What happened to the nanny jobs?

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NannyLiveout
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What happened to the nanny jobs?

Postby NannyLiveout » Tue Oct 30, 2018 9:01 am

Nappy valley but what happend to the nanny jobs?
In the last year hardly any new jobs came up.
Has anyone else noticed there are less full time jobs?
Do parents stay at home? Or is it because of the brexit?
Would love to hear some opinions from both sides.Parents and nannies
Thanks u
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Re: What happened to the nanny jobs?

Postby tooposhtopush » Tue Oct 30, 2018 9:18 am

Hi NannyLiveout

That's funny. I had the opposite impression. There seem to be lots of nanny posts on this site? Maybe they are not all full time? Or maybe I am confusing au pair and nanny posts. 

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Re: What happened to the nanny jobs?

Postby NannyLiveout » Tue Oct 30, 2018 9:40 am

Probably u see more nannies putting ads on :-)
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Re: What happened to the nanny jobs?

Postby ontheyellowbrickroad » Tue Oct 30, 2018 7:18 pm

I think its because people are choosing to use full day(9-3) pre school once their youngest is 2 or 3yrs old so theres alot of after school jobs. Or anther current trend is putting youngest(whatever age) in full time day nursery and then either having a nanny just for the older ones after school, or to pick up both the older ones from school and youngest from day nursery. 2 or 3 day positions are popular though
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Re: What happened to the nanny jobs?

Postby Mummyfulltime » Mon Nov 05, 2018 5:47 pm

It’s funny: we were just discussing this at the weekend (from the mums perspective). I’ve found that all of my mums friends (and me included!) have kind of moved away from the concept of nanny full time after our first ones were born (we all are into second or third ones now) , purely due to misadventures experienced. Despite paying all taxes, some of us using agencies, doing all by the book - we all have horror stories unfortunately. Moreover it seems impossible to either find an experienced and reliable individual or, when willing to “compromise” and hire a more junior nanny (ie under 5 years experience) we are then faced with exorbitant fees in exchange of very little experience / references
I had this 2 weeks ago: 2 years experience as a nanny in London, less than perfect English, one set of references - yet asking for “at least £11 net/ hour” (for a full time x 50/55 hours a week job)
I gave up and decided to go with nursery for my second one as I couldn’t afford £3.4k a month for a nanny with just 2 years experience and couldn’t find anyone that would justify the “£10/hour rule” which seems standard no matter of your experience (which is just wrong)
This is my experience guys - but seems shared across the group of mums I know.
With a recession coming ,I guess “normal” families are just being sensible and, unless matched by solid experience and references, we prefer the certainty (in terms of education support) that nurseries provide - or, indeed, do a mix of nursery and nanny, so employing the nanny for the bare strict necessary amount of time needed.
Don’t mean to be polemic, but take this as one of the explanation for what you see x
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Re: What happened to the nanny jobs?

Postby firsttimerSW11 » Tue Nov 06, 2018 9:57 am

I suppose there is a tipping point. £10 net per hour might have once seemed reasonable to me but not £11-14 net plus all of the taxes and the new pension contribution which further burden the family. So people are using a combination of nursery and au pairs. Which explains the explosion of au pairs in nappy valley.
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Re: What happened to the nanny jobs?

Postby Sea Hibiscus » Tue Nov 06, 2018 12:13 pm

I think it's the area; Central London does have better nanny jobs in general.
I have noticed less experienced foreign nannies charging more than what I thought was the going rate, and when I questioned this, the reponse was that they thought they were experienced enough...

I think the main problem is parents using au pairs as 'cheap nannies'; these families encourage these au pairs to think they are as experienced as nannies (which by and large they are not), and they further blur the line between the two.

Au pairs shouldn't look after babies, however, far too many families advertise for them to do so... I think this also leads to exploitation of these young people who come to this city. I have known families that use au pairs this way, and I have spoken with ex au pairs with rather bad experiences working in London.

My experience, and those whom I spoke with about childcare, has been largely positive. I knew what I was looking for, and quite franky, I didn't settle. I did have specific needs, however, so I think this helped ensure I had more suitable candidates.

I think if you want to find more nanny jobs, particularly full time, then it is best to specifically look for childcare websites.

If you are a family seeking a nanny, whether they be part or full time, then set some basic standards. Only consider candidates with at least 5 years experience, and at least two references, for example. The more specific you are about experience, qualifications, and pay, the less likely you are to get unsuitable reponses.