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When travelling to Bali with kids, hiring a nanny in Bali can be daunting. Especially if you are travelling to Bali with a baby, having recommendations from other families helps to ease any doubts you may have about finding a nanny to suit your family and help with any Bali babysitting services needs.
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Which Bali Nannies do we use?
We first met Berta, one of our nannies, on our September 2012 Bali trip after I had booked her to help us with Charlotte, who was 23 months at the time. When we first started travelling to Bali with kids, I would check the Bali travel forum for Bali babysitting reviews on Tripadvisor and came across a post from another Aussie mum who highly recommended Berta. I contacted her via email and decided on the days and hours that she would help out. She was so lovely and our family quickly felt at ease with her. Charlotte loved her and she is a great swimmer so they spent most of the day in the pool.
We have since had Berta, Kadek Sulandri, Kadek Winarti , Komang Ayu, Monica Aloysia, Debbie and Tati help us with the kids over the last 6 trips to Bali. They are all amazing with the kids and can all swim, have first aid and CPR. Going direct through Berta, rather than using a nanny service Bali, means that all the money goes directly back to the girls and their families rather only receiving a percentage from a sitting service.
How do nannies help us?
We use the nannies to help us in a couple of different ways. If we are meeting a nanny for the first time we will book them to come with us for the day. It may be we are relaxing at a villa or hotel and they help with the every day tasks of nappy changes, feeding the kids, swimming with the kids, bathing the kids, all the things that we as parents do day in and day out! As the kids get older they become great friends with the kids. Charlotte loves having her hair done or making origami with them. With Mason’s autism it can be quite draining to be around him so they are amazing at bringing him toys and keeping him entertained.
We might also head out to the beach, restaurants, the Bali water parks with the kids and they help us to enjoy a hot meal. Once we feel comfortable with them and the kids are happy, we will go out for lunch or dinner just the 2 of us. We always exchange phone numbers with our nanny and we have Facebook Messenger so once at the restaurants we can connect to the WIFI if we haven’t got a data sim on our phone. If we do organise a local SIM card for our phone, we often use WhatsApp to connect with the nannies.
Bali Babysitting Rates and Contacts
The best way to organise babysitting in Bali is to contact Berta via finding Berta Berta on Facebook or email [email protected]. (Facebook is the best way to contact her and she may be working so it could take a few days to hear from her)
If Berta is unavailable to babysit, she will put you in contact with one of her trusted friends that we have previously used.
The Bali nanny cost from Berta at the time of writing in June 2019 is 70,000 rp/hour for 1-2 children and 80,000 rp/hr for 3 children. If you have more than 3 children a second nanny will need to be organised. A transport fee is 50,000 rp for Seminyak, Kuta, Leigan and Canggu areas and for further out areas like Nusa dua, Uluwatu-Jimbaran, Sanur and Ubud a transport fee of 100,000 rp each day.
Please note: These prices may need to be adjusted depending on the children’s ages or amount of families that the children are from. Please contact Berta for an accurate quote on what the costs will be for your individual family situation.
I would highly recommend booking a nanny when you visit Bali with kids. It is one of the reasons that we keep going back for our family holidays to Bali as both Jed and I feel like we actually have a holiday. Chasing after Mason all day can get extremely tiring so to have an extra pair of hands is fantastic!