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What is a nanny?

A Nanny is someone who looks after the child/children in the family home. Nannies can have sole charge of babies and children, and take responsibility for all duties relating to the children, including cooking, washing and ironing for them, as well as cleaning the children’s bedrooms and playroom. A nanny has a formal childcare qualification, for example NNEB, BTEC or ADCE, or is a former mother’s help or au pair with at least 2 years’ experience.

Who can work as a nanny with Swedish Connection?

To work as a nanny you must:

Working hours and salary

A live-in nanny may work up to 12 hours per day, plus up to 2 evenings babysitting per week. Live-in nannies usually earn £250 - £400 net per week. Salaries depend on the nanny’s age and level of experience.

Live-out nannies usually work fixed hours, with normal working hours being 8am - 6pm. Salaries are usually £8 - £10 net per hour. Babysitting is paid separately, upon agreement with the family.

Nannies get a minimum of 4 weeks’ paid holiday for every 12 months’ work, upon agreement with the family, as well as all public holidays off.

How to apply

To apply for a nanny position you need to fill in the application form. You can complete the application on the website, or you can download it as a PDF or Word document. You will also need to send the following documents:

Please send or fax your application form with all the other accompanying items to: 
Swedish Connection Au Pair Agency
84 Fitzjohn Avenue
Barnet, Herts.

Or send via email to:

You will be invited to come for a personal interview when we have read your written application.