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Lockdown Easing!

Hooray for the start of exiting lockdown! We feel like we have heard a sigh of relief from plenty of nannies and parents as a few more options have opened up for keeping little ones entertained. Along with the weather hopefully only getting warmer, it feels like we are making some very positive progress! Being …

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How do I pay my nanny?

You have decided on a candidate and made a job offer – what next! The candidates we work with are not self-employed so you will be their employer. If this is the first time you have employed someone, we are here to help you out and make sure you have all the tools and contacts …

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What makes a great nanny?

Experience – we find a lot of our client’s value experience over qualifications when it comes to childcare! There is a lot that is learnt on the job and through experience that is built up over years with this extremely hands on, practical job. We get thorough references from these past roles and families are …

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Saying goodbye to your nanny!

Aside from the formalities of P45’s and notice periods and working out your end date, it is nice to let your nanny know how much you have appreciated them when the day comes for them to leave your family. It is such a personal role and may even be quite an emotional goodbye for you …

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Five reasons to use an agency to search for a nanny or au pair

You don’t have to do it alone! Scheduling interviews, looking at key information for each candidate, establishing what sort of nanny will work best for your family and what is important to you. We are here to have all those conversations with you and support you through the process. We find a lot of our …

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Five tips to be a great au pair!

Top tips: 1. Eager! The family will love to see you energetic and putting in effort with their family, helping them and learning from them. Spending time with the family is a great way for you to both learn about each other and your cultures. If you work hard for them, they will work hard …

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What is an Au Pair?

What is an au pair? Could it suit my family? -An au pair is someone from overseas who is wanting to learn English as a second language. Many of them will be young people from Europe, leaving high school or university and may even be considering a career in childcare. -Au pairs are not considered …

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Being an employer for the first time

Being an employer for the first time – help!

Being an employer for the first time, help!   Employing a nanny can be unchartered territory for families, especially when it brings with it becoming an employer for the first time. Even if you are in a position in your professional life where you manage people, managing someone who works in your household can be …

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Hiring your first nanny

Hiring your first nanny – advice from an experienced nanny recruiter. When it comes to hiring a nanny, we know that it can be a daunting task. You are looking for someone to care for and protect the most important thing in your life the same way you do. Using an agency is a great …

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How can you be spending this time wisely while you wait to move?

For so many people their life has been put on hold. If you were just about to travel to London, or were kickstarting your job search in the UK before covid19 struck, then for you especially, it can feel like a build up to then be told you have to wait even longer. It doesn’t …

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