OUR UNIQUE SERVICES
PRIVATE HOUSEHOLD STAFF
Please start by reading the difference between our Employment Business and Recruitment Agency. Some of our services can be used through our Employment Business or The Recruitment Agency. When you sign up to use our services it's important that you understand which one you wish to use. Please be sure to read our terms and conditions prior to registering, registering is free and you are not at liberty to use our services.
Maternity Nurses are self employed and therefore you need to use our Agency to hire a Maternity Nurse and the Maternity Nurse will invoice you accordingly for the work done.
Au Pair's are also only placed via our Recruitment Agency only.
We operate as an employment business, we provide private families with staff who are fully employed and insured by AJF Childcare. This takes the employment responsibilities away from the clients. We run payroll for the staff that are our employees.
We offer a unique way to hire a nanny and domestic staff with a hassle free service
All nannies and domestic staff are fully vetted, applicants put forward will have undergone an enhanced DBS check, a Paediatric first aid training course and a series of checks. Including the checking of identification, references, previous work history and their right to work in the UK.
Our staff will ideally hold relevant childcare qualifications & or have at least 2 years experience of working with children.
You only pay one hourly fee dependent upon the nanny chosen plus mileage when working.
We supply you with a contract and cover when your permanent staff takes their holidays or is off sick.
All nannies are fully insured to be on any property except for their own home, and have business insurance on their car if they are required to use it for transporting children.
We carefully interview and short list applicants based on your requests and requirements for you to meet and you get to choose who you would like to hire.
Please contact us for a quote and availability.
We are a York based recruitment agency, we offer a personal innovative service.
Sourcing private household staff including nannies, housekeepers and so much more.
We carefully interview and select a short list of applicants based upon the requests and requirements of the client and family.
All applicants put forward will have undergone an enhanced DBS check, a Paediatric first aid training course and a series of checks. Including the checking of identification, references, previous work history and their right to work in the UK.
All candidates will have relevant qualifications to the position they're applying for and/or experience working within the field. Some nannies are voluntarily OFSTED registered, if you require your nanny to be registered this is something we can help with.
We will help with contracts, and give you guidance and advice about your employment responsibilities and your liabilities as an employer.
You will be responsible for the employees payroll and reporting to HMRC.
We will work closely with you and your nanny/domestic staff to ensure it is a smooth hassle free placement, and don't worry, once the placement is successful we will still work with you and monitor the placement to ensure everyone is happy and getting the best from the placement.
We only charge for successful placements, any advertising we do is within the placement fee.
Get in touch or register today to find your super nanny & majestic household staff.
DAILY NANNIES / AD HOC / EMERGENCY
DAY CARE YOU CAN RELY ON, IN THE COMFORT OF THE CHILDREN'S OWN HOME
Our professional team of nannies will come in to your home, holiday apartment or hotel to care of your children. Our nannies are fully insured to be placed on to any property except her own home. We offer temporary nannies and ad -hoc care, you can book a daily nanny as and when you require the help. You can request the same nanny if she is available however we have a wonderful team of nannies who are all brilliant.
We offer the best care and full 24/7 support for your family also giving our expert advice. Our nannies will support your children with their educational needs and milestones as well as general care. We will provide light housework and take care of the children's laundry. If in the event of an emergency or your usual care cancels, we may be able to send you out an emergency nanny to care for your children.
A SERVICE WITH PARENTS IN MIND
Life as a parent can get pretty hectic, and sometimes all you need is a little time to yourself. Sometimes it's not all about the children, parent's need to have fun too! Why not book one of our professional babysitters and have that night out you have been contemplating for a long time! If you book via our employment business then our babysitters are insured to provide babysitting on any premises except for the caregivers home, this can be in your home, in a holiday apartment or hotel.
LONG TERM PERMENANT NANNY
SPECIFICALLY FOR YOUR CHILD
One of our top priorities alongside the best service is to ensure we create the best matches between our nannies and clients according to each of their specific requests and requirements. After all a nanny is part of the family, so the fit has to be the best. If for any reason you feel your nanny isn't a good fit then we will try our hardest to get the right nanny for you, so you don't have to worry. If you require a permanent nanny then it has to be right, we take pride in the service we provide ensuring it is the best care. Employing somebody can be time consuming and costly, why not let us take the pressure from you and make your experience of having a nanny stress free and wonderful.
DOMESTIC HELP AROUND YOUR HOME
A housekeeper will come into your home and take care of your house for you. Taking care of things such as cleaning, laundry/ironing and even changing bed linen. Depending on the size of your home, you can either have a few hours a week, a daily housekeeper or a full day. Even though housekeepers won't be caring for your children, they are still vetted and DBS checked, No task is to small for our housekeepers! We offer one off bookings and regular slots. Plus full time and part housekeepers depending on your needs.
