We provide the following services for Families in New Zealand:
Our placement service
Our Placement Consultants undertake a thorough face-to-face interview and review of each candidate before they become a Dream Nanny or Babysitter. We check their:
- Employment history
- Three verbal references from previous childcare employers
- First aid qualifications
- Police record
- Academic qualifications
- Driver’s licence
But, at Dream Nanny, our job doesn’t stop when a Nanny is placed with your Family. We are proud to offer a range of services that provide ongoing support and education for our children, parents and our Nannies.
Ministry of Education
20 ECE Hours
If your child is aged between three and up until the day before they start school, the cost of a Nanny can be subsidised for up to six hours a day and up to 20 hours a week.
We pay out $4.50 per hour to our Families for three and four-year-olds not using their 20 ECE hours elsewhere.
If your child uses some ECE hours elsewhere (10 hours at a preschool for example), we can help you access the remaining ECE hours that are available to you.
Work and Income (WINZ)
We are a verified vendor of Work and Income and can accept funding for Families who qualify for the Home Help and Out of School Care and Recreation (OSCAR) subsidies. Work and Income may be able to help pay for childcare for up to 50 hours a week depending on your circumstances.
Home Help is available for Families expecting or adopting twins or multiples and already have another child under five to help with the cost of home help to complete household tasks or training in parenting skills. If you are eligible we can help you access as much as $4,000 in the first 12 months.
OSCAR is a payment that helps Families with the costs of before and after school care, and school holiday programmes.
Contact WINZ to find out more and how much you can get to help with the cost of a Nanny then let us know how we can help.
We can make paying your Nanny easy and take the pain away from figuring out holiday pay, tax, and KiwiSaver.
Payroll Fees: $30 (incl gst) fortnightly plus a set-up fee $95 (incl gst).
WINZ and OSCAR Subsidies - processing fees
There is no charge for Dream Education Programme Families
For families not on the Dream Education Programme the processing fee per week is $20 (incl gst).
*Your Nanny must be over 20 years of age to receive OSCAR subsidies
PLEASE NOTE: We are no longer paying subsidies for NEW clients with under 3 year olds.
Private Nanny on our Dream Education Programme - No Placement fee.
Professional Screening of your Private Nanny on our Dream Education Programme - $395 incl gst
(Screening includes: Police vetting, checking of all references, supply of Individual Employment Agreement)
If you have found your own Nanny privately, we can help you with the following services:
Dream Education Programme
Our highly-regarded Dream Education Programme - Nurture Play Learn, Is available to Families who privately employ a Nanny for more than three six-hour days per week. Your Nanny will need a current first aid certificate and be police checked, but don’t worry we can help with these too.
This includes a police check, two reference checks, a one-hour face-to-face interview with your Nanny, and a standard employment contract.
What does it cost?
If your Nanny is on our Dream Education Programme for 30 hours per week or more, this will be FREE.
If your Nanny is not on our Dream Education Programme or is on it for fewer than 30 hours per week, the cost is $395 including gst.
Performance appraisal support
If you’re part of the Dream Education Programme, our Placement Consultants can facilitate your Nanny’s annual appraisal review and update the employment agreement and job description on your behalf. Contact us to find out more.