Karitane® Limited is the new name for the Karitane Nurses and Nannies Bureau. Following the closure of the Auckland Karitane Hospital in 1978, the Bureau was established to provide trained Karitane nurses opportunities to continue their profession in the home.  Karitane nurse training involved 16 months of intensive instruction and practical experience in a Karitane hospital and a further four months practical work in private New Zealand 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, Tauranga, Hawke’s Bay, Wellington and Christchurch, but some of our Karitane nurses and maternity nannies are willing to travel 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, and to get a feel for your ideal nanny or babysitter.