A Little about Butterfly Nannies & our Founder

7 Apr

Butterfly Nannies London childminder agency Established in 2009 and Founded by Evá Veríssimo. Evá Veríssimo has a background in teaching and  holds a Diploma in Childcare & Education (NNEB), BTEC in Child Studies/Nursery Nursing, CACHE Certificate in Early years Childcare Education, Advanced Diploma in Childcare & Education (equivalent to a Master’s Degree). Evá founder of Butterfly Nannies also, worked as a sole charge nanny/babysitter for many years herself.  With Evá‘s experience in childcare recruitment a long with Butterfly Nannies small team, we believe we can provide a childcare, babysitting and nanny introduction service to individually guide you through the whole process of matching nannies, babysitting and childcare professionals to your particular nannies,babysitting childcare needs . Evá founder of Butterfly Nannies London babysitting agency & nanny service is also a qualified member of the Institute of Personnel Development (IPD). The idea of Butterfly Nannies online babysitting agency came while expecting her daughter in 2008. Evá Veríssimo founder of Butterfly Nannies quality babysitting service combines her business career with first hand experience of finding and hiring nannies and babysitters as a mother herself. Butterfly Nannies are dedicated to providing an excellent babysitting  service and ensuring that only the most suitable highest quality babysitters and nannies are selected for each family to interview. Because of this, and due to our experience in interviewing and selection, we believe that our level of service is hard to beat.”Butterfly Nannies local babysitting agency is now fast in growing into becoming Britain’s favorite nanny, childcare and babysitter providers. We have experience in selecting suitable child care and arranging regular or occasional evening babysitting.

“The original idea of  Butterfly Nannies of professional nanny and babysitters sprung from my own need for reliable, experienced child carers to occasional babysitters for my daughter.

Today our enthusiastic and dedicated team are able to provide London with our excellent selection of experienced nannies and babysitters in all but the most remote locations.  With a 1000′s of carefully vetted, experienced nanny,child carers and babysitters we are able to provide nannies and babysitters  for more than 95% of the requests we receive from across London.Our aim is to provide busy parents with a convenient, reliable and trustworthy service so they can enjoy an active, stress-free social life. Every month we delight many of parents helping them make evening childcare and babysitting arrangements as well as successful nanny and nanny share placements across London. Let us delight you too by providing experienced nannies,childcares and occasional babysitters just when you need them – all with the convenience of secure online booking or a single phone call.” We have recently introduced a Nanny service too due to a high interest and demand. I am certain we will also delight families with our selection of highly professional, experienced loving nannies, as we have been doing with our babysitters.

My assurance to you is to always make the interests of your peace of mind our highest priority”

EváVeríssimo
Founder & Director
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Our Babysitting rates

4 Apr

Babysitting rates

 


Butterfly Nannies babysitting rates are very competitive and our policy is not to take a percentage from the babysitters wage. At the end of the evening your babysitter will expect the parent to pay them for the hours they have worked, rounded up to the next quarter of an hour.

The following rates of pay are currently recommended for all types of babysitting in your home, these rates are inclusive of any traveling costs. To ensure it is worth your babysitters’ time so that they are willing to return to your family we also recommend that babysitters are paid for a minimum of 4 hours on each booking. Below is a list of our competitive babysitter rates.

 

 

Daytime babysitting rates

Up untill 6pm

Monday – Saturday £7.20

Sunday £8.00

Evening babysitting rates

After 6pm

Monday – Friday £5.85

Saturday £6.85

Sunday £8.00

 

Special babysitting rates for special circumstances

There are slightly higher babysitter rates of pay and booking fees for:

 

* Special dates such as Christmas, New Year’s Eve or Valentines Day.

* Bookings at hotels or other temporary addresses.

* Bookings that start before 6pm and include an element of daycare.

* More than two children.

* Last minute babysitting bookings made with less than 4 hours notice.

