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If you are looking for alternative childcare while the schools are closed, we have a wide range of school closure nanny’s that are able to step in and provide premium care to your little ones. Providing peace of mind and security, our school closure nannies are energetic, positive, and able to assist with a wide range of activities with your children, keeping them engaged and entertained while schools are closed. Little Ones has worked within the industry for over 15 years, we have a vast database of teachers, tutors and private educators that are able to assist your family and your child’s education through this time. During this time, ensuring your children’s education is not put on hold is essential, this is why a school closure nanny to step in and assist your family will mean you will have one less thing to juggle. Our team of school closure nanny consultants are here to guide you through the process and ensure you find the solution that works best for everyone involved.
Key questions to ask candidates during the interview process include:
Have you taught in a home environment before, if so what are the common challenges they find come with this setting and how do they manage to overcome them?
What ages of children do they have experience caring for as well as teaching to?
What subjects do they have experience teaching?
What school curriculum do they have experience following and teaching?
Do they have experience teaching children from public schools or private schools? If they have experience with both, what differences do they notice between the two?
Do they have experience preparing children for specific exams? If so, what exams were they and what were the results of the children?
If the family are hiring straight from school and the candidate has not worked within a home before, what are their expectations of working within this environment?
Do they play musical instruments?
Do they have experience with playing different sports?
While these are only a sample of questions you can ask potential candidates, they do cover key areas of the school closure nanny’s responsibility and will help you find the perfect candidate for your family.
How do I pay the school closure nanny?
Our mission is to make every process as seamless as possible for you, to take away the hassle that comes with employing someone to work within your home. From the moment you speak to your school closure nanny consultant through to the very end of your experience with Little Ones, your experience will be as smooth as possible. With Little Ones school closure nanny services, you do not need to worry about paying the nanny’s Tax or National Insurance contributions like you would with a permanent nanny. Either the nanny is employed through Little Ones and we take care of their contributions or they are self employed and are responsible for declaring any contributions to HMRC themselves.
Little Ones understands that employing a nanny - even if it is for a short time can come with a great deal of stress and strings. This is why we are working with you throughout the entire process to ensure that your experience is as stress free as possible. Your consultant will be on hand at any point throughout your school closure nanny placement to answer any questions you might have.
Comprehensive vetting for your security
For almost 15 years, Little Ones has been dedicated to ensuring your children are in safe hands. Our vetting procedure is comprehensive and will leave no stone unturned and put your mind completely at rest. Our consultants only work with school closure childcarers who are compliant and who they have personally checked. We understand that letting someone into your home to care for your children can be daunting enough as it is, not being able to go through a full interview process yourself takes it to the next level. This is why Little Ones has the most extensive vetting and interview process in the industry. All of our school closure nannies have been interviewed at length, where experience is discussed at great length, copies of documents are taken and references we are able to personally contact are obtained.
All of our school closure nannies are required to have two references that our consultants are able to verify verbally and all candidates must have a clear enhanced DBS certificate before we place them.
Knowing how to react in an emergency situation is paramount to all our temporary nannies which is why they will all have an Ofsted compliant paediatric first aid certificate that is renewed regularly. All candidates that completed their paediatric first aid certificate with Little Ones will have completed a section on the importance of health and hygiene and how to encourage children to be thorough with their own health and hygiene. Ensuring everyone in your home is as thorough as they possibly can with their hygiene, especially washing their hands, is currently the best way to protect your family.
Our vetting procedure includes:
Face to face interviews in our Central London offices
Personally checking two verbal references
A clear enhanced DBS check
An Ofsted compliant first aid qualification
Our school closure nannies are utter professionals who are either career nannies who have decided to do school closure placements while they work out their next permanent nanny position or nannies who work full time as a temporary nanny. Little Ones has built a reputation over the last 15 years of only working with the most elite nannies available and this certainly is the case with our school closure nannies. We don’t settle for less than the best we know you wouldn’t settle either. Needing a nanny at the last minute doesn’t mean you need to sacrifice quality for availability.
Why you should choose Little Ones for your school closure nanny
Our years of experience within the Nanny industry has meant that our vetting procedure has been honed down to a fine art. When you use an agency like Little Ones that specialises in school closure nannies you can rest assured that the school closure nanny you are being presented with has had a thorough background check, verbal references have been verified by our consultants and their experience compliments your requirements perfectly.
Our consultants believe that you should feel supported the very moment you contact us, and will not stop once you have found your private school closure nanny that perfectly compliments your needs. Our consultants are always on hand to assist at any point during your search and even after you have found the school closureanny for you.
Helping hand from the very beginning
Nanny agencies such as Little Ones that specialise in school closure nannies take the hassle of resourcing potential nannies from you and will only present you with the best of the best that we meet. We have had an in depth discussion and interview where their experience and qualifications are discussed at length and we are able to obtain verbal references which we then personally check ourselves.
All of our school closure nannies will have the following:
Enhanced DBS check
At least 3 years of experience
Any language requirements can be accommodated
From the very first call, your expert school closure nanny consultant will guide you through what your options are, what would suit your requirements most closely and put your mind to rest with any concerns you might have regarding your school closure nanny search. Our consultants are also on hand to help and answer any questions you might have along the way, using an agency that specialises in school closure nannies like Little Ones means you have a direct line to the experts. No matter what stage you are at with your school closure nanny search, our consultants are on hand to assist.
Working with experts from the very start
Our years of experience within the nanny industry means we know what it takes to be an exceptional nanny, which is why all the school closure nannies we work with are the best of the best that are available. We pride ourselves on providing a premium level of service and care for our clients because we expect the same from our school closure nannies. We maintain the highest standards and expect the best from our school closure nannies because we know you expect the best for yourself.
Here at Little Ones, we pride ourselves on being able to delicately align a premium, luxury service for an aspect of your life that is so personal, no matter what your situation and requirements are.
Using an agency that specialises in school closure nannies for your home like Little Ones means you can be sure you will receive support from every side, we will take the stress of finding a school closure nanny from you and present you with school closure nannies options that perfectly aligns with your school closure nanny needs and your schedule.
We work with your family to find solutions, whatever your needs. To make perfect and seamless placements is Little Ones ethos.