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Find out how to become a nanny and work in the education industry. Discover information on salary, growth, stability and occupational expectations.

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The current average salary of an Nanny is $39,800 - 61,200 annually


Nannies look after many aspects of a child’s wellbeing. They are responsible for the daily routine and welfare of children, often in the child’s own home. Employment for nannies to 2019 is expected to experience very strong growth. Employment in this very large occupation grew very strongly over the last five years.

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Key skills

Nannies work with children to provide for their daily needs and emotional security in their home environment.

  • Undertaking daily childcare activities including hygiene, the preparation of meals and bedtime routines
  • Taking a responsibility for social development and behaviour
  • Planning and implementing a range of suitable activities to ensure the education and entertainment of children
  • Ensuring the safety and security of children both inside and outside the home
  • Understanding and making use of key child development information
  • Taking children to and from appointments and nursery or school as required

Quick facts

Working as a nanny allows you to take a vocational role in caring for others whilst making the most of your aptitude for communication.

  • Average Hours Worked
    35.9 full-time hours per week vs. all jobs average of 40 hours
  • Main Industries
    Health care and social assistance; education and training; and other services
  • Average qualification level
    29.9% Advanced Diploma/Diploma

* All information on this page has been complied using figures from and the Australian Government's - all figures are indications only, and are accurate at time of publication. Please do your own research before selecting a course or career.

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Get the skills you need to find work as a nanny by studying this early childhood education course below.

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