Information For Parents
If you wish to register a vacancy with us, please fill out your requirements on our enquiry form and one of our team will be in contact with you directly to further discuss your needs.
Alternatively if you prefer you can call us directly on: +44 (0)207 751 0320
Finding a Nanny
We recruit career nannies & governesses with a minimum of 3 years’ experience along with a relevant qualification & proven track record (including references).
All candidates are personally interviewed. On occasion this interview may be carried out via skype if circumstances prevent them attending our office (e.g. working overseas).
Candidates must provide identification in the form of a Passport or Driving License, original Certificates where relevant, have a current DBS (or CRB equivalent), and verifiable references.
Not all applicants pass our selection process – if they do not meet the criteria we demand to maintain our high standards, then we are unable to put them forward to clients.
It is our intention to only present to you the most suitable candidates to fit your requirements. We will keep in touch with you regularly to ensure we are ‘on track’ in our selections.
The initial step is to provide you with a comprehensive file on each candidate including a CV, certifications & references.
Once you have selected your preferred candidates we will arrange for a face-to-face interview with each person.
When you have finally made your selection, we encourage you to undertake a ‘trial’ day or two before making an offer. On the acceptance of an offer we can advise on contracts & the next steps.
Current professional child care qualifications include:
- CACHE Level 3 Diploma in Childcare & Education
- CACHE NVQ Level 3 in Childcare, Learning & Development
- CACHE Level 3 Diploma in Home-based Child Care
But there are others in addition to these including older style certifications such as NNEB (equivalent to the above).
Nanny salaries vary depending on experience, qualifications, days & hours. Below are some salary guidelines:
London & UK
- Daily: £4500 – £650+ npw based on 5-days/50 hours
- Part-Time: Permanent: £11 – £14 nett per hour / £12 – £15 per hour gross temp
- Live-in: From £550/£600 upwards per week – dependent on location & hours
Nanny salaries are historically quoted in nett figures, this is the amount you hand your Nanny at the end of the week, that is, the amount she expects to take home after tax & NI.
As the employer you are responsible for the payment of tax and NI in addition to the above. For more information on this and what the gross cost of employing a nanny would be, please contact us directly.
We also recommend a company called Nanny Tax (www.nannytax.co.uk) who will be able to assist you.
Disclosure & Barring Service Checks
All candidates* applying to our agency are required to have an enhanced disclosure from the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS). This is the equivalent to the previous Criminal Record Bureau (CRB) check.
An enhanced disclosure is the most comprehensive check that is available from the DBS. This contains information about both spent and unspent convictions, as well as cautions, warnings and reprimands.
It also contains any details from lists held by the Dept of Health and the Dept of Skills and Education for those considered unsuitable for working with children.
It also contains any information held on List 99 -the Protection of Children Act list and the Protection of Vulnerable Adults list. These are lists of adults deemed UNSUITABLE to work with children, even though they may not have been prosecuted.
*a candidate must have been living in the UK for at least 6 months before a UK disclosure can be obtained – although it is possible to obtain checks from Australia, South Africa and New Zealand.
Candidates from other countries can obtain a check from their embassy in London or prior to arriving in the UK and can complete a DBS Disclosure after 6 months in the UK.
As a parent ensuring your Nanny has an up to date DBS Disclosure will give you extra reassurance that this person is suitable to work in close contact with your children, with you and within your home.