Nanny Knowledge 2017-08-23T07:58:40+00:00

Nanny Knowledge

What are the main duties of a Nanny?

The main Nanny duties are: – children’s meals during the day, children’s laundry, keeping children’s bedrooms and play areas clean, school runs, keeping the kitchen and common areas tidy and clean, helping with loading/unloading of dishwasher and washing machines, activities/outings with the children, assisting with homework, developing and learning skills with each age group.

Are Nannies expected to work weekends?

No, most Nannies work from Monday to Friday only unless otherwise specified by the family when they first start looking for a Nanny. Some families may offer you the opportunity to babysit occasionally only if you are available and want to earn additional pay.

Are Nannies required to live-in with their families?

Not all the time. Belgrave Agency offers both live-in and live-out positions. When you are having an interview with Belgrave Agency we will find you a position to suit your personal and professional requirements.

Do Nannies have the opportunity to travel?

Yes, Belgrave Agency offers positions abroad and would have families that may require the Nanny to travel with them during the year. If you have travel interests or would be interested in living abroad, please contact us. If the Nanny is invited to travel with the family on holiday this would be a work holiday and does not affect the Nanny’s annual leave entitlements.

“Belgrave is a great agency, staff are extremely helpful in helping to find the best job to suit you. They arrange interviews quickly and promptly and are available to answer any queries or questions. Would highly recommend them.” – Paula

How much childcare experience do I need to have to register with Belgrave Agency?

Belgrave Agency require all candidates to have at least 2-3 years childcare experience. It is also necessary to have written childcare references from each job.

Can Belgrave Agency update my CV?

Yes, we provide a CV service if you need to create or update your current copy but would require the additional information from you to start with.

Do Nannies have an employment contract?

Yes. Belgrave Agency can provide this to all our clients and Nannies who wish to avail of this service.

“Belgrave Agency helped me find a great job. They listened to what I said suited me and set me up with a great family. I’d definitely recommend them to any nannies looking for work.” – Aisling

If a Nanny experiences some difficulties during their placement what can they do?

We are happy to advise Nannies who contact our agency to talk about their problem. In most cases any problem can be resolved with a little communication.

Do Nannies need a full driving licence for job opportunities?

It is a big advantage to hold a full driving licence as many families do require their Nannies to drive the children to and from school but if you do not hold a full licence or are in the process of gaining one please contact us anyway and we will try to find a suitable family for you.

Have another question? Please contact the agency, we would be happy to answer any questions or offer career advice.

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