Pay your nanny the right way

Let us take the hassle out of paying your nanny.

Nanny Payroll

Pay your nanny the right way

Let us take the hassle out of your
nanny payroll.

Passionately Australian Owned and Run

Build lasting relationships with local industry experts who have your family’s back (and your nanny’s) at all times.

Intentionally simple and easy

Soak up the many benefits of hiring a nanny without the hurdles others have warned you about. Because paying your nanny on auto-pilot is possible!

Proudly legal and Fair

Unpack the many complexities of nanny employment so you’re consciously doing the right thing by your nanny and the ATO. 

Experts in paying your nanny the right way. Australia.

Piggyback on our expertise.

As passionate nanny industry & payroll experts, we give you peace of mind when it comes to the many puzzle pieces involved in paying your nanny on the books.

Payroll partner

No-fuss answers when you need them most.

As your family evolves, so will the relationship with your nanny. We’re here to support you and your nanny long-term through questions or changing circumstances. From one human to another.

Payroll partner

Focus on what really matters

Hiring a nanny is all about freeing up more time, right? So why choose to spend it juggling payslips, accounting systems and super when you can simply hand over these time-gobbling byproducts to someone else?

Hello!  I’m Lauren, founder of NannyPay

As a former nanny with over 10 years of industry experience and over 100 families under my belt, I know the complexities that come with employing a nanny in your home! I applaud you for making the first (but oh-so-important) move towards paying your nanny properly.

Unnecessarily complex payroll regulations and outdated cash-in-hand norms often mean families are wasting precious time trying to navigate some BIG questions on their own:

What’s a fair amount to pay our nanny?

What else do we need to consider?

And how do we pay super and tax properly?

NannyPay is my passionate project to take the Australian Nanny Industry into the 21st century. Since starting out, we’ve helped 100s of nannies and families set up and maintain successful, long term working relationships. Minus the overwhelm.

We can set up

your nanny

payroll today

What NannyPay manages for you

Transfer your nanny's wages

so your nanny is paid every fortnight on auto-pilot.

Report your Single Touch Payroll

so you’re up-to-date with the ATO when EOFY approaches.

Set up a Work Cover Policy

so your insurance policy has got your back no matter what comes your way.

Manage your payroll admin

so you don’t have to worry about things like payslips, timesheets, or leave ever again.

Transfer your nanny's Super

so your contributions are working towards a solid financial future for your nanny.

Pay quarterly PAYG (tax)

so you always pay your nanny’s legal tax obligations to the ATO.

Set you up as an employer

so you meet your ATO obligations.

Support you and your nanny

so both you and your nanny feel supported along every step of the way.

Issue payrun reports

so you can easily access your comprehensive payroll data.

Book in a free call to discuss your arrangements in more detail.

Frequently Asked Questions

What does it mean to employ a nanny using a payroll company?

Payroll services such as NannyPay will handle all the paperwork, processes and payments to make things simpler for you.

But you will still be your nanny’s employer and liaise directly with your nanny when it comes to duties and schedules.

Why is my nanny an employee instead of a contractor?

A contractor works to complete a certain task with flexibility around how this is done, whereas a nanny typically works for a certain length of time in scheduled shifts while completing specific duties to meet a family’s needs.

Unsure where you and your nanny fit in? We recommend contacting the ATO or tapping into the Employee or Contractor Decision Tool

How do I know how much to pay?

Nannies fall under the Miscellaneous Award and industry-specific pay minimums apply.

In saying that, nanny industry standards tend to be higher than Award minimums. More experienced nannies will also usually expect higher pay than those just starting out.

Because nanny pay rates vary greatly, it’s important to have that conversation with your dream nanny.

Why should I employ my Nanny?

Most nannies in Australia are determined by Fair Work to be employees with only a small selection of scenarios allowing a nanny to operate under their own ABN. 

For your own peace of mind – and protection against liability – employing your nanny legally is the safest option.

Paying your nanny cash in hand can see you having to back pay super and tax in addition to any shortfall of income to the award rate and penalties.

Giving your nanny employment security helps them commit to the role and your family.

Do I have to register with the ATO to employ my nanny?

Yes. As an employer, you need to register with the ATO to lodge payroll data on behalf of your employee. This also helps the ATO monitor compliance with Fair Work requirements.

Using a payroll service such as NannyPay still makes you the nanny’s employer. 

Luckily for you, NannyPay can help you set all that up.

What ATO obligations does NannyPay handle on my behalf?

NannyPay handles all your ongoing ATO obligations for you. We:

  • Report payroll amounts to the ATO with each payroll
  • Report and remit tax withheld from your employee’s wage each quarter
  • Provide your nanny with a PAYG payment summary within 14 days of the financial year end and report these amounts to the ATO.

Do I have to pay my nanny’s superannuation?

If your nanny works over 30 hours a week with your family, you legally must pay superannuation.

In an increasing number of arrangements, superannuation payments are also considered when your nanny works less hours. 

We can pay your nanny’s superannuation as a quarterly contribution to their chosen superannuation fund for you.

What is work cover insurance and how do I get it?

Workers compensation insurance (work cover) is a legal requirement for all Australian employers. It’s compulsory to insure your workers against work-related injury or illness.  

Work Cover policies are offered through selected state-based insurance providers with the costs varying greatly from state to state.  

Want us to take care of the admin for you? NannyPay offers management options with our payroll packages.

Do I need an employment contract with my nanny?

We strongly recommend it!

A written employment agreement helps to make the role and responsibilities clear to both the nanny and the family.

It’s a document you often won’t value until a situation comes up down the track. So it’s best practice to set things up properly from the beginning.

Our NannyPay employment contract template is included in our Premium onboarding service to make your life easier.

What’s the difference between casual employment vs permanent employment?

In casual employment, a nanny is paid for the hours they work and receives a casual loading (25% extra on minimum rates) on their wage in lieu of receiving paid time off.

Permanent employees accrue paid vacation days, sick days, and are entitled to paid days off for public holidays.

Both casual and permanent employees have taxes withheld from their gross wage and earn superannuation in the same manner.

What our customers are saying

“NannyPay has been amazing for my career. The team helped my family pay me correctly and on time which means less financial stress for me. I am able to keep track of my hours and pay online where I can find all my timesheets and payslips in one place. Thank you for such a smooth service. I highly recommend NannyPay to every nanny and family! “
-Jen – NannyPay customer for 4 years.

“We’ve been using NannyPay to take care of payroll, tax and super for our nannies for over two years now. The service has been great at taking the hassle out of making sure we’re doing all the right things legally and looking after our nanny. The team at NannyPay have always been very helpful and responsive. Using NannyPay is a great way to make employing a nanny as easy as possible.”
– Matt and Sarah – NannyPay Customers for 4 years.

“”We found NannyPay to be an easy, stress-free way to pay our Nanny. They take care of all the admin and are super responsive to any questions we have. I would recommend this for anyone in our situation.”
– James & Kate, NannyPay Customers for 2+ years.

“I’ve been using NannyPay for over a year now and couldn’t be more happy with the service. I don’t have to spend hours checking time, transferring money and working out tax to pay. NannyPay does this for me and ensures that I’m legally compliant and gives me final approval on money transfer. In a competitive market, our nanny knows that she is always paid on time and taxed correctly at award rates using NannyPay. It’s a win-win for everyone.”
– Marina – NannyPay Customer for nearly 2 years.

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