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Emergency Childcare: Everything you need to know.

  • Publish Date: Posted about 1 year ago
  • Author:by Collette Negre

At Greycoat Lumleys, we know that finding childcare (especially in a rush) can be an extremely stressful, time consuming, and daunting process. We do our best to make sure that in an instance where you need emergency childcare, you feel confident we can find an emergency nanny to suit your needs.

Getting an emergency nanny: 

Finding a nanny that fits into your budget, schedule, and lifestyle can be a challenge in itself. So when your childcare plans fall through - whether due to an emergency, illness, or something else - the thought of finding emergency childcare in a short time frame can feel impossible.

Luckily, we’ve streamlined our process so that you can feel confident in our ability to find you the right candidate. We also make sure that all of our clients feel comfortable with the candidate that’s been provided to them, as we know it can take a lot of trust to welcome someone into your home and leave them to look after your children. 

There are lots of benefits to using Greycoat Lumleys for your emergency childcare, such as…

  • We source only the best quality candidates - you can be sure your children are in the best and most capable hands.

  • We provide cover for all scenarios - if your usual nanny is unwell or suddenly unavailable, or your nursery closes, get in touch with us and we’ll be happy to help. 

  • All of our childcare candidates are thoroughly vetted, including DBS checks and first aid training. 

  • Although it’s best to have as much notice as possible, if necessary, we can get a candidate to you on the same day. 

  • Our consultant will keep you fully informed throughout the entire process - from any details that we need you to provide, to the availability of people able to take your booking, and what time they’ll be able to get there.  

  • We keep the process simple for you - candidates are paid directly by us, so you don’t have to worry about invoices or bank transfers or cash on the door. It’s all taken care of. 

Once everything has been decided, you’ll be sent written confirmation of all the details. It’s as easy as pie! 

Working as an emergency nanny: 

We like to make sure we’re looking after our candidates as well at Greycoat Lumleys, so the process for working as an emergency nanny is also very straightforward. Whenever requests for emergency childcare come in, the details will be forwarded to you to accept if you’re able. 

Working as an emergency nanny is a great way to build on any childcare experience you might already have, and can pose an exciting challenge if you’re looking to expand on your skills. It can even be an opportunity to do some traveling, depending on where the client is based. 

By working as an emergency nanny, you can also be sure that you’re putting your skills and experience to work where they’re truly needed, while helping people who would have otherwise been stuck in a tricky situation. 

In summary…

All of our emergency nannies need to be extremely capable and able to take on any of the challenges that last minute childcare can entail. We take pride in the range of skills and abilities of our candidates, and we’re sure that after they introduce themselves to you, you’ll have absolutely no qualms about having them look after your children. Lots of our emergency childcare professionals have worked in standard nanny positions before, and are either looking for a challenge, or to fit emergency childcare work around their part time roles. 

Whatever your needs, we’re confident that we’ll be able to find a candidate who suits your requirements. 

If you require the services of an emergency nanny (or a regular nanny at that), please get in touch with us here. If you’re interested in the other domestic staff services that we provide, please reach out to us, and the team will be only too happy to answer any of your questions. 

Are you looking for work? Reach out to us today, and we’ll be happy to start the process with you. See you soon!