Nannies provide and complete care for the children in the employer’s home and perform all tasks that correlate to the care of the children. The nanny will create a safe, nurturing and stimulating environment where the children can flourish. Duties may vary from one position to another as you may have different priorities depending on the age of the children. At St Pancras Recruitment, we strive to match you with a nanny who can embody your family’s values, traditions and needs.

Having a bilingual nanny will add an incredible gift to your child’s development.

We highly recommend your children get exposure to a different language from an early age. This critical period in their development makes them more receptive to learning new words and sounds.

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Nannies are responsible for all aspects of care and childcare. Their duties may include but are not restricted to:

  • Preparing, sterilising and cleaning bottles for babies as well as other feeding equipment
  • Changing and sipping of nappies
  • Bathing babies and supervising bath for older children
  • Dressing children appropriate to the child’s activities
  • Washing and ironing children’s clothes
  • Planning, preparing and supervising nutritious meals for children
  • Keeping the kitchen area clean and tidy
  • Shopping for children’s requirements (petty cash to be provided by the employer)
  • Arranging and scheduling children’s activities
  • Transporting children to school and after school clubs
  • Planning and supervising rest, bed and nap times
  • Helping with homework
  • Tidying children’s bedrooms and play areas
  • Implementing daily routine
  • Running errands

It isn’t a legal requirement to have a childcare qualification in order to work as a nanny in the UK. However, many courses and qualifications are available.

If you would like to be present during all or most interactions between your nanny and your child, you could hire a mother’s help. A mother's help is expected to do most things a nanny would do with children but usually under the supervision of the mother.

It is also possible to hire a nanny/housekeeper who can be in charge of your child as well as your house. Please contact us on 0207 183 4235 so that we can advise you.


Housekeepers provide professional services such as cleaning, laundry and sometimes running errands. You can hire a housekeeper on a full-time or part-time basis and choose to have a live-in or live-out housekeeper.

You can also require a Housekeeper speaking your mother tongue so you feel even more at home.

Main Domestic duties:

  • Keeping all areas of the home clean and tidy including tasks such as washing, dusting, polishing, vacuum cleaning and sweeping
  • Ensuring that all cleaning equipment/ materials are maintained for a safe, clean and efficient working environment
  • Wearing protecting clothing (please have a look at COSHH guidelines on for more information)

Main Laundry duties:

  • Sorting washing, loading and unloading the washing machine, taking care to use the correct temperature depending on types of fabric. Hand-washing for delicate clothes
  • Drop clothes to the dry cleaner when needed
  • Ironing and tiding away clothes

The employer is responsible for the cost of the cleaning materials and equipment.

It is possible to hire a housekeeper who can also take on cooking duties so the same employee prepares the family meals.

When it comes to organising lunch and dinner events with guests, we recommend hiring a private chef.