Our journey started with an idea in 1998 in the Adelaide home of Tanya Cole. Tanya, a mum with two young children, was struggling to find quality child care that she could access at home. It was then that the idea of starting a nanny agency was born. With nannySA she was able to help other parents by taking away the confusion and difficulty of finding a nanny to care for their children at home.
We’ve since grown from the humble beginnings of one person, home run office and now as the Hessel Group, we employ over 300 staff ranging from nannies, babysitters, educators to disability support workers. We are still supporting families with the same quality care but our services have expanded over the last 20 years!
Hessel Group now comprises of a number of care, support and training services.
- Home-based Care including nanny, educators and babysitters
- Disability Support
- Registered Training Organisation, Enhance Training
- Mobile Event Creche Service
Hessel is an approved provider for both In-Home Care and the National Disability Insurance Scheme.
Through our non-for-profit Hessel Care Foundation, we also support the wider community with care and support for children and young people at risk.
Hessel has now gone global creating an international division. After conducting extensive research in China Hessel International was formed and from this research developed its unique ‘Walk in a Child’s World’ suite of courses. Our Training College and Childrens Centre opened in November 2016 and now provides the highest standards of childcare, learning and experience-based development.