Au-pairs, Babysitters, Childminders, Nannies & More

I always get many questions about nannies, nanny shares, babysitters, au-pairs, childminders and so on. Here are just a few of the most commonly asked questions. Please scroll down for agencies, babysitting companies and more.

Please note that NW8-mums cannot be held responsible should you not be happy with any person or company listed here. NW8-mums does not act as an agent for any company either.

  • Are agencies the only way to find a nanny?
  • Is an agency the best way to find a nanny?
  • How does a nanny share work?
  • What about babysitters?
  • How does it work with nannies and tax?
  • Do you need a contract or not?

I have successfully connected many mums, nannies and babysitters in the past few years. However, as I am writing this in June 2016, NW8-mums has reached over 1000 members, and as such, I have decided to set up a FB group called NW8-mums Nanny Search & Share to help you with your nanny search and questions.

You can still email me on info@nw8-mums.com and I would be delighted to help you! I have sample contracts I can share, and I am also happy to answer your questions.

For nanny tax questions, I can recommend Gregg Pilcher who is an accountant. He can help you with lots of things including nanny tax. He has helped us for years.

Coleman Webb Chartered Accountants

Babysitting

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KidSitter

Several NW8-mums have tried KidSitter and the feedback to me has only been positive. For NEW users, there is a special code NW8MUMS which entitles you to ONE FREE hour.

I have used KidSitter and was very happy. It is the only agency I feel comfortable using and it is because I know how stringent their vetting system is.

Sitters

I know a few NW8-mums who have found their full-time nannies from here and they have been very happy.

Childminder

Dawn O’Sullivan is a local childminder who has looked after the children of many NW8-mums and they speak highly of her. She can be reached on 07990610721 or at dawnosullivan05@gmail.com.

Nanny Share

Koru Kids was started by a local mum after she struggled with childcare.

Nannies

Greycoat Lumleys

Imperial Nannies