Nannies are responsible for all aspects of childcare. Their duties may include but are not restricted to:
- Preparing, sterilising and cleaning baby bottles and other feeding equipment.
- Changing nappies.
- Bathing babies and supervising bathtime 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.
We ask all our nannies to provide us with the following documents, which we’ll then verify:
- At least two relevant and recent references.
- An up-to-date paediatric first aid certificate.
- UK enhanced disclosure if the candidate has been living in the UK for at least six months or a home country police check.
- Passport or relevant ID.
- Visa if relevant.
- Driving licence if relevant.
- Original diplomas and certificates.
Here are the steps to register with us and hire a suitable nanny:
- An initial phone consultation to find out how we can help.
- Registration over the phone or face to face. We’re happy to meet you at your home or our offices.
- We’ll suggest candidates that match your requirements.
- We’ll arrange interviews for you to meet the candidates.
- For permanent positions, we offer a one to two-day trial for your chosen candidate.
- Employment offer to be agreed by both sides.
- We’ll provide employment contract templates and other relevant information and tips to help you hire the chosen candidate.
Here are the steps to register with us and work with us:
- Email your CV to [email protected].
- Phone consultation so we can tell you how we can help.
- Register either online or face to face. We’re happy to welcome you at our offices.
- We check your documents and references.
- We offer you positions matching your criteria.
- We arrange interviews and trial days with families.
- Employment offer to be agreed by both sides.
- Follow up to make sure all your documents are up to date and to answer any questions you may have.
We’re here to guide you and share our experience. It’s a good idea to speak to your prospective nanny’s previous employers so you can ask questions. And when looking at a CV, see if the person has previously covered a similar position. We’ll also help you set up a trial day so you can get a better idea of how your favourite nanny will work with your family before you offer employment.
1. Better concentration
When a bilingual child tries to speak, both languages compete to be spoken. The child has to quickly pick a language and suppress the other and switch between them both in a second. This ability helps children focus better in a noisy classroom and mute irrelevant sounds.
2. Arithmetic and problem-solving
Bilingual children have better mental alertness, which helps them to solve problems more easily. A study by psychologists Ellen Bialystok and Michelle Martin, shows that bilinguals have an easier time dividing objects by shapes and colours than their monolingual peers.
3. Creativity and ability to hypothesize
Since their brains are used to decoding and interpreting two or more languages, bilingual children have an easier time coming up with and explaining scientific ideas.
4. Better language and vocabulary
Bilingual children do better in reading and spelling because of their understanding of sounds and tenses. Which gives them an advantage over others when they start learning languages at school.
5. Brain exercise
In a bilingual child’s brain, both sides are always alert and active, even when speaking one language. Their brains have to work a little harder than monolingual brains, enhancing their cognitive abilities.
6. Better communication
Multilingual children have mastered the art of interpersonal understanding and listening, which makes them better communicators. Growing up in a multilingual environment makes children listen to others and understand their perspectives.
7. Better memory
Learning two languages makes children retain a lot of information and be ready to produce it at will.
8. Faster response
Have you ever noticed that children take a while before responding to a command or an incident? Learning multiple languages forces the brain to switch from one language to another. As a result, the brain gets used to quick responses and shorter reaction times.
9. Improved social life and better family connections
Speaking a second or third language opens up a new world, enhancing social skills. Being able to communicate with people from different cultures offers a confidence boost. It also helps children relate better with family members from that culture.
Multilingual children are more open-minded and adaptable because they’ve already been exposed to different levels of tolerance. They also tend to be more accepting and understanding of others.
Source from https://multiculturalkidblogs.com
We’ll discuss your family’s requirements, interests, and parenting style in order to match you with the most suitable nannies on our books.
TYPES OF NANNIES IN OUR BOOKS:
Our live-out nannies will live close to you or within a reasonable commute of your home.
Our live-in nannies will need their own bedroom in your house and privacy when ‘off-duty’. Many families will also offer a separate bathroom and, if possible, living space and some families offer separate accommodation to attract a more experienced live-in nanny.
A group of nannies will work together to cover your childcare needs.
We know it’s not always possible to leave work early to meet your children at the school gates. That’s why many parents employ after-school nannies. Your after-school nanny can also arrive earlier at your home to cook the children’s meals before collecting them from school.
Weekend nannies help you over the weekend. They can start their work on Friday night and finish their shift on Monday morning or help you on Saturday and/ or Sunday only. This is a great way to get some rest or have an extra pair of hands for busy families.
A nanny/tutor is a specialist nanny who can help your children academically.
Governesses prepare daily lessons and organise a timetable for coursework. Some governesses will prepare children’s meals and clean up after. A governess organises educational outings and will play with the children in a fun and educational way. They are more suitable for older children.
Nanny/PAs help you with some admin when not looking after your children. They can help with holiday bookings, birthday parties, sorting mail and shopping.
Nanny/housekeepers will look after your children and have allocated time to clean your house.
This economical option allows families to share the costs of hiring a professional nanny.
Our maternity nurses focus on newborn babies. They can also help during late-stage pregnancy, providing care for the expectant mum in a hospital or home setting.
Our nannies can work full-time, part-time or over the weekend, and on a temporary or permanent basis.