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How To Hire Your Very Own Mary Poppins!
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How to hire your very own Mary Poppins!

  • Publish Date: Posted over 5 years ago
  • Author:by Collette Negre

​Today the 1964 Disney film starring Julie Andrews is considered a true classic and the songs and music from the film are the soundtracks to many of our childhoods.

It’s easy to see why, the iconic image of Mary Poppins can’t help but make you smile, feel contented as if embraced in a warm hug and always reassured that when she is around everything is always going to be just fine.

And now things are set to get even more magical as December sees the highly anticipated release of Mary Poppins Returns, a new adventure for the iconic Nanny, with British actress Emily Blunt confidently taking the baton from Julie Andrews when it opens at Christmas.

What can we say? Yes, you’ve guessed, it really is supercalifragilistic expialidocious news!

However, the big question has to be, is it really possible to find your very own Mary Poppins? Because let’s face it if you are a parent looking for a Nanny it would certainly make the job a lot less daunting and overwhelming if you could. Finding a Nanny who fits perfectly with your family can take a great deal of time and effort and even when you do find the ‘one’ there are no guarantees that things will go to plan or that they will even take the role offered. Plus, let’s not forget the responsibility you face when doing all the checks and due diligence necessary when you have someone new come into your home to take care of your children. 

Using an established, reputable and experienced Nanny Agency like Greycoat Lumleys however can offer you a level of peace of mind which is priceless, saving you time and trouble and even money in the long run.

You can be rest assured that Greycoat Lumleys will fully screen every candidate submitted to ensure they only present the highest standard of candidates. 

For each and every candidate this will cover:

  • Being Interviewed

  • Their qualifications checked and validated

  • Their references contacted and verified

  • Their experience checked and verified

  • Criminal Record checks (DBS) conducted

  • Their identity checked, and original documentation validated including passport, birth certificate and license

  • Proof of their right to work in the UK confirmed

  • Proof of address confirmed

Plus, the assistance continues after your ideal candidate has been selected as Greycoat Lumleys will continue to work with you to draw up the best employment contract that has everyone’s best interests covered and will advise on issues concerning expected duties, salary, holidays, pensions and sickness cover.

The advice and assistance continues when the placement is made, Greycoat Lumleys will continue to work with you and offer advice after the placement has commenced to ensure that everything runs smoothly, and everyone remains happy.

However, for those truly seeking to hire their very own Mary Poppins one of the key benefits of working with a reputable Nanny Agency such as Greycoat Lumleys is that they have access to the crème de la crème of Nannies in the UK.

The Nannies who work with us, for example, have numerous years of experience with families of all types, all over the world, plus many have studied at prestigious Nanny schools whose graduates have long been the preferred choice of childcare for the wealthy, royalty and oligarchs.

These include Chiltern and Norland Nanny Colleges whose now iconic uniform has led to the graduates being likened to Mary Poppins herself and who can indeed command high salaries such as the prestigious vacancy we currently have for a Norland Nanny with a salary of £93k.

Above all else by allowing Greycoat Lumleys to help find your next Nanny although we can’t guarantee that they will be able to fly you can be reassured that they will get off to a flying start as we will only select candidates who our dedicated and highly experienced teams have spent time getting to know and who have been thoroughly vetted and matched to your specific requirements.

Very soon after that, you will indeed feel like you have hired your very own Mary Poppins.

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