I know nothing about employing a nanny but DD (13 months) is suffering in nursery and I think she would do much better with one on one care. I failed to find any decent childminders near me so I think a nany might be the only option.
Can anyone recommend a good agency or resource where I can find a nanny and quickly? I feel so bad for DD who is really suffering so I want to find someone ASAP.
<jura - am starting to think you're on commission!> I'd second that recommendation, and also recommend www.oneworldnannies.com/parents, who are a bit smaller, but provided me with a good selection of CVs and were good at following up.
<LA vaguely recalls suggesting meeting up with Jura for a drink and is that she has failed miserably to do anything about it, doubtless depriving herself and Jura of an opportunity to whinge endlessly about MiFID>
(apologies for slight hijack)
Looking on www.gumtree.com can also be productive, particularly if you're looking for a nanny share.
I think the "pricey" comment was directed at the charge made by KiwiOz, rather than the cost of the nanny - KiwiOz charges an introduction fee, and then drops out of the picture, so the salary is as between you and the nanny.
Oooh Minty, I thought Gail at Childhood Nannies was my secret.
I got my first nanny through her and used her for my search for my second (althought I ultimately got her from elsewhere). Have given her name to lots of colleagues over the last couple of years - she is brilliant, I think.
My former nanny has used her a lot - she speaks highly of her from the other side.
well we probably have had some of the same nannies then anchovy
all my nannies came from here when I was in london. Oh apart from one who came from Kim at Elite nannies who is also extremely good and nice.
Gail at Childhood nannies spotted a psycho nanny that a friend of mine had sacked. The psycho nanny had doctored her CV and not mentioned that she had worked for my friend - but Gail thought she was suspicious. So she phoned the previous employer and asked where she had gone after working for her, got my friends name, phoned her up and said "why do you think this nanny has expunged you from her CV?". Got the full story and refused to take the nanny on her books.
She dealt really well with a friend of my nanny's who had had quite a nasty sickness condition - persuaded her to go to a specialist, got a specialist's report to keep with her papers so she really could explain/prove that the recurrent illness which had really blighted a previous job was now completely sorted and wouldn't be an issue going forward.
I think she quite likes me because I send her lots of partners in law firms, who have quite extreme nannying requirements!