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Why choose Little Ones for your last minute childcare?
Little Ones has been leading the childcare industry for almost 15 years and our last minute childcarers are the best in the industry. Our last minute childcare means that if your child comes down sick suddenly, you will not need to miss work and rearrange your entire day. Our last minute childcare can also cover when your current nanny goes on holiday or if your regular childcare falls through, our candidates are able to step in, so your life can carry on as usual.
Little Ones is proud to provide Maternity Nannies and night nannies as part of our temporary services, helping you and your little one to settle into a sleep routine, advise you on feeding methods and guide you through the process of becoming a parent. So whether you need a guiding hand through the first few weeks of becoming a parent, someone same day, someone to step in for a bit longer while you sort out our next childcare steps or someone to help you on holiday or even business trips, Little Ones has the last minute childcare for every situation.
We are able to source high-quality nannies who can offer last minute childcare services throughout London and the rest of the world, and it can even be done within a matter of hours. Whether you need childcare temporarily at short notice or you know you have something coming up that means you could do with an extra pair of hands, Little Ones temporary nannies are here to help.
Our specialist consultants have spent a lot of time building the relationships they have with our temporary nannies, this is because we know that by having a positive and continuous relationship, we know we can rely on them to be there for you when you need them last minute.
Compliance is critical to our last minute childcarers
Little Ones understands that bringing someone into your home to look after your little one can be a daunting task, especially if you are not able to go through a full interview process yourself.
Little Ones takes our vetting procedure extremely seriously, which is why over the last 15 years we have fine-tuned our compliance checks to a fine art. Our vetting procedure is comprehensive and will leave no stone unturned. Our consultants only work with last minute childcarers who are compliant and who they have personally checked.
You can be sure, every last minute childcarer we place in your home has gone through our extensive vetting procedure. This includes a face to face interview in our office, where experience is discussed at great length, copies of documents are taken and verbal references are obtained so that we are able to personally check them.
All of our last minute childcare providers are required to have two verbal references that our consultants are able to verify and all candidates must have a clear enhanced DBS certificate before we place them. If they do not have a DBS certificate, Little Ones is able to request one on their behalf before being placed in your home.
Being confident to react appropriately in an emergency situation is essential to all our last minute childcare providers. Little Ones will ensure your last minute nanny will have an Ofsted compliant paediatric frist aid certificate that they regularly renew. Little Ones holds Ofsted compliant courses regularly to ensure their first aid certificate is never out of date.
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
Seamless service from the start
Our mission is to make every process as seamless as possible for you, to take away the hassle that comes with a lot of these needs. From the moment you speak to your consultant through to the very end of your experience, your experience will be as smooth sailing. Little Ones even takes care of the Nanny’s payroll so you can focus on what is important - your little one. From the very first call, your consultant will be with you to answer any questions you have and if your requirements change we can alter our search.
Our mission is to make every process as seamless as possible for you, which is why we will take care of paying the Nanny. All our emergency childcarers are employed by Little Ones, this means we take care of paying their tax, National Insurance and statutory holiday pay. Our payroll team will take care of everything so you can carry on as usual.
We know that employing a Nanny, even on a last minute basis can be complicated - and it doesn’t need to be. When you contact Little Ones, you know that we will take care of everything.
If this sounds like what you’re after or would like to find out more about how our last minute childcare services could help you, our team of specialist consultants are available for a no strings attached discussion about what your options are. Call now to find out more about how Little Ones temporary nannies can help you and your little one.