What is a Nanny ?
Care and education are probably the two most challenging and important tasks for parents.
A nanny is generally responsible for all aspects of a child’s, or children's, life, whether they are newborns or teenagers.
This is usually inclusive of the child’s, or children's, education, physical and mental care, and leisure activities. Nannies may only be required during the parents' absence, or at all times.
A professional nanny must be patient, attentive and able to guide the child, or children, throughout their learning and development.
What responsibilities could a Nanny expect ?
Duties for the children may include:
- Bathing and dressing
- Organising regular nutritious, balanced meals and snacks
- Washing and ironing
- Collecting them from nursery, primary school, after-school activities etc.
- Babysitting duties
- Preparing and implementing a school routine
- Supervising homework and exam preparation
- Encouraging creativity, imagination and social development
- Informing parents on their child’s progress
- Caring for physical and mental health: includes looking after the children when sick, supervising administration of medicine (agreed with parents), visits to the doctor, listening to them etc.
- Organising fun, educational activities
- Cleaning and tidying bedroom(s), toys and games room(s)
- Preparing and organising for special occasions, such as birthdays, Christmas etc.
- Preparing luggage and toys for travelling
- Establishing and maintaining good communications with parents at all times
- Respecting and adapting to parental preferences and needs in regards to discipline, routines, activities and living or travel arrangements
Requirements for Nannies
All nannies should:
- Behave professionally and with discretion at all times
- Ensure the child receives appropriate physical, emotional and educative care
- Motivate and encourage the children to succeed
- Be respectful of family confidence, avoid divulging information without employer consent
- Be respectful of any family customs, traditions and values
What accommodation should be expected for a Nanny ?
- Live-in contract: the nanny is offered private living quarters within the family home. This will depend on employer requirements.
- Live-out: ideally, the nanny would still live close to the family home.
All our Nannies are required to :
- Hold clean criminal records in both their country of employment and country of origin
- Present all certificates and qualifications from training centres and/or schools they attended
- Successfully pass two interview stages
- Provide at least three positive references from previous employers
- Complete professional dossiers containing: CV, cover letter, proof of identity (photocopy or scan), proof of address, proof of the right to work in the country of employment (if applicable), driving license and pay slips from previous professional placements. Candidates should be aware that other documentation may also be required.
Morgan & Mallet International places and recruits Nannies for temporary, seasonal, or permanent contracts. Our recruitment consultants are always available to answer your questions.