East Midlands Nannies and Au Pairs are committed to providing the best possible childcare for you and your family. We specialise in the following types of childcare:
- Maternity Nurse
- Night Nanny
- Au Pair
- Parents’ help
We maintain a high number of professional childcarers with varying levels of skills, qualifications, and expertise to provide professional childcare services throughout the East Midlands and beyond.
You’re a parent who demands the best care and top-quality professional child carers for your children. You want the peace of mind that is enjoyed by the many parents who use East Midlands Nannies and Au Pairs. With us, you know that your child is in safe hands. For extra peace of mind and security, our nannies are DBS checked (formerly the CRB check), reference checked, and interviewed.
A Nanny is a professional, qualified and experienced childcarer with the experience and skills to provide, a safe, loving and stimulating environment for your child. A nanny should have a DBS certificate and a paediatric first aid certificate.
The role of a Nanny
A Nanny is responsible for feeding, washing, clothing, educating and stimulating children. The Nanny should also plan activities that enhance learning and development. Nannies are not responsible for general housework or chores, although they should clear up after the children and themselves.
With the change towards flexible working hours, many parents are now looking for part-time nannies. The option is now available to employ a nanny on a part-time basis, as a nanny will sometimes work for more than one family. An average day for a nanny is 8am to 6pm, although many nannies do work a 12-hour day. Nannies can be provided on a live in or out basis, temporary or permanent.
As the Nanny’s employer, you are responsible for employer’s national insurance on top of the gross amount your Nanny takes home. Please call us to discuss costs in more detail.
A nanny is a professional, especially trained in childcare. A nanny usually holds one or more of the following qualifications: NNEB, BTEC, NVQ3, City & Guilds.
We also offer Nannies without formal qualifications, but who have a wide range of experience with children, and have worked in the childcare sector for several years.
A Nanny/Housekeeper is an experienced individual who also has good cooking and home management skills plus the flexibility to manage the home and housekeeping – this role usually works best with children of school age. Their duties include all family washing and ironing, running errands, grocery shopping, changing bed linen, cleaning and generally running the home in the parent’s absence.
A Nanny/Housekeeper would typically work either part/full time – often taking care of the household duties prior to collecting the children from school and then carrying out a more child focused role during the school holidays.
Mothers’ / Fathers’ Helpers – a second pair of hands for a busy parent!
This is a position generally filled by someone training or newly qualified with little or perhaps no previous experience of sole charge care of children in the home. It is a position that, for many, is a ‘stepping stone’ to become an experienced sole charge nanny. A mother’s / father’s help cannot be expected to take full responsibility or have sole charge of the children until they have gained more experience, and their duties are to assist with the day to day childcare and housekeeping duties.
Maternity Nurses and Night Nannies
Maternity nurses are dedicated to giving help and advice to a mother during the first few weeks following the birth of a new baby.
Maternity Nurses are ideal for first time parents, as they are able to help establish a routine with feeding and sleeping, and generally offering gentle guidance at a very special, but often daunting time.
A Maternity Nurse will give as little or as much hands on help as you need. Many Maternity Nurses offer 24-hour live-in help, and will be happy to take over some night-time feeds, giving parents a well deserved rest.
A Night Nanny will usually arrive at 9pm and leave at 7am, however these hours can be flexible to suit the family’s requirements. They will not only care for your baby but will also assist you in trying to guide your baby to sleep throughout the night.
Parents can enjoy a period of unbroken sleep without the worry of getting up to feed a baby, settle a child or change a nappy.
The Au Pair Programme is a Cultural Exchange Programme. Mostly Au Pairs are young people between the age of 18-27, but can be older. They are non-native English speaking candidates coming to the UK to learn the language whilst living with a British and providing assistance with family life.
The Au Pair will help look after children over the age of 2 years and do light housework in exchange for a comfortable room , pocket money, food, drink and have the chance to learn English and to be involved in the host families social life.
An Au Pair will need guidance and training on arrival. It may take them several weeks to adapt and learn how you want things done.
For all the above childcare options we can offer you a full time, part time or temporary assignment. Whether your needs are urgent or not we will strive to put forward the best applicants to suit your family’s needs.