How it works

  1. Send us your CV with ID, documents and reference letters (a nice profile picture helps)

  2. We encourage you to attend a Pediatric First Aid Course

  3. Attending interviews arranged by us!

  4. Discuss and agree the Terms & Salary offered by the Client

  5. Sing the employment contract with your new employer/Family

  6. Start work and get paid!

The Pediatric First Aid Course

The pediatric first aid course is recognized by Ofsted for Early Years (EYFS) and meets Childcare Registration requirements. While this isn't a mandatory requirement we strongly recommend the participation of this course because it gives you the expertise to safeguard the children. 

What is are my duties?

Your duties will depend on what type of nanny you are and whether you are working full time or part time. Here is a general list of preferred duties;

  • washing and ironing children’s clothes

  • preparation of meals

  • ensuring children’s bedrooms are clean and tidy

  • homework assistance

  • shopping for the household

  • driving the children

  • educational activities such as teaching a second language

  • arranging play-dates and social schedule

  • planning children’s extracurricular activities

  • keeping the parents informed of developmental progress

Mandarin Speaking Nanny

NANNIES

What you need to know...
 

HOW TO BECOME A NANNY IN THE UK?

You need to have:

 

  • Right to work in the UK; such as:

    • Tier 5 Visa

    • Student Visa (allows you to work 20 hours a week)

    • Tier 2 Visa (allows you to work 20 hours a week outside of your current employer)

    • Family Visa (i.e. Spouse visa, EEA Family visa, dependent visa... etc.)

    • UK Residency

    • British Passport

    • EU Passport

  • Childcare related education OR experience in childcare

  • Paediatric First Aid Training - If you are not familiar with Paediatric First Aid Training, please contact The Mandarin Nanny, we will assist you with it.

Step 1

Send us your CV, ID documents and reference letters.

A nice profile picture helps

Step 2

We encourage you to attend a Pediatric First Aid

Course 

step 3

Attend the interviews arranged by us!

Step 4

Discuss and agree the terms & salary offered by the employer.

STEP 5

Sign the employment contract with your new employer. Start working and get paid!

HOW TO BECOME A NANNY IN THE UK?

You need to have:

 

  • Right to work in the UK; such as:

    • Tier 5 Visa

    • Student Visa (allows you to work 20 hours a week)

    • Tier 2 Visa (allows you to work 20 hours a week outside of your current employer)

    • Family Visa (i.e. Spouse visa, EEA Family visa, dependent visa... etc.)

    • UK Residency

    • British Passport

    • EU Passport

  • Childcare related education OR experience in childcare

  • Paediatric First Aid Training - If you are not familiar with Paediatric First Aid Training, please contact The Mandarin Nanny, we will assist you with it.

 

WHY DO I NEED PAEDIATRIC FIRST AID TRAINING?

Paediatric First Aid Training is one of the essential requirements for nannies and au pairs in the UK. Most UK families would hire nannies or au pairs who are Paediatric First Aid Certified only.

 

It is a 1 day (6 hours) course, and it normally cost £60 - £90.

If you are Paediatric First Aid certified, you will have a better chance to be hired and can negotiate for higher salary. Most Paediatric First Aid certified nannies can find a job within 2 weeks after sending their CVs to The Mandarin Nanny.

Others who are not certified find it harder to get interview opportunities, and employers intend to offer non-certified nannies up to £8 per hour.

WHAT TYPE OF NANNY JOB SHOULD I TAKE? HOW MUCH WILL I EARN?

Full-Time Nanny:

You can work full-time job if you are holding:

  • Tier 5 Visa

  • Family Visa (i.e. Spouse visa, EEA Family visa, dependent visa... etc.)

  • UK Residency

  • British Passport

  • EU Passport

A full-time nanny can earn a very lucrative income. you will normally work 10 - 12 hours a day, and can earn approximately £600 net (tax & NI are paid by your employer) per week, and that is equal to £45,000 gross per year. Some employers are even willing to pay higher salary for a highly experienced nanny.

Part-Time Nanny:

You can work part-time job if you are holding:

  • Student Visa

  • Tier 2 Visa

 

A part time nanny normally earns £12 - £13 per hour depending on your qualifications and experiences, which is equal to £18,000 gross per year (tax & NI are paid by your employer). Again, some employers are even willing to pay higher salary for a highly experienced nanny.

 
 

WHAT ARE MY DUTIES?

Your duties can range from preparing meals to planning weekend activities. The following is a list of the more commonly desired duties;

  • Washing and ironing children’s clothes

  • Preparation of healthy meals

  • Ensuring children’s bedrooms are clean and tidy

  • Homework assistance

  • Teach them basic Mandarin

  • Shopping for the household

  • Arranging play-dates and social schedule

  • Planning children’s extracurricular activities

  • Keeping the parents informed of developmental progress

 

WHY SHOULD EMPLOYER PUT ME ON PAYROLL SYSTEM INSTEAD OF PAYING ME CASH?

According to UK Employment Law; it is your right to:

  • Have a tax record with UK government body (is it your employer's responsibilities to pay your tax and National Insurance (NI) contribution based on your gross salary)

  • Be paid above UK Minimum Wage

  • Have an employment contract

  • Receive payslips every month

  • Have paid holidays

It will be against the law if none of the above is arranged for you if you are paid more than £155 net per week.