Join Our Team
CHARLTON BROWN® will take care of your superannuation, tax, WorkCover and insurance while you work for us.
We act as co-ordinator between you and the families you care for, offering 24 hour emergency support from our agency staff.
Through CHARLTON BROWN® you will have access to career and professional development assistance. We have 30 years experience in training and placing qualified educators and carers.
Follow CHARLTON BROWN and the Agency through the links at the bottom of this page. Our social media pages will keep you informed about upcoming workshops, fun ideas, our nannies, available positions and current early child hood hints and tips.
Upgrade your skills:
Study externally and complete a disability, school aged or education support qualification to improve your skills and employability.
Our Nannies, Educators and Carers are invited to attend or skype with trainers and students during our college’s monthly weekend workshops. The workshops were created for external students giving them the opportunity to collaborate with trainers and peers and gain hands-on skills outside of normal working hours.
Our Carer Handbook aims to improve communication between the carer and the family. It is a resource to document the child’s day and development and reflect on any concerns.
The handbook is a tool to allow families to know what their child has done each day and opens communication between Nanny or Educator and the family they care for. It is a fantastic resource for families to understand what each activity is teaching their child and includes incident and accident forms, excursion permission forms, weekly program, and medication administration forms.
Frequently Asked Questions
I am currently studying education/nursing/paramedics at university; can I become a CHARLTON BROWN® Nanny?
We have a Certificate III requirement for our Nannies, Educators and Carers, but this is wavered when proof of an equivalent qualification or experience is proved. We accept university students studying nursing, education or a related field, graduates if you meet our qualification requirements and retirees from the same industries.
You can complete a nationally recognised CHC30113 Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care or update your skills with our short Professional Nanny Course. Find out more about studying with CHARLTON BROWN® here.
Does CHARLTON BROWN® have overseas positions? Can you place me on a Gap Year Program?
Yes, we do have overseas positions. You can view our current position descriptions here. For overseas positions and Gap Years we still require that our nannies have a certificate III minimum or related qualification. For those seeking a gap year, or any position with CHARLTON BROWN®, you must be 18 years of age for us to place you.
What pay will I receive?
All CHARLTON BROWN® wages are based on the National Award Wage for casual employees, but are scaled based on each role.
Your hourly rate will be dependent on the situation of the family you care for and the tasks required of you. The minimum hourly rate for our Nannies, Educators or Carers is $21.09 an hour, with a minimum three hour shift.
Talk to the CHARLTON BROWN® team if you would like to know the hourly rate of one of our listed positions.
Upon registration, Nannies, Educators, Carers and Cleaners will be required to attend an interview (in person or via phone) with our Agency Consultants.
You will also be required to interview with families as part of the placement process. This is the opportunity to prove to the family that you are the perfect person to take care of their loved one. Be punctual, enthusiastic and knowledgeable.
What to Take
- A detailed Resume and individualised and informative cover letter.
- Original certificates of your qualifications including current first aid and CPR.
- Current Blue Card, Working with Children or Police Clearance check.
- Tax File Number, bank account pay details, superannuation details.
- Bring along anything else that you think is important or proves that you have what it takes to be a CHARLTON BROWN® Nanny, Educator or Carer.
When interviewing with a potential new client and family, it's important to ask:
- Ask about the family situation; how many children and what age, are their any specific care requirements?
- What the job includes; what hours can you expect, will you need to make meals?
- What they expect you to do on a day-to-day basis: would they like you take those in your care on outings, or to stay at the house?
- What are they looking for in a Nanny, Educator or Carer?
- Anything else you need to ask to make sure that both parties will be able to meet each other’s expectations and have a successful working relationship.
Dress the part
First impressions are very important and the family are interviewing for the person who will be responsible for the care of their loved ones. Wear smart casual attire to each interview. Present yourself as a professional; keep your hair, make-up and nail polish neat and tidy. Remember that your standards and taste may be different to the family you are interviewing.
During every shift it is important that you dress professionally: wear closed in shoes, no singlets, midriffs, short shirts, skirts or short dresses.
CHARLTON BROWN® is committed to providing Australian Families and Clients with industry leading professional carers. As one of our valued carers, CHARLTON BROWN® is here to assist you with developing your skills, boosting your confidence and providing you with unique pathways to support you with your professional journey.
Ensure the safety of your clients by participating in our Safety First Program. This unique cluster of certificates focuses on seven potential risk areas and has been created with leading industry experts. The Safety First Program includes; water safety, fire safety, car safety, personal safety, cyber safety, First Aid, asthma and anaphylaxis. Carers, parents and grandparents and other interested family members are welcome to enrol in the program.