In Home Care Nannies Available for the Melbourne Area

Children thrive best in the home they grow up in. Childcare centres offer valuable services, but many children find the sudden change of environment confronting and a source of anxiety – Furthermore, the convenience and extra attention your child receives is why nothing quite equals in home child care.

You can see the extent of government financial support for our child care services, and determine your eligibility for benefits/rebates, here.


Our child care workers and nannies are professionally qualified, but more than that, they are chosen for their social and child caring skills. An Abracadabra nannies professional training enables care seamlessly with the child’s existing routine.


child carer having fun with child on the grass

Every Abracadabra Nanny/Carer:

  • Has Cert II or III in Children’s Services
  • Has at least 12 months’ experience
  • Has undertaken Police Clearance Checks
  • Has Working With Children card – mandatory for child care work
  • Has a current First Aid certificate
  • Has at least two references
  • Has a car and mobile phone

In addition, Abracadabra provides its own continuing professional development training.

With an Abracadabra, your children will enjoy the developmental benefits of greater flexibility in their activities, being able to stay with their siblings, avoiding challenging changes of environment and of being cared for by a nanny with whom they can form warm individual relationships.

We at Abracadabra understand the importance of having peace of mind when it comes to employing someone in your home.

With this principal as the basis of our business, we have implemented a stringent set of guidelines and interview procedures to ensure that only the highest quality in home child care candidates available are selected.

The advantages of In-Home Childcare are:

More flexibility in your child’s activities and development.

Your children will not be disturbed by a change of an environment or routine.

Siblings can stay together.

An important one to one relationship can be established between the nanny and your children.

Working arrangements for busy parents can be completely flexible to suit their needs.

The benefits of engaging an ABRACADABRA professional include:

Are reliable, honest and trustworthy, have at least 1 years experience

Have undertaken Police Clearance Checks, and have current First Aid and Working With Children’s Card, which is mandatory for childcare related work.

2 references and proof of experience in ChildCare, verified by the agency

Have their own cars & mobile phone.

Have attained Certificate 11 or III in Children’s Services

We also offer/provide ongoing training to all Abracadabra carers

Evening Babysitters

This service can guarantee the same assurance and quality of care as our Nanny/Carer service. Upon your request for a sitter Abracadabra will endeavour to place you with a sitter that most suits your needs at the time. Bookings for sitters can be made as late as the morning of the sit, although it is advised to give at least one days notice to ensure your requirements are fulfilled to the best of our ability.

The babysitter’s duties include reading and playing appropriate games with you children. Where relevant, change of nappies and bottles will also be given. If you wish the babysitter to carry out the duties of Child Carers/Nannies (i.e. prepare meals and bath children) the client will be charged an hourly Nanny/Carer rate accordingly until normal babysitting duties are resumed.

Babysitting is conducted in your own home and additional charges apply when combining two families, although a maximum of four children will only be accepted per assignment.

There is a minimum of three hours Monday – Thursday and four hours on Friday, Saturday and Sunday. ChildCare Government Benefit can apply where eligible

Clients are also reminded that late cancellation (less than 24 hours notice) of their booking incurs a fee.

Babysitting normally applies to childcare of an evening on a casual or regular basis.

Please contact us for current price list.