Find a Nanny in Newcastle
Newcastle NSW is among the top 10 largest cities in Australia with a diverse population. Only a short drive from the hustle and bustle of Sydney, Newcastle is a quieter alternative for families with young children. Located on the coastline of the Hunter Region, this is a picturesque place to raise your family. As most residents work full or part-time, we know that quality child care and nanny services in Newcastle are essential.
Whether you need a full-time nanny or part-time in-home childcare services, SitClique has options to suit you.
Why choose SitClique?
At SitClique, we take the stress out of looking for a reliable and responsible nanny near you. Your time is valuable, which is why our service does all the hard work of checking resumes and referrals for you. SitClique offers personalised hiring support at affordable prices to match your family needs with only the most suitable candidates.
All nannies and sitters on our platform have verified IDs and Working With Children Checks (WWCC). You can also view pre-recorded interviews, review references and arrange an online interview to meet candidates.
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Nanny Responsibilities & Duties
A nanny is responsible for looking after the child/children’s wellbeing and development while the parents are at work. Nannies usually live separately and will come to the family home to work, but they can also be live-in. Parents and nannies will typically create an employment contract to suit the family’s specific needs. The contract may include set hours, salary, leave entitlements, duties and expectations.
Everyday tasks that nannies are expected to do include:
Creating a happy and safe environment
Preparing meals and feeding young children
Driving children to school, playdates and other activities
Bathing and dressing kids
Arranging playdates and outings
Educational crafts and activities (e.g. reading)
Cleaning up and tidying toys
Washing children’s clothes
Indoor and outdoor play
Helping with homework (for primary school age)
If you are in need of more occasional childcare, SitClique also has a network of wonderful babysitters in Newcastle.
Kid-Friendly Locations in Newcastle
As well as caring for children within their home, nannies are often required to organise and facilitate outings. Excursions and outdoor activities have numerous benefits for a child’s sensory development and learning. To ensure everyone is comfortable, the parents must be informed of the plans and provide their permission.
Here are some great places and activities for fun-loving children of all ages in Newcastle and the Hunter Valley:
Jump aboard the kid-sized Newcastle Rydges Express
Enjoy views and history lessons along Stockton Shipwreck Walk
Bathe at Bogey Hole (best for older kids)
Get crafty with kid’s classes at the Museum of Art and Culture
Chill out at the hidden Glenrock Lagoon
Settle in for storytime with Tuesday Tales at the Newcastle Museum
Get up close and feed emus at Blackbutt Reserve
Explore and learn about nature at the Hunter Valley Botanical Gardens
Swim and splash at the kid-friendly Bar Beach or Grannies’ Pool
Have fun playing at the massive Speers Point Variety Park
Partner with SitClique
At SitClique, we have created a secure and safe platform advocating for our nannies and babysitters. The average hourly rate for nannying in Australia is $25-$28 per hour. But with SitClique, you set the price for your services and keep 100% of your fees (we don’t charge commission).
If you love kids, nannying can be a rewarding and enjoyable role. It is also a great way to kickstart your career in early childhood care or education. SitClique helps connect you with families you can trust and allows you to meet parents online before accepting the job. Simply tell us about your experience working with children and preferred amount of work so we can best match you with a family.
If you are looking for nannying jobs in Newcastle, join SitClique today.
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Tracy, SitClique Parent
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The babysitter was exceptional, I left for an evening out feeling relaxed & my kids absolutely loved spending time with their babysitter. Thank you SitClique.”
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