Live-in and live-out nannies look after children in the home, offering individual care.

Nannies can be "sole charge" which means that the parents of the children are not at home, or they can work alongside the mother or parents.

A complete care package is offered by a nanny, as they also clean up after the children and cook. They may live in the home or be 'daily nannies' and live out.

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A little about nannies...

Childcare qualifications and experience

Nannies may hold a childcare qualification, or have previous experience of being a nanny. They look after babies and children of all ages.

Salaries vary enormously according to the type of job you're hiring a nanny to do, which part of the UK you're in, and the hours required.

Your local Tinies nanny agency will be able to advise you on nanny costs.

Live-in nannies vs. live-out daily nannies

It often works out cheaper to have a live-in nanny, but that's because accommodation is provided for free. The childcare responsibilities of your nanny will be agreed in advance.

You can discuss with Tinies whether a live-in nanny or a live-out daily nanny would be best for your family.

Find out the differences between a live-in nanny and a live-out nanny

Full-time or part-time nannies  

All nanny positions can be temporary or permanent or full-time or part-time.

Some families may be looking at having a nanny for anything up to 6 months, perhaps to cover an existing nanny's maternity leave, for example.

We also have part-time nannies in the UK who can do holiday cover, or go abroad with a family on vacation, to be an extra pair of hands.

How to Hire a Full Time Nanny - Proxy parents

These are nannies who can take over from parents who have to go away from their children.

The Nanny / Proxy Parent lives in the house with the children 24 hours a day for as long as required - this is most typical when parents go away for a long weekend or have to be away on business.

There are many factors to consider while employing a full-time nanny. The first is whether you want a live-in or live-out nanny. Live-in nannies are generally a bit less expensive, but they can be more flexible with their schedules and provide more consistent care.

You must also choose if you want a nanny with official training or one with experience caring for children but no formal education. Qualified nannies will have completed courses in child development and first aid and have documentation of their training.

Of course, you'll also need to consider your budget when hiring a full-time nanny. Be sure to get quotes from Tinies before making a decision. We will help you to get the perfect match for your requirement.

Finally, it's essential to trust your gut when hiring a nanny. Make sure you feel comfortable with the person you're considering and that they seem a good fit for your family.

How to Hire a Part-Time Nanny/Lunch Cover Assistant in the UK

Part time nannies can work any period of a few hours a day to 4 days per week. However it is harder to find childcare for short periods of time during the day, therefore you may consider a nanny share.

Our lunch cover nursery assistants are experienced and qualified professionals responsible for supervising and caring for children during their lunchtime at the nursery. They ensure that children eat safely and healthily, assist them with their needs, and engage them in educational activities during their free time. When searching for a lunch cover assistant, it's essential to consider their qualifications, personality, and availability to ensure they can meet your needs and exceed your expectations. Whether you're a working parent or a nursery manager, finding the right lunch cover assistant is crucial to ensure your child's or students' safety, comfort, and happiness.

When hiring a part-time nanny in the UK you will need to be more flexible with your working hours as well as the days of the week that you require childcare. We will also help with the vetting process and provide you with a shortlist of suitable candidates. The most important thing when hiring a part-time nanny is to ensure that you find someone who you can trust and who will bond well with your children.

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