THIS AGENCY IS RUN BY NANNIES
(SOME OF WHOM ARE ALSO PARENTS)
All families need help, and we want them to get it. We feel that the best way we can achieve that is to provide our Nannies with all the professional, community and emotional support we can. Their work is important, and so is their quality of life.
WE DO NOT BELIEVE IN “UNDER THE TABLE” WORK
Especially in the delicate and risky profession that is childcare. We believe that the peace of mind that comes from working legally and having a dependable income makes for happier, better and more mindful carers.
WE WILL PROVIDE GUIDANCE
We will help you navigate the bureaucratic intricacies of health insurance coverage, employment contract types, freelance work, and Nanny-appropriate liability insurance. We will never pressure anyone to work or register freelance, but if a Nanny wishes or needs to work freelance, we will be there to help them understand how manage their work appropriately.
WE’LL MENTOR, IF YOU WANT US TO
The Nanny profession is considered, defined and spoken about in very differently ways across the world. We want to support Nannies to own their role as a professional in the field of childcare. We’ll help you understand how to write a CV that describes your experiences in childcare appropriately, and represents you fairly. We’ll help you obtain and gather all the documentation you’ll need to prove your experience and reliability. We’ll never discriminate, always accept the uniqueness of individuals and help each carer understand what it is that they bring to the table, valuing your experiences both within and outside the field of childcare.
WE WILL BE THERE
To mediate, counsel and support you before, during and after your time with each family. Extra Arms holds an Nanny Chats for Nannies to attend, so they can meet each other, ask each other for advice, share stories, resources and materials. All Nannies we place are offered access to our Nanny Whatsapp group so you can always stay in touch and develop your network independently.
WE WILL PROVIDE STRIVE TO BUILD A COMMUNITY OF PEERS AND PROVIDE TRAINING
We organized Nanny Chats as regularly as we can: these are meetings that any and all Nannies can take part in, to get to know each other, tell their stories, ask questions and support each other. These events are free of charge, and you can usually join both in person and online.
We also regularly organize training courses for Nannies. We will keep the price of training as low as we can, we wish as many carers as possible to be able to participate. Never hesitate to let us know if you’d like to join a course but would struggle to afford it: we’ll do our best to work something out.
Taking a good childcare related course will not only improve each carer’s chances of finding work and obtaining better rates of pay. It will also make your care more intentional, better suited to your character and your charges’ and family’s needs, and much more rewarding. For more information on training, please take a look here.