Thank you for applying to become an After School Nanny. Please complete this form and we will get in touch regarding interviews.
Please read the following guidance notes carefully as they will help you prepare for your interview.
Please note that you will need to bring to interview the following:
· Passport/Visa (originals)
· Driving Licence if applicable (card and paper counterpoint for UK licences please)
· National Insurance Number (NI)
· DBS (used to be called CRB) certificate – Please note, if you do not possess a current enhanced DBS we will require you to apply for one. We can process your application which will cost £60 (payable by you direct to our facilitating partner, Civil & Corporate) Cont./
We will go through your precise availability in detail during the interview but to prepare for this please read our guidelines below giving an overview of the general term time and holiday timetable for UK schools.
We will talk to you in detail about your school and university/college education (if applicable). We will also ask you whether you have Paediatric First Aid training, Special Needs training and/or experience and any other childcare related qualifications. Please bring all relevant original certificates to interview with you and be able to supply names and dates of any courses attended.
GENERAL GUIDANCE NOTES
The average After School hours are between 3-7pm. Some families require an earlier start in the afternoon and/or a later finish in the evening. Some will also require ad hoc evening babysitting. During school holidays and half terms many families also require longer hours or full days, or a mixture of the two. We are also often asked to provide nannies who can do the morning drop-off at school during term time. Average hours for this are 7.30-9.00am.
If you are not familiar with the British school calendar, please look at the guide dates below to give you a better idea of when the children are at school and when they are on holiday throughout the year. The dates vary slightly year on year and private schools generally get slightly longer holidays at Easter and during the summer than the State schools.
Autumn (Winter) Term: September - December
Half term holiday: Mid-October (one or two weeks)
Christmas holiday: Last two weeks of December/first week of January
Easter (Spring) Term: January – end of March/beginning of April
Half term holiday: Mid-February (one week)
Easter holiday: Three-four weeks, April
Summer Term: End of April/beginning of May – July
Half term holiday: Last week in May (one week)
Summer holiday: Early July (private schools)/late July (State schools) – early September
Please think very carefully about your availability during the weeks in term time and during school holidays.