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Few roles could be more important than competently guiding and nurturing children through all stages of development. To succeed in this vital role, we rely on our prior experience in pairing esteemed families with the highest standard of childcare services professionals.
A nanny is most often a specialist working in the family’s home, responsible for all tasks related to care of the children who serve the family as a loving, nurturing and trustworthy companion to children. In modern households, this job description can vary to suit a variety of unique and sometimes untraditional family models.
Think about the many areas nannies and mannies can help out and identify those required:
How a Nanny or Manny can help
Your Nanny or Manny will be flexible and professional, offering your children a loving framework in which they can thrive and who also provide a high-level attentiveness to their individual needs. To ensure that a prospective Nanny/Manny is suitable to your family, we first gather details about your family and domestic situation in order to curate a list from which you can select the best candidates who correspond to your unique criteria. They are interviewed and background-checked prior to your meeting them and possess a variety of qualifications and educational backgrounds to suit your child’s or children’s caregiving needs.
Perhaps one or both parents are traveling more than usual these days, and the parent at home needs an extra set of hands to help with the kids. This is where a nanny/manny can be an especially welcome addition to your household. The ideal nanny for your family could be a person who can initiate and activate games and sports, a fun-loving sort of person, or could be someone to primarily help with homework and provide encouragement to a child who needs structure, a firm hand or perhaps emotional support. Perhaps a person with knowledge of and ability to prepare healthy or just simply yummy meals is also required. If you have a swimming pool, you might require the nanny to have the ability to swim. Or you might require your nanny to have a B.A. in early childhood education or other specialised education.
There is a perfect fit for each family and we aim to find him or her!
Things to consider in an ideal nanny/manny:
Yes, companies such as Nanny Tax can simplify matters by organising payroll and calculating employer's tax and National Insurance contributions.
Yes, we can provide you with a sample contract or you can use your own, we recommend using a solicitor or this. You are required to do so within two months of their employment. When you are looking for nannies for hire in London, Irving Scott take care of the complete vetting process.
We always perform verbal reference checks and validate written references.
They will alert you as soon as possible and we can attempt to find you suitable cover in the meantime.
A nanny doesn’t necessarily need formal qualifications, with many learning on the job, however some common qualifications are as follows:
- NVQ (National Vocational Qualification) in Childcare and Education or in Early Years Care and Education. Most sought after is the Level 3, which qualifies a candidate for unsupervised (sole) care, whilst candidates with a Level 2 are suitable for supervised positions (they may be working towards Level 3).
- NVQ in Play Work. This qualification is to work with children aged 5 to 15 years old.
- CACHE Certificate in Child Care and Education. This is for nursery/kindergarten or playgroup assistants and mothers’ help.
- CACHE Diploma in Nursery Nursing (NNEB). For childminders, classroom assistants, nannies, nursery nurses, and playgroup supervisors.
- CACHE Advanced Diploma in Child Care and Education. This qualification is for advanced practitioners, inspectors, managers, registration officers, and verifiers. It is a specialised award and should only be taken by candidates with a more general qualification such as the NNEB or the NVQ.
- CACHE Specialist Teacher Assistant Award for classroom assistants.