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At Nannies Matter, we like to give you that extra helping hand when it comes to bringing up children. That's why we've put together these handy guides for parents, nannies and anyone else who looks after children.

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Being a nanny provides an exceptional opportunity to work with children and families, guiding the younger generation's development and making a substantial positive difference in their lives. Nannies Matter specialises in providing outstanding nanny and housekeeping services. In the following guide, we explain the fundamentals of childcare work and offer advice on how you can excel and become a great nanny to the children you are responsible for.
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For parents juggling the demands of their careers and personal lives, having a dedicated nanny to care for their children provides them with the peace of mind they need.
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If you are a parent or a new nanny in the UK, you may have wondered whether nannies are typically Ofsted registered, and whether there are benefits to it for both nannies looking for employment, and parents looking to employ nannies.
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Despite the two getting regularly mixed up, nannies and babysitters do not have the same role. While babysitters undertake many childcare duties, including minding children, nannies may have much more responsibility than babysitters.
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To be employable as a housekeeper, there are a number of skills and a level of knowledge that you must possess. Job descriptions commonly list 'basic housekeeping' as a key responsibility,
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Nannying is one of the most rewarding careers you can have, as it gives you the opportunity to be a child's teacher and carer, and support them to grow more confident. However, as well as being a caring presence in a child's life, you must also be a figure of respect and discipline, especially for children who exhibit difficult behaviour.
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When you employ a nanny, you need to make sure you offer a competitive salary that meets legal requirements, but remains within your own budget. You should consider income tax and national insurance to make sure that the net salary you are offering is valuable and fair to your candidates, and ensure you understand the tax implications for you and your employee. In deciding what you are willing to pay, remember to factor in any other associated costs, such as travel, that your nanny may incur.
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Being a nanny is a rewarding and fulfilling career, allowing you to make a difference in the lives of children and their families. In the UK, there is a growing demand for skilled nannies who can provide quality childcare. In this blog post, we will explore the skills, qualities, and qualifications necessary to be a good nanny, as well as the various responsibilities, types of nannies, and how a nanny's role evolves as a child grows older.
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To drive any passenger as a service, you first require some form of private hire insurance. For chauffeurs, this extends to chauffeur insurance, which is a type of private hire vehicle insurance.
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Working as a nanny is a great way to gain work experience and learn new skills that you can apply to a broad range of jobs, no matter what you ultimately want from your career. Nannies often provide full-time care for children and may need to undertake additional household duties, but part-time roles are also available, or jobs working with older children who need less supervision. This flexibility means that people who want to work with children will often be able to find a perfect position to meet their needs.
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Housekeeping jobs can be very rewarding and there are no significant barriers to entry, meaning that you can often start working without any prior experience. However, you will need to demonstrate that you have at least the basic housekeeping skills, and if you have not worked as a housekeeper before, you might be unsure what this could involve.
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When hiring someone for a childcare job, whether for a nanny position in your home or as a childminder who will look after your child elsewhere, it is vitally important to make sure that they are a good fit for your family. There are a range of skills that are vital for people working in nanny positions to possess that cannot be easily covered in a job description.
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Writing a CV is often the first step in applying for a job. If you have worked as a nanny before, you should ensure you include the relevant information and skills you have developed on your CV. If not, you should think about how your work history, education or personal life have given you the right skills to excel as a nanny. Your CV should meet the requirements of the nanny job description and include your experiences that have helped to shape you into an ideal candidate for a nanny position.
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Hiring a nanny is often the best option for parents with varied childcare needs. There are many different types of nannies and this means that parents can usually find the right professional to meet their requirements
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You do not need any qualifications to become a professional nanny, however, having the relevant college and foundation courses will make you significantly more employable and will help you to better grasp your responsibilities.
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Whether you are looking to put on a private event or add some organisation to your home, you should consider hiring household staff.
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Professional nannies can be integral to the functioning of a household. Whether they only look after your children, or perform many duties around your house - from cooking and cleaning to scheduling your family's business and recreational plans.
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No matter whether full-time or part-time, most employees are entitled to holidays and should receive an amount of holiday pay for this by law.Nannies can work different lengths of time - a maximum of five days per week - and this will be factored into how much holiday pay they can earn.
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There are many different types of nannies and childcare professionals to suit different domestic needs, and if you understand the distinctions between them, you can often find the exact right professional to meet any combination of requirements.
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The question of how many children a nanny can look after depends on many factors, and there is not one clear answer. Here, the childcare experts at Nannies Matter will explain how many children a nanny can look after according to the legal considerations.
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If you have experience in childcare, or you simply love working with children, you might have considered becoming a nanny. There are many different parameters to consider - for example, whether you want to work full-time or part-time.
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The current coronavirus pandemic is proving to be a stressful and confusing time for children and their families all over the world. Read the post to find a list of essential resources for helping children to deal with the pandemic.
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More than two million children under the age of 15 are involved in an accident every year, according to the Prevention of Accidents, making it important you do everything you can to keep them from harm. We have shared some advice on keeping your child safe in the home.
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We understand that hiring a nanny can be a daunting process, particularly if you've never done it before. We have created a step-by-step guide to help make sure the whole process goes as smoothly as possible.
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We know it can be tricky coming up with fresh ideas to keep children entertained. If you're stuck for ideas on something to do in and around the Home Counties, we've got some suggestions for you and the whole family.
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We know Christmas is a time for fun with all the family, but it can bring a brand new set of health hazards for your children. Here's some advice on how you can avoid these potential new hazards and keep your children safe this Christmas.
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Returning to work after having a child can be a daunting prospect, and also means having to make difficult decisions about your work-life balance. We share some tips to make your transition back to the workplace easier and stress-free.
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When the weather turns cold, it might seem difficult to find activities for you and the family to enjoy. However, we believe that the colder seasons only bring more fun. That's why we've put together this ultimate list of activities for you and your children.
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Writing a letter to Santa is one of the oldest Christmas traditions and we've given the old format and update with our fun (and free) printable. Not only will it be fun for the children to fill in, but it can help you organise what you need to buy.
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How have parents’ attitudes to spending time with children been affected by lockdown and homeschooling? Read the full results of our survey at Nannies Matter.
Nannies can give your children the best possible care, even when you cannot be there yourself. Learn about the responsibilities of a nanny from Nannies Matter.
What ages do Nannies look after? Learn more about how a nanny can help your family by reading our guide, or call us today.
What does a full-time housekeeper do? For more information, read our guide or call us today to discuss your housekeeping needs.
Read our ‘How to Find a Nanny Near Me’ guide to learn about what to look for in a nanny and how a nanny agency can help.
What are DBS nanny UK checks? Are they required? Read our guide to learn more, or contact us to understand your obligations as an employer or a nanny.
What does a nanny need in a ‘toolkit’? Read our guide to learn about the essential skills and considerations all nannies should be familiar with.
When should nannies inquire about pay? Read about how to negotiate pay and how to approach your employer about raises in our guide, or call us for advice.
Can I pay for childcare through my business? Read our guide to learn more about sourcing childcare as an employer. Nannies Matter can help!
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