Hiring a Nanny – FAQS

Hiring a nanny in Cardiff, Newport, Bristol, South Wales and the West Country

Everycare Nannies is able to take the pressure off your childcare search needs and source a nanny without you being an employer. That’s right! Everycare Nannies employs its own childcare staff and send them to you for anything from a single evening to full time support.  Find out more by visiting our Hire an Everycare Nanny page

The process:

·        Get in touch with Everycare Nannies

·        Ellie will then get back to you either by phone or by return email. She will talk through your initial thoughts on what you need from your childcare.

·        A number of documents are then sent to your preferred email address. These are designed to help inform a decision.

·        We visit your home, and go through the finer details of what you need. We send you an email detailing our meeting and your needs.

·        You sign the Family Agreement prior to placement.

·        We then use unique profiling techniques to find the best fit for your family, we take the Nanny through safeguarding and other checks.

·        We arrange for you to meet 1-2 candidates already matched, referenced and checked. The Nanny will have signed a Confidentiality Agreement.

·        All the paperwork is done our end for your chosen Nanny, such as contract, payroll, Health Declaration and any training or induction.

·        Your Nanny starts!

·        We have it all under control, leaving you to focus on your work and other tasks!

The nanny’s role and duties

A nanny is solely responsible for your child’s safety, well-being and development whether you are working from home or back to the office. You have the right to feel confident that the nanny you have is able to act in a professional and loving way to your child at all times.

A nanny’s normal day to day duties as well as caring for a child includes:

1       Laundering children’s clothes

2       Housekeeping of the children’s rooms and any other part of the house frequently used on duty. Your home will look much as you left it.

3       Preparing and cooking children’s meals. This can include purchasing too, using petty cash.

4       Playing with their charges, observing developmental changes.

5       Ensuring your child/ren are nurtured and safe at all times.

6       Providing support and advice where appropriate.

7       Communicating effectively with close and wider family.

Nannies can be flexible but usually they will not conduct general domestic duties as part of their role. If this is a requirement of your role for your nanny, please mention this early in the process.

How many hours does a nanny work?

A full time live out nanny usually works up to 50 hour weeks, babysitting is extra. Live in Nannies often work longer hours including 1-2 nights babysitting a week. In larger households, nannies work to shifts.

In April 2009 nannies became entitled to a minimum of 28 days for someone working five days a week with bank and public holidays included in their minimum entitlement.

Contact us today on 07973734714 for more information on how we can assist you in your search for a nanny in the UK.