Nanny services baby steps guide

Home childcare recruitment service - how we work step by step guide.


Nanny services - a short guide to how we work

We offer all the help required for successfully finding a nanny who will fit with your family's unique needs and who you can trust to get your job done.

Moira Walsh Fulham Nannies, Owner


Using a nanny agency service to help you with finding a nanny.

Our job is to deliver you the right candidates and help you to arrive, in good time, at making the best hire for your family and your unique situation, and to do our best to make hiring a nanny a really easy experience and take away some of the complexities for you.

Applicants' information is thoroughly checked and our screening and matching is all done by hand.

We keep track of all tasks and feedback - as would be expected using a nanny agency service, meaning you save more of your valuable time, and can concentrate on deciding which individual will get your job done the best.

  • 1.

    We work closely with our clients to understand what you're looking for and any situational factors that can help us tailor our candidate searches. Being honest and giving you our best intelligence on contemporary hiring conditions, current supply of candidates for your job, and around key considerations such as typical pay levels, and understanding the different factors that help to attract the type of nanny candidates you're looking to engage.

  • 2.

    To complete the initial consultation we ask you to register with us through our website. You will need to read our Terms & Conditions and provide the required information about your vacancy. Once signed and submitted we'll get going with our candidate search.

  • 3.

    Now that we've defined your role requirements this is where we begin our proactive search for the knowledge, skills and relevant experience, and culture fit needed for the role. We're constantly in touch with applicants, candidates and professionals, and good nannies find us. We also advertise on our website, social media, email jobs list to subscribed candidates, and through other trusted mediums.

  • 4.

    It’s really important to us that we only ever present nanny professionals who fit with your defined role and who are very much interested in the position. On that basis, we identify potential hires and hand-pick candidates who we believe are well-suited for the job and invite them for an in-person registration interview with us.

  • 5.

    Registration interviews are face-to-face and last up to an hour and a half, depending on the applicants' needs. This is an opportunity for us to gain a good understanding of each nanny and learn about their work preferences and flexibility, and it gives us a better sense of the person and their overall suitability. We also look at original documents to verify identity, right-to-work in the UK, enhanced criminal record certification, and professional registration or licence, and qualifications. Finally, we make calls to confirm employment history & references.

  • 6.

    We initially introduce you to candidates by sending their formatted CV with our interview notes and assessment summary, and any written verbal references we have obtained. We will always advise you of any checks that are still being done.

  • 7.

    We handle all the scheduling of interviews, communicate and relay feedback and, if requested, assist you with a contract for the nanny, typical nanny duties, salary negotiations, or any other support we can provide. There's no magic number of candidates that any given family should see. Some jobs attract lots of candidates, some jobs very few.

  • 8.

    If you're hiring a nanny for a long period - temporary or permanent nanny, we recommend a trial day before deciding who to employ. While it's true that good nannies don’t stay on the market for long, choosing your nanny should not be rushed. Read about trial days here. Second interviews are another way to help inform your decision.

  • 9.

    Offer & acceptance, Trial days, 2nd interview. If you decide you are ready to make an offer send an email to the successful candidate, and to us, confirming your job offer, starting date, and remuneration. There is no committent to hire a nanny.

  • 10.

    We only invoice you for an introduction fee once our candidate accepts your job offer. If you don't find the right person to hire there's nothing to pay - no hidden commitments or obligations. In fact, we often advise our clients with hard-to-find jobs or during market shortages that it's a good strategy to register with a couple of nanny agencies in order to tap into their networks simultaneously.

  • 11.

    We can help clients and candidates to finalise the engagement and provide any support you may need, including free draft contract of employment. If it's your first time employing a nanny we can recommend selected nanny payroll services who will do all the payroll calculations and provide you with pay slips for your nanny - making the whole process of hiring a nanny a good deal easier.

  • 12.

    After your nanny starts their employment with you we'll check-in with both of you to make sure everything is going smoothly and assist you in any way you need. Once again a little further down the road, and beyond for as long as we're needed.

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We hope that by preserving our distinctive local character we can offer an increased sense of tailored relationships with our families & child-carers that's relevant, trusted and familiar.
Moira Walsh, Fulham Nannies

Moira Walsh

Owner Manager, Fulham Nannies
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We find you temporary and permanent nannies - live-in or live-out, part-time or full-time.

+44 (0) 20 7736 8289
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69 Stephendale Road, Fulham, London, SW6 2LT, UK