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Why We Are the Go-to Emergency Nanny Service

  • Publish Date: Posted 7 months ago

A late business trip, a delay returning home from a holiday, or your usual childcare falling through, can all lead you to require an emergency nanny service. But searching for a last-minute nanny, especially for very young children, can be extremely stressful. You want to know your child is safe and well-cared for, so you can have peace of mind when you are away.

 At Greycoat Lumleys, our emergency childcare services are unrivalled. Drawing upon more than 25 years of experience as a premier staffing agency, we specialise in providing exceptional nannies to meet all your childcare requirements. So here’s why we are the go-to when you are in need of outstanding childcare at the shortest notice.

Unmatched Professional Experience

At our agency, we pride ourselves on working with only the most highly experienced nannies. Our unrivalled reputation in the staffing industry means we regularly attract professionals who bring over a decade of experience working as a nanny.

Many of our emergency nannies not only have extensive hands-on childcare experience but also hold formal qualifications in child education or psychology - so you can be sure your child is in the very safest hands.

Selection and Vetting Procedure

When selecting candidates to put on our books we make sure to choose only the very best and those who demonstrate the correct qualities and skills to excel in their role, making a great addition to the family even just for a temporary or one-off occasion. When it comes to recruiting candidates for our agency, we maintain exceptional selection standards so you receive the highest quality of childcare.

Each of our emergency nannies undergoes an extensive selection process where we assess their qualifications, experience, and overall fit for the demanding role. Our commitment is to offer only the best, ensuring that every nanny possesses not just the essential childcare skills, but also the personal attributes to meet our client's expectations.

For our emergency nanny service, our vetting procedures are rigorous to ensure the utmost safety and peace of mind for our clients. We require a full background and reference check of all our nannies. Every candidate is interviewed in person and must have relevant experience and qualifications, a consistent employment record, and provide all necessary original documentation. Additionally, candidates are required to present verifiable references from past employers that we will share with you, and hold the appropriate DBS clearance.

Traits that Define Our Emergency Nannies

A nurturing, enthusiastic, and fun-loving nature are essential qualities of a great nanny. These traits, combined with a natural rapport with children, ensure that they not only keep your child safe but also make them feel completely comfortable at all times. The ability to form a strong bond with children, even at short notice or on a one-off occasion, is something we deeply value.

Our emergency nannies are selected for their keen common sense and clear communication, ensuring they make calm and sensible decisions regarding your child’s well-being and keep you well informed throughout their care. Punctuality and reliability are non-negotiable for us when choosing potential emergency nannies for our agency.

Stress-Free Hiring Process

If you are in need of an emergency nanny then contact us as soon as possible. We handle same-day bookings and aim to have one of our nannies with you right away, taking away all the stress of finding emergency childcare.

Our experienced consultants will keep you updated on timings and, once confirmed, you'll receive a detailed booking summary. Candidates are paid directly by us, so you don’t have to worry about organising direct payment, as it’s all taken care of.

You can find out more about our temporary staff payroll service here.

Finding the Perfect Match

Here at Greycoat, we understand that every family's needs are unique and each will have different preferences for their children’s care. We strive to match the ideal emergency nanny to each one of our clients, taking into consideration the age of the children, their daily routines and parental choices.

Find out more about our childcare services in our blog on everything you need to know about emergency childcare.


If you are in need of an emergency nanny, get in touch. Our highly experienced team of consultants will be able to find you the ideal nanny without delay.

Or if you would like to find out more about some of our candidates then browse our available emergency and temporary nannies here.