A nanny provides childcare for one or more children in the parent's own home. We can recruit a nanny to work with you either on a temporary or permanent basis. They can live in with your family or live out.
Many families have a full-time nanny but it is also popular to employ a part-time live-out nanny during the day, after school, a temporary nanny to work at certain times in the year, or a weekend nanny to provide a much-needed extra pair of hands. It really is up to the needs of the family.
School Holiday Nanny
During school holiday’s you may need some extra childcare help. You can hire a nanny for the whole holiday, or for a shorter period. This is particularly useful for working parents.
You may want some specialist help, for example, with school age children who are preparing for exams. It may be a teacher or term time childcare worker who is available for childcare and extra homework help.
In the summer, our Holiday Nanny service is very popular with parents struggling to accommodate the long school holidays with their own workload.
Taking A Nanny Abroad
We can provide you with a nanny to take on holiday with you, so you have an extra pair of hands to help out with childcare. A travelling nanny is useful if you are hiring a villa, for example, and have a spare room to accommodate a nanny. The Holiday Nanny can offer childcare during the day, as well as babysitting at night.
Nannies who provide care for newly born babies during the night are known as night nannies. Previous experience of being a night nanny is essential.
You may prefer to hire a male nanny to care for your children (a "manny"). You may prefer to have a male nanny because, for example, you have all boys, or if the you are a single mummy. Mannies are not as common as female nannies and as such this does make it more difficult to find and recruit a manny, but it is not impossible.
A male nanny will do exactly the same duties as would a female nanny. They are paid exactly the same as a female nanny, and their pay relates to their qualifications and/or experience.
Male and female nannies can be ‘sole charge’, which means that the parents of the children are not at home, or they can work alongside the mother or parents.
Mannies may hold a childcare qualification, or have previous experience of being a male nanny. They look after babies and children of all ages.
If you are interested in recruiting a manny to look after your children, please get in touch with us and we will try our best to assist you in your search.
When you make an enquiry, we will arrange to visit you and your child at home to find out yours and your children's needs. This is a great opportunity to meet you, give you the best possible service and help us match you to the most suitable nanny. At this visit, we will carry out a risk assessment of the environment to share with our nanny before they arrive for the first time.
We will also arrange for our nanny to meet with you and your children before the agreed start date.
Recruitment process giving parents and guardians reassurance
During our recruitment process we ensure that candidates:
- are at least 18 years of age
- have previous experience working with children
- have a very good knowledge of how to meet children's needs
- have a good knowledge of how to plan and provide age appropriate activities
- join or update their PVG Scheme membership with Disclosure Scotland
- provide at least two names for us to obtain references
- are aware that we highly recommend undertaking a childhood first aid course and child protection as soon after they are recruited as possible.
Some may already hold a qualification in childcare and work within a childcare setting during the day, therefore they will have additional qualifications and be registered with SSSC. All information will be shared with families when arrangements are made.
Further information on both PVG membership and SSSC can be found at the following links: