Dorset is considered as one of the most expensive cities to live in the world but our childcare agency in Dorset has been offering affordable yet reliable support in placing nannies and domestic helpers in every Dorset household. For over 15 years, our worth every penny service has been reflected in the number of happy and satisfied families in Dorset. Our childcare services provide convenience to parents so that they could benefit from the flexibility.
This means every toddlers, school aged children and even 12 months and below babies could get consistent attention so that parents could work peaceably and spend more quality time with the children when they get home. Our childcarers also make their careers out of caring for children and provide developmentally appropriate and engaging activities tailored to the individual needs of every child.
They do it on a fun daily basis that is very helpful to their speech and emotional development. That’s why many families in Dorset resort to the modern childcare option hence, every household needs to be critical in choosing trained professionals to care for their children.
Why use an agency to find a childcarer in Dorset?
Our agency, Little Ones is a chief childcare and domestic placement provider in the UK and offers services in a vast of Dorset and expansively overseas. Every family who needs a helping hand and support is welcome in our agency and we are readily available to provide the best childcare solution for them. All of our staff from the receptionist to consultant and up to the management team are very easy to communicate with and we always build a trusting relationship with our clients over the years.
Little One's main goal is to be certain of the total well - being of every child and we maintain our proven records of satisfied families, that’s why we ensure that only qualified candidates who are flexible and happy to work along with parents are placed and matched to every household requirements.
Little One’s is a fully staffed agency with professional and committed consultants that are best in the recruitment field. Our thorough profiling and screening procedure is the most comprehensive of all childcare placement providers in Dorset. With our in-depth vetting and cross checking of references , we are able to conduct a proper profiling and qualifying of nannies and domestic helpers that will become part of the family.
If you are now ready to hire perfect candidate, you may contact us today to discuss your nanny role requirements by calling 0207 183 0309, you could also request a call back at a time that is convenient for you or you may email us in firstname.lastname@example.org and you will receive candidate profiles right away. We keep in assisting each of the families in Dorset that contact us to find childcare in a temporary or permanent capacity.
What are Dorset childcare agency vetting and screening procedures?
The vetting and checking procedure differs from one childcare agency to another. In Little Ones, our highly experienced and very approachable consultants who have a comprehensive knowledge in shortlisting and appointing childcarers from Dorset, or in any part of the UK and even overseas.
Every nannies, housekeepers, governess and maternity nurses will have to undergo a thorough background check including their work experience, previous employer remarks and expectations as well as screening procedures to check their health condition, skills and qualifications. Standard criminal records or the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) and valid first aid qualification are also checked along with many other documents. They are also asked with their references. As we receive many applicants everyday, the consultants make sure to take the competent ones who can meet the client’s demands.
These candidates will be interviewed face to face and only a small percentage are interviewed by our families in Dorset. All essential processes and cross checking are done to assure that the agency will introduce fully equipped and productive candidates to our client’s home without any complications and ensure their happiness and satisfaction.
What information will the Dorset childcare agency provide about candidates?
An initial phone consultation will be done with the client to know what requirements are need to be considered before our agency will provide a list of potential nanny candidates that could work well with the family. Clients could have different requests including the skills and qualifications a nanny or a housekeeper has.
For example, clients would need a nanny with childcare experience with age related to their children, probably a toddler, early age and sometimes twin experience is a must. Some would need a candidate who has a full driver’s license, since most families provide either a manual or an automatic car to assist their children with school pick ups and drop offs. Most families would require a nanny with a particular degree in education to assist their nursery or school aged children with homework and in other academic activities.
Many may demand a bilingual nanny to teach children a second language like French, German, and other European languages. A fluent English speaker is also a huge plus. On the other hand many families travel extensively so they prefer a candidate who could fit in their lifestyle and comfortably accompany them. Some families, especially those who are looking for an overseas candidate are expecting a well experienced candidate experienced and could adjust to cultural diversities before employing them and joining their fully staffed household. Some would like a candidate who could provide childcare support whilst taking in charge of housekeeping duties and maintain the order of their home.
Other families who own pets specifically hire animal friendly nanny to assist them and provide pet care like walking and feeding them. Some prefer a nanny that can speak a particular language like Punjabi, Spanish, English, Italian, Mandarin, Tagalog to fluently assist and communicate with them. This information will be available to the family and other specifics that the family might require so that they would never have to worry about the candidate’s qualifications. Each nanny is personally picked for our Dorset families.
Despite the fact that there might be chances that not all the requests and demands will be accommodated by an individual but rest assured that Little Ones will be providing profiles and other options until the family finds the perfect candidate for them and gets the best childcare service in Dorset.
What roles does Dorset childcare agency provide?
It could be very daunting and time consuming if you decide to hire a professional for your children or a domestic staff in your household without an agency. Dorset childcare agency knows all the strings when ushering a family in choosing the right nanny for them. We have all types of services that every household might require now or in the future.
Little Ones, the largest nanny and housekeeper placement providers in the United Kingdom and even overseas, is able to recruit several candidates for a certain nanny or housekeeping job type.
These includes the following:
Live In or live out Nanny
Part time Nanny
After school Nanny
Live in or Live out Nanny Housekeeper
These positions are available on either permanent or temporary basis. It might also be from a temporary to permanent role transition.
What services does each Dorset childcare agency provide and how much does it cost?
Live In or live out Nanny
Our Dorset childcare agency is proud to offer a range of excellent permanent and temporary live-in nanny services. It offers professional nanny assistance from candidates seeking either live in or live out position. Both live out and live in nannies, have the highest level of training and education and they often have more childcare experiences.
