Tui was our babysitter last Saturday night in Havelock North. I just wanted to pass on how grateful we are to you at Karitane, and to Tui for providing such a wonderful service. It's not easy leaving your baby with someone you don't know, however I felt very comfortable with Tui and Flynn liked her right off. Please pass on my thanks to Tui for taking such good care of our special man, he was super happy the next day which meant he had obviously enjoyed himself in Tui's care.
I will be recommending your service to friends of mine with children.
Thank you very much again.
K& L Taiapa
Karitane® Limited is the new name for the Karitane Nurses and Nannies Bureau which was established in 1978 to provide trained Karitane Nurses opportunities to continue their profession in the home following the closure of the Auckland Karitane Hospital. Karitane Nurse training involved 16 months of intensive instruction and practical experience in a Karitane Hospital and a further 4 months practical work in private NZ homes. Once the hospitals closed, the Karitane Bureau provided a means for these qualified baby whisperers to find work with families.
Since then Karitane® has expanded to become one of the leading nanny agencies in New Zealand, specialising in providing families with Karitane Nurses, maternity nannies, permanent and temporary nannies (both full and part time) and babysitters. We have offices in Auckland, Wellington, Hawkes Bay and Christchurch, but some of our Karitane Nurses and maternity nannies are willing to travel (at your cost) to help you and you family out.
Karitane® prides itself on a professional and thorough service whether for a short term placement or more permanent requirements.
We have a personalised approach to all our permanent and casual placements. Karitane® recognises that every family is unique and has its own special requirements that’s why we take time to talk personally with you and fully understand what your needs are (eg days, times) and to get a feel for your ideal nanny or babysitter