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Parents - would you..

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charliechildnurse Tue 04-Oct-11 08:30:26

Employ a qualified children's nurse as a nanny?

Just out of curiosity really. I have worked as a weekend nannny, and as a temporary nanny. I have considerable experiance with special needs children, and worked as an au pair when I was younger. I've also done a vast amount of babysitting for many families, including families from mumsnet.

Just wondered what your views were on people without NNEB's/CACHE certificates, but with paediatric nursing instead? In your opinions, is it as good as/better than specific nannying qualifications?


HappyAsIAm Tue 04-Oct-11 10:07:01

Yes, I definitely would. I'm not sure if I would emply you solely because of your qualification, but if it were a choice between you and another potential nanny who didn't have your qualification, and I felt that otherwise you were both right for the job, I'd go for you.That may be because I have a healthy child though. Someone who has a child with a medical condiion might feel more strongly.

For me, its all about the all round fit a nanny would be for our family.

fraktious Tue 04-Oct-11 10:33:23

No reason why not. There are plenty of perfectly good nannies with teaching degrees or degrees unrelated to childhood and a qualified children's nurse who nannies who posts on here.

You'd be well placed for SN nannying in particular.

thebody Tue 04-Oct-11 10:37:51

yes definatly, i am a cm and a qualified district nursing sister, has enabled me to have lots of enquiries from parents but ultimatly think its still down to a 'gel' with parents and if you can work with them and they you.

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