A nanny is typically based at your home, and normally works exclusively for your family during their agreed hours of work. Here at Miss Rimmer's Childcare we aim to bring you your perfect childcare solution and for some families the traditionally nanny route is not the care. This means that we being you a form of childcare which is generally the most flexible option for families, and so will often be the best option for families with more than one child, and specific family requirements.
Through Miss Rimmer's Childcare you get the option to go through the employment route and your consultant will guide you through the process or you can take advantage of our nanny employment agency where all nannies are on our payroll service. This option works best for ad hoc, emergency and temporary nannies.
Employing nanny also has the advantage that the parents can have a greater say in setting out their expectations for the style of care that they would like. However, employing a nanny also means that you need to understand the implications of being an employer, our consultants can guide you through each step.
Choosing to employ your own nanny
The vast majority of nannies are employed by their families, which is important to note. As an employer, there are certain responsibilities on you, such as paying the income tax and national insurance (both employee and employer) for your nanny, and ensuring that your employee has statutory employment rights such as the right to paid holiday, sick pay, a pension etc.
You should always make sure that your nannies have a formal contract of employment. This protects you as the employer, as well as ensuring that your nanny’s rights are protected.
Choosing to hire a Miss Rimmer's Childcare Employed Nanny
This is a unique approach to hiring a nanny as your nanny will be employed by us here, meaning we take on the nannies payroll and are able to organise holiday's ect for you.
All nannies will continue to be fully vetted, interviewed, first aid checked and qualified this does not effect the high standard of the nannies we take on. We are able to bring you this options exclusively due to our event's side of the business as all our event nannies are on our personal payroll system.
Choosing the right nanny
Before you start interviewing nannies, it is helpful to write a simple job description setting out what your priorities are in terms of the duties you will expect of the nanny and the qualities you would like them to possess.
For example, is it your priority to ensure that the nanny spends as much of the day as possible with your children, or will they be expected to carry out some light housekeeping duties? Do you want someone who is very self sufficient and will make up activities for the children, or will they be expected to follow the routines that you have already established? What qualities are essential, and which could be compromised on? Do you require someone to drive?
This will help you when interviewing nannies to help find the right person to suit your family.