Nannies and Night Nannies
The most important person – after you – is the person to whom you entrust your baby when you and your partner can’t be there. Choose your Nanny carefully and enjoy her experience in helping you care for your baby.
How to Choose a Nanny
Ensuring the safety and happiness of your children is of the utmost importance to any parent. When hiring a nanny, it’s vital you choose the right individual for the job. Here are five key tips for parents:
- Consider the childcare options that will work best for you and your family. Establish your budget and how your working week will look. Book your childcare with plenty of time to spare before returning to work.
- To ensure you choose the right individual for your family, always introduce your children to those who have potential, witnessing their interaction.
- During an interview ask questions regarding:
- How long have they been a nanny? What age groups have they worked with?
- Training & Qualifications: What courses were undertaken and when? Do their qualifications include paediatric first aid?
- Daily Activities
- Discipline & how it would be enforced
- Emergency Situations: Often it is useful to ask scenario-based questions such as “what would you do if…?”
- Additionally, consider issues that are close to your heart and ask relevant questions. As parent and employer it is important that you make the decision to hire a nanny you are 100% happy with.
4. It is advisable to employ a nanny who is Ofsted registered, as they will have undergone a DBS (previously CRB) check and are more likely to hold a first aid qualification.
5. Before offering the position, ensure you verify their background, qualifications and employment history; ask for proof of identity and at least two references (ensuring one referee is their last or present employer).
This editorial was kindly written for us by Asquith Nannies, an award-winning service that offers a new approach to childcare combining nannies and nursery time. The company employs your nanny to suit your preferred schedule, with the potential to combine time spent at home with time spent at an Asquith Day Nursery & Pre-school. This gives your child all the benefits and flexibility of one-to-one nanny time coupled with the social interaction and friendships from attending a leading day nursery.
All of their nannies are qualified and experienced childcare professionals who are DBS checked, fully trained and Ofsted registered, giving parents the highest quality childcare with ultimate flexibility and peace of mind.
Contact: 0845 873 7070 or visit www.asquithnannies.co.uk.
Prestige Parenting Services brings a unique offering to Clients across the Globe, working with professionals, Celebrities and UHNWI’s discretion and top level customer service is paramount.
5* Childcare Recruitment Services- Highly experienced and qualified Nannies, Governesses, Maternity Nurses, Night Nannie and Mannies. Our Childcare division is run by professional consultants that have worked in the private industry for many years, offering the best advice on candidates for your own individual needs.
Superior Household Staff Specialists- We provide a plethora of Household staff members to include House Managers, Estate Managers, PA’s, EA’s, House Keepers. Butlers and Chefs. Prestige Household staff offers an ‘In house’ option where you will meet one of our experienced consultants who will come to your home and assess your bespoke needs. Full household management operations can be arranged.
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We are situated on Regents Street in the heart of London and are happy to travel worldwide to see our clientele.
www.prestigeparenting.com 020 3368 8505
Who: Asquith Nannies
What: Asquith Day Nurseries have successfully operated over 80 children’s day nurseries, of which 31 are London based, for over 20 years and we are now ready to enter a new era of childcare. Introducing Asquith Nannies to you. Nanny time with nursery time to provide a new choice for parents. Asquith Nannies offer parents full and part time options for your child to be with a daily Nanny and then you have the option for your child to attend one of our Asquith day nurseries. Your Nanny will be with your child when they are at the nursery too, giving you complete peace of mind. Asquith Nannies provides the perfect blend of childcare and learning, incorporating a mixture of premium nanny care and nursery for a single fee. Asquith Nannies understands that every family and every child is different, so our service can be tailored to your families needs.
Who: Nanny and Butler
What: As an established nanny agency, Nanny and Butler provides the best nannies for your family.
Their approach to private nanny recruitment around the globe delivers the highest standards of professional candidates. They maintain long-term relationships with their clients and candidates and are proud to offer you the highest quality of professional nanny services across the UK, Italy, USA, Russia and the Middle East.
They help you begin hiring a nanny by providing you with a bespoke service to secure the right nanny for your family by taking the time to fully understand your needs. Their selection process ensures our staff meet the highest standards of excellence to provide you with high-calibre potential candidates.
They specialise in Bilingual Nannies and also provide:
- Special Needs Nanny
- Norland Nanny
- Maternity Nanny
- Maternity Nurse
- Nanny Personal Assistant
Who: Greycoat Lumleys
What: A Nanny will provide childcare within the Client’s home and often lives in with the family, although Daily Nannies remain a popular choice with some parents. Many Nannies will be trained and qualified, although there are also many fantastic Nannies with no formal qualifications, but with years of experience and knowledge. A Nanny will care for the child/children on a sole or shared care basis and will be responsible for the physical, emotional and developmental well being of the child. Their duties will include taking the children to school and to various activities, preparing their meals and tidying up all areas used by the children (standard Nursery duties). Greycoat Lumleys Childcare & Education are able to place Nannies in London, in the UK & Internationally on a Full-time or Part-time basis. There has been a rise in popularity of the Nanny Housekeeper in recent years. At Greycoat Childcare we have built a strong reputation on the range of solutions we offer an in particular our outstanding level of Nanny Housekeepers. The Nanny Housekeeper is willing to undertake both childcare and housekeeping duties with an emphasis to suit the employer. They may be in sole charge for working parents particularly if the children are at school but also are likely to work alongside a stay at home parent offering the skills to cover both Childcare and Housekeeping as the schedule requires and offer extra pairs of hands at those busy times.
Who: The Night Nanny Service
What: Rachel is a highly experienced Night Nanny, Maternity Consultant, Baby Sleep Trainer, and Troubleshooting (problem solving) Nanny. She also works with toddlers who are experiencing behavioural problems.
Who: Nanny Rae
What: Baby not sleeping – need a helping hand
If you want to talk to a night nanny on Skype, by email, by phone or any other remote way then Rae is not the sleep trainer you are looking for. If, on the other hand, you are looking for someone to actually come to you and work with you and your baby all day, and show you what you need to know, then call Rae. She is happy to give you a 15 minute phone consultation free of charge to see where you go from there. You have nothing to lose and perhaps much to gain!
Where: North London
Contact: 07914 69 33 10