About the Role
You would work in an employer’s home, looking after their children and making sure they are happy and healthy.
You might often have to look after babies and very young children. You could work as a maternity nanny, helping families care for newborn babies during the first few weeks of a baby's life. You could also work with older children or a mix of age groups.
Feed, bathe and dress children and change nappies
Teach basic social skills and hygiene
Make sure children are safe
Help children to learn through play
Go out with children to give them new experiences
Take children to school or nursery
Plan interesting things to do
Take children to the doctor or to do activities
Organise chances for children to play with others
Prepare healthy meals and snacks
Tidy up and clean rooms used by the children
Keep records of the children’s development for the family
You would need an excellent understanding of health and safety, as well as food hygiene.
Minimum qualifications and skills
Qualifications and experience that demonstrate child care abilities
Clear, fluent English speaker
Cooperating, supporting and listening
Developing a plan
Eligibility to work in the UK
First Aid Certificate
Practical cookery skills