Being a parent is indeed the most wonderful gift some people have. In fact, some would say that they have never known the definition of selfless loving until they’ve had their child. True indeed, parents are the most selfless giver in the world. They always make it a point to prioritize their children above everything. However, sometimes its quite challenging to fulfil all your responsibilities. Providing the physical, material and emotional needs of your children whilst balancing your personal, work and family time is not a walk in the park. This is the reason why most families opted to hire a helping hand. A person who could provide assistance to their children and ensure that they are given the best care possible. Most people choose a live-in nanny.
Hiring a live-in nanny. would be the best option for families looking for full time and flexible child care. As opposed to live-out nannies who just go to your home at the agreed schedule, a live-in nanny actually lives with you and your family. Because of this, it would be much easier to build a good relationship with them.
Benefits of Hiring a Live-in Nanny
Every family has a unique reason for hiring a childcare provider. For instance, some parents who go to work every day want a nanny to look after their children whilst they are away. Others just like to have some help in overseeing their children as they do some household chores, while some find it helpful to have another person who comes with a wealth of information to provide the best care for their children. They have different motives, but all of them swear to the benefits of having a nanny.
But what are the benefits of hiring, and why is it the best option:
The care provided by a live-in nanny is sole-tailored to the needs of your children. Every child has a unique personality, ability, talents and needs that a childcarer needs to meet. Because they reside in your home, it would be much easier for them to get to know your children and build rapport with them.
Live-in Nannies can be your most flexible help in times of Emergency. No matter what we do to watch over our children and no matter how careful we are, a bad situation may still arise. A qualified live-in nanny can help you rise above difficult scenarios. They are equipped with bountiful knowledge from the experiences and training they had in the past which they could apply to help you deal with tough situations and ensure that your child will experience the best care possible.
A Live-in nanny can be an extension of your family. We know trusting someone to take care of your children is hard for some parents. However, since you basically live in the same space as your nanny, most families find it easier to build confidence with them.
They will make your children’s day as productive as possible. Nannies organize children`s schedules based on what activities they think would be beneficial for them.
Live-in Nannies assume the role of significant people in the lives of your children. Aside from being their second guardian, nannies become playmates, tutors, and friends, too. They are very committed to making a tremendous impact on the lives of your children.
What are the market rates for Live-in Nannies in Guernsey?
All qualified live-in nannies have a minimum experience of two years working with children. Their salary depends upon their experience, their skills, work history, and the number of hours they are required to work. Some requirements of families may also affect their salary; e.g., international travels, locations, overnight babysitting duties, driving, etc.
Generally, the Market Rate for a Live-in Nanny ranges from £300 to £600+ net per week.
What are the duties and responsibilities of a Live-in Nanny in Guernsey?
Every household is different and the duties of a Live in Nanny may vary, depending on the needs of the family they are working for. But their typical duties include, but are not limited to:
Ensuring the children are well taken care of
Taking children to playgroup/nursery/school
Teaching the children good manners and eloquence
Teaching the children multiple languages
Preparing the children for events and engagements
Explaining to the children what is likely to happen at events and what they will see
Taking children on outing appropriate to their age and stage of development
Preparing for a special occasion such as birthday parties
Implementing activities for the development of the children
Providing well balanced and nutritious meals appropriate to the needs of the children
Cleaning and tidying the nursery, bedroom, playroom and other areas
Administering first aid and medicine for scrapes
Maintaining household equipment relating to the care of the children
Travelling with the children and preparing for holidays, weekend visits, etc.
Communicating with parents in relation to the care for their children
Why use a placement agency to find a live-in nanny in Guernsey?
Finding the perfect person for your family has never been easy. While directly recruiting candidates gives you flexibility and control, it can be a daunting task as browsing through the candidate applications will take too much of your time. What’s even more stressful is that most of these applicants do not have the necessary qualifications that you are looking for. This is why most families decide to use a premium and experienced agency to do this for them.
Doing so could reassure you that the candidates that will be presented to you have undergone a strict and very thorough screening and vetting process, something that an online job site will not be able to offer you. After getting all the requirements you want in a private staff, instead of putting forth a single candidate, a placement agency will instead provide you with a list of candidates that would perfectly match your needs and requirements. This way you can explore all your options to find the best childcare solution for your family.
What is Little Ones Nanny Agency and Why is it the Best Option for you and your family?
With 15 years of experience, Little Ones is among the United Kingdom`s esteemed private household agencies specializing in giving families and clients top-notch services they deserve. Equipped with the proper expertise in outsourcing domestic staff, we can ensure to provide the most suitable candidates for your specific needs. Our top-of-the-line services offer a one-to-one basis with the clients and candidates, which enables us to find the precise candidate that will match your requirements, needs, and values.
The live in nannies provided by Little Ones private staffing agency are of the highest standard and this is what makes us the most sought-after agency in Guernsey. We take pride in our ability to find candidates who complement the families needs as well as match their values, traditions and personalities which are key points to a successful private staff placement.
It has also been our mission to make the process of finding a nanny easier for the families in Guernsey. We pride ourselves on giving premium and excellent services to those people who trust us. Our years of experience and network of satisfied clients can guarantee that we provide only the most qualified people that match every parent’s requirements. We have a pool of professional consultants whose expertise is about recruiting the best people for the job. We also develop a thorough vetting procedure, which objective is to ensure that we will be able to choose the perfect match for our clients.
What are the vetting procedures of our Guernsey nanny agency?
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 nannies in roles throughout Guernsey. We developed in-depth screening and vetting procedures to ensure that we will match the families’ requirements. Our consultants work hand in hand with every client to understand the demands and qualifications that they want a prospective candidate to have.
Our process starts with a recorded interview with each candidate. This lasts for about 40 minutes and 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.
Our consultants take verbal reference checks following a strict reference process. In line with OFSTED guidelines, Little Ones 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 also make sure that all nanny and childcare candidates are properly trained should an emergency arise. Little Ones’ nanny agency requires all nanny and childcare candidates to undertake Pediatric First Aid certification. We offer first aid courses, certified by the First Aid Industry body for an affordable price to ensure all the candidates can fund a course.
Once all of these are checked, the consultants will then determine which ones are suitable for the role. They would endorse them to the families who will get a chance to interview them and assess them better. The clients will always have the final say in deciding which applicant they think would be the best for the position.
What other roles can Little Ones offer to families in Guernsey?
Different needs call for different sets of hands. As a bespoke private staffing agency, we are able to find and recruit various professionals for numerous kinds of tasks you need to be handled. We can help you find Butlers or House Managers, Housekeepers, Domestic Couples, Chauffeurs, Tutors, Handyman, Executive Assistants, Nannies, Nanny-Housekeepers, Night and Maternity Nurses, Personal Assistants, and Cooks/Chefs, among others.