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#1 Hopeful2016

Posted 11 July 2019 - 01:14 PM

I am currently on mat leave but work has booked me on a course when my baby is 6 months old, held in a hotel in Sydney CBD.  I would like to attend (although work would be understanding if I didnt), but would need to bring the baby with me as I will still be breastfeeding overnight, and I wouldnt want to be apart from her for 3 nights.
Is there such a thing as a very flexible Sydney nanny agency which would be able to provide a nanny based at the hotel for 2.5 days, without extortionate sign up fees, as it is just a one-off?  Or are there any other options that I have not considered?
Thanks all

#2 Abernathy

Posted 11 July 2019 - 01:19 PM

Is there someone you could take with you (mum, friend etc..) to look after Bub?

#3 JBH

Posted 11 July 2019 - 01:36 PM

You could use the hotel babysitting service. It won’t be the cheapest option on a per hour basis, but it won’t have a sign up fee and will be someone who has agency checks.

#4 JomoMum

Posted 11 July 2019 - 01:39 PM

Check out findababysitter. It’s an online intro service, most nannies have all the relevant checks, many are qualified childcare educators or teachers.

#5 seayork2002

Posted 11 July 2019 - 01:53 PM

View PostJBH, on 11 July 2019 - 01:36 PM, said:

You could use the hotel babysitting service. It won’t be the cheapest option on a per hour basis, but it won’t have a sign up fee and will be someone who has agency checks.

Yes I was going say ask the hotel

#6 robhat

Posted 11 July 2019 - 02:43 PM

There is a service called Mayday Mummy. They are not cheap, but as far as I know there isn't a sign up fee as such, you just pay for the work they do. They are designed to be a 'mum substitute' for want of a better way of putting it and will do cooking, cleaning, transporting of kids. Basically they will take on the mum job for the time designated, including caring for sick children and random emergency overnight calls. They might not be the cheapest option, but they come highly recommended and will be very flexible. Including being able to bring the baby to you when a feed is needed.


#7 lulu85

Posted 11 July 2019 - 06:15 PM

There are a number of agencies in Sydney that will do casual nanny/babysitting. One of them is Rock My Baby (speak to Mireille). I haven’t used them personally but my wonderful former nanny has found work through them and she said they were good to work for and very thorough with their reference checking. They called me for a thorough reference check on my former nanny.

#8 gracie1978

Posted 11 July 2019 - 06:34 PM

A lady I knew did this, her husband took annual leave and stayed with her.

She needed three days and it would have been around $1000 for a nanny.

#9 Mrs_greyhound

Posted 11 July 2019 - 06:53 PM

You could try placing an ad on Juggle Street. I am in Sydney and found my nanny that way. I think it’s $30 to place the ad?

#10 Sui-yat

Posted 11 July 2019 - 08:51 PM

You could also try the nanny collective. We found our (permanent) nanny through them. They also have a nanny service for people who are travelling but I’m not sure how much they charge.


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