 

The following rates are recommended for New Years Eve, Christmas Eve and Christmas Day:£6 booking fee and £12.00 per hour to be paid to the babysitter.

 

 

One-off  Babysitting fee £12.00

There is a minimum booking period of four hours which we ask you pay the babysitters for.

 

 

 

*All pricing & context are subject to change without prior notice*

 

Some of our Satisfied client feedback

1 Apr

Testimonials


A friendly, efficient service for both babysitting and for nanny recruitment. Butterfly Nannies are always honest about what I can expect to get from my nanny and how much I will need to pay and she gives me swift feedback on available candidates and post-interview interest. The babysitting service is efficient and hassle-free and the quality of staff is excellent.”

Mrs R. Clapham

Butterfly Nannies offers a first class reliable service which allows us peace of mind that our daughter is being cared for by our regular sitter who has now become a friend to the family and a firm favourite with our 3 year old. It is very reassuring when our daughter actually asks when Kerry (our regular babysitter) is coming again

Mrs T. Dulwich


“May I take this opportunity of thanking you and those who work with you for all your patience with my endless queries and your subsequent helpful advice. As you will know, I have been less than enthusiastic about the whole idea of having a nanny but have been greatly reassured by your professional but personal hands-on approach”

Mrs P. Muswell Hill


“Very efficient & competent”

Mrs I. Battersea


“As always you have been both efficient and courteous. In the light of your current level of service we will be using your agency’s services when future occasions arise”

Mrs J. Croydon

I am just writing to thank you for the good service from Butterfly Nannies last week.  Obviously coming from another country I was nervous about hiring a nanny from the internet however Maria was wonderful with Jacob and punctual and reliable

Ms H. Tower Hill {Australia}

If we ever have an enquiry about a babysitter or nanny in one of our hotels in London, we will always be more than happy to point them in the direction of Butterfly Nannies

Marriot Park Lane, Head of concierge

We loved Gabby as did our daughter Leah and would definitely love to have her babysit for us in the future. She was on time, friendly and Leah and her hit it off immediately. I would be very happy to have her as my preferred babysitter

Mrs M. Bromley


Salma was great!

Mrs G. Twickenham


Last night Tess looked after our two children and I would just like to let you know that she was brilliant! Obviously very experienced, my infant was comfortable with her and my eldest had an absolute blast. Tess brought a jewellery making kit, they played games and she even helped Jess with her homework.
We couldn’t have asked for a better sitter!

Mrs G. Sutton



Maria G was amazing!  Very happy with her  and your service!  I will be back in early May and as soon as I get the dates confirmed, I will confirm with you again. But truly, could not have asked for more.  Saige loved her and really set my mind at ease knowing she was in such good hands

Mrs M. Holborn {Cananda}


I thought Caroline O was great. She arrived in plenty of time, interacted well with Harper and was very good about us being a tiny bit late back!Will def book with you again. Thanks!

Miss K. Muswell Hill



Hotel babysitting

1 Apr
Having a break in a hotel with your child/ren?
Make the most of your hotel stay, enjoy some relaxation, enjoy the spa, a long quite meal,  leave your child in Butterfly Nannies care.
Butterfly Nannies are working in partnership with the UK’s leading hotel groups to make sure parents don’t take risks that involve the lives of their children…

Butterfly Nannies provide – CRB cleared babysitters only.  It is an offence to leave a child alone when doing so puts the child at risk.


The NSPCC recommend that most children under 13 should not be left alone and that no child under the age of 16 should be left overnight. Leaving children alone includes Baby listening/monitoring services and hotel corridor parole services. They suggest that parents consider the following before ever leaving a child alone:

  • The age of the child
  • The child’s level of maturity and understanding
  • The place where the child will be left
  • How long the child will be left alone, and how often
  • Risk Assessment associated with leaving a child/children alone in a hotel room/villa/home
  • Whether or not there are any other children included in the arrangements

If your hotel would like to follow in the footsteps of over 1000 leading hotels in the country, and start enjoying the benefits of using Butterfly Nannies then you are now in a prime position to do so.

