JaneAustinAllegro · 20/08/2015 12:44
absolutely what hedgehog said. Every agency I've ever briefed has proved to be an appalling waste of time - they do not see everyone before they send them to you, they do not match up the job description with what the nanny is looking to do - I can give you a long list of candidates I've wasted an hour talking to before it transpires they expect to bring a dog / work fewer days than we require / are banned from driving / were clearly fired from their last role etc etc.
scarlets · 20/08/2015 19:46
Word of mouth. Nannies might know other nannies. Or poach a nursery worker if you've access to any. Friends with older children may know of a good nanny who's soon going to be surplus to requirements. Make sure that your local friends and your neighbours know you're on the hunt.
mlewis123 · 25/09/2015 16:00
baby room nanny agency, they do meet their nannies on site definitely. i walked in and saw them interviewing whilst i was speaking to one of their consultants about my requirements. received great service, they type candidates cvs themselves, which gives you an idea more or less, what the candidate did on the job, so very helpful as some agencies just send you really candidate cv( original one) with hardly any info on it. they not the cheapest but i think well priced like for a high street agency and what they do. they do pay for candidates dbs so you know what you get. also they check references at least all candidates we had from them had their ref outcomes on their cvs.
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