Achieving a balance between providing for their children’s future and being physically there for them could be challenging for some parents. Because of this, more and more families are choosing to hire a helping hand to take care of their children whilst they are working. However, getting a childcare provider who would perfectly match the needs of your children is not a piece of cake. The process of finding one could be a bit tedious and can be stressful for some.
When you are faced with this kind of situation, the best way to do so is to seek the help of a professional childcare agency that understands your needs. With this, you could save some time, and you will have assurance as well that what you got is the perfect one for the role.
Why use a childcare agency to find a nanny in Mayfair?
Known for its high-end boutique and luxury hotels, life in Mayfair is the very definition of elegance. To match that, what we offer is a premium service as well. With over 15 years in the industry, Little Ones has never failed to give top of the line service to our clients in terms of providing nannies, childcare, and domestic placements to the families in Mayfair.
We pride ourselves on our esteemed reputation and quality of service which is a result of the expanding network of satisfied clients. We always make sure that we understand their needs and requirements and that we accommodate those to the highest standard.
What are the Mayfair nanny agency's vetting and screening procedures?
The safety of our families in Mayfair has been Little Ones’ utmost priority. Because of this, we always make sure that every candidate would undergo a thorough vetting and screening process. This is the most critical part of finding the perfect fit for the families in Mayfair. With thousands of applications that we receive each month, searching wouldn’t be an easy task. To do that, we have to understand that each family has distinct needs and qualifications that we have to match. Our consultants, who are experts in the field, must do a rigorous background check on every candidate. This includes work experiences, expectations, and previous employer remarks. We have to make sure that they also have a standard criminal record or Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) and paediatric first aid qualification before we accept them in our company. We check this along with other documents. On top of this, a recorded face to face interview will be undergone by the candidates to sort them based on their skills, qualifications, and job preferences. After that, the consultants will decide which of them would be the best recommendation for each family. From then, families could interview the chosen candidates and then decide which one they like most.
What information can the agency in Mayfair give about the candidates?
In the process of finding the right candidate, our consultants should know their needs first. To do that, we do a phone consultation with our clients. There, they can request and share the requirements and qualities they want their nanny to have. For example, some families who have pets want a nanny who’s comfortable around animals. Others prefer someone who speaks a particular language like Russian, Mandarin, Italian, Tagalog, or Spanish. Other families travel a lot and so they would request someone who would be happy to go and travel with them. And some would want a candidate who can drive to help them run errands.
We always make information like these available for the family so that they could weigh in options and find which of the candidates would suit them most.
What positions could the agency in Mayfair provide?
Little Ones as the leading nanny, childcare, and domestic agency in the UK understand the importance of our services in the lives of our clients. With this in mind, we offer different types of childcare services that the families in Mayfair may require.
These include the following:
Live In or live out Nanny
Part-time Nanny/ After School Nanny
Live in or Live-out Nanny Housekeeper
Temporary Nanny / Holiday Nanny
The aforementioned positions are available for either permanent or temporary basis (the temporary nanny could transition to a permanent role as well). A temporary basis could refer to days up to months of employment. Permanent positions can be considered for a year or more.
What do these roles do and how much do you pay them?
Live In or live out Nanny in Mayfair
Little Ones in Mayfair gives opportunities for nannies who would want to work for either live in or live out role.
Live in nanny are those who reside within the home of their host family. They often work between 10 and 12 hours per day and five days a week. The market rate for this position ranges from £300 to £600 net for 40 hours of work rendered. Some employers could require extra hours with the option of additional pay.
A live-out nanny, however, is a good option for families who couldn’t provide space and accommodation for their hired nanny. They will come to your houses each day, following the shift they and the family have decided, then go back to their own home at the end of their workday. Their average salary is £11 to £14 net per hour and has a total workload of 40 hours per week.
Part-time Nanny/ After-school Nanny
Part-time and after-school nannies usually work for less than 40 hours per week. These are perfect options for those families who don’t need a full-time nanny service. They have the same qualifications, experience, and tasks as those with a full-time nanny position but with fewer work hours. The market rate for both roles is between £13 to £15 net per hour.
Au pairs are young assistants from another country who provide a helping hand to their host families in exchange for accommodation and allowances. They can work up to 35 hours per week and are generally treated as an extended member of the family. Most au pairs stay with the family for six months to a year. They do not have the same training and experiences as full-time nannies, so a shared care role is given to them. The standard allowance given to au pairs ranges from £150 to £200 net per week.
Live in or Live-out Nanny Housekeeper
A nanny housekeeper is someone who handles childcare duties whilst doing housekeeping tasks such as ironing, laundry, changing the bedsheets, preparing meals for the whole family, dishwashing, and keeping the utmost cleanliness of the property. They are very flexible, hardworking, and experienced. Nanny housekeepers may live with a family or live out and work part-time. Their salary ranges from £10 to £12 net per hour for a live-out position and £400 to £600 net per week for a live-in role.
Temporary Nanny / Holiday Nanny
A temporary nanny or holiday nanny makes an ideal option when families require brief or emergency child care. They have the same requirements and qualifications as full-time nannies, even if they are available or needed temporarily. The market rate for temporary nannies is between £600 to £1000 net per week for a live-in role and £15 to £20 net per hour in a live-out position.
Families who are expecting a baby or already have a new addition in their family may require assistance from a maternity nurse. These are candidates who are experts in carrying out duties related to taking care of a newborn child. Their tasks include bottle sterilizing, careful bathing of your baby, helping put the baby into sleep, preparation of the nursery, washing your baby’s clothes, and other nursery duties. The average salary for maternity nurses is £18 to £22 net per hour.
What other services does Little Ones’ Nanny Agency offer in Mayfair?
Little Ones as an internationally established nanny, nanny housekeeper, au pair, and housekeeper placement provider understand that to give satisfaction and the highest standard of service to our clients, we also need to continuously innovate our services. To do that we have to continually look for ways and services on how we will be able to reach all requirements that families in Mayfair may have. For this reason, we offer other services as well. Aside from the placement services, we also offer different courses who may help those aspiring nannies who would like to have the certification needed for the role they are vying for.
These courses are the following:
Early Years Care Education Course
Postnatal and Infant Care Education
Furthermore, we also develop a reliable payroll system that any family can use.
Here at Little Ones, we always strive to give premium and excellent services for those people who trust us. With the help of the team behind this company, we will make sure to offer you the convenience you and your family deserve.