence.
When looking at registering with any agency we recommend you are aware of how that agency will support you in your childcare career.  That being said, Annies Nannies has great faith in the excellent service  we extend to our nannies and educators, therefore have no hesitation in you registering with other agencies while also registered wth us.
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Testimonials

Annies Nannies has provided me with high-quality nannies on the two occasions our family has required a nanny.  The process of finding and selecting a nanny was made hassle-free.  Annies Nannies provides great educational support at home for our nanny and provide wonderful resources for the boys and feedback on their progress.  I couldn’t recommend Annies Nannies enough.

Jane

We have been using Annie’s Nannies for nearly five years while my twin girls were young and I am thrilled to be able to continue using the service for after-school care now that they are starting school. The team at Annies Nannies are so wonderfully warm and accommodating and their services have been vital to the functioning of our household. We have been able to utilise the WINZ subsidies and their nannies are just lovely. I highly recommend Annies Nannies!

Emily