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In our busy lives, finding reliable childcare can be a time consuming , not to mention daunting task for families. With a myriad of options available, from independent childcare providers to online platforms the essential component is safeguarding. It is so important to prioritise the safety and well-being of your child above all else. This is where a reputable nanny agency can make a huge difference.

When a family know they can trust that their child is in good hands, it naturally follows that they can relax and focus on work.

At Hampton Childcare Agency, we understand the importance of finding the perfect nanny that fits your family. Our commitment to safeguarding through rigorous vetting process takes the guesswork out of finding quality child care. In turn this provides you with peace of mind and assurance every step of the way.

The safety and security of your child is our top priority. Every nanny in our database has undergone comprehensive background checks, including providing an Enhanced DBs (criminal record check), reference verifications and a comprehensive interview. This ensures that each child care provider meets our stringent standards, reliability and trustworthiness.

As a parent , entrusting your child to someone else's care can be a daunting prospect.Ultimately, opting for a nanny agency streamlines the search process.

Our commitment to safeguarding extends beyond the initial screening process. We provide ongoing support and supervision to our nannies, offering resources to ensure they uphold the highest standards of care , and upholding the ethos of our agency. We work in collaboration with chosen partners who provide ongoing training and professional development, as well as safeguarding, first aid , CPR and Epipen training.

Through our agency you gain access to our pool of experienced and qualified nannies who are passionate about early childhood development.Our nannies come from diverse backgrounds and bring a wealth of skills and expertise to their roles. whether it's in education, child psychology,or specialised care for children with unique needs.

Our role is to match each family with a nanny who not only meets their practical requirements but also shares their values, and parenting philosophy.

Whether you are looking for a nurturing nanny to support your child's emotional development or a skilled educator to stimulate their intellectual curiosity, we will work closely with you to find the perfect fit for your family.

We do understand that every family is unique, and so tailor our services to meet each individual needs and preferences.

From full-time live-in nannies to after school help, we offer a range of childcare solutions.

We support our families every step of the way, from the initial conversation to ongoing guidance and support.

Furthermore, if you have questions about the vetting process, need interview tips, new employer advice, payroll and contract help, or needing advice on managing transitions, we are always here to listen and assist.

Overall, choosing our agency offers numerous benefits, including peace of mind, personalised matching, ongoing support, and a streamlined hiring process, making it a valuable investment for families seeking quality childcare.

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Understanding the difference between gross and net pay is crucial for a nanny to grasp their true earnings.

Gross pay refers to the total amount of money earned before any deductions , such as taxes are taken out. Net pay refers to what you take home after deductions. Think of it as "gross"being large and "net" catching the pay they will take away.

It is essential to work with gross pay figures because it provides a clear view of earnings, helping you budget and compare job offers with more accuracy.

1.Job Stability for nannies:

Employers can clearly anticipate costs as gross pay accounts for taxes and National insurance.

2. Tax advantages:Nannies can benefit from their tax -free allowance, which typically increases annually.

3. Salary comparison: nannies can easily compare their earnings with peers in childcare and other industries.

4. Simplified financial transactions:

Gross pay simplifies processes like applying for a mortgage application, or loan. Lenders typically require proof of income in gross terms.

From an employers perspective:

1.Better budgeting: Gross pay includes taxes, National insurance and pension contributions upfront.

2. Gross pay ensures that nannies are contributing to their share towards a pension scheme.

3. Clear communication: Dealing with HMRC is simplified as they typically communicate in gross terms avoiding an confusion.

4. Financial protection: Nannies are shielded from being responsible for any unpaid taxes from previous roles, such as court orders or student loans.

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Elizabeth will prioritise open and transparent communication with the families she works for right from the beginning. She provides multiple channels for parents, whether through phone calls, texts, a whatsapp group, face to face daily chats, or even emails. This encourages parents to share any questions, concerns, and feedback openly, thus creating support and a cohesive unit. Which is ultimately what we all want.

Through regular updates Elizabeth keeps parents informed about their child's daily activities, milestones and accomplishments.

By sending daily photos or anecdotes, parents gain peace of mind and feel connected to their child's experiences during the day/week.

Elizabeth actively involves parents in their little ones development journey. She respects the diverse parenting styles, beliefs and values of the families she works for. By taking time to listen to any preferences regarding nutrition, parenting methods and other aspects of childcare, she will ensure that their wishes are respected and incorporated into the daily routine.

By maintaining a high level of transparency, Elizabeth finds this builds trust and confidence amongst the family unit. Through her honest and upfront approach she demonstrates reliability and integrity.

Elizabeth actively seeks feedback so between them everyone remains on the 'same page' in terms of parenting methods. This continuity fosters a stable environment, helping the children in her care feel secure and confident.

A strong relationship between Elizabeth and the family means the little one is cared for by a familiar person who understands their needs, preferences and routines.

Overall, building trust with parents is an ongoing process that requires dedication, communication and a genuine commitment to the well-being of the children in a nanny's care.

By creating strong relationships based on mutual respect, transparency with open communications, parents feel confident and reassured that their child is in safe hands.

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