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Nannies in London

Finding The Right Nannies In London

Finding high-calibre nannies in London is something we take pride in here at Snuggles Childcare.  We understand the importance of placing candidates that are invested in providing a nurturing, loving and safe environment for children in their care.  At Snuggles we carefully match nannies in London with families according to their specific needs and requirements.  Every family has unique requirements and we go out of our way to make sure these are met.  We screen all candidates to ensure they are fully vetted and have all the necessary documentation.

Our unique nanny agency in London focuses on sourcing nannies in London that can offer nurturing, empathic and loving childcare.  Our focus on child development and gentle parenting approaches means that we take our time to find candidates that genuinely love working with children and are invested in their healthy development.

We provide a complete range of childcare:

We take great pride in the unrivaled quality of the candidates we recruit and our nannies are widely considered to be some of the best in the industry.

A Thorough Vetting System

All our nannies have a comprehensive interview and go through a thorough 6-step vetting system:

A valid Enhanced DBS police check through the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS), formerly CRB.  This is the highest level of access and not only provides us with information regarding criminal records they may have but also includes a check on local police records.  This helps employers and organisations make informed decisions when recruiting, particularly when it comes to hiring a nanny.

We interview every candidate in person or via video and ensure they are professional, well-presented, punctual and have all the qualities we look for in a high end nanny.

Document and ID checks are carried out

Visas and their right to work is checked

A minimum of 2 references are checked

Our babysitters and temp nannies are continually evaluated on their performance to ensure our childcare standards are maintained.

Safety A Priority

We also make sure all our nannies in London hold an up-to-date Paediatric First Aid certificate.  If it is older than three years we will ask that they renew their certificate by attending an approved first aid course.

Need Nannies In London?

If you are interested in meeting one of our nannies in London the process is simple. Register your details online with us and we will get back to you to discuss your requirements. Once we understand exactly what you’re looking for, we will search our database to find appropriate matches and if no one meets your requirements we will advertise the position for you and vet all potential candidates that can then be sent on to you to interview.

Daily Nanny

Nannies normally work approx 10-12hrours a day, Mon-Fri, but this does vary. Their salary ranges from approx £700 net per week to £1,200 depending on their experience and the nature of the role.

A nanny will look after your child/children in your home either while you are at work or alongside you, depending on whether it is a sole charge or shared care role.

Duties include:

the organisation of the children’s belongings

preparing and feeding nutritious meals

organising play dates and going on outings

facilitating play activities

age-appropriate education.

The nanny is expected to leave the home how they found it and are not expected to do heavy-duty housework or cook family meals unless this is agreed before the position is accepted.

Due to the often demanding nature of a Nannies role, it is important that they have time to sit down and have a break. If it is not possible to do this during nap time then it is acceptable for a nanny to organise ‘quiet time’ with the children by reading or engaging them in a calm, quiet task for 20 minutes while she has a cup of tea.

Babysitting is either paid as overtime, normally £15-£20ph, or time off in lieu. Nannies often agree to this as long as they are given sufficient warning. If regular babysitting is required then this needs to be clearly stated before the position is accepted. If weekend babysitting is required then this also needs to be discussed before employment commences.  It is advisable to have specific babysitting requirements drawn up in the contract so you both know where you stand with it.

Live In Nanny

Live in Nanny hours are generally breakfast time to bath time, but this does vary. Their salary ranges from £400 to £600 net per week depending on experience. Two nights babysitting a week is usually included in their salary and any extra babysitting is paid as overtime. A live-in Nanny is provided with their own bedroom, which is expected to have a TV and desk and a comfortable resting place for timeout.  some Nannies will eat their dinner with the children, while others may want to eat with the parents or alone. This is something to discuss in the interview. it is a good idea to find out what the nanny likes to do at the weekend or in her time off and who she may have over to the house in regards to friends, other nannies ect.

The Nannies duties are much the same as daily Nanny duties.  A live-in Nanny, however, becomes very close with the family and should be treated with respect and as a family member.

Mother’s Help

A Mother’s Help is an extra pair of hands around the home.  Because of reduced responsibilities, Mothers Help salaries range between £600 and £1000 per month depending on age and experience.  Child care is their predominant role, however, their duties also include light housework, running errands and cooking. Mothers Help have less responsibility when it comes to the care of the children as they are less experienced and often start off as Mothers Helps before going on to become a nanny. Because they often have less childcare experience they are not given constant sole charge of the children. Instead, they work alongside the Mother as an extra pair of hands.

Nanny Share

Nanny shares offer a more economical solution to childcare and can be a sociable alternative.  There are several ways a nannyshare can work.  For example, two families can share the same nanny all of the hours she works.  This is good for smaller families.  Or she can divide her time e.g. half the week with one family, the other half with the other family.  It is up to the families to negotiate a system that fits both their needs.  It is important that the families have clear communication and are flexible with a business-like approach, otherwise it can get messy!  The nannies salary is split between the families and the pay is the same as a live in/out nanny.