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020 650 3232


Evening Babysitters


Parents all deserve a fun occasional night off.

£30 6 month service fee.

A small price to pay for reliable interviewed and reference checked Nursery Nurses, Midwifes, Nannies and Teachers who all drive.

Monday to Thursday £7 hour
Friday and Saturday £8 hour.

A small price to pay for happy and safe children.

You can meet a new babysitter for one hour beforehand. Many of our babysitters remain with the same family for up to 5 years.


BRITISH RED CROSS
FIRST AID COURSE


British Red Cross First Aid Ofsted £80 course
1998 as a leader in the Nanny Agency industry we were the first to request our own one day Paediatric training. Run every six weeks 9am – 5pm on a Saturday. Nannies to book please contact Debbie or for our new parent only course -
contact Emma.



Agency Annual
Event Invitation


July
Teddy Bear Picnic Last Wednesday 12 -2pm For Nannies and employers children near swings Kelsey Park Beckenham.

December
Christmas Cake Party first Wednesday 6 -7pm. For nannies, babysitters, clients and friends of the Agency to join us for a festive drink.

Telephone agency to book on: 020 8650 3232



For odd days and weeks we have School Holiday or Temporary nannies


Available from 7.30am Minimum booking 3 hour Nanny paid £9 per hour gross Agency admin fee £5 per day Payable by bank transfer.



If you have any questions please do telephone or visit our Beckenham High Street office Monday to Friday
9 am - 3pm.

Kind Regards Debbie NNEB

I founded the agency in 1985 and before worked 8 years as a Nanny in London, Istanbul, Canada, France
and Spain.

020 650 3232
 
What is a Nanny?


A Nanny provides childcare in the employer’s home
, usually when both parents are at work.  A nanny is responsible for looking after the welfare, happiness and daily routine of the children including washing, ironing and cooking nutritious children’s meals 

Generally, a Nanny will be a trained nursery nurse, aged 18+ or someone without qualifications who has had a minimum of three years continuous employment as a nanny in the UK. 

Good sense of humour a must for nannies!

This is compared to a registered childminder, who need only complete a 12 hour childcare course to for OfSted to sanction them suitable to care for up to five children!

A Nanny has chosen a childcare career as a nanny specifically.  They are interested in the development and care of children and trained to provide one to one care for children within their own home.  Childminding, on the other hand, is often a second career for an individual, who originally chose an office based job, not at all related to childcare.  Often the hours and work suit mums with children of their own and it is convenience that prompts them to take it up.  Hence their cheaper hourly rate.

These are the most usual qualifications although there are others.  Courses can take 1-2 years and can now be obtained whilst employed by a day nursery and monitored by a NVQ assessor rather than by attending a college course. 

  • NNEB (National Nursery Examination Board) 2-year training. 
  • DCE (Diploma in Childcare and Education) (formerly NNEB) 2-year course. 
  • CACHE (Diploma in Nursery Nursing)
  • CACHE (Diploma in Childcare) NVQ level 3 and 2 where students are assessed at work
  • NVQs (National Vocational Qualifications) in various childcare courses.
    • Level 4 – Qualified to run a nursery and to supervise staff
    • Level 3 – generally accepted to be equivalent to the NNEB or DCE
    • Level 2 – qualified to begin a career in childcare either in a nursery or in a nanny post with some parental guidance.
    • Level 1 – very basic childcare course
  • BTEC (National Diploma in Nursery Nursing).  Similar to NNEB/DCE but with the emphasis more college based. 
  • NAMCW (National Association for Maternal Child Welfare). 
  • City and Guilds – in Family and Community Care or Caring.
  • Montessori – a certificate in a specific Nursery Teaching practice.

Other very basic useful courses include YTS Childcare, Childcare GCSE, Evening Childcare courses and nursery based 1-day courses.  Not all qualifications will be acceptable for Childcare Approval Scheme Registration. May we advise unqualified but very experienced nannies to check with Ofsted whether they can still apply for approval without completing the 12 hour introductory childminder course.

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