Tips for Finding a Nanny in London
If you are returning to work, progressing your career, starting a business from home or running a large house with small children you will be, most likely, wishing and longing for quality and affordable childcare. When choosing childcare we recommend you first assess your needs and finances. What can you afford? How many hours a day do you need? Does it need to be local? More important to you will be your child’s needs, but unfortunately unless you have a blank cheque and live in a large city your choices will be governed by finances and local childcare options available.
Where to Find Childcare
The internet search engines are
the best way to find up to date and relevant information on local providers. By
searching for the type of childcare and location you will get the best results.
Alternatively you can use a phone book, or your local Children’s information
Service (CIS) www.nacis.org.uk.
Direct Gov www.direct.gov.uk
will also give you information regarding registered childcare providers, which
can help if you receive tax credits or wish to use the childcare voucher
scheme. Nowadays all childcare can be registered www.ofsted.gov.uk,
the only exception being Grandparent or family members. Best bear Childcare www.bestbear.co.uk
offers valuable information regarding
Childcare, and offers the only Nanny Agency Vetting service, be sure to only
use a nanny agency recommended by Best Bear as these accredited agencies have
to personally interview and screen the candidates prior to sending to you for
interview. Childcare Link www.childcarelink.gov.uk proves useful in sourcing childminders and
local nurseries / pre schools. Don’t forget a very important place to find
childcare is though personal recommendation and word of mouth so ask around and
find out the best childcare options in your local area through mother and
toddler groups and NCT groups.
A Nanny Agency that we recommend to help find a Nanny in London is Harmony at Home.