We specialise in providing high-quality childcare services to families throughout the United Kingdom for over 15 incredible years. Armed with numerous experience in providing domestic staff, we have built up a wealth of knowledge and expertise, ensuring that we are able to source the most appropriate candidates for your specific needs. Our Richmond childcare agency strives to deliver a top of the line service by working on a one-to-one basis with the clients. This enables us to precisely match you with a nanny who compliments your requirements, values and needs.
Why use a childcare agency to find a nanny in Richmond?
The process of finding a nanny that suits your needs and preferences might seem daunting and will mostly take too much of your time, but with the help of the Little Ones childcare agency in Richmond, this can be taken with minimal stress and disruption.
We receive over 8,000 applications each month and from these we select only the best candidates to introduce to your family. Our childcare agency ensures that the nannies you meet are well-vetted, have the experience, knowledge, appropriate training and are interested in the role and salary package that you are willing to offer. We are here to guide you with all the process that comes with bringing a nanny into your home, including doing background checks as well as checking their references and qualifications.
What are the vetting and screening processes of Richmond childcare agency?
The procedures for vetting a candidate varies depending on the childcare agency you use. Little Ones childcare agency in Richmond ensures that the families’ needs are at the forefront of everything we do, which is why we came up with our own thorough vetting and screening process for every single candidate in our database. This includes a face-to-face interview with each individual nanny which lasts approximately 40 minutes including a thorough assessment of their personal and professional history. Our Richmond nanny consultants will take verbal reference checks as well as identity and work visa checks which are recorded for all nanny and childcare candidates.
Little Ones childcare agency in Richmond requires all nanny and childcare candidates to undertake Paediatric First Aid certification as well as have an up-to-date DBS check or police check from the nanny’s home country should s/he have lived fewer than 6 months in the United Kingdom. You can rest assured that all of the nannies on our books are experienced, trained and have been interviewed rigorously before they even get to the hiring stage. We aim to work with families to make the selection process as stress-free as possible.
What information about the candidates can the childcare agency in Richmond provide?
From the first point of contact, you will be dealing with a consultant specialising in nanny placements. The consultant will get all the preferences and credentials you want your nanny to have.
For example, some families look for nannies who speak Italian, French, Spanish, or maybe they want to hire a nanny who drives - we all take these things into consideration. And rather than narrow the search down to one single candidate, we select a number of options so that you can conduct your own interviews with each of them — this way you can choose which candidate is best suited to the position you are offering. They will also provide a list of candidates they feel you may be interested in although they might not have all your requested credentials. This is so you could explore all possible options to find the best childcare solution for your family in Richmond.
What positions are the childcare agency in Richmond recruiting for?
As the largest childcare agency in Europe, Little Ones are able to recruit for all nanny and au pair positions in Richmond. Each job type is handled by a consultant specialising in nanny or au pair placements. The said job types include:
Live-out Nanny Housekeeper
Live-in Nanny Housekeeper
The childcare job types mentioned above are available both in permanent or temporary roles. A permanent role typically entails a job position for more than a year and a temporary role could be as little as one day up to 6 months.
What do the nannies in Richmond do and how much do they earn?
Live-in Nannies in Richmond
A Richmond live-in nanny stays home with the family and provides high-quality childcare support on a full time basis. The live-in nanny typically works between 10 to 12 hours per day, 5 days a week, with two babysitting sessions which are included in the salary. If the family requires a 24-hour cover or a 6-day shift per week, live-in nannies can provide this as well on a higher salary since you are requesting a longer service. The market rate for live-in nannies ranges from £300 to £600 net per week.
Little Ones childcare agency in Richmond will only put forth the live-in nannies who have the necessary experience with children of your family’s age group. Their duties include, but are not limited to, assisting the children with homework and other educational activities, arranging play-dates and social schedules and keeping the parents informed of the children’s developmental progress. The live-in nannies in Richmond can travel with the family and offer a 24-hour cover if parents need to travel.
Live-out Nannies in Richmond
A live-out nanny in Richmond works on a full-time position without living with the family. They mostly work around 10 to 12 hours per day, 5 days a week with one babysitting session per week which is included in the salary. These nannies will be able to help you in meal preparations, homework assistance, planning extracurricular activities and letting the parents know of every progress and milestones of the children. Richmond live-out nannies’ rates range around £11 to £14 net per hour, depending on the experience of the nanny.
Part-time Nannies in Richmond
A Richmond part-time nanny normally works for less than 40 hours per week, from two to four days a week or several half-days, depending on the number of days that you need childcare support. Since they don’t work full-time, they do not typically live with the family. Little Ones’ part-time nannies have experience with children aged from newborns to teenagers, and you can find part-time nannies who could work two to three part time positions on different days. Their duties include keeping the parents informed of the children’s educational and developmental progress, teaching a second language, washing and ironing children’s clothes and assisting them with homework. A Richmond part time nanny earns around £11 to £15 net per hour.
After-school Nannies in Richmond
A Little Ones’ after-school nanny does not live with the family and, as the name says, mainly helps in the afternoon. These nannies focus on the activities and homework assistance that your children need. Richmond after-school nannies are some of our in-demand nannies because of the flexibility that they could offer to the families. They typically look after children from 5 years old and above and earn between £10 to £15 net per hour or £200 to £300 net per week depending on their experience.
Au Pairs in Richmond
The au pairs in Richmond are usually candidates who come to the United Kingdom to study English and at the same time help families with childcare. They are usually women under the age of 30 and they could have different childcare backgrounds. Their main duty is to help in caring for the children and they are not expected to carry out full and heavy housekeeping duties. The au pairs are only able to help with children who are over 3 years old and they charge the families between £150 to £200 net per week depending on the childcare experience that they have.
Nanny-Housekeepers in Richmond
A nanny-housekeeper in Richmond will carry out the duties from caring for your children to maintaining the upkeep of the family’s home. Some of the families request nanny-housekeepers with cooking experience to help in preparing meals for the whole family or PA background to help with the household accounts, tradesmen, bills and other errands. Their duties may include ironing, washing, cleaning the rooms, kitchens and bathrooms, vacuuming and other general housekeeping chores, plus the nanny duties such as driving the children to school and helping with homework and extracurricular activities. They can work on a full-time or part-time basis, 5 to 6 days a week, from 10 to 12 hours per day, and their salaries range from £300 to £500 net per week on a live-in basis or £10 to £12 net per hour on a live-out basis.
Maternity Nurses in Richmond
A maternity nurse is a childcare support who is skilled in caring for newborn babies as well as teaching and supporting new parents to care for their baby whilst also allowing them to have enough rest. They can help with bathing the baby, implementing a sleep routine and help with other duties like giving advice on breastfeeding or bottle feeding. The market rates for maternity nurses range from £18 to £22 net per hour, depending on their experience and qualifications.
Why choose our Richmond childcare agency?
Little Ones childcare agency in Richmond is an internationally established childcare service with a fantastic team of experienced consultants. We understand the needs and requirements of our clients which we accommodate to the highest standards. Little Ones is a premium childcare and domestic staff provider, and we are renowned for our nanny, housekeeper, au pair, nanny housekeeper and carer placements, not only in Richmond but all throughout the United Kingdom and overseas.
We work to help the parents and the families, the candidates, our team and colleagues, for Little Ones, every individual is significant. We aim to ensure each is safe, cared for, and supported.