Butterfly Nannies partnerships with major hotel groups all over the country, as well as many local independent hotels.


Why your hotel should choose Butterfly Nannies to provide  your guests with

professional hotel babysitter needs.

Reason 1: Health and Safety

Babysitting at hotels is currently unregulated. In order to combat this Butterfly Nannies are working closely with key partners to apply stringent standards including health and safety and risk assessments to this extremely important area of childcare. In the past unreliable listening services and under qualified staff have been operational, however Butterfly Nannies have replaced these methods with professional qualified carers.

Reason 2: Childcare professionals

All of our staff are experienced or professionally trained in childcare to give peace of mind to the parent and quality care to the child.

Reason 3: U.K’s leading hotels in partnership with Butterfly Nannies

U.K’s leading hotels in partnership with Butterfly Nannies are adding value to their service by using Butterfly Nannies as their preferred hotel babysitting service.

Reason 4: Maximum attendances at weddings, conferences, and exhibitions

Being able to offer the facility of a world class childcare organisation to your guests is of paramount importance in this day and age. In our experience working with hotels offering this service significantly increases the attendance figures at events such as weddings, conferences, and exhibitions.

Reason 5: Strictly regulated

All babysitters must have a Criminal Records Bureau (CRB) enhanced clearance or an OFSTED registration certificate.  This gives the parent the security that their child is being cared for by an officially regulated babysitter. In addition to this it is Butterfly Nannies policy that every nanny and babysitter references are screened, checked and verified by our dedicated human resources department including face to face interviews. Again these checks give further peace of mind to the parent and most importantly help assure the safety of your child. Babysitting services are not regulated by any governing body, but Butterfly Nannies consider it to be of paramount importance that every carer chosen by them has met their own stringent standards..

Reason 6: Must have relevant experience

All carers who work under Butterfly Nannies must be over 21 and have relevant experience and maturity to be able to care for a child in the way that Butterfly Nannies and the parent expects.

Reason 7: Flexibility for the parent

Parents are given the choice as to whether they book on an ad-hoc basis or subscribe to a membership. If you choose to become a member you are instantly able to benefit from a preferential pricing system. This system would be beneficial to parents with busy work schedules or social lives. Also, we will assign you with a primary carer and a backup of other carers in the event that your preferred carer is not available.

Reason 8: Dress Code

All carers are dressed in uniform to promote a smart and professional image that is representative of the Butterfly Nannies. This also helps the child become accustomed to the carer faster by identifying them through their clothing and helps complement your corporate identity.

Hotel babysitting Rates:

A £15 booking fee is payable to Butterfly Nannies for each assignment with a minimum charge of 4 hours.
Credit/debit card details will be required to secure each booking for any guest not charging the cost to their room.

Monday to Friday Nannies

8am – 7pm £13.50 per hour
7pm – finish £15.00 per hour

Saturday and Sunday

8am – 7pm £15.50 per hour
7pm – finish £16.50 per hour

Monday to Friday Babysitters

8am – 7pm £10.50 per hour

7pm – finish  £11.50 per hour

Saturday and Sunday

8am – 7pm    £12.00 per hour

7pm – finish £13.50 per hour

* Please note, hotel Babysitters will need to be paid in cash at the end of the assignment. Hotel baby sitting Cancellations and Alterations to Bookings A full 24 hours notice is required (48 hours for Bank and Public Holidays). Failure to do so will result in the minimum 4-hour charge penalty plus the£ 15 booking fee. Our full terms of business can be found here

We require this service, What Do we Do Next?

Of course we understand that any aspect of childcare is an extremely sensitive issue with both the hotel and your guests , and we appreciate that you may be nervous on behalf of your customer (the parent).That’s why we recommend that in the first instance you phone us and speak to us personally, that way you can ask us all the questions that are on your mind.

Call us now on 0203 177 3015 and we’ll help put your mind at ease.

