A Nanny will take care of one or multiple children in their parents' home, making the children's breakfast, preparing them for school or nursery, along with ensuring transport for the children to take them to and from school and activities is arranged. A nanny will be responsible for exercising, teaching, training and entertaining the children whilst ensuring that discipline is reinforced.
A Nanny may also be responsible for completing household chores, laundry and preparing meals for the children.
For a Nanny working within a private household, duties will be wide ranging depending on the individual needs of the client and their children.
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Schedules and coordinates the children’s activities both educational and social.
Keeps the children's nursery, bedrooms, playrooms and bathrooms clean and tidy. Responsible for their clothing as appropriate.
Reading to and with the children alongside helping with homework as appropriate.
Planning and supervising rest, bed and bath times.
If there is no chauffeur within the household, the Nanny may be responsible for driving the children to and from education and extracurricular activities
Looks after the children's needs, welfare, development and health and safety.
A selection of Nanny job opportunities throughout the UK.
Live-in nanny/housekeeperChelsea, SW3
Our client is looking for a live-in nanny/housekeeper to undertake the following: cooking for the children taking them to school and playdates helping them with homework travelling with the family as...
Job Reference: 8263
Spanish speaking after-school NannySt Johns Wood, NW8
Our client is looking for an experienced after-school nanny to collect the children from school, take them to activities and play dates and help them with homework. The emphasis will be on the two y...
Job Reference: 8774
Skills Required for a Nanny
Experienced & Qualified
Whilst there are no legal requirements for qualifications in the UK, a client will expect a Nanny to show good experience with children, have a good personality that will reflect on the treatment of their children, be a strong verbal communicator and be creative. Qualifications in childcare or teaching would be preferential.
Flexibility is a must as the demands from the client may change day to day. Some households may have second homes that you may move between, seasonally assisting with the children through both school and holiday times.
Patience is a key skill for any Nanny as you will be spending many hours with children; most children will always have mood swings and you should be able to handle their behaviour without losing your temper. You may be required to work long hours with these children.
Parents will always look for a Nanny that is proficient in First Aid and CPR. Every Nanny should know how to administer First Aid to children of all ages, including infants and new borns. A Nanny may be required to assist a choking child and will often have to deal with cuts and scrapes.
A daily Nanny will usually earn a higher monthly salary as they will live outside of the family home.
If you are considering a career as a Nanny or you are looking for your next move, take a look through our currently advertised roles.
A live-in Nanny will expect to earn on average £600 to £700+ net per week in the UK.
As a Nanny you may also be offered other discretional benefits such as mobile phone, gym membership, meal allows and a car allowance. These benefits would be added to your employment contract.
Holidays and days off could be weekends or in the week depending on the household. You may be expected to be available at all times during school holidays.
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Frequently Asked Questions.
Some of our commonly asked questions regarding the nanny position. If you have any queries or questions, please do not hesitate to contact us on 020 3033 0000 or Mail@MasseysAgency.co.uk.
Do your candidates come with a DBS?
We don’t automatically undertake a DBS for every candidate that registers with us as sometimes candidates may find their own jobs and only stay on our books for a short while. However if a client employs someone who we introduce and who does not have a current DBS but is required to have one for the position, then we are happy to do this for you.
What locations do you cover?
We are able to supply staff across the whole of the UK, including Scotland and Ireland. We also cover International positions.
Do you have any upfront costs?
No, we provide a free service for candidates who are looking for work and we only invoice clients if they employ a candidate who we have introduced to them.
Do you provide temporary staff?
Unfortunately we do not provide staff for short term assignments, however we do accept some contracts for a minimum of three months upwards.
Can I register with you?
We absolutely love hearing from candidates with good, relevant experience in private households. Unfortunately without previous experience it is unlikely we will be able to help you but we are always happy to advise. Chauffeurs must have previous experience of working as a private chauffeur and not purely in chauffeur services or taxi driving.
How long will it take to fill my vacancy?
A vacancy could be filled within a matter of days or it could take longer. The timescale depends on which candidates are registered at the time of you giving us your vacancy, and whether they match your requirements. We will never just send a CV for the sake of it or to ‘make up the numbers’.
Will I be able to trial the candidates?
We are happy to organise short trials wherever possible, however you need to bear in mind that it might not always be possible if a candidate is in a full time job. In order to address the fact that very occasionally things may not always go to plan, we offer a rebate/replacement period for your peace of mind.
Should I let my nanny discipline my child?
Every family will have their own ideas about discipline in relation to their children, including who should be doing it. It becomes more complicated when you involve a third party such as the nanny who may witness bad behavior in the parents’ absence. Some behavior will warrant addressing immediately and it is difficult to reprimand a small child hours after the event has occurred. It is essential to discuss this early on in the relationship to ensure the nanny’s approach to discipline aligns with the parents’. Getting this right at the start reduces the possibility of conflicting messages and subsequent confusion for the children further down the line.
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