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How to find a back up Nanny

Whether you need a Back Up Nanny temporarily at short notice or you know you have something coming up that means you could do with an extra pair of hands, Little Ones’ Back Up Nannies are here to help. Our Back Up Nannies are able to be knocking on your door in as little as two hours after you have spoken to a Back Up Nanny consultant.

How do I pay a Back Up Nanny?

Little Ones offers our clients two different charge rate options when deciding to hire a Back Up Nanny. While every placement and family is unique, these options are the standard pay rates offered however depending on the specifications of the job, there may be variation in these rates. With Little Ones Back Up Nanny services, you do not need to worry about paying the Nanny’s Tax or National Insurance contributions like you would with a permanent Nanny. Either the Nanny is employed through Little Ones and we take care of their contributions or they are self employed and are responsible for declaring any contributions to HMRC themselves.

Depending on the job specification, below are the two options that Little Ones offers to our clients as payment methods:

1) £150.00 per 7-day agency fee plus VAT = £180.00 in total. Once payment is processed we then activate your search and start sending your profile of qualified candidates who are free for this position. It is then up to you to choose a profile and arrange a telephone interview as a quick introduction so you feel comfortable with the nanny who is going to work for you.

All of the Back Up Nannies that are eligible to work through this option are self-employed and therefore it is their responsibility to declare any taxes and contributions to HMRC.

The hourly pay rate for the nannies would be £15 per hour but this would increase to £16 per hour on weekends and double time on any UK bank holidays during the year.

2) £26.00 per hour and in this, the following is included; VAT, candidates wages, Holiday/pension contribution as per UK law and our agency margin. This option is suitable for 20 hours throughout the week period. A minimum of 5 x hours per day is our minimum booking policy.

Interviewing a Back Up nanny

When you require Back Up childcare, time is of the essence. This means that you do not have the luxury of time to interview extensively a range of candidates over a number of weeks to find the right fit for you. This is is why Little Ones takes the vetting and interview process so seriously when we sign up Back Up Nannies to our database.

Your specialist consultant will provide you with a selection of profiles of Back Up Nannies that are available and meet your requirements. Once you have decided on a Back Up Nanny that you would like to interview, your consultant will arrange a phone interview between the two of you.

On this phone interview, you are able to discuss your requirements and any specifications you have in regards to the care you need in more detail, such as allergies your children might have or other special requirements that need to be noted. This will also allow you to get to know your Back Up Nanny better and decide whether they are the right fit for you and yoru family. It is important that you communicate thoroughly what you are specifically looking for in your Back Up Nanny to ensure that the candidate you are speaking with is able to get a comprehensive understanding of your family’s needs.

For almost 15 years, Little Ones have been dedicated to ensuring your children are in safe hands. Our vetting procedure is comprehensive and will leave no stone unturned. Our consultants only work with childcarers who are compliant and who they have personally checked. We understand that letting someone into your home to care for your children can be daunting enough as it is, not being able to go through a full interview process yourself takes it to the next level. This is why Little Ones has the most extensive vetting and interview process in the industry. All of our Back Up Nannies are brought into the office for a face to face interview, where experience is discussed at great length, copies of documents are taken and references we are able to contact are obtained.

All of our Back Up Nannies are required to have two references that our consultants are able to verify verbally and all candidates must have a clear enhanced DBS certificate before we place them.

Knowing how to react in an emergency situation is paramount to all our Back Up Nannies which is why they will all have an Ofsted compliant paediatric first aid certificate that is renewed regularly.

Our vetting procedure includes:

  • Face to face interviews in our Central London offices
  • Personally checking two verbal references
  • A clear enhanced DBS check
  • An Ofsted compliant first aid qualification
  • Identity checks

Our Back Up Nannies are utter professionals who are either career nannies who have decided to do Back Up Nanny placements while they work out their next permanent nanny position or nannies who work full time as a Back Up Nanny. Little Ones has built a reputation over the last 15 years of only working with the most elite nannies available and this certainly is the case with our Back Up Nannies. We don’t settle for less than the best we know you wouldn’t settle either. Needing a nanny at the last minute doesn’t mean you need to sacrifice quality for availability.

Why you should work with Little Ones for your Back Up Nanny services

Our years of experience within the Back Up Nannying industry has meant that our vetting procedure has been honed down to a fine art. When you use a Back Up Nanny agency like Little Ones you can rest assured that the Back Up Nanny you are being presented with has had a thorough background check, verbal references have been verified by our expert Back Up Nanny consultants and their experience complies with what you require for your family exactly.

Our Back Up Nanny consultants believe that you should feel supported the very moment you contact us, and will not stop once you have found your Back Up Nanny that perfectly compliments your needs. Our consultants are always on hand to assist at any point during your search.

Helping hand from the very beginning

Little Ones understands that if you require a Back Up Nanny, you do not have time to spare. This is why we have built up our database of Nannies that are extensively vetted and ready to assist your family.

Using a Back Up Nanny agency such as Little Ones takes the hassle of resourcing potential Nannies from you and will only present you with the best of the best that we meet. We bring them into the office for a face to face interview where their experience and qualifications are discussed at length and we are able to obtain verbal references which we then personally check ourselves.

From the very first call, your expert Back Up Nanny consultant will guide you through what your options are, what would suit your requirements most closely and put your mind to rest with any concerns you might have regarding your Back Up Nanny search. Our consultants are also on hand to help and answer any questions you might have along the way, using an agency that specialises in Back Up Nannies like Little Ones means you have a direct line to the experts. No matter what stage you are at with your Back Up Nanny search, our consultants are on hand to assist.

Working with experts from the very start

Our years of experience within the Back Up Nanny industry means we know what it takes to be an exceptional Back Up Nanny, which is why all the Back Up Nannies we work with are the best of the best that are available. We pride ourselves on providing a premium level of service and care for our clients because we expect the same from our Back Up Nannies. We maintain the highest standards and expect the best from our Back Up Nannies because we know you expect the best for yourself.

Here at Little Ones, we pride ourselves on being able to provide a premium, luxury service for an aspect of your life that is so personal.

Using an agency that specialises in Back Up Nannies for your home like Little Ones means you can be sure you will receive support from every side, we will take the stress of finding an Back Up Nanny from you and present you with Back Up Nanny options that perfectly aligns with your Back Up Nanny needs and your schedule.

We work with your family to find solutions, whatever your needs. To make perfect and seamless placements is Little Ones ethos.

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