I live in Dulwich - about a 10-15 min drive from Clapham. I might be interested in a regular babysitting arrangement (evenings). Could you tell me how much you charge ? (My son is 16 months old). Also, I may need some help with nursery runs. Basically, both mself and my partner have new jobs so might need some help. It would be 07.30 until 08.00 (basically, getting ds out of bed, getting him dressed and taking him to nursery - which starts at 8am. Nursery is exactly 1 mile from home). Then, someone to pick him up from nursery ay 6pm, and bring him home. Once home he has a snack, then a bottle, then a bath then bed ! I am usually home between 6 and 6.30pm pending traffic - however, we are basically looking for someone who could help us on a more regular basis. Could you let me know if this is something you could do ? And if it is, what kind of price you would charge ? If you want to e.mail me back then please feel free (rlc_2222 at hotmail dot com)
i think you're overreacting a bit. I use the term "native english speaker" in my ads or applications. I think that was the point she was trying to make, and yes, some people put "Kiwi Nanny" or "Polish Nanny" and I don't think you would've jumped on them.
I state that I'm British when looking for work (well, my nationality is on my CV) - I speak English fluently and it's legal for me to work in the UK. If I was French I'd probably still say it...or Australian....or Chinese.
It has no relevance to childcare ability, true. But it has legal and linguistic implications. Tnerefore it might be worth mentioning.
I've stated "English nanny" before in a gumtree ad - just an easy way of saying, native English speaker, no visa issues, CRB check is going to be straight forward etc. My nationality may not affect my ability to care for children but those other factors are important too.
If she had said "Spanish babysitter" you'd immediately know she spoke Spanish and was an EU citizen - things you may be looking for!
I'm sorry if anyone was offended by by being / stating I was 'British', however, if I was French and had those selling points to offer, I would also mention that.
As RahRahRachel stated, this is an efficient shorthand for language skills, employment history & CRB checkability (is that a word?) and means that what I have to offer is clear at first glance and clients can move on if they have different criteria.
I sometimes need a babysitter on an ad hoc basis during the day for my 11-month old boy, who I could bring to you. Would that be suitable for you? If so, please do let me know how much you would charge per hour.