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parent Can I take my nanny on Holiday? Everything you need to know about employing a holiday nanny Planning your dream get away but want to be sure to have the time to relax? Many parents take their nanny with them on holiday or employ a holiday nanny and it’s a great way to balance the childcare while away and make sure everybody leaves feeling relaxed. If you already employ a permanent nanny and you would like them to accompany you and the family – you only need to check the holiday work fits in the contract you already have with the nanny.
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parent How to find an after school/after nursery nanny in London Parents! We have bad news and we have good news for you! Lets get the bad news out of the way first – We have been placing nannies since 2011 and after school/after nursery hours are the hardest to fill! The good news? We are here to help you – every step of the way! If you need after school/after nursery childcare – and your budget is tight – you may want to consider a childminder who will look after your child/children in their own home.
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parent How does a nanny share work? A nanny share usually works by two families sharing a nanny so that she works across both houses for a number of hours. The nanny may be required to look after two or more children at the same time. Alternatively the families may share a nanny to have her part time in both families in order to offer a full week of work therefore ensuring a dedicated career nanny. Each nanny share situation is unique and must be discussed in lots of detail to arrange.
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parent Childcare ideas for freelance parents We know how hard it is as a freelancer or shift worker when it comes to childcare arrangements – especially with younger children. Structure is important to your business or career success and your child’s well-being. You might need to juggle a few things and work at it for a while until you find a solution. It is important that lots of different types of child care does not upset a kids routine, does not cause you any extra headache and doesn’t cost you a ton of money.
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parent Everything you need to know about OFSTED registration for Nannies Can a nanny register with OFSTED? Childminders are required by law to be registered with OFSTED, while for nannies registration is voluntary. Unlike childminders who care for children in their own homes, nannies are not legally required to hold any childcare qualifications – but at Nanny Network we fully support nannies who do. Why should my nanny register with OFSTED? If your nanny is registered with OFSTED you may be eligible for childcare vouchers, tax credits or the new Tax Free Childcare Scheme.
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parent What is a DBS certificate and does my nanny need one? What is a DBS Certificate? Previously known as a CRB (Criminal Records Bureau) check, a DBS (Disclosure and Barring Service) check is a record of an individual’s convictions, cautions, reprimands and warnings and can also include intelligence held by the police and/or the DBS that relates to that individual and their suitability for a job position. Why do I need one or should I get one for my nanny? A DBS check is a record of a person’s criminal convictions and cautions – carried out by the Disclosure and Barring Service.
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Our guides are written by a bright team of nannies, babysitters, maternity nurses and other childcare experts. We write about topics interesting for parents and nannies - useful information, top tips and bits of advice. Nanny Network is committed to children - to their health, well-being and their education - our guides are a reflection of what we believe children deserve. We hope you enjoy reading our guides and we are always looking our for new writers to join our team so please contact us if you have something you want other people to read.

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parent Can I take my nanny on Holiday? Everything you need to know about employing a holiday nanny Planning your dream get away but want to be sure to have the time to relax? Many parents take their nanny with them on holiday or employ a holiday nanny and it’s a great way to balance the childcare …
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parent How to find an after school/after nursery nanny in London Parents! We have bad news and we have good news for you! Lets get the bad news out of the way first – We have been placing nannies since 2011 and after school/after nursery hours are the hardest to …
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parent How does a nanny share work? A nanny share usually works by two families sharing a nanny so that she works across both houses for a number of hours. The nanny may be required to look after two or more children at the same time. …
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parent Childcare ideas for freelance parents We know how hard it is as a freelancer or shift worker when it comes to childcare arrangements – especially with younger children. Structure is important to your business or career success and your …
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parent Everything you need to know about OFSTED registration for Nannies Can a nanny register with OFSTED? Childminders are required by law to be registered with OFSTED, while for nannies registration is voluntary. Unlike childminders who care for children in their own …
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parent What is a DBS certificate and does my nanny need one? What is a DBS Certificate? Previously known as a CRB (Criminal Records Bureau) check, a DBS (Disclosure and Barring Service) check is a record of an individual’s convictions, cautions, reprimands and …
ABOUT US

Our guides are written by a bright team of nannies, babysitters, maternity nurses and other childcare experts. We write about topics interesting for parents and nannies - useful information, top tips and bits of advice. Nanny Network is committed to children - to their health, well-being and their education - our guides are a reflection of what we believe children deserve. We hope you enjoy reading our guides and we are always looking our for new writers to join our team so please contact us if you have something you want other people to read.

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