TYPES OF NANNIES
There are different types of nannies in the UK. The type of candidate you decide to employ depends entirely on your needs and budget. We deliver a bespoke service by listening to your needs as we understand that all families are different. Here are some of the types of nannies we specialise in:
After school Nannies
After school nannies do schools errands. They usually work Monday to Friday from 3pm to 7pm+. They collect children from school, drive them to their activities, help them with their homework and cook dinner for them. They are usually asked to be confident drivers (car to be provided by the family).
Full time Nannies
Full time nannies work over 30 hours a week so that would be from (4 to 6 days a week).
Governesses concentrate on teaching children, not on meeting their physical needs. They are highly educated individuals who fill the role of both teacher and academic mentor for the children.
Marion Crawford (“Crawfie”) was the governess of Queen Elizabeth II and Princess Margaret.
Marie Curie worked as a governess for different families in order to fund her education.
Live in Nannies
Live-in nannies are not Au-Pairs. They live in your house (they have one floor or one bedroom ideally with an en-suite bathroom) or are even provided a separate accommodation. It is important they have their privacy when being off work.
Live-out nannies don’t live with their employers. They have their own accommodation. Live-out nannies are usually more expensive than live-in nannies. They work up to 12 hours a day depending on the position.
Mannies are male nannies.
Mother Helpers work alongside parents. They are an extra help. They are not expected to have as much experience as nannies.
Nannies are expected to have at least 2 to 3 years of childcare experience. Some are qualified but this is not a legal requirement when working as a nanny in the UK.
Nannyshares are nannies who work for different families at the same time (we recommend 2 families). This is great when the families live close to each other and have one chid each. The children get to have more fun during playtime. This reduces considerably the childcare cost. Make sure you have all the equipment in double in each home where the childcare will take place.
Night nannies work overnight shifts. They are a great help with newborn babies. They bottle-feed the baby or bring some support to the mother when breastfeeding. They comfort the baby as well as change nappies and do some nursery duties such as washing the bottles and breast pump equipment. They help to implement a sleep schedule so that the baby sleeps peacefully throughout the night.
Part time Nannies
Part-time nannies work up to 30 hours a week. Typically they work 1 to 3 days a week or half-days (mornings or afternoons).
Permanent nannies work for at least 7 months.
Shared care Nannies
Shared care nannies work alongside the mother (or father). They are expected to have great experience and they are sometimes qualified. It is an efficient way to give quality time to all your children.
Sole charge Nannies
Sole charge nannies work on their own with no parents or relatives around.
Temporary nannies work punctually up to 6 months.