Most of the time, experience is enough for families looking for a nanny. However, some families want something more than just experience- they want a degree qualified nanny!
Many nannies have childcare or child development qualifications, teaching qualifications or are educated to degree level. Families may have school aged children who need help with homework, or their children need to get into top schools and need help with upcoming exams. If you’re looking for a degree qualified nanny, read on to find out the important questions you should be asking when it comes time to interview.
You have a lot to think about when deciding to conduct a nanny job search. Lots of questions and fears can arise when looking for a new job, and these are perfectly normal. It’s a good idea to take some time to think and make sure you start your nanny job search in the best possible way. When you do accept a new position, you’ll know both you and your employer will be happy.
Here are Polo & Tweed’s top things you should ask yourself when applying for a new nanny role.
Finding a great nanny for mainstream children is a hard task. The process can take between a few days to a few months, depending on your requests and personal preferences. But finding a special needs nanny can be even more difficult. You’ll want to make sure that whoever is looking after your child completely understands their special needs, as well as being loving, supportive and dedicated.
Here are some important things to check to ensure the special needs nanny you choose is the best for your child.
The road to finding your dream job as a nanny can be difficult, but it’s definitely worth it. It might seem like you’re competing against many others with the same qualifications and skills as you, but the truth is that every family is unique, and as such they need a nanny who is unique too. That means your perfect job is waiting for you out there somewhere!
To make your journey a little easier, here are 10 helpful tips for you if you’re looking for a job as a nanny.
Have you seen your dream nanny/housekeeper job being advertised? Act fast! There’s no doubt you’re perfect for the role, but other candidates will be trying to secure it too. To stand out, you need a stellar CV. But what exactly should your nanny/housekeeper CV contain?
As professional recruiters we know from experience what works and what doesn’t, so we put together this guide to help you. Here are our best tips on what to include in your nanny/housekeeper CV, and how you should present it to clients. Read on to find out more!
Going for an elite nanny job interview can be a nerve wracking experience. No matter how many times you might have done it, or how confident you are in your skills and capabilities, it is completely normal to get nervous when it comes to meeting a potential new employer.
There are a few things you can do to help yourself feel less nervous when you’re attending an interview. Make sure you present yourself well in appearance and personality, and ensure you prepare adequately. Our elite nanny interview preparation guide aims to give you a bit more guidance and confidence to go into your interview and succeed!
When you hire a nanny to work for your family, it is very important for you to create a contract. This gives you and your chosen nanny complete peace of mind, as your agreement will be clearly in writing. Creating nanny contracts is a step that many families might find complex, but in reality it can take a short time to produce one.
In essence, nanny contracts are work agreements, outlining the duties and contractual obligation they are entering into with you and your family. Read on to find out how to create a nanny work agreement.
Finding a new maternity nurse is an exciting time for any household. Whether you’re expecting your first child, or it’s the first time you’re considering hiring a maternity nurse to help out, the interviewing process is something you should take your time in doing.
Sometimes, hiring staff can be relatively straightforward, but hiring a maternity nurse should take more consideration. Maternity nurses often have lots of short term roles, varying from a couple of months to even several days, which can sometimes make it difficult to confirm their experience and suitability for the role. The summary below can offer some guidance when interviewing candidates for a maternity nurse role, as there are certain things you need to clarify!
Are you planning to start your nanny job search soon? Whether you’re looking for your first position, or you’re a veteran nanny, there are always more things you can do to increase your chances of succeeding.
When you’re looking for a nanny position, there are hundreds of routes to go down: different countries, varied job descriptions and children of many ages and cultures. How do you decide which one is the right job for you? Here, we at Polo & Tweed are sharing our top tips on how to get the most from your nanny job search.
This month’s super tutor is Valerie Westfield. Here she shares her top tips for being a super tutor, and why she thinks it’s the best career on the planet.
Full Name: Valerie Westfield
Location: Living in Northern Ireland at present
Profession: Qualified high school teacher English and Drama, M.Ed. in Special Education and a PhD. I also have a certificate in Teaching English as a Foreign Language (TEFL). Read More