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Our Process

How we find families their perfect nanny

Our nanny recruitment service is personal, comprehensive, and centered on finding the right person to support and care for your family. We know there’s nothing more important than the happiness and safety of your children which is why you won’t find a more detailed process and service than ours.

Our successful nanny placements are due to the time we take to get to know our families and nannies and making sure that the interests of all parties are considered. We learn what is important to you, what your needs are, and how your family can best be supported by a nanny.

Not only do we thoroughly check the background of all the nannies and maternity carers that register with us we also perform personality tests and build detailed profiles to ensure that our nanny placements are successful with regards to fitting in with your family’s personality, ethics and parenting style.

We know our industry inside out and will guide you through the process taking care of all the details. Our all-in-one service covers all aspects of employing a nanny, including salary negotiations, employment contracts and payroll set up. For detailed information about our comprehensive service and fees and what is included please visit this page.

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Our nanny recruitment process

Let’s Get To Know Each Other

We learn all about your family’s requirements. When we chat in our initial conversation we will be asking you questions around your weekly schedule, job/travel commitments, and your childcare/parenting beliefs and philosophies. We will discuss the professional characteristics you’d like to see in your new nanny. Most importantly we love to hear all the details about your children, their hobbies and interests, extracurricular commitments, and their personalities.

We Commence Our Search

Based on the requirements and specific criteria, we will initiate our search for your new nanny. A unique job description is drafted bespoke for you, it’s informative, with a personal touch. We narrow it down to the very, very best, normally 2-3 nannies. We build out detailed nanny profile packs which we send to you for a good read through. We ensure that our nanny placements are successful with regards to fitting in with your family’s personality, ethics and parenting style. When you hire a nanny through Happy Nest, you’ll be introduced to candidates that are passionate, qualified and experienced.

Time to Meet Our Nannies

We coordinate and schedule interviews with your chosen nannies in the comfort of your home, with the help of our Happy Nest interview guide book. Typically most of our families choose to meet with 2, sometimes 3 nannies. Following the interviews, we check in with both you and our nannies for some confidential feedback.

We advise all our families to build in some time to have a trial period, it could simply be a day you plan to work from home, so you’re around to guide the way a little. Alternatively, you might have your new nanny assist at various times over a typical week. It’s a wonderful opportunity for both you and your new nanny to see things in action.

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The Job Offer

Once you have decided to make an offer to your future nanny, we will take care of all the salary negotiations, inform you on your responsibilities as an employer, and coordinate any last-minute details to help ensure the final process is smooth and stress-free for everyone.

As you go through this final stage, you can take comfort in knowing we’re with you every step of the way. We provide support throughout this finalising stage, right through to sending out the job offer letter, drawing up the employment contract, and setting up the monthly payslips for your new nanny.

We Provide Ongoing Support

After your hire, we are always here to answer questions, such as changes to hours, offer post-natal support for a new baby brother or sister, or to just stay in touch!

Our expert team is here to make the process of finding a nanny as stress-free as possible. Together we have a wealth of knowledge including; executive HR, employment law, pre and post-natal education, international recruitment, tax, pensions, and payroll.

Get in touch

To discuss our service in more detail or to start your search for your ideal nanny please get in touch.

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