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tiredexplorer Mon 02-Mar-09 15:32:16

Does anyone know of the best agencies/websites for getting a qualified nanny willing to work overseas for at least a year?
Thanks in advance.

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Bubbaluv Mon 02-Mar-09 15:35:31

I have been looking for an au pair on and and have had a number of applications from some very nice and expereinced sounding (but out of my budget) nannies from all round the world.
Might be worth investigating?

tiredexplorer Mon 02-Mar-09 16:17:51

Thanks Bubbaluv, I've had a look at those before but I'd be much more comfortable with a UK trained nanny. I think I might be asking the impossible here.

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willowthewispa Mon 02-Mar-09 16:34:18

Are you looking for someone to start working in the UK and then move abroad with you, or are you abroad and wanting to recruit a UK nanny?

willowthewispa Mon 02-Mar-09 16:37:51

If you look on, you can see which agencies are currently advertising overseas jobs - looks like Eden Nannies deals with a lot of jobs abroad.

tiredexplorer Mon 02-Mar-09 16:38:16

I am abroad at the moment but will be back in the UK for a short while. I'd be looking for someone to start in the UK then and move abroad with me.

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lindseyfox Mon 02-Mar-09 16:41:10

There are nannies out there looking to do this kind of job and usually for a year. Try advertising on and and and hopefully you will find someone.

Bubbaluv Mon 02-Mar-09 16:43:54

Where are you going to take them? I would have thought it might be quite an attractive option for a young single nanny - if you're going to take them to Iraq it might be a bit tougher though! smile
A few of the nannies who applied to me where Australian/NZ trained, so similarly qualified and obviously willing to travel as they were applying for a job in the UK.

tiredexplorer Mon 02-Mar-09 17:12:25

That's part of the problem, it'll be in Angola!shock On the plus side, I'm offering 9 weeks' paid holiday a year, one return flight to the UK and one to South Africa a year.

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willowthewispa Mon 02-Mar-09 17:19:39

Hmm, you'll need to find a very adventurous UK nanny! Maybe you'd be better looking for a South African nanny? Plenty of South African nannies come to the UK, so I'm guessing there's not such a big cultural difference.

scrooged Mon 02-Mar-09 17:22:17

I'll go if you want a nanny (unqulified, used to be a student paeds nurse) with a 9 year old. smile

tiredexplorer Mon 02-Mar-09 17:31:53

Might take you up on the offer the way things are going wink

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scrooged Mon 02-Mar-09 17:33:16

grin Anytime.

nannynz Mon 02-Mar-09 20:45:55

What is the job description and when does it start. I'm not currently looking for a position but am always on the look out for unique nanny positons. Angola would be super unique! I'm sure it would be possible to find a nanny to accompany you there.

Supernanny19 Mon 02-Mar-09 20:49:16

ILL COME!!!!!!!!!!!!!

tiredexplorer Tue 03-Mar-09 03:40:42

Brief job description as follows
Starting in June
2 DDs (DD1 is currently 3,9yo and DD2 is 8months)

* ~60 hours per week (weekends off)
* Sole charge of DD2 - take her to play dates
* getting DD1 ready for school, school run and after school care, help them with homework,
* giving them dinner etc,
* assist with bath time and bedtime etc.
* nursery duties only - no housekeeping duties as I have a full-time maid
* access to car and driver

If you have any questions please let me know.

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Supernanny19 Tue 03-Mar-09 07:10:56

If only I was a driver!

LouIsAHappyLittleVegemite Tue 03-Mar-09 09:49:45

definately have a look on nannyjob
lots of nannies looking for work due to thier banker employers being made redundant.

BonsoirAnna Tue 03-Mar-09 09:53:41

I'd have thought you might want to go through an agency for a job like that - you will need a very mature, self-sufficient nanny for a 60 hour a week job in Angola. What perks are you offering?

nannyafrica Tue 03-Mar-09 11:11:49

Hi, I am interested in the post please could you get in touch, I am in the UK at the moment doing temp nanny jobs for an agency, I have 15 years experience as a nanny but I also have a safari company in Malawi Africa doing family safaris with children with special needs but with the credit crunch I may looking at taking a job for around a year but want to stay in Africa.
I have only been to Angola as a tourist when I did a driving trip from UK to Cape Town.
Do you know about work permits? I am 37 years of age. Would be great to hear from you.

tiredexplorer Tue 03-Mar-09 15:17:11

nannyafrica can't CAT you, you need to change your settings.

supernanny19 no driving required/allowed. I have an assigned driver.

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nannyafrica Tue 03-Mar-09 16:02:21

Hi tiredexplorer
I am having problems trying to change my settings, I will keep trying. I am also on (cv) maybe you could try there.

tiredexplorer Tue 03-Mar-09 16:40:37

nannyafrica, I've contacted you through nannyjob. Hope to hear from you soon.

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nannyafrica Tue 03-Mar-09 18:32:42

Hi not had any email from nannyjob!!!! do you want to try my business email
well get there in the end.

nannynz Tue 03-Mar-09 18:45:34

Hi, I'd also like to hear more about this position. You can email me at nz _ us _ uk , thanks in advance.

Occasional and Permanent Nannies and Burlington Nannies are two of my preferred agencies for over seas work.

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