Yes, at the Norland Agency we only work with graduates of Norland. All our candidates have successfully completed a childcare qualification in early years alongside the prestigious Norland diploma. Candidates who qualified after 2008 will have a BA (Hons) degree.

As well as providing for the physical and educational needs of the children, nannies are responsible for all nursery duties. This includes cooking, cleaning and laundry for the children within their care. Typical duties include:

  • physical care of the child
  • supporting and providing activities for the holistic development of the child
  • communicating with parents on all aspects of the care of the child
  • completing nanny documentation in order to keep parents informed about their child’s care, wellbeing and development
  • providing well-balanced and nutritious meals appropriate to the needs of the child
  • taking the child to playgroup/nursery/school
  • taking the child on outings appropriate to their age and stage of development
  • taking the child on play dates or arranging these in the family home (prior approval from the employer must be sought)
  • preparing for special occasions, such as birthday parties
  • caring for the child when they are unwell, which may include administering medicine and taking them to the doctor if necessary and with the consent of parents
  • travelling with the child and preparing for holidays, weekend visits, etc.
  • cleaning and tidying the nursery, bedroom, playroom and other areas as agreed with parents
  • cleaning, laundering and mending the child’s clothes and toys
  • being responsible for all equipment related to the care of the child, including the cleaning and maintenance of items such as sterilisers, buggies, car seats, etc.
  • taking responsibility for the nanny purse and making sound judgements when purchasing items from the nanny purse, as well as obtaining a receipt and providing a fully detailed list of weekly expenses
  • cleaning and tidying the accommodation provided for the nanny

The agency can place permanent and temporary nannies as well as maternity practitioners. These positions can be full-time or part-time, with the agency working hard to find the right fit for you based on your family’s needs.

Salaries will vary depending on the type of nanny, their level of experience, location and number of hours worked. Visit our salaries and fees page for salary guidelines.

No, our agency fee is only applicable if we are successful in finding you a suitable candidate. Visit our salaries and fees page to find out more about our agency fees

Live-out nannies tend to work 50 hours per week, usually 10 hours per day 5 days per week, whereas live in nannies usually work 60 hours per week, so 12-hour days. The large majority of candidates prefer to work Monday to Friday and the agency recommends nannies have two consecutive days off per week.

This will vary depending on the type of role and availability of candidates but, on average, we recommend giving yourself three months to advertise and interview. A lot of nannies may have a one- or two-month notice period and, due to the high demand, it can sometimes take a while to find a suitable candidate.

Nannies do not usually meet Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs (HMRC) criteria for self-employment. There are, however, exceptions. Our maternity practitioners are quite often registered as self-employed, alongside some temporary nannies, and in this case they would be responsible for paying their own tax and national insurance. For permanent positions, families will be responsible for setting the nanny up on payroll. More information on employer’s obligations can be found on our legal responsibilities page

Norland Nannies focus on the early years (0-8 years). The Norland diploma prepares our nannies for all the practical aspects of the care and development of children in the early years, as well as critical professional and life skills. That is not to say Norland Nannies will not go on to care for older children, with some working as governesses or teachers, but the majority tend to work with younger children.

Sole-charge nannies are where the nanny is solely responsible for the care of the child or children during the day. Shared care is when the nanny works alongside someone else, such as a parent. Roles may often be a mixture of sole charge and shared care and this will be specified on your advert.

A residential nanny is a live-in nanny, where the nanny either lives in the family home or accommodation is provided by the employer. A daily nanny is a live-out nanny, and the nanny will commute to work and go home at the end of each day.

Yes, subject to visas, Norland Nannies can work anywhere in the world. Please note, it is the family’s responsibility to support and fund a work visa for your nanny. We do not, however, unfortunately have a license to place in Scotland.

Before sending any CVs, the agency will ensure all candidates have an up-to-date Enhanced DBS check, 12-hour Paediatric First Aid and at least two verified recent references.

We tend to recommend a trial is anything from a half day to full day, where the nanny can come and spend time with your child/ren. If possible, it’s great to include at least one mealtime within the trial so the nanny can assist with this. There are no set rules on what needs to be included, but we recommend allowing the nanny some 1:1 time with the child/ren, where they can run an activity and get a feel for the role. It’s at your discretion whether you would like to pay the nanny for their time.

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