As a premium agency, we are providing high standard after-school nannies services which is why families in Highgate place their trust in us. Our consultants are all specialists and they come with both experience and skills, and they work tirelessly to help our clients in Highgate find the most suitable candidates to become seamless parts of their everyday life. We take pride in handpicking each after-school nanny and ensure that we only put forward the best candidates for your family.
Our nanny agency in Highgate has been providing childcare services for over 15 years and this enabled us to develop an extensive and greatly detailed screening process. Each after-school nanny that is placed through our Highgate nanny agency is subjected to strict vetting procedures.
Why use a nanny agency to find an after-school nanny in Highgate?
Some families might wonder why they should hire an after-school nanny through an agency when they can conduct their own search. It is true that you get a wider selection of candidates if you do the search on your own by using an alternative source to advertise like an online jobs site, but one of the biggest disadvantages of using this method is the number of applications you will get from unqualified candidates. Browsing through these applications will not only add more stress to the hiring process but will also take too much of your time. It is often like finding a needle in a haystack.
Meanwhile, a nanny agency will only put forth after-school nannies that have been thoroughly checked. Little Ones After-school Nanny agency in Highgate receives thousands of applications per month and from these, we handpick only the best candidates to interview face to face. Only a small percentage of our after-school nanny candidates are selected for interviews with our Highgate families and these candidates are qualified, compliant with requirements and are trained. We are experienced in interviewing nannies and undertaking relevant reference checks and DBS or police checks. We also ensure that the after-school nannies you meet are interested in the role and salary package that you are willing to offer.
What are the vetting procedures of our Highgate nanny agency?
It is Little Ones’ chief concern that all after-school nannies undergo an extremely strict vetting procedure which we have painstakingly developed over the years to ensure we cover every aspect.
Our process includes a face to face interview with each after-school nanny candidate which is recorded. An interview lasts for about 40 minutes and this includes a thorough assessment of their personal and work experience. We also take great care to understand each nanny’s method of looking after children and educating them, as well as their ethos, values and attitude.
The safety, security and comfort of your family is Little Ones’ absolute priority which is why we aim to place only the most competent and committed after-school nannies in roles throughout Highgate. Our consultants take verbal reference checks following a strict reference process. We use a photo ID to confirm a candidate’s identity as well as checking work visas which are recorded for all nanny and childcare candidates. In line with Ofsted guidelines, our Highgate nanny agency will request a DBS or police check from the nanny’s home country should s/he have lived in the United Kingdom for fewer than 6 months.
We make sure that all nanny and childcare candidates are properly trained should an emergency situation arise. Little Ones’ nanny agency requires all nanny and childcare candidates to undertake Paediatric First Aid certification. We offer Little Ones first aid courses, certified by the First Aid Industry body for an affordable price to ensure all nannies working in Highgate from Little Ones nanny agency are able to fund a course.
An After-school Nanny will:
Pick up the children from nursery or school
After-school Nannies can help parents pick up their children from home in the morning and drop them off at the school, and pick them up in the afternoon to bring them home. Not all parents will choose to have an After-school nanny who can help them in the morning for an hour or an hour and a half to prepare the children for school, but it’s an option that some parents and After-school nannies will be happy to have. As well, if a parent has an important meeting one day earlier, the family can ask the nanny to help one morning to get the children ready. Bear in mind that most After-school Nannies are students or people who work only for a few hours per day, so they will be happy to help occasionally from earlier if the family needs this.
After-school Nannies are not only in charge of picking up the children from school; they will also prepare dinner for the children and snacks for the next day, which the children need to take with them to school. At the beginning of the employment, the nanny will have a chat with the parents about the children’s diet, if they suffer any allergy, if they cannot eat gluten or if they need a dairy-free diet; if the family is vegetarian, vegan or pescatarian, they can search for an After-school nanny that follows their diet.
Do Homework assistance
One of the most important tasks that the After-school nanny will have is to help the children with homework. Parents want to arrive home knowing that their children don’t have any more school responsibilities that need to be done before going to bed. The After-school Nanny will need to be on top of the homework and school projects, like spelling, reading, searching information for a specific topic that will be discussed at school, maths and more. They are the best person to tell the parents if the children need extra help in a specific subject.
Drive the children
If your children’s school is far from your home or your little ones have a busy agenda after school with sports and extra activities that need someone to drive them to the place, thinking of hiring an after-school nanny is the best option. Many nannies will have a driving license since they know that this is in high demand for parents around England.
Educational activities such as teaching a second language
If your family speaks more than one language, like English and French, Spanish, Swedish or Russian, and you would like your children to learn and fluently speak the same languages of the family, or if you want your children to learn another language, apart from English, hiring a bilingual after-school nanny is a perfect option for you. They will help your children to develop a second language, like their mother tongue, you can request that your nanny speak Japanese, Cantonese or Greek to your children, so always hiring someone who is fluent in the language of your selection, will be beneficial for all the family.
Arrange play-dates, social schedules and extracurricular activities
Having children busy after school will help keep them healthy and happy. Your after-school Nanny will be happy to help you to create the best programme for your children when they finish school; they will know when the best day is to plan a play-date with your child’s best friend, when the best days are to arrange music or sports classes, like football or swimming.
Get them washed and ready for bed
Most children need to be told that they need to take a shower or go to bed, as they are still learning their daily routine and knowing when it is time to sleep. An After-school Nanny will make sure that your children have taken a shower and are in their pyjamas by the time that you arrive home, and in some cases, they will help busy parents to put the children to bed.
Help during half-term, school holidays and emergency cover
An After-school Nanny will be happy to help the parents when the child has become sick and needs to stay at home or if any emergency occurs that prevents the child from going to school; they will be the right hand of the family when it’s about their children, always ready to help and do as much as they can to support the parents in the children’s development.
Do the children’s laundry
If the after school nanny has time before picking up the children from school or during the afternoon, or if the little ones are doing another activity that doesn’t require the supervision or help of the nanny, they can help the parents by doing the children’s laundry and ironing. Parents need to take into consideration that they sometimes won’t have time to do these tasks if the children have a busy agenda that requires the nanny to be involved. If the family would like the after-school nanny to help with the laundry, it’s always a good idea to ask them to come an hour before they need to go to school.
Finding your Highgate Nanny
The childcare candidates provided by Little Ones’ nanny agency in Highgate are of the highest standard and this is what makes Little Ones the most sought after nanny agency in the Highgate area.
We take pride in our ability to find candidates who complement the family’s needs as well as match their values, traditions and personalities which are key points to a successful nanny placement. For a no-obligation consultation regarding your Highgate childcare options, or to view a comprehensive list of nannies we have, please contact Little Ones Nanny Agency on 020 7183 0309 or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org