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Choosing a Nanny

Nannies are from 20yrs of age upwards. They will have completed a course in childcare and will have at least one years experience which they will have gained while studying for their qualification. Nannies work within your home and can either live in or live out. A live-in nanny needs a private room in your home so you need to be comfortable about the thought of another person living with your family. You must ensure you pay your nanny's tax and social insurance, otherwise you're legally liable.

Your nanny will be responsible for all aspects of childcare from shopping and preparing your child's meals to washing and ironing your child's clothes to playing with and stimulating your child, making him/her feel happy, secure and loved.

To choose a nanny, most people go to specialist employment agencies or they advertise. Finding a nanny through personal recommendation is better, but not always possible. However you go about it you will need to: