Student Boarding and Out of School Jobs

The Academy trains about 50 students a year on our full time, 36-week courses. Students are often looking for part time jobs looking after children, and also for friendly local families to board with.

We are keen to hear from parents who would like to offer boarding to nanny students, or employ a student to provide before and after-school care.


Boarding Arrangements

Students come to the Nanny Academy from all over the country and look for boarding on the Hibiscus Coast. We have intakes of students in early February and April/May, but there are often students looking at other times of the year.

Our students generally pay between $150 and $190 per week for full weekly board, and are often keen on doing paid babysitting or after-school care at the minimum wage if you have children. This can work out really well for you both.

The course lasts 36 weeks. Some students board 7 days a week, some stay five days a week.. A few board locally but return to their home area to complete work placements for about 12 weeks of their course (they usually pay a holding fee of half board to keep their room)

The Academy refers students to local families who have indicated that they would like to provide boarding, and any resulting contract relationship is directly between the student and the boarding family. Most families enjoy having a nanny student living with them but we can not guarantee that any particular student will be appropriate for you. We can’t take responsibility for any problems you may have with a student (for example, missed rent payments etc) so you need to check out the student carefully in the same way as you would any other person for whom you are providing accommodation. Our boarding providers must have no significant criminal convictions and if requested by the Academy must be prepared to undertake a police conviction check.

If you are interested please click on the link at the bottom of the page and fill in your details. Once we have confirmed suitability we will add your details to the list of available boarding places that we give to students.

Before and After School Care Work

Before and after school care for their children is often a big issue for parents, and our students can be a great option to provide it for you.

While student’s at the Academy are not fully trained nannies they all have previous experience looking after children (for example babysitting) and are committed to making a career in childcare. We time our classes to start at 8.30 AM and finish around 2.30 PM so that students can do after school care for children living within 25 minutes drive of the Academy in Stanmore Bay.

Where a student is boarding with your family, they generally pay board at your agreed rate, then charge around the minimum wage for any after school care they provide for your children.

If the student already lives in your area they generally charge around $15.75 an hour (the legal minimum wage)

If you are interested please click on the link at the bottom of the page and fill in your details.

Interested? Complete the application form