Butterfly Nannies childcare organisation is working in partnership with the UK’s leading hotel groups to make sure parents don’t take risks that involve the lives of their children.

Areas we cover

1 Apr

Butterfly Nannies Nanny & Babysitting agency  specialise in placing nannies and babysitters in the following areas:

 

Greater London

  • East Central London

  • EC1 – Head District
  • EC2 – Bishopsgate
  • EC3 – Fenchurch Street
  • EC4 – Fleet Street
  • West Central London

  • WC1 – Head District
  • WC2 – Strand & Covent Garden
  • Greater London

  • N1 – Head District (Islington)
  • N2 – East Finchley
  • N3 – Finchley
  • N4 – Finsbury Park
  • N5 – Highbury
  • N6 – Highgate
  • N7 – Holloway
  • N8 – Hornsey
  • N9 – Lower Edmonton
  • N10 – Muswell Hill
  • N11 – New Southgate
  • N12 – North Finchley
  • N13 – Palmers Green
  • N14 – Southgate
  • N15 – South Tottenham
  • N16 – Stoke Newington
  • N17 – Tottenham
  • N18 – Upper Edmonton
  • N19 – Upper Holloway
  • N20 – Whetstone
  • N21 – Winchmore Hill
  • N22 – Wood Green
  • North West London

  • NW1 – Head District
  • NW2 – Cricklewood
  • NW3 – Hampstead
  • NW4 – Hendon
  • NW5 – Kentish Town
  • NW6 – Kilburn
  • NW7 – Mill Hill
  • NW8 – St John’s Wood
  • NW9 – The Hyde
  • NW10 – Willesden
  • NW11 – Golders Green
  • East London

  • E1 – Head District
  • E2 – Bethnal Green
  • E3 – Bow
  • E4 – Chingford
  • E5 – Clapton
  • E6 – East Ham
  • E7 – Forest Gate
  • E8 – Hackney
  • E9 – Homerton
  • E10 – Leyton
  • E11 – Leytonstone
  • E12 – Manor Park
  • E13 – Plaistow
  • E14 – Poplar
  • E15 – Stratford
  • E16 – Victoria Dock
  • E17 – Walthamstow
  • E18 – South Woodford
  • West London

  • W1 – Head District
  • W2 – Paddington
  • W3 – Acton
  • W4 – Chiswick
  • W5 – Ealing
  • W6 – Hammersmith
  • W7 – Hanwell
  • W8 – Kensington
  • W9 – Maida Vale
  • W10 – North Kensington
  • W11 – Notting Hill
  • W12 – Shepherds Bush
  • W13 – West Ealing
  • W14 – West Kensington
  • South East London

  • SE1 – Head District
  • SE2 – Abbey Wood
  • SE3 – Blackheath
  • SE4 – Brockley
  • SE5 – Camberwell
  • SE6 – Catford
  • SE7 – Charlton
  • SE8 – Deptford
  • SE9 – Eltham
  • SE10 – Greenwich
  • SE11 – Kennington
  • SE12 – Lee
  • SE13 – Lewisham
  • SE14 – New Cross
  • SE15 – Peckham
  • SE16 – Rotherhithe
  • SE17 – Walworth
  • SE18 – Woolwich
  • SE19 – Upper Norwood
  • SE20 – Anerley
  • SE21 – Dulwich
  • SE22 – East Dulwich
  • SE23 – Forest Hill
  • SE24 – Herne Hill
  • SE25 – South Norwood
  • SE26 – Sydenham
  • SE27 – West Norwood
  • SE28 – Thamesmead
  • South West London

  • SW1 – Head District
  • SW2 – Brixton
  • SW3 – Chelsea
  • SW4 – Clapham
  • SW5 – Earls Court
  • SW6 – Fulham
  • SW7 – South Kensington
  • SW8 – South Lambeth
  • SW9 – Stockwell
  • SW10 – West Brompton
  • SW11 – Battersea
  • SW12 – Balham
  • SW13 – Barnes
  • SW14 – Mortlake
  • SW15 – Putney
  • SW16 – Streatham
  • SW17 – Tooting
  • SW18 – Wandsworth
  • SW19 – Wimbledon
  • SW20 – West Wimbledon
  • Outer London

