A Nanny is:

  • A carer of children and a carer of families. Nannies become emotionally relevant figures to both children and adults. They will join in to the life of a family in order to make it easier whenever possible, by offering help, energy, thoughts, imagination, information, points of view and support.

  • A whole person. Spending time with a child helps an adult to become better, happier and more aware version of themselves. Caring for families involves intense emotional labor that needs to be acknowledged by all, so that the emotional health of both carers and charges is ensured.

Nanny duties will vary, but often include:

  • Being reliable and punctual.

  • Taking care of young babies and children while the parents are not there (sole charge).

  • Taking care of babies and children alongside the family (shared care).

  • Pick-ups and set-downs from schools and kindergartens, or to/from after school activities.

  • Fostering child development through play, participation in daily activities, reading and outings.

  • Liaising with schools and kindergartens as required.

  • Ensuring the children are safe and supervised at all times.

  • Helping with homework.

  • Helping to keep the children’s clothes clean and their rooms and toys tidy.

  • Preparing healthy meals and snacks for the children.

A Babysitter is:

  • An experienced carer who will look after a family’s children very occasionally  for a few hours, or for a considerable number of hours on a short-term basis.
  • If you would like to become a member of our Sitters team, you should take a look here – make sure you read through the whole page, including out terms and conditions of service below the contact form, so that you understand how we work.
  • If you wish to become a member of the Sitters team you should apply as described here.