How does it work?
NANNY OR BABYSITTER?
A BABYSITTER IS
A carer who will look after a family’s children occasionally and for a few hours whilst the parents are away, for example on a night out, or during a doctor’s appointment. Your and your Babysitter/s will work together not on a fixed schedule, but depending on when you need them and they are available. Your family may need to get to know and work with a couple of Babysitters, because when hours are sporadic and spontaneous, it is very hard for one Sitter to pledge unwavering availability. If you need a Babysitter, please take a look here.
A NANNY IS
A carer that will commit to working with a family mid to long term. Whether they look after the children ten of fifty-five hours a week, they will become an integral part of family life, building an emotional bond with the children built on the consistency of their presence. If you need a Nanny, you are in the right place.
YOU NEED TO KNOW THAT
Most Nannies will require shifts that are at least three hours long, and searches for positions that entail fewer than 9 hours per week tend to attract significantly fewer candidatures. This is because the Nanny’s commitment in terms of time, energy and logistics is hard to compensate when a Nanny’s services are required for under 9 hours each week, or for under three hours per shift. Shorter shifts and smaller positions may be considered if a family is able to offer higher-than-average hourly rates.
HOW DOES A NANNY SEARCH WORK?
EXTRA ARMS INTERVIEWS NEW NANNIES EVERY WEEK
Each interview lasts a minimum of ninety minutes. We ask them to provide us with their CV, references, certificates. We ensure that those who make it to our books, based on their skill-set and experience, are ready to work by explaining their set-up options and supporting them in obtaining all the paperwork relative to either being ready to become an employee, or start as a freelancer.
PLEASE FILL OUT THE FAMILY APPLICATION FORM BELOW
We will be in touch to schedule a family consultation. During the consultation we will discuss exactly what your needs are, and explain what Nanny options best suit your situation.
WE’LL FOLLOW UP WITH A BESPOKE JOB DESCRIPTION COST OVERVIEW
We will tweak, adjust and re-work your job description until we reach full consensus on the terms of the search.
ONCE YOU ARE READY, WE WILL RUN WITH THE SEARCH
As candidate Nannies come back with interest in the job description, we’ll help schedule interviews with those the family wishes to meet. There will be as many interviews as it takes for the family to select a candidate they wish to offer the position to.
WHEN YOUR NANNY IS FOUND, WE WILL SUPPORT NEGOTIATIONS AND SCHEDULE A PRE EMPLOYMENT CONSULTATION
During which all aspects of the working relationship will be discussed, and put on paper and sent to both parties.
EXTRA ARMS CAN HELP NAVIGATE THE BUREAUCRACY
To ensure that your working relationship is safe, legal and dependable.
WE WILL BE THERE FOR YOU THROUGHOUT YOUR WORK TOGETHER
You can get in touch at any point during the placement, if you come up against any bumps in the road, big or small. We’re here to help.