On 16thOctober 2020 the government announced that they will be implementing a tiered structure to help reduce the spread of Covid-19. These tiers place further restrictions on socialising and gathering inside people’s homes. It has been confirmed that nannies are allowed to work under tier 2 and tier 3 restrictions, as well as other childcare providers.
The government has recognised the importance of childcare throughout the coronavirus pandemic and has excluded nannies, childcare and other domestic staff from the restrictions in order to support working parents.
The government has issued guidance on working safely in other people’s homes during the coronavirus pandemic. Please read the guidelines to ensure employers and employees work in a safe environment and put in measures to reduce the spread of coronavirus.
Under the government guidance, you can continue to use early years and childcare settings as they are exempt from the legal limits for gatherings and registered childcare.
Who can provide childcare support in peoples homes and gardens:
- Registered childcare providers and childminders, including nannies
- People in your support bubble. This is for single-parent households who create a bubble with another household of one or more people.
- People in your childcare bubble. This is where someone in one household provides informal childcare to another household. The two households must remain the same throughout. Childcare bubbles are for childcare only and not to be used for household mixing.
If you are looking to employ a nanny during the pandemic or have questions about your existing childcare you can find out more about the furlough scheme and nanny employment here.
Please call us on 0207 1772249 if you have any questions or would like to speak to us about employing a nanny.