Thinking of hiring an nanny

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  1. Titch85

    Titch85 Well-Known Member

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    A nanny is different to a babysitter.

    I am a nanny, I'll help if I can?
     
  2. CARNAT22

    CARNAT22 Well-Known Member

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    What is the difference between a nanny and a childminder?

    Is it purely that the nanny comes to your home and works with your child / children? Whereas a childminder has several kiddies at their home?

    xxxxxxx
     
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    Titch85 Well-Known Member

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    A babysitter just takes care of the children, doesn't have to be qualified and is usually a cash on the side job.

    A nanny is employed by you and works in your home, should be qualified, and usually does stuff around the house aswell as full child care.

    A childminder is self employed and works in her own home, has to be OFSTED registered and usually has a few children from different families.
     
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    Mellymoomin06 Well-Known Member

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    I am also a nanny. What i would say is look for good references and if you find the nanny through an agency they will have met the nanny beforehand.
    Also u will hopefully know when u find the right person due to how u feel around them, first impressions, etc xxx
     
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    Emamay Well-Known Member

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    We're doing the same.
    We weren't happy with any of the locationally useful nurseries, so we've opted for a childminder instead.

    This is a cracking website (the app is rely good, too) http://www.childcare.co.uk/

    Good luck xx
     
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    I employ a nanny, she gets paid through my company payroll, has a contract of employment and all usual employee benefits. she looks after my girls and does light house keeping duties such as ironing, laundry, cleaning, tidying etc. I got her through an agency and instantly clicked with her upon first meeting xx
     
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  9. l_maclean

    l_maclean Well-Known Member

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    The same thing happens with nurseries and care homes. Unfortunately ones that do everything right don't make sensational headlines, so u only ever hear horror stories that really represent a small minority. X


    On my iPhone - so cant see tickers :(
     

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