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Nannies and Mothers' Help

Nannies

Nannies are either qualified, or extremely experienced in Childcare. Qualifications generally recognised by families in the UK are:

  • NNEB (National Nursery Examination Board)
  • BTEC (National Diploma in Nursery Nursing)
  • NVQ Level 111 in Childcare
  • DNN (Cache Diploma in Nursery Nursing)
  • DCE (Cache Diploma in Childcare & Education

Nanny

A nanny must be capable of taking sole charge of babies and small children. She is responsible for the children in her care and their welfare, the nursery, keeping it clean, washing/ironing the clothes and cooking. A nanny should not be asked to do general housework apart from her own areas (if living-in) and the children's areas of the home.

After an agreed trial period, a nanny will be given a Contract of Employment that states wages, hours, holiday pay, etc. The wages of a nanny vary, i.e. if they live in/out, full/ part-time, qualifications and experience.

It is difficult for the Agency to recommend a wage, as it varies with the area where the nanny lives. However £250 to £400 per week for a full time nanny is a suggested figure. Most nanny wages are Net. We can recommend Accountants to handle the Tax/N.I for a nanny. The Agency will be pleased to offer any advise on the placement of a nanny.

If you are interested in having a Mother's Help/Nanny or applying for either posts, please contact us now.

Mothers Help

They either have English as their mother tongue or are fluent in the English language and do not require language classes.

They are expected to be in the home looking after children normally whilst the mother is at work, or helping the mother in a busy household. They are asked to keep a home clean, maybe do some cooking and shopping. Be responsible for laundry and ironing, etc. They generally work between 8 - 10 hours per day. Our Mother's Helps are aged 20+ and must have previous childcare experience. Depending on their experience, they may be able to have sole charge of toddlers and school-aged children.

As they are generally not qualified in childcare, this is at the discretion of the parents. The wage of a Mother's Help varies a great deal on age, experience, ability to drive, etc. but we recommend a starting figure of between £150 - £200 per week. These amounts are net after Tax. Free time is generally one and a half to two full days per week (although some Mother's Help may work on the occasional morning over a weekend for some extra money). Babysitting is generally 2/3 evenings per week.

Application Form

We are standardizing our forms across the Hilsam Group.

Please click here to go to our sister site Just Au Pairs and complete our application form

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