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Part time nanny: would any one apply for these hours?

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Bordersmummy Wed 12-Nov-14 23:08:19

We are in central ish London. Just looking for some opinions. We have an option to put our younger child into a fantastic nursery setting but the time slots they have available are a bit strange and to keep our own costs down we'd need to fit the nanny around them rather than pay a nanny for lots of time while child is in nursery just to access wrap-around care.

I am thinking about trying to recruit a nanny for something along the following hours, totaling about 26 across the week:
Day 1: 8am-6pm: looking after both DCs to start with, dropping older at school, then later in the day taking young one to nursery (so would then have a couple of hours with no children - we might ask for some errands to be run, preparing tea or whatever), then picking both kids up and doing tea, play, stories etc til we come home.
Day 2: 8am-6pm: looking after DC2 all day. Doing school run morning and afternoon with DC1 and just looking after him before/after school.
Day 3: 2pm-8pm: an hour or so with no children to start, possibly doing some (child-related) food prep/washing putting away/tidying etc. Picking up both kids from school/nursery around 3.30 and looking after them til after both in bed.

Would anyone apply for this sort of job? Are there any agencies that specialise in part time / slightly weird timings that we should speak to?

blondiewoowoo1 Wed 12-Nov-14 23:14:11

I'm a NWOC (nanny with own child) and would jump at a job like that assuming I could bring my little one with me. It may be worth bearing NWOC in mind for the role.
Some people think that NWOC should get paid a reduced rate but my bosses kept my rate the same.

Bordersmummy Wed 12-Nov-14 23:19:20

Interesting thanks.

Do you have any recommendations about where to advertise most effectively.

NeDeLaMer Wed 12-Nov-14 23:26:41

They aren't weird timings, fairly normal 2.5 days.

Yes, you'll get someone. Thought I suggest, depending on where the school is in relationship to your home & their home, the hour before pick up on the half day might be more hassle than it's worth for someone and make it a bit unappealing. I'd say something about that being optional or flexible depending.

Childcare.co.uk is the best place.

Good luck finding someone lovely!

OutragedFromLeeds Wed 12-Nov-14 23:50:11

Those are ok hours. 2.5 set days is fine. Probably easier if those days are consecutive as it will make it easier for someone to fill the spare days.

You can advertise on childcare.co.uk, nannyjob or gumtree. The best way is probably word of mouth so put the word out that you're looking and see what turns up.

Blondeshavemorefun Thu 13-Nov-14 09:08:06

Sure you will find someone - tho personally I need at least 30hrs and others have to work full time but a nwoc may find it fab hours

What happens in holidays - does day 3 need an 8am start for dc1 or are you about

Bordersmummy Thu 13-Nov-14 22:58:22

Thanks for this. School and nursery are both on our road nedelamer so I think that's ok.

Good point about holidays Blonds as, yes, we might need more hours then. I'll give that some thought.

Great tips thank you.

PixieofCatan Fri 14-Nov-14 08:49:31

That'd suit me too. I work 28 hours over three days and would look for the same once I have a child of my own.

I agree that consecutive days would be easier, but I must admit, I've been ni the situation three times now where I've found something to fit around a Mon/Weds/Thurs, so non-consecutive can work too.

holz202 Fri 14-Nov-14 16:17:30

hi im a nanny please email me

holz20@hotmail.co.uk

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