A MEMBER OF YOUR FAMILY, SHARING CULTURES AND A HELPING HAND
Au pairs usually live with the family they work for and are unlikely to be classed as a worker or an employee.
Au Pairs are generally people who travel to foreign countries and live with a host family for a period of time. Often helping out with children and light housework (Not Ironing, due to safety reasons) in return of free accommodation, which is usually as private room and board plus pocket money.
Often Au Pairs do not have any qualification or may not have childcare experience, however they will have an interest in working with children and wish to exchange language and culture learning with the family. Au Pairs often work up to 30 hours a week plus evening babysitting. Au Pairs are more suited to school age children due to their lack of childcare experience and language barriers. Au Pairs are not suitable for children under 3 years old unless they have suitable previous experience.
An Au Pair is aged 18 – 30, and are often visiting during a gap year to learn the language. we do not place anybody under 18. An Au Pair without visa requirements (from EU) can be older. An Au Pair should not be left in charge of children over night or regularly on an evening, and should not be left in charge of any baby monitors over night. Au Pairs cannot be paid less than £80 a week however we recommend between £100 - £120 per week. Babysitting must not take place on their days off and we recommend to pay them at least an extra £4 per hour.
If you are interested in an having an Au Pair we can provide you with additional information.
EVENTS CARE & WEDDING NANNIES
CELEBRATE WITH YOUR CHILDREN CLOSE!
Are you planning an event?
Maybe a wedding, Party or Christening?
If your answer is yes then you have come to the right place! Here at AJF Childcare we provide care at events; you can book one nanny per family. You can have your nanny during the day and we also offer babysitting in hotels and apartments on an evening. Don’t worry about having to leave the party early! Our dedicated staff can sit in your hotel room to care for your little ones until you are ready put your feet up, you can enjoy your day in to the evening knowing your children are in safe hands and at arm’s reach! One babysitter can be booked per hotel room for the evening and one nanny can be booked per family to shadow you and help out through the busy day by occupying your children! We also haven’t forgotten about the older children and teenagers, we can offer a ‘nanny friend’ who can watch over them and hang out for the day!
YOU DESERVE THE BEST
Let us help you find the best nanny suited to your needs, maybe you are a first time parent and require professional support and guidance or would just appreciate a bit of help. A Mothers/Fathers helper will spend the day day with you and your children and can assist you with your day to day errands or a trip to the park or swimming baths. This is a good solution if you need a bit of help and support while you still want to be at home with your children
MATERNITY NURSE (NON - MEDICAL)
SUPPORT FOR PARENTS AND YOUR BABY
A maternity nurse will offer support for expecting mothers, through pregnancy and post natal.
Maternity nurse's are trained to support you during the first few months of your babies life. Often supporting you with things like breast feeding and bottle feeding, also ensuring the mother get's rest that she needs after childbirth. Not only is the maternity nurse there to support the baby however the health and well being of the mother is also very important.
Maternity nurses can help guide and teach you the skills to carry out all duties related to the emotional and physical aspects of a newborn baby. Maternity nurses often help with the general care of the baby, bathing, feeding, and help around the home and even running errands.
A maternity nurse will help support a mother and a father adjust to being a parents, giving them the confidence the reassurance they are doing a great job!
Often maternity nurses are live-in for the period of time they are needed, if you wish for your Maternity Nurse to believe in then you must offer them their own private room.
SO YOU CAN GET A GOOD NIGHTS SLEEP
Do you need to go away for the evening? Have a relaxing weekend away booked?
Or do you need to just get a little sleep and relaxation? Our professional night nannies are here to help you feel rest assured that your little bundles of joys are in safe hands! Our night nannies will stay in your home and wake up to do night feeds, or take to mum for a breast feed, nappy change and settle your child, they can also help get your baby in to a routine. Would you like to start sleep training? We can help you gently sleep train your little one with plenty of support and guidance we can provide you with the skills too. Sleep training is only recommended after 4 months old.
THE PERFECT SOLUTION FOR TWO FAMILIES WITH THE SAME OR SIMILAR REQUIREMENTS
Are you and a friend or another family member both searching for a nanny? Maybe a nanny share is the ideal solution for you!
If we have 2 families that are both looking for the same requirements, then we can provide you with a nanny share. A nanny share would provide childcare for children from 2 different families, and you both get to split the cost! This can be a great cost effective way to have a nanny and your children can have interaction with other children which is great especially if your child is an only child! Don’t worry if you don’t know anyone looking for a nanny as maybe by chance we will have another client who is also looking for similar requirements too! Get in touch to discuss you requirements, we