Tips for finding a family

Five simple steps for approaching trusted people in your family and friend networks


If you’re on Facebook, share the fact that you’re looking for work (include your ideal location, hours available, your experience) and ask your Facebook network to share with their networks.

Private message any friends/family that might be interested or know lots of families with young children.

Join local community, nanny and family/parenting groups on Facebook and post your availability.


Check out the Local Jobs section to find suitable childcare requests in your area - reply with your contact details.

Post an Employment Needed ad to outline what kind of role/hours etc you’re looking for.

3. Email & SMS

Simply email/SMS your contact list and let them know you’re looking for work. Remember to give your contacts permission to share your contact details with their contacts.

4. TradeMe job ads

It’s worth checking TradeMe regularly for people looking for nannies/home-based educators in your area.

5. Printed flyers

If you’re not having luck online, you can always create your own sales flyer. Flyers are a great way to access your local community - give them to local playgroups, kindys, playcentres, music groups, libraries, schools, parenting & supermarket noticeboards.