Hiring A Nanny

We can help with all aspects around employing a nanny.

  • Interview questions
  • Contract of employment
  • Nanny salary expectations
  • Payroll
  • Pension

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With Fulham Nannies nanny agency service.

Here you can find lots of information that we hope will help finding and hiring the perfect nanny for your family.

We source qualified & experienced Maternity Nurses & Nannies in London.

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If you need last minute childcare we can offer temporary nanny cover, we can arrange a temporary nanny or find longer term extra help for both Live-in & Live-out positions.

We're experienced at connecting nannies that can work on a temporary basis with families when the unexpected happens and you need a nanny quickly.

We hope the information here will be of help to you.

If you would like to discuss any aspect of employing a nanny, or have any burning questions please get in touch today and we'll be delighted to see how we can help you.


Nanny duties normally include:

  • To advise and guide on child development, age appropriate activities, behavioural issues, and health and safety
  • Washing, ironing, sewing of children's clothes
  • Washing and ironing of children's bed linens
  • Changing nappies, bathing, and feeding of younger children
  • Cleaning children's bedrooms, bathroom and playroom and keeping tidy
  • Cleaning maintenance of all toys and play equipment
  • Planning the days to be stimulating, educational and include fun activities and outings
  • Attending playgroups, play-dates, park trips and children classes.
  • Reading stories to younger children and encouraging older children to read, including help with their homework
  • School runs
  • Babysitting by agreement

Please note nanny duties do not normally include cooking for parents or household cleaning, however some nannies may be happy to shop for the family, dog walk or perform similar agreed duties by prior arrangement.


A good nanny should...

  • Be able to plan and arrange safe, fun learning opportunities;
  • Know how to plan and prepare healthy meals and snacks;
  • Have first aid training;
  • Show good organisational skills;
  • Have an interest in children as individuals, and a confident and positive personality;
  • Have experience of working with children of various ages, as a sole charge nanny;
  • Be warm, caring and patient;


If you decide to hire a nanny you must remember that you will be the nanny's employer and instantly have a set of responsibilities to your employee.


The main consideration when hiring a nanny is to find the best person for the job, but please keep in mind that as an employer there are certain things you should know:

  • Register as an employer with the Inland Revenue
  • Set up and operate a PAYE (Pay As You Earn) scheme on your nanny's behalf
  • Keep tax records on your nanny's behalf
  • Provide your nanny with regular payslips
  • Overtime requirement and method of payment (additional pay/time off in lieu)
  • Provide a contract of employment between you and your nanny
  • Pay regular income tax and National Insurance Contributions
  • Pay employer's National Insurance Contributions
  • Reading stories to younger children and encouraging older children to read, including help with their homework
  • File an employer's annual tax return
  • Babysitting by agreement


While automatic enrolment into workplace pension has been rolling out across the UK since 2012, it is only now that 1.8 million small and micro employers are being required to take action to help their staff to save for later life.


Once an offer of employment has been accepted we will assist you to organise contracts if requested, or you can simply customise our standard contract of employment.

If you are hiring a nanny and you would like to be sent our sample nanny contract of employment please let us know and we will send email a generic nanny contract template out to you.


When you hire a nanny, you are required by law to issue your nanny with what are called written Particulars of Employment within the first eight weeks of commencement of employment.

  • The date when employment began
  • Remuneration and intervals when paid
  • Hours of work (if flexible: maximum hours to be worked in any one week)
  • Overtime requirement and method of payment (additional pay/time off in lieu)
  • Holiday entitlement
  • Sickness entitlement
  • Pension arrangements
  • Length of notice on both sides to terminate the contract
  • Title of the job
  • Place of work
  • Details of discipline and grievance procedures

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Interview Questions for parents looking to employ a nanny in London

To help you conduct a thorough interview before you hire a nanny.

Make sure you ask open-ended questions when interviewing

  • How long have you been a nanny?
  • What is your experience with children the same age as mine?
  • How did you become interested in this work?
  • What childcare qualifications/training do you have?
  • What are your goals for the future? Are you pursuing a career as a professional nanny?
  • How would you describe your approach to child care?
  • What do you find to be the most challenging (or interesting) part of working with children?
  • What did you like most about your last position? What did you like least?
  • What were your responsibilities in your last position? Why did that position end? Describe a typical day in your last position
  • How many days have you had off sick in the last 12 months?
  • What do you enjoy doing in your spare time? What do you like to do in your free time?
  • Do you have any special talents or interests to share with us? With the children?
  • How would you cope with difficult behaviour, for example if one of the children said they hated you?
  • What methods of boundary setting or discipline do you find effective. How has she set limits?
  • How do you handle a crying baby?
  • How would you handle a temper tantrum in a grocery store? In our home?
  • Have you ever had to handle an emergency? If so, what happened and what action did you take?
  • How would you approach a parent if you were worried about anything?
  • What would you do if my child fell and bumped his head really hard?
  • What difficulties have you experienced as a nanny with parents or children, and how were they resolved?
  • What do you think are the greatest safety risks for children (infants)?
  • What role should outdoor play and interaction with other toddlers have in a child day?
  • What indoor activities would you engage a child in?
  • What are the most important aspects to being a good nanny?
  • How do you feel toilet training should be approached?
  • What are your views on play, food and mealtimes, social and educational activities, discipline and control, rest, sleep and so on?
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