FAQs: Applying for Our Nanny Jobs

Are you looking to learn more about applying for a job as a nanny housekeeper or household staff member with Nannies Matter? If so, we have compiled a list of frequently asked questions about how we work with domestic professionals to help you make the right decision.

Our goal is to ensure that any candidates we work with are a good fit for the way we do things at Nannies Matter, and that we are able to meet your expectations as an agency partner. By answering your questions, we can ensure that we can work smoothly with you to deliver the high-quality services that families across the Home Counties are searching for.

If you’d like to speak to us about any of the questions on this page, or have a question that isn’t featured here, please don’t hesitate to get in touch with us! Call us on 0800 121 4881, or fill in our online contact form to request a call back.

How do I register and apply for a nanny job?

If you’re seeking work as a nanny, simply visit our Careers page for information on all our current nanny job vacancies. If there’s a role that suits you, complete the form on the page, and a member of our team will be in touch to discuss your application and the next steps.

What do I need to have to register and apply for nanny jobs?

To be a suitable candidate, we require you to have: At least two years of professional childcare experience and any Childcare Qualification Certificates An up-to-date CV Two recent professional references Ideally, a valid and in-date Paediatric First Aid (PFA) Certificate, which is valid for three years Ideally, an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check, or consent for us to check your update status. We can carry out a DBS check if you do not have one

What is a DBS check, and why do I need one?

A DBS check is used by employers to check whether applicants for potentially sensitive roles, such as those in childcare, have any criminal records that could disqualify them from applying for the role.

This helps employers make safe decisions, so unsuitable people are not employed to work with children and vulnerable people. The checking process will look for any spent and unspent convictions, cautions, reprimands and final warnings on your records. Under the enhanced DBS check, attention will also be paid to any information held by local police that may be relevant to the role.

This process used to be known as a Criminal Records Bureau (CRB) check, but was renamed when the CRB merged with the Independent Safeguarding Authority.

How will I be paid?

If you take a job with a family via Nannies Matter, they will be responsible for supplying your salary. Your employer will make arrangements for you to receive monthly payments, along with payslips.

Will my personal details be kept confidential?

Yes. All information you provide us with will be kept secure, in accordance with GDPR rules, and will only be used in reference to any suitable roles.

Do I need public liability insurance?

We always recommend nannies, housekeepers and household staff take out public liability insurance to protect themselves should an accident happen, even though it is not a legal requirement.

By signing up to PACEY’s Nanny Membership scheme, you will automatically receive public liability insurance, as well as other benefits - this is the approach we recommend for you.

Get in touch

If you need more information on any of the issues raised above, or have a query that isn’t featured on this page, contact us by calling 0800 121 4881 or fill in our online enquiry form and we will get back to you.

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