When I was a student at university, I was lucky enough to get a job working as a nanny in the holidays for a local family. It was a great job, it was really flexible and I’d spend my days doing fun stuff with their kids and getting paid for it. The arrangement suited them too, and it was one of the most fun jobs I’ve ever had.
It was an arrangement which I can hand on heart recommend for other people. I was really excited when I heard about Student Nannies, a new service which matches up families needing babysitters with students who have childcare experience and other skills to offer.
Student Nannies have already registered over 350 students from Manchester University; Manchester Metropolitan University; the University of Salford and Trafford College. All potential nannies on the books have an interview and a thorough background check; details of which can be found on their profiles.
Registering on the site is really simple to do, and it’s free. You just create a profile outlining your childcare requirements, then it’s up to you to search for someone suitable. You can search for a nanny by course and interest, so you can find students who can share their skills with your children; whether it’s music, art, sports or languages.
Student Nannies simply provide a smart network through which students and parents can discover local matches. Then it’s up to you to contact your potential nanny, meet up and see if you are a good fit for each other. Students and parents negotiate their own rates, and Student Nannies don’t charge commission and there are no hidden fees.
I am returning to work next month and after school childcare is a bit of a worry for me. Finding a suitable student who lives locally and is able to have my son for a couple of afternoons a week is suddenly much easier. Having worked as a Student Nanny, I can see what a great thing it is from both sides.
You can find out more about this brilliant new service on the Student Nannies Manchester website, there is a comprehensive FAQ section as well as testimonies from both students and parents. If you don’t live in Manchester, you can check out the Student Nannies website to see if they’re also available in your area.
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