  • Bromley

  • BR1 – Bromley
  • BR2 – Keston
  • BR3 – Beckenham
  • BR4 – West Wickham
  • BR5 – St Mary Cray
  • BR6 – Orpington
  • BR7 – Chislehurst
  • BR8 – Swanley
  • Croydon

  • CR0 – Croydon
  • CR2 – South Croydon
  • CR3 – Caterham
  • CR4 – Mitcham
  • CR5 – Coulsdon
  • CR6 – Warlingham
  • CR7 – Thornton Heath
  • CR8 – Purley
  • CR9 – Croydon (Large Users)
  • Dartford

  • DA4 – Dartford
  • DA5 – Bexley
  • DA6 – Bexleyheath
  • DA14 – Sidcup
  • DA15 – Blackfen
  • DA16 – Welling
  • Kingston Upon Thames

  • KT1 – Kingston Upon Thames
  • KT2 – Norbiton
  • KT3 – New Malden
  • Sutton

  • SM1 – Sutton
  • SM3 – Cheam
  • SM4 – Morden
  • SM5 – Carshalton
  • SM6 – Wallington
  • SM7 – Banstead
  • Twickenham

  • TW1 – Twickenham
  • TW3 – Hounslow
  • TW4 – Hounslow
  • TW9 – Richmond-Upon-Thames
  • TW11 – Teddington

Interview: Profile of a Nanny Agency

1 Apr

Top London famalies magazine  spoke to Founder & Director of Butterfly Nannies Agency, UK’s childcare recruitment agency and Babysitter service, to find out more about what is involved in running a nationwide nanny agency.

LFM: Tell us who you are, and a little about yourself.

My name is Eva Verissimo and I will be 32 this year. I live in South East London with my husband and 16 month old daughter. I work 5 days a week officially, 7 days a week unofficially!

LFM: What is your background, and how did you start off in the nanny agency business?

I qualified as aNursery teacher in 1998 and worked in two nurseries for a number of years then went into sole charge nannying  before embarking on a complete career change to runButterfly Nannies Agency.

LFM: How long have you been running Butterfly Nannies?

Butterfly Nannies was established in 2009.

LFM: What should families look for in an agency?

I would say there are some very important things that you should be getting from a nanny agency: a) reassurance that they have personally interviewed their nannies/babysitters; b) confirmation that they have carried out the right checks on the nanny/babysitters; c) the feeling that they understand what you are looking for and the type of nanny you want; d) a good aftercare service so that once the nanny has been placed, you are given guidance on employing and pay-rolling your nanny, as well as the practicalities of having a nanny in your home.

LFM: Describe a typical day as the director of a nanny agency.

Again, there is no such thing as a typical day in this job; that is why I love it. Normally I will check my emails first thing. If it is a Monday, I am always at our Head Office in London, so I will sit down with my team and go through any issues, projects and talkwhat the week has ahead. I will then look at my To Do List, and work out what is priority. If I’m not in the office, then I’m either working from my home office in South East London or I’m on the road visiting nurseries etc. Every day is different and normally very busy! As I have a young baby, I do like to be home to put her to bed.

LFM: What is the most common question that nannies or families ask?

Families ask: “What do I do if the nanny gets pregnant?” Nannies ask “How much will I get paid.”

LFM: What is the most common misconception about nanny agencies from your experience?

That we are a regulated industry and that the people who own nanny agencies are licensed or qualified. This is unfortunately not the case. We campaign through REC (Recruitment and Employment Confederation) for compulsory regulation of our industry and compulsory regulation of nannies. We chose to be regulated by REC because we believe in high standards and accountability.

