Superannuation increases to 10.5%

Superannuation guarantee ( SG)  is set to increase from 10% to 10.5%. This will take effect from 1 July 2022. The SG rate is legislated to increase to 12% by 2025. If the rate you pay your nanny includes SG, this will decrease the rate of your nanny’s gross pay. If...

Having trouble finding a nanny?

The nanny boom: pandemic drives parents to seek extra help Source: Sydney Morning Herald Date: August 1 2021 Nanny agencies are experiencing unprecedented demand as parents seek an extra set of hands to ease the pressure of home schooling and working from home....

COVID-19 – Nannies an essential service?

Over the last week, we have been, like you are, keeping a keen eye on the advice being handed down by government agencies, especially in relation to childcare, school closures and healthcare. There is no denying it, these are uncertain times and official advice is...

Get set for a 3.3% increase to the minimum wage

The Fair Work Commission has announced a 3.3% increase to minimum wages. The increase will apply from the first full pay period starting on or after 1 July 2017. The new national minimum wage will be $18.29 per hour for a permanent employee  21 year and over and...

Backpacker tax starts Jan 1

New tax rates will apply from 1 January 2017      From 1 January 2017 tax rates are changing for working holiday makers who hold 417 and 462 visas. These rates are known as working holiday maker tax rates. What you need to do If you employ a working holiday maker who...

Working With Children Checks

Source:  Careforkids.com.au Date:  9th November 2016 A Working with Children Check is mandatory in Australia and early childhood providers must fulfil the requirements of the state/territory they are employed in. Reputable babysitting agencies will have policies in...