Frequently asked questions
See our answers to the most common FAQs we receive.
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How we work
What makes My Nannies different from other nanny agencies?
My Nannies combines the best of two worlds: the modern features of a job platform with the personal touch of a traditional nanny agency.
Rather than a usual job platform, we write a detailed job description on your behalf and advertise your position internally & externally. In addition, you will only be introduced to hand-picked applicants who match your needs.
We believe that every family deserves a great service and therefore only charge £150 for a successful placement.
You do not have enough time for interviews but needed a nanny yesterday?
Registering with us means that you can interview more nannies than ever before in a shorter period of time. How is that possible? All of our registered families and nannies benefit from a built in video chat function that you can use to interview as many candidates as possible directly on our platform. From now on, arranging complicated Skype or phone calls are in the past.
What kind of nannies do you usually place?
We place various kinds of nannies and au pairs who have different skills, work full or part time hours, or bring a certain level of experience. Depending on your family we can help you to find a candidate who fits your needs and schedule. If you are unsure what kind of nanny is right for you, please get in touch with us for a free consultation or read more about our candidates below.
We are committed to finding the best fit for your family.
Our matching process
How do you screen the nannies who are featured on your platform?
Your children’s safety and wellbeing is our number one priority. As a result, all of our nanny candidates have to go through a thorough vetting and screening process before we feature them on our platform. This includes:
- Registration form check
- Document checks
- Reference checks
How long does it take to find a nanny?
In some cases, we are able to find a great nanny within two weeks. However, depending on the circumstances, it can also sometimes take us significantly longer. With this in mind, we recommend starting your nanny search around two months, or earlier in advance. That way it takes a lot of stress away from you. We do not want you to settle for a nanny who is not the perfect fit for your family, just because you are under time pressure.
How can I sign up?
General nanny questions
What are the benefits of hiring a nanny?
There are numerous reasons why hiring a nanny is a great idea. As an example, you have more flexibility than with any other childcare solution and have someone in your house who purely focusses on your child’s/children’s development.
If you are still not convinced make sure to read our blog post where we summarise six reasons why hiring a nanny might be the perfect choice for your family.
What is an average nanny salary in London?
This varies depending on the experience, qualification and skills of your nanny. The average salary for a live out nanny is between £12 – £15 gross per hour for a full time position and £11 – £17 gross per hour for a part time position. The market rate for a live in nanny is between £418 -£640 gross per week.
Au pairs receive a pocket money of £80 – £150 per week.
What are my legal obligations as an employer?
Especially if it is your first time hiring a nanny you might be unsure what your legal obligations are. Therefore, we have written a blog post about this topic for you.
Keep in mind, that we are here to support you along the way to make this process much simpler for you.
Are you ready to start your nanny search?
Register now and get immediate access to our nanny platform.