LFM: Have you seen the nanny recruitment industry change at all? If so, what are the trends at the moment?

We have seen a number of changes. The introduction of childcare vouchers was quite a big thing – before you could only use them for nurseries and childminders, but now they can be used to pay for nannies, as long as the nanny is on the Ofsted Childcare Register. In terms of trends, when I  first started out, most of the parents were looking for a full time nanny either live in or live out. Now the most common request is either for a part time nanny or for a “before and after school” nanny. We have also seen a dramatic increase in the rise of nanny shares – where 2 families share a nanny and therefore share the cost.

LFM: What is the next step for you personally, and for Buttfly Nannies, as an agency?

Personally I would like to work fewer hours! However, I do see myself doing this role for a long time as I do love what I do. For Butterfly Nannies, we always look to the US for inspiration as to where the childcare market is going to be. In the States at the moment Emergency Childcare and subsidised childcare for employers is a big thing – so that is where we are concentrating our efforts.

Nannies and Recruitment Agencies

1 Mar

Many parents choose to hire nannies from recruitment agencies and there are both benefits and drawbacks to this method of selecting a nanny. Using a recruitment agency is not for everyone, so parents should only proceed if they feel comfortable with this course of action. If they do not, there are many alternatives to finding a nanny available besides recruitment agencies.

Benefits of Nanny Recruitment Agencies

There are many benefits in working with a nanny recruitment agency. To begin with, the amount of work required to find a suitable nanny is greatly lowered for parents as the agency itself lines up candidates according to the parents’ needs. The candidates will all meet the agency’s standards, and agencies generally complete background and/or police checks on candidates to ensure that they are fully employable in a childcare position. Most agencies will also arrange for parents to view candidates’ CVs and schedule interview times so that all parents must do is make a final selection. Nannies may also find that working with a recruitment agency is beneficial in that agencies provide them with a plethora of potential employers who may not be listed anywhere else.

Drawbacks of Nanny Recruitment Agencies

There are a few drawbacks of working with nanny recruitment agencies. First among these is that there is a cost. Recruitment agencies are for-profit enterprises, so when parents successfully select a nanny they will be charged for the work that the agency did on their behalf. Parents will also only be able to select from the candidates registered with that particular agency. Nannies will find that the same is true of employers – they will only be in contact with parents who have chosen to use one particular agency.

 

Using a nanny recruitment agency is just one method for parents and nannies to connect. Usually nanny agencies cut down on the work load for both parents and candidates, making their search much safer and easier.

Good luck!

Creating a Good CV as a Nanny

28 Feb

Like in any profession, a nanny’s CV may very well be the first point of contact (s)he has with a potential employer and it will almost certainly be the main thing that a potential employer reviews before making a decision on a new nanny. This means that a CV must be informative, factual, well presented and memorable. Working hard on your CV will likely increase your chances of landing a great nanny position.

Informative

A CV is a short record of your qualifications for a particular position. Most CVs include sections on an individual’s education and/or qualifications, employment history, voluntary history (if there is one, and if it is relevant) and related skills. Nannies may also choose to include a short personal statement, or the equivalent of a one to three sentence introduction to themselves as a candidate, at the beginning of the document. Contact information for the nanny and three referees should also be included on the CV.

Factual

Without exception CVs should be factual and include nothing that has been made up or did not actually occur. For example, there should be no jobs listed that the nanny did not actually work. There should be no embellishments to jobs, and there should be no information that has been manipulated. Giving false qualifications and false references is absolutely unforgivable. Not only is lying on a CV unfair to a potential employer, but it also marks a candidate as untrustworthy when the lies are discovered – not something that any nanny wants to be labelled.

Well Presented

A CV is usually only one to two pages long and begins with the candidate’s contact details followed by a personal statement (if desired), then academic or vocational qualifications, then employment history, then related skills, then any professional memberships and finally the contact details of references. This information is usually presented chronologically within each section so the most recent experiences are detailed first. CVs are usually presented on good quality white or cream paper, contain no borders and few graphics and have been thoroughly proofread and checked for spelling. They contain no special fonts, colours or formatting. They should also not take up a great amount of file space or be hard to download since you may need to send your CV as an email attachment.

