a variety of different childcare solutions whether that be in a family home, early years setting, creche, schools, weddings, events and hotels. We work hard to meet each request.
A nanny provides childcare for one or more children in the family home. Many nannies become an extended and much valued part of a family. Today’s demands on parents has made it a popular and valued addition to the lives of the family’s household.
We can recruit a nanny to work with you on a permanent or temporary basis. They can live in with your family or live out.
You can choose to have a full-time or part-time nanny during the day, a temporary nanny to work at certain times in the year such as school holidays, or a weekend nanny to provide a much-needed extra pair of hands. Some nannies are also happy to accompany families to an event and on holiday.
Please get in touch for more information.
A Mother’s Help (as it is historically known as but of course can be for any parent or guardian, even kinship carers) provides support to parents in their own home while at least one parent is present. They work alongside the parent to support them in their parenting role. They do not have sole charge of children but of course it can progress to this and a nanny role with both parties agreement.
A Mother’s Help can be hired to work on a temporary or permanent basis for a short, medium or longer period for example, to help out when a new baby arrives or in times of illness. They provide a much-needed extra pair of hands at busy or stressful times.
A Mother’s Help is not a cleaner, and so is not expected to do household duties, but they will do any duties related to the care of the children such as children’s washing and ironing, keeping their rooms tidy, clearing away the toys, cooking for the children and clearing up in the kitchen afterwards. They may also do light duties such as the family shopping, or loading and unloading the dishwasher or washing machine, however we advise that parents make it very clear what duties are required and that these are agreed in advance.
Please get in touch for more information.
A Babysitter provides temporary care for a child usually in the family home or in a hotel or holiday accommodation.
They tend to work in the evenings and weekends, however, we can also arrange for daytime and weekdays where we have availability.
Requests can be taken at short notice and we will try our best to help. However, if you require the same babysitter as before it is advisable to provide as much notice as possible.
We will always match you with the most suitable babysitter based on location and your children’s needs. Please get in touch for more information.
Our Early Learning and Childcare Workers work with a wide range of childcare services including nurseries, playgroups, creches, breakfast clubs, after school clubs and holiday clubs.
If you are a service and looking for a temporary Early Learning and Childcare worker to cover staff sickness, holidays, or a permanent member of staff to compliment your workforce then please contact us to discuss your requirements.
When we are recruiting workers, it is extremely important for us to follow safe recruitment practices and match workers to the right family or workplace.
Some nannies and babysitters have worked in early years settings and hold a childcare qualification. Although there is no legal requirement for a nanny or babysitter to have this, parents can request a worker with a qualification. However, we highly recommend that all workers to have up to date paediatric first aid training, child protection training and food hygiene as a minimum. These are three things that will keep children safe.
For those wanting to work in early years settings it is a requirement that they register with the Scottish Social Services Council (SSSC) within the required timescale. If an applicant holds a relevant childcare-related qualification that is recognised by the SSSC, he or she will be registered as a practitioner under the appropriate part of the register. If an applicant does not hold a relevant recognised qualification, they will be registered as a support worker and required to complete a qualification within a timescale set by the SSSC, usually 3-5 years. A support worker can still work within a childcare setting for this time while working towards their qualification. Early Years services can request a qualified practitioner or a support worker when they need a permanent or temporary worker.
Please note that there is no requirement for nannies, babysitters or mother’s helps to register with the SSSC.
We work hard to match the right worker with each family depending on their needs and requests.
When you make an enquiry, we will send you a form to complete so that we can find out yours and your children’s needs. This information is key to us matching you to the most suitable worker who will support you in your home as well as allowing us to provide the best possible service.
We will spend time with you on the telephone clarifying your request and explaining how everything works. This is a further opportunity to build relationships and gain a better understanding of your family life and childcare needs.
During recruitment, we ensure that candidates go through a thorough recruitment and induction process. You can find out more about this here.