Live in nannies is a childcarer who takes residence in your home, and can provide a 24-hour service when needed. They often work between 10 and 12 hours per day, 5 days per week. They are provided with their own separate accommodation. However, live out nannies are usually working full time with the shift of the family’s choice but wouldn’t have to live with them. This is perfect for families who’d need childcare support without providing a space or accommodation for the candidate.
A live out nanny in Dorset has a market rate of £11 to £14 net per hour and has total work of 40 hours per week whilst a live in nanny normally receives £300 to £600 net per week with an average of 40 hours of work as well. Some families require more hours or more days and occasional babysitting which they are happy to pay an additional fee.
Part Time Nanny
Part time nanny can be the most economical option for parents in Dorset who work a few hours per week. It's a popular option for parents looking for an extra hand that doesn't require a 24/7 childcare service and don’t typically live with the family. Part time nannies typically work between 10-12 hours per day for one, two, three or four days per week. Part time nannies may also work during mornings only. Weekend nannies may work 24 hours from Friday to Monday morning. But similar to the full time childcarers, they are responsible for all nursery chores, school runs and other activities related to the children including taking out for a walk in the park or attending certain baby groups for the welfare of the little ones they’re caring for. Part time nannies in Dorset have an average wage of £11 to £15 net per hour.
After School Nanny
After school nannies in Dorset are in high demand throughout Dorset. They typically work between 3-6 hours per day and do not live with the family. They care for children aged five years and over, although they may be experienced caring for children of any age. Duties are more limited as an after school nanny has fewer hours than a full time nanny and work commonly focuses on school pick ups and drop offs, homework assistance along with other academic activities and meal preparations. After school nannies in Dorset have an average wage of £10 to £15 net per hour.
An au pair is more than just a nanny or a personal assistant but they somehow become part of the family in Dorset they’re working for. They are young assistants from another country who live and provide in-home child care service to a host family in Dorset for a certain period of time. An au pair can work as many hours as you need and adapt to your family’s lifestyle, and may work up to 35 hours a week. They are like extended members from different countries who look after the children whilst they are pursuing their degree.
They also take on a share of the family's responsibility for child and home care, as well as some light housekeeping chores such as cleaning, cooking and laundry related to the children. The arrangement of the full duty of an au pair depends on your communication with the family. Au pairs are generally more flexible and cheaper than a nanny, Their normal salary is from £150 to £200 net per week.
Live in or Live out Nanny Housekeeper
Similar to live in and live out nanny, a nanny housekeeper in Dorset is not only obliged with the children. The duties of a nanny-housekeeper depend on what the family needs. Allocation of time between domestic housekeeping duties and childcare is entirely up to them if they will take charge with full housekeeping duties including dusting, laundry, cooking, changing bed sheets, organising wardrobes, ironing and dishwashing all kitchen utensils.
They are mostly very flexible, hardworking and experienced. Nanny-housekeepers may live with a family or live out and work part time, or five to six days per week, for 10 to 12 hours per day with the market rate of £10 to £12 net per hour for live out and £400 to £600 net per week for live in.
Temporary nannies may live-in or live-out, depending on how often the family in Dorset requires their assistance, for example, some temporary nannies can work 24 hours per day or they may work anywhere from 2-12 hours per day for as many days as the family may require. They can care for children of any age, from newborn. A temporary nanny will always work alongside a parent, or senior nanny with more experience, to guide them. Even if they are available or needed temporarily, they will provide the same requirements as full time nannies do.
In case the family in Dorset is expecting a baby or already welcomed their new born baby, they’ll be needing the expertise of a maternity nurse. A Maternity nurse is normally employed 24-hours, five to seven days per week, for a period of 1-12 weeks following the birth of the family’s baby.
Duties of a maternity nurse may involve proper bottle sterilising, careful bathing of your baby, keeping a sleep routine, preparation of the nursery, and washing your baby’s clothes. All these baby chores have precise ways of practice so only someone with a know-how will be able to do it well. Maternity nannies in Dorset undergo specialist vetting procedures island with an average salary of maternity nurses is £18 to £22 net per hour.
Governess in Dorset is a highly respected and established member of domestic staff, who are trained to the very highest standard in order to provide children in Dorset with a fantastic and personal level of education. Little One's governess candidates come with years of experience in the care and tuition of pre-school and school-aged children.
Each governess candidate will be required to have a reference checked, DBS check or police check, undertake FAIB approved Paediatric First Aid Certification every 3 years and be interviewed and vetted in person by a professional Little Ones Governess Consultant. The market rate is £400to £700 per week for a live in role and £13 to £18 net per hour in a live out position and £650 to £900 net in a live out per week role.
Areas Covered by the Dorset childcare agency
Our agency takes great pride in matching personalities and values which are key to a satisfied and successful placement. Our consultants are readily available to discuss all the childcare options that will be suitable to every family in Dorset. Whenever you need a nanny or a housekeeper, or both, Little Ones will always be there to be your helping hand. We provide skilled and efficient candidates for the most extensive part of Dorset reaching all families in the United Kingdom as well as overseas.
In line with this, the Dorset Nanny Agency or Little Ones is the best option you have for your endeavour. With Little Ones’ excellence and commitment, the team prided themselves on being able to delicately align a premium, luxury service to those who put their heart to them. If you’d like to talk to one of our consultants, you can call us on 0207 183 0309 or send us an email to email@example.com.