Memorable

Making a CV memorable is difficult. Avoid trying to catch an employer’s attention with worthless details like scented paper or illustrations. Instead, concentrate on making yourself into a candidate that can not be forgotten. This means detailing special skills (for example, being remembered as the candidate who speaks four languages), experiences (the candidate who worked in Africa and Asia) and/.or unique qualifications (the candidate who holds both Montessori and childcare credentials). Remember, a CV is just a tool that you use to make potentials employers remember you – it is not of any value as an end in itself.

Creating a good CV as a nanny is not difficult, but it does take careful work and consideration. Paying attention to details such as the information that you present, getting all of your facts straight, presenting it all in a professional format and creating a memorable picture of yourself is not easy to do on a CV, but it is not impossible either. Good luck!

Maternity Rights as a Pregnant Nanny

25 Feb

Maternity rights, benefits and allowances are a minefield for any expectant mum, but your maternity rights as a pregnant nanny can seem even more confusing!

As soon as you discover you are pregnant, you will undoubtedly be thinking about the impact your pregnancy is going to have on your job – not only in terms of your maternity rights, but also the day to day practicalities of caring for other people’s children whilst having a bump on board yourself!

Your Employer’s Obligations

If you have worked for your employer for at least 26 weeks by the time you are at the end of the fifteenth week before you are due to give birth, then you are eligible for Statutory Maternity Pay (usually known as SMP).

In order to set the wheels in motion to secure your maternity pay, you must get a MAT B1 certificate from your Doctor or Midwife. These forms are issued after the twentieth week of pregnancy, and your health care provider should be fully up to date and conversant with their issue.

Maternity Leave

As an employee, you are entitled to 52 weeks maternity leave even if you do not qualify for Statutory Maternity Pay. You can begin your maternity leave as early as the eleventh week before your due date. As early on as possible, do keep your employer fully up to date with your intentions – you can change you mind about the date at which you wish to start your leave, but you are obliged to do so 28 days before the date originally notified.

If you plan to return to work after your baby is born, you do not need to specifically (for instance, re-iterate in writing) tell your employer if you intend to come back immediately at the end of your agreed period of leave. If you decide to return at a different, earlier time, then you must inform your employer at least eight weeks beforehand.

For nannies who decide not to return to work at all, either statutory or contractual notice (which ever is the greater) must be given to the employer.

Practicalities

When you first discover you are pregnant, you are likely to run an entire gauntlet of emotions, and in the early weeks perhaps even suffer physically from tiredness or nausea. Whilst in many professions, women usually choose to hold off informing their employers of their condition until they have had their 12 week scan, for health and safety reasons, nannies may prefer to inform their employers as soon as possible. Certain childhood illnesses, can, for example, be extremely dangerous to a woman in the early stages of pregnancy, or you may need time off for appointments or because of sickness.

Although you are under no actual obligation to do so, being up front with your employer from the start, is sure to make for a smoother working-pregnancy long term!

As your pregnancy progresses, ensure your employer is aware of any limitations you now face and have regular meetings and chats to ensure that your health and safety – and that of your charge – is never being compromised. Bear in mind the things you routinely did pre-pregnancy will perhaps not be quite so easy at eight months gestation!

After school nanny SW11

25 Feb

Partime after school nanny urgently needed to start asap.
Hours: 3:15pm till 6:15pm

Days: Tues/Weds/Thurs

Rate: £10p/hr

Little girl aged 5 years needs a kind loving experienced afterschool nanny to collect her form school in SW11 & either take her swimming or home untill parents return home.

If you are experienced CRB checked and have 2 yrs checkable UK refs then please contact us on 0203 177 3015 or email cv to: jobs@butterflynannies.co.uk

quoting ref Flook/03

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