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Exclusive Household Staff Nannies are a high profile Nanny & Governess agency providing childcare services across London, the UK and overseas. We specialise in placing highly proficient child carers, Live-in Nannies, Daily Nannies, Maternity Nurses and Governesses in private households, estates and corporations of royalty, VIP, top executives, and professional families around the world.
Our Exclusive Nannies, Maternity Nurses and Governesses have a minimum of 3 years’ childcare experience, most of them hold a CRB check (DBS), first aid certificate and suitable childcare qualifications. We also cater for families who raise bilingual and special needs children.
A SUMMARY OF CHILDCARE ROLES
A Nanny/Manny Vacancy
A Nanny is employed by an individual or family primarily to create a safe and stimulating environment for their children. This can be male or female. Nannies would usually be expected to carry out duties such as taking children to/from school or nursery, preparing nutritious meals, arranging educational trips, and planning playdates. Other tasks, such as laundry and cleaning, may be required. A role can be live-in Nanny or live-out Nanny and may also accompany the family when they travel.
A Maternity Nurse Vacancy
A Maternity Nurse is a nursing professional whom is employed to look after mother and baby once the baby is born, usually for the first 6-8 weeks. Duties will mainly be establishing a sleeping and feeding routing, and feeding baby whenever required. They will also advise mother on diet, rest and the wellbeing of herself, as well as teaching the parent/s about baby’s development.
A Governess Vacancy
A Governess is employed to teach and train school age children on an educational basis. She would usually be a qualified primary or secondary school teacher and is there to concentrate on meeting the child’s educational needs, rather than their physical. Duties would commonly include teaching curriculum appropriate subjects, ensuring manners and etiquette are of a good standard, organising educationally beneficial trips, and liaising with both parents and schools to discuss the child’s development.
A Private Tutor Vacancy
A Private Tutor is employed to teach a child or a very small group of children. Their primary purpose is to ensure the child gains a good level of education and is achieving to the best of their ability at all times. This may be tutoring in specific subjects or generally across a variety of chosen subjects to attain the highest possible level. Tutors can also encourage a child’s independence and social development which can build their confidence. Tutors may be particularly useful for families that travel regularly and don’t want their children’s education affected.
A GUIDE TO NANNY QUALIFICATIONS
The leading recognised childcare qualifications are:
CACHE Level 3 Diploma in Childcare and Education (DCE) (previously known as NNEB)
BTEC Higher National Diploma
NVQ in Childcare and Education – Level 3
Montessori - Early Years Degree or Diploma
CACHE Foundation Award in Caring for Children (CFCC)
CACHE Level 2 Certificate in Childcare and Education (CCE)
CACHE Level 3 Diploma in Child Care and Education (DCE) (previously known as NNEB)
CACHE Level 3 Certificate in Child-minding Practice (CCP)
BTEC (Business and Technology Education Council)
BTEC National Diploma Childhood Studies (Nursery Nursing)
BTEC Higher National Diploma (HND) Childhood Studies (Nursery Nursing)
BTEC National Certificate Childhood Studies (Nursery Nursing)
BTEC Higher National Certificate Childhood Studies (Nursery Nursing)
The BTEC First Certificate
NVQs in Early Years Care and Education
NVQ in Childcare and Education – Level 2
NVQ in Childcare and Education – Level 3
The NVQ Level 4 is undertaken by a childcare worker who would already be trained to management level – more academically challenging. It consists of three strands to choose from: Advanced Practice; Enhancing Quality and Quality Control; Management.
Maternity Nurse Courses includes emergency first-aid, prevention of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome, post-natal care of mother and child, breast-feeding support, baby massage, and maternal and infant nutrition.
Nanny qualifications and training courses are constantly updated. The basics remain the same but the Government regularly restructure the whole framework of qualifications for those who want to work in the childcare profession.
A GUIDE TO NANNY SALARIES IN LONDON
Nanny salaries vary depending on the Nanny position itself. Live-in, live-out and part-time Nannies all vary in salary as well as the hours they are expected to work. With this in mind, we have created a guide to industry standards covering every type of Nanny job out there. Unlike other careers, Nanny salaries can be stated in net values. It is important to establish whether you are talking about net or gross right from the outset. It is also important to note that the rates listed below are based on Nannies who have at least two years’ full-time Nanny experience.
NANNY SALARY GUIDE (NET)
Live-out Nanny permanent (Daily Nanny) -£10-£14/hour +
Live-in Nanny permanent (5 days) - £400-£600/week +
6 days pw, live-in or 24-Hour Care - £550-£750/week +
Temporary live-out Nanny - £12-£16/hour +
Weekend live-out Nanny - £14-£18/hour +
Weekend live-in Nanny - By negotiation depending on whether 24 hour care is required After School live-out Nanny - £13-£16/hour
Maternity Nanny - £800 + per week (gross)
Full-time Nannies (Daily Nannies) normally work 5 days per week. Most daily Nannies are willing to babysit one or two nights during the week. However, this is usually paid in addition to the Nanny’s weekly net salary, and is by separate negotiation. Of course, there are always exceptions to the rule, especially if you offer your Nanny extra perks (ie private use of a car, shorter working week, late starts with full salary etc).
Families typically employ live-in Nannies for the sake of convenience. Due to the benefit of not having to travel to work as well as having free accommodation, a live-in Nanny is expected to work longer hours than a Daily Nanny – approximately 60 hours per week. It is also expected of a live-in Nanny to do 1-2 nights of babysitting each week. Unlike a Daily Nanny, these 1-2 nights of babysitting are not paid in addition to his/ her weekly net salary. We recommend these nights are not regularly at the weekend or on their days off, and they should be offered a bedroom that is entirely for their use.
After school Nannies and weekend Nannies are the hardest to come by. After school Nanny jobs also pay more as the Nanny is occasionally required to work afternoons during the academic year and full-time during the holidays. This varying schedule hinders the Nanny in finding supplemental employment elsewhere.
Should you have any questions, the Exclusive Household Staff dedicated Nanny Desk offers advice on appropriate salary offers for all levels of Nannies and Nanny jobs.