FAQs for Candidates
At Nannies Matter, as well as making sure families are set up with the right nanny, we make sure our agency is right for you. To help you, we have answered frequently asked questions about our services to help you make the right decision.
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 by calling 0800 121 4881. Alternatively, send your query by filling in our online contact form and we will get back to you.
How do I register and apply for a nanny job?
What do I need to have to register and apply for nanny jobs?
What is a DBS check?
Why do I need a DBS check?
Are my personal details kept confidential?
Do I need public liability insurance?
How are payments made?
If you’re seeking work as a nanny, simply visit our Career 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 one of our experts will be in touch to discuss your application and the next steps.
To be a suitable candidate, we require you to have:
- At least two years of professional childcare experience and any Childcare Qualification Certificates
- Ideally a valid and in-date Paediatric First Aid (PFA) Certificate - PFA certificates are valid for three years
- Ideally an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) or consent for us to check the update status. We can carry out a DBS check if you do not have one
- An up-to-date CV
- Two recent professional references
The Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) replaced the Criminal Records Bureau (CRB) check when it merged with the Independent Safeguarding Authority (ISA).
The DBS check helps employers make safe decisions so unsuitable people are not employed to work with children and vulnerable people.
Yes. All information about you is kept secured and will only be used in reference to any suitable roles.
While it is not a legal requirement, we always recommend nannies, housekeepers and household staff take out public liability insurance in order to protect themselves should an accident happen. For nannies, you can sign up to PACEY’s Nanny Membership. Here, you will automatically receive public liability insurance as well as other benefits.
The family will make arrangements for monthly payments along with payslips.