Frequently Asked Questions

What checks do you carry out as a Nanny Agency?
All of our nannies will be vetted and DBS checked. For those that are Ofsted registered they shall have a registration number, insurance and current first aid certificate (valid for 3 years). We check all references and seek these from all previous and where possible, current employers. If we are in any doubt about a nanny’s references we won’t allow them to register with the agency.

Does the agency provide a contract?
We can offer a draft contract for parents to use when employing their nanny, and advise on all aspects that you might want to include to bring this in line with your own needs and the needs of the nanny.

Do I need an Ofsted registered nanny?
With many employers opting into the childcare voucher scheme, a parent with an employer opting into the scheme means employing an Ofsted registered nanny will enable them to save a proportion of tax allowance per month. Due to the registration only being beneficial to a parent it is quite often suggested that parent’s pay the fees occurred to the nanny to register.

What qualifications should my nanny have?
With a 2 year college course the NNEB is the most common qualification for a Nanny; there are also BTEC and NVQ qualifications which cover developmental stages and care of children. Most courses are 2 years and a mixture of college and practical placement in nursery, schools and homes.

What hours can I expect my nanny to work?
A full time live in or out nanny can be expected to work between 10-12 hour days, 5 days a week. A part time nanny will be working 2-3 full days of 10-12 hours or 5 days of 4-6 hours.