Nannies look after children in the child’s home. Using childcare in a home environment can be more flexible than some other forms of childcare as children can also enjoy real life learning experiences like cooking, shopping, gardening and outings to the park and the library.
Duties include providing a safe, loving environment for a child and developing a child’s physical, intellectual, emotional and social needs.
Nanny duties may focus around personal hygiene such as changing nappies and washing hands; organising appropriate play activities and outings for children e.g. taking them to parks, libraries, Leisure Centres, Parent and Toddler groups, babysitting (by arrangement with family); and informing parents/carers of their children’s development and needs.
There can be 3 types of nannies:
- Daily Nanny – A daily nanny will be expected to come to your home to care for your children.
- Live in Nanny – A live-in Nanny would expect meals and their own room in addition to their salary. It is important to remember a live-in nanny lives within a family unit. This may be intrusive to some people.
- Nanny Share – This is where two families share the same nanny. It can be a more cost-effective form of nannying. If three or more families want to share a nanny then the nanny must register with Ofsted as a childminder.
For more information on how to find a nanny, please contact the agency directly.
Who to contact
- Contact provider for costs