I have been a nanny for 3 years but have about 8 years childcare experience. I have nannied for school aged children and a baby. Every family I contact on childcare.co.uk just don't even read the messages and it's getting really annoying. anyone got any ideas? I'm looking in the south west area. have contacted tinies, and also look on UK. care.com and find a babysitter oh and gumtree!
Unfortunately I don't live in the city that I am searching in. I'm moving there soon. so word of mouth is difficult at the moment as I know very few people living there! I will check out if there is a local register. I'm all out of ideas to be honest.
Childcare.co.uk never worked for me (had plenty of people with no children contacting me through there about "daddy time" ) An agency is the only way. Sign up to multiple ones and you'll get something soon ( I had 3 Weeks from leaving old job to signing new contract)
Tinies are great! Maybe try some of the smaller agencies that offer services to a specific area? I got my (best) job from a small 2 person agency, they have s great service, really got to know you and the families. More like employment match making than just childcare, if that makes sense?!
wow thanks so so much to everyone who has suggested all these options! So far I have looked on indeed, reed, gumtree, childcare.co.uk, findababysitter, UK. care.com, contacted tinies and imperial. I will check out some of the others that people have mentioned too.
coffeelover I don't ride (allergic to horses actually!) I have so much experience I'm just struggling to actually find jobs. In fact, someone posted on childcare.co.uk yesterday and I literally applied within an hour of it being up (I was refreshing all day) and she didn't even read my message and then today says sorry she has found someone now. I just don't understand when I must have applied so soon!
So you Moving to new area . do you know the areas that employ nannies Remember money is tight the main think I know Bristol is traffic is really bad so you you going to have to area of city that wants nanny.
Bristol is very tough job market for nannies. Lots of highly experienced nannies all competing for the same job, you'll find one eventually but it will take time. Also there's only a very small area in Bristol where families have nannies.