Visit our office by appointment:
Apex Business Centre
8 – 12 Bromley Road,
Beckenham, Kent BR3 5JE
Located just 3 minutes walk from Marks and Spencer in Beckenham High Street
Our Croydon shop
for 20 years, 1985 - 2005
A nanny at our
teddy bear picnic
The Benefits of Employing a Nanny.
Siblings are cared for together and by the same familiar childcarer, therefore receiving personalised and consistent care within the home.
Nannies are more cost effective than a childminder where there is more than one child in a family to be cared for.
Children receive care in their own home. This is much more convenient for parents than having to take children and their equipment to and from a childminder before
If you choose a qualified or very experienced nanny you have the reassurance this is their chosen profession due to genuine love of children
Childcare continues if the child is sick and the child is cared for in the home environment. (Nurseries are understandably reluctant to take sick children).
Childcare continues during school holidays with nannies
Nannies aim to be flexible and will try to book their holidays with good notice at mutually convenient times.
Many other child related duties are also undertaken by the Nanny. These include washing and ironing, cooking and cleaning of bedrooms, play areas and toys. Also structuring local appropriate outings for the children with parental consent.
Nannies are a great source of childcare information and experience, which can be of comfort and support, particularly for first time mums.
Nannies can be a valuable additional babysitter. Many nannies are happy to babysit and it can be a comfort to parents to have somebody on hand with whom their children are already familiar
Children - particularly young children - benefit emotionally from the security of being cared for in their own home environment where they are more familiar and comfortable.
In April 2005 the long campaigned for Nanny Register arrived. Known as the Childcare Approved Scheme this will cost the nanny £96 each year which includes the CRB check (not reference checks). It offers parents a combined income of up to £59,000pa. part payment of childcare costs. In 1996 Debbie was invited by a Beckenham MP to the Houses of Parliament to discuss Nanny Register issues.