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Finding the right balance between work and home can be difficult sometimes as life in the British Capital charges along at such a rapid pace. The sheer scale of London, however, makes finding someone to help in the home as a nanny or au pair quite straight forward provided that you look in the right places.
A good nanny or au pair is not just someone who helps with child care. A nanny or au pair is an individual who becomes a part of the family and plays a critical role in the ongoing development - both emotionally and intellectually - of your children. A successful relationship with a nanny or an au pair should create a platform of confidence from which to go out and conquer the world, knowing that your children are receiving excellent care at home.
Welcoming a stranger into the home can be difficult. This is where a reputable child care agency such as Little Ones plays a vital role in assessing a family and their needs and finding applicants that match values and lifestyle. As the Capital's leading child care agency, we have a respected profile in the industry, together with established networks that attract the brightest, highly skilled and truly responsible nannies and au pairs.
A professional agency has carefully developed systems for looking at nannies and au pairs and then aligning them with a host family for a mutually rewarding engagement. The candidates we put forward are screened exhaustively before we represent them, and we have a process in place for the thorough evaluation and screening of candidates including DBS checks. We have qualified staff who assess new applicants and their background, references, and qualifications, finally conducting interviews to ensure potential nannies and au pairs meet our stringent criteria.
The consultants who conduct assessments all have many years of experience, many speaking more than one language. This reflects that fact that many au pairs and nannies speak another language, which is another potential benefit they may bring when looking after your children.
Placing a nanny or au pair with a family where they are useful and appreciated is incredibly rewarding. Helping young people and families in this way can bring mutual benefits for everyone involved. Very often lifelong friendships are formed when the right nanny or au pair is placed with a family who will benefit from their unique talents.
Choosing the right nanny or au pair is an important decision and an established agency such as ours can support you at every stage. We will be there to ensure that your nanny or au pair is a great match and we can also provide support for your nanny or au pair, as we know that some require help to finesse their English or create a support system of their own.
There are places on the internet where it’s possible to locate potential nannies or au pairs, however there are risks associated with doing this. We operate with the utmost integrity to ensure that your nanny or au pair is a perfect match.