If your family life, work life or both are hectic, then you may be looking for a live-in nanny: someone who will be there to kindly and competently care for your children when you’re not available.
Keen as you might be, you might feel some trepidation. Although you can see the advantages of a live at home nanny, you might be concerned about how they will fit into your family, your home and your lifestyle. That’s understandable. Choosing any kind of childcare provision for your children is a major decision, but finding an ideal live in nanny needs more consideration.
What qualifications should they have? Will they be trustworthy? How do you check their credentials? Where should you advertise the post, and will enough suitable candidates apply? And what about interviews?
With so much to think about, it’s not surprising that many people seeking a live-in nanny choose to use a reputable nanny agency like The London Nanny Company, and we believe we’re the best choice.
At The London Nanny Company, all our consultants are parents. They understand how important it is to find you a nanny you can trust; – one who will put your children first and give them all the care, guidance and learning experiences they need.
Since The London Nanny Company was established in 1996, we’ve gained an excellent reputation for finding high calibre nannies for families nationwide and across the world. We also find mother’s helps, temporary nannies, maternity nurses, governesses and nannies who can take on PA duties too, so whatever you need, we can help.
First, we’ll make sure we fully understand your requirements. Some families want their nanny to be solely focused on childcare, but others are looking for a nanny who will also fulfil a housekeeper role or also serve as a PA. If your family travels abroad or co-resides in two or more countries, then you may want a bilingual or trilingual nanny, and you’ll need someone with suitable permissions to travel freely.
Our next step is to advertise your post. Then we will shortlist high-quality candidates from among the applicants and our own registered nannies. Initial interviews are carried out by us and afterwards, we’ll send you an interview report together with the candidates’ CVs.
Whether you want to invite them to your home or set up a meeting at a public venue, we will arrange this for you.
Post- interview, we will discuss the candidates with you and give you their feedback. Once you’ve found a candidate you’re happy with, we can arrange a trial period, ensuring you’re completely satisfied.
Our support doesn’t stop there! The London Nanny Company can provide you with a standard template contract of employment to use, assist with any salary negotiations and even introduce you to a company providing payroll services (Way2paye). We’re also available at any time during your nanny’s employment to offer advice and guidance.
Working as a live-in nanny isn’t for everyone, but some people love to have a role where they really feel part of the family, and of course, accommodation is a valuable bonus. If you have worked as a live-in nanny before or have at least 5 years’ nanny experience and want to try a live-in role for the first time, then we would love to hear from you.
To register with us, you must have current DBS and Paediatric First Aid certificate, an excellent command of the English language and permitted to work in the UK. If your employers need you to travel overseas with them, you will also need a passport that ensures you can travel freely.
A variety of roles: live-in, live-out, temporary, full-time and part-time nannies, maternity nurses, mother’s helps, governesses, nanny/housekeepers and nanny/Pas
Introduction to families looking for the services you offer and commitment to finding you the perfect post and family
Employment advice on holidays, duties, sickness, contracts and salaries
Advice on interview techniques
Ongoing support during your employment
We have nannies and families waiting, so to start the search for your ideal live-in nanny or nanny job, register online today.
Have a query or want to discuss things further? Then don’t hesitate to call us on 020 3906 6640 or email us.
Our years of experience placing permanent nannies with families means that we are renowned for professional nanny services, not only in London but throughout the UK and surrounding areas.