How does the process work?
Fill in the contact form or email us. Always remember to attach your CV.
We’ll call you to have an initial phone conversation to make sure we are the right agency for you. We’ll talk to you about our jobs and the sort of work you will be asked to do and what you can expect to earn (currently £10-12 net per hour). We’ll ask you about your experience with children – you don’t need to have formal experience or childcare qualifications. Regular babysitting, tutoring, working in summer camps are all relevant types of experience. But most important of all you’ll need to be able to show us that you genuinely like children and are interested in their development.
We’ll make sure that you live in or very close to SW London – this is the area we cover and it’s where all our families live. They need their nannies to be as close as possible.
We’ll assess your level of English – you’ll need to be fluent in both spoken and written English in order to help our families’ children with their homework and studies.
If you’re happy to proceed we’ll arrange a time when we can meet you in person (occasionally we use Skype or FaceTime). We meet informally in a café and it usually takes around an hour. We’ll need you to bring your ID - passport, proof of address, driving licence if you have one and DBS certificate if you have one. (Don’t worry if you don’t – we can apply for one on your behalf. It’s also good to show us any other relevant certificates such as Paediatric First Aid (again, don’t worry if you don’t have this – we can introduce you to Babyem who offer regular courses). Please bring along any written references you have already and if you don’t have these we’ll need the names and contact details of at least two referees so that we can ask them for a reference for you. These will ideally be people whose children you have looked after or worked with. We also accept character references from people who have observed you working with children or who have known you for a long time or worked with you in another capacity.
We’ll talk to you about what to expect in terms of salary and explain about tax, NI and Pension provision.
We’ll fill in a form together which will become the basis of the Nanny Notes we build for each of our nannies so that we can introduce you to our families. We produce a weekly Mail-Out email for our families and your notes will be part of this in the week that we meet you. Thereafter, as new families register with us we’ll keep sending your Nanny Notes out to any which we feel match your profile. Our families will then contact you direct to have an initial conversation to make sure you’re well suited to each other before inviting you to meet them in person.
What happens next?
The process of finding the right family usually follows this pattern:
Second interview/short trial
(Optional) longer trial
Contract and Payroll