When buying a house there is so much more to consider than price and size. Things like local schools, transport, local amenities and crime rate all factor in the decision making process.
The same goes for childcare. Finding childcare shouldn't just be about looking for a good candidate to cover these hours while you are at work, shopping, at the gym. For example we have a Spanish speaking nanny for our 2 year old daughter Coco Rose. All of her toys are in Spanish she goes to local playgroups with other Spanish nannies and kids. We have decided on a bespoke childcare arrangement so we can give the gift of Language to our daughter.
Other examples of bespoke childcare arrangements could be a Family with 2 boys getting a Manny. A male childcarer is great for two boys to play football ride bikes and generally do more boyish muddy stuff. Perhaps your child is showing an interest in dance or music then this should factor into your childcare search. The UK is spoilt with a massive pool of childcarers from a wide range of backgrounds.
So if you are looking an occasional babysitter, part-time nanny, afterschool nanny or childminder. Parents should think about what extra added skills, knowledge (and fun!) they would like to expose their children to.
How to find good bespoke childcare?
The traditional way is to go through and agency like www.littleoneslondon.co.uk. They specialise in bi-lingual nannies but also offer English mother tongue and bespoke requirements.
A much more affordable option is Findababysitter.com. FAB offer the tools of the agency at a fraction of the cost. They have over thousands of local candidates registered. If you are a parent looking for a French speaking part-time nanny with a drivers license, CRB check and living within 2 miles of your home no problem.
Findababysitter.com also has all the advice for the childcare recruitment process like interview tips, childcare qualifications explained, how do CRB's work?
Different types of childcare
A nanny is generally a qualified, CRB checked childcare expert with a few years under their belt. Families will pay a premium for a good nanny and rates will vary from £8 - £12 per hour depending on where they live and when they are required. For a day time nanny in London will usually cost £8 - £10 however an after school nanny will cost £10 - £12 per hour.
An Au-pair / mothers help is a much cheaper way of getting help at home. Au-pairs don't usually have the experience and are not recommended for sole charge care under the age of 5. Mothers help are usually a bit more mature and more experienced. Neither should be looking after your toddler or baby while you or your partner are at work.
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