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Christmas Season Childcare

Christmas Season Childcare

The festive time of year usually means change in everyone’s schedule. To help you plan ahead we have some top tips to help you get organised with childcare at Christmas – here are some useful suggestions to consider to help you keep the festive season as stress free as possible!

Hiring an Ad-hoc Nanny

This service can be so helpful for those parents who are required to travel to Christmas functions, events, or parties. Options may be for the nanny to be at home with the children or some families ask for the nanny to accompany them to their event, taking the children off to bed earlier in the evening.
Happy Nest temporary nannies are available at weekends, evenings and throughout the day. They are qualified, experienced, paediatric first aid trained and all are background checked with fantastic references.
We provide a detailed profile for each nanny for you to have a look through prior to booking.

Check Your Regular Childcare Open Times

Many nurseries and childminders will be closing on select days over the Christmas holidays, and we advise you to check these dates as soon as you can. As the schools break up for the festive holiday some childcare clubs may have varied opening hours and or be closed. If you require additional childcare for the Christmas period or once school / nursery closes you can book in a temporary nanny through our agency.

Many nannies are already taking bookings now for this busy time of year so it’s a great idea to plan ahead to confirm your booking with your preferred Happy Nest Nanny.

Christmas Shopping Made Easy!

Instead of dragging your children around the busy crowded shops why not consider leaving them with one of our experienced nannies for a day? Allowing you to crack on with the shopping gift list with no terrible tantrums in sight!

Throughout the Christmas season there will be more parties and late evening events. If you want to tie in some christmas shopping in the day with an event later on or just a break from your usual childcare routine then book in some extra nanny time and take the evening off too. Happy Nest nannies can negotiate overnight or 24 hour rates.

Booking terms are minimum of 3 hours per booking, Nanny / Baby-sitter hourly rates are from £9+ per hour (£15+ for Christmas Eve / New Years Eve) payable directly to the nanny (it is the responsibility for the nanny to settle their own tax and national insurance). Happy Nest Agency fee applies to all temporary bookings at £18 per booking payable in advance at the time of booking.