You post a job, and have available candidates apply. You can then contact the applicants to arrange interviews. If you post a ‘featured’ job post, you can browse all nanny profiles and indicate to those that you like.
You will receive notifications of applications directly to your email inbox and you can also log into your dashboard to check applicants. Your dashboard will also contain information of previous jobs you have posted and also your account details if you need to update them.
Absolutely! We would recommend that when you are ready to start interviewing some nannies that you do so at home – when most of the family members are able to meet her. We recommend you leave up to an hour for a nanny interview – and that you prepare a list of questions. If you are super busy a preliminary telephone interview could work and then a face to face interview can be organised second. You can take a look at our suggested interview questions here.
The wages of each individual nanny can vary in different circumstances. Most nannies working in the London area charge £10-12 per hour inclusive or inclusive of tax. For more specialist or experienced nannies you may be looking at £12-18/hour depending on experience and qualifications. The amount you pay the nanny will also depend on the hours you require them to work – for example you may need them to work on a weekend and then the rate would be higher than during the week. Take a look at our blog post about how much to pay a nanny.
1. You get to post a job on our website for 40 days; 2. Your job stays at the top of the listings; 3. You get to browse nanny profiles and indicate to those you like; 4. Your job is featured in our nanny newsletter; 5. Your job is shared on social media; 6. Full email support from our team.
Once you select which plan you wish to have, we take payments via our website using the secure card processing system called ‘Stripe’. Our website is fully securely encryted with an SSL certificate so it is perfectly safe to use.
Certainly - this can be done anytime.! You can log into your dashboard, and pay to upgrade from a ‘Basic’ job post to a ‘Featured’ one at any time. You only pay the difference to upgrade and you will be sure to receive many more applicants.
We screen and select every nanny to join our team. We ask every nanny to send a CV, to submit all their personal information, be minimum 21 years of age, have a minimum of 2 years childcare experience, have at least 2 glowing references and to create a profile on our website detailing their work history. Unlike other online services, we only accept nannies who are already based in London.
A nanny is a person who can provide specialist care for your children, which usually takes place during the day. During this time, the nanny will care for all the needs of your child and will continue with an established routine. You may employ a nanny for when you go back to work, or to pick up your children from school or nursery. A babysitter, in general, has less experience than a nanny of working with children and will come and ‘sit’ in the evening when the children are already in bed or on their way to bed. At Nanny Network we can match you with any childcare your family needs – we can provide the perfect solution to all your requirements.
This is the hard part! Luckily by using our site, we will make sure you do not leave out any of the important details on your advert like location, hours per week and job type. The actual description part needs some attention as it will help you find your dream nanny. We have put together this handy guide to help:
In order to join our team, you need to please create a profile on our website, which offers us information about you and also a detailed work history. We will approve your profile based on our criteria and this usually is done the same day.
We are afraid that is not how we work. We need every nanny on our team to create a profile - its acts like your online CV. In fact, the profile system will save you money in the long run as you just need to update your work history as you gain more experience - rather than write a new CV each time.
Your personal contact details are not displayed anywhere on the site and neither is your full name. It is only after you apply for a job that your contact information is shared with the parents so they can call you to arrange interview.
Your application is sent to the parents who will receive your profile information and your contact details. It is then their decision if they wish to call or email you for an interview. It is usually at this stage that they will ask to see your full CV and maybe your documents. We really recommend having a scanned copy on file of all your documents ready.
We have a function on our site that allows parents who have posted a job to indicate a ‘like’ on your profile. This is only for parents who have posted a job, who like the sound of your profile, and who are inviting you to apply to their advert. There is not messaging service here - you will only receive a notification inviting you to apply.