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  • What types of nannies can you provide?
    Our service offers permanent and temporary nannies, as well as maternity practitioners. These positions can be full-time or part-time, and we work hard to find the right fit for you based on your family's needs.
  • How much do nannies cost?
    Salaries will vary depending on the type of nanny, their level of experience, location, and number of hours worked. We've provided a link to Nanny Tax Guidelines for more information.
  • How long does it take to find and employ a nanny?
    This will depend on the type of role and the availability of candidates. On average, we recommend giving yourself three months to advertise and interview. Many nannies have a one- or two-month notice period, and due to high demand, it can take a while to find a suitable candidate. We will work alongside you during the induction of the nanny and support the settling-in process.
  • Can nannies be self-employed?
    Nannies do not usually meet the criteria for self-employment according to Her Majesty's Revenue and Customs (HMRC). However, there are exceptions. Our maternity practitioners are often registered as self-employed, alongside some temporary nannies. In such cases, they would be responsible for paying their tax and national insurance. For permanent positions, families will be responsible for setting the nanny up on payroll. We have provided a link to Nanny Tax for more information.
  • What age children do Nannies care for?
    Primarily, we cater our nannies to focus on the early years (0-8 years). The majority of our nannies are qualified in Early Years Foundation Stage. This prepares them for all the practical aspects of the care and development of children in the early years, as well as critical professional and life skills. That is not to say that nannies will not go on to care for older children, with some working as governesses or teachers, but the majority tend to work with younger children.
  • What is the difference between sole-charge and shared-care nannies?
    Sole-charge nannies are solely responsible for the care of the child or children during the day. Shared care is when the nanny works alongside someone else, such as a parent. Roles may often be a mixture of sole charge and shared care, and this will be specified in your advert.
  • What is the difference between a residential and a daily nanny?
    A residential nanny is a live-in nanny, where the nanny either lives in the family home or accommodation is provided by the employer. A daily nanny is a live-out nanny, and the nanny will commute to work and go home at the end of each day.
  • Can nannies work overseas?
    Yes, subject to visas, nannies can work anywhere in the world. Please note, that it is the family's responsibility to support and fund a work visa for your nanny.
  • What background checks do you carry out?
    We meet every single nanny and their children if they have any. We do have several opportunities where we see the nanny in action. This is imperative to us as it gives us the feedback to support the candidate's profile in a holistic approach. We don't register just anyone, we have our criteria they need to meet first. Once that is completed, the nanny matchmaking process begins. Before sending over a candidate profile, Raising Little People ensures all candidates have an up-to-date Enhanced DBS check (or they are in the process of gaining this), a 12-hour Paediatric First Aid certificate and at least three verified recent references.
  • What aftercare does the Raising Little People Academy provide?
    Here at Raising Little People Academy, we offer a membership program to assist employers with their assigned nannies. We provide support through training in person or on our online learning platform. This is to enhance the skill set of your nanny. Our courses are highly rated for their ability to assist both our clients and nannies in working with children under the age of 8. We update our materials annually to cover every aspect of working with young children, including managing challenging behaviour, weaning, potty training, and dealing with picky eaters. Whether you are working with infants or toddlers, our courses have you covered.
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