I’m interested in getting a nanny, what do I do?
To get the ball rolling you can either complete the online form to give us an idea of what you are looking for and one of our team will then be in touch to discuss further. Alternatively, you can give us a call on 04 380 0002 to have a chat and so we can answer your initial questions.
Once we know a little more about your family and what you are looking for in a nanny, we will email you profiles of potential good matches for your family that you may wish to interview. We are there to guide you and to answer any questions you may have at any step along the way.
What vetting processes do you undertake?
We take the safety of children seriously and have implemented a worker safety checklist that each candidate needs to meet before they can be accepted as a nanny with Thrive to Five. This includes verification of identity, detailed work history, interview, referee checks, qualification checks, police vetting check, then a total risk assessment signed off by our management team which is reassessed every three years.
Does Thrive to Five charge placement fees?
If you are enrolled in our Education Programme, then no. As a licensed service provider, Thrive to Five receives funding for our service from the Ministry of Education meaning we are able to not charge placement fees, the hourly rate agreed with your nanny is what they receive.
How do I pay my nanny?
Families can either pay their nanny directly or Thrive to Five’s payroll system partner PaytheNanny offers a discount to our families so you don’t have to worry about calculating kiwisaver, acc, annual leave and sick leave requirements.
Do you list job vacancies or available nannies on your website?
We provide a basic summary of roles available however we wish to uphold the privacy of our families and nannies, therefore we do not publish information that could identify them on our website.
How much does it cost?
Rates do vary depending on the level of experience and qualifications of each nanny however you can expect to pay between $22 – $27 per hour.
Are subsidies available?
Yes! As a Ministry of Education licensed service provider, Thrive to Five can offer 20 hours ECE, WINZ, ELP and Multiple Birth subsidies.
Why should I choose Thrive to Five?
We are a relatively new service provider having gained our full MoE licence in August 2021 so our compliance has been vetted against the most up to date of government regulations.
We are a bespoke Wellington company – so that we can ensure every child is cared for and nurtured in the way that they need – not in a ‘one-size-fits-all’ approach common to larger childcare business models.
Founded and run by a NZ qualified and registered ECE teacher who understands child development and the importance of the early years.
We are licensed by the Ministry of Education and reviewed by The Education Review Office so you can rest assured that we are accountable for maintaining our high quality programme.
I’m interested in becoming a Thrive to Five nanny, what do I do?
Please get in touch! You can complete the form here and we will get back to you or else you can call us on 04 380 0002 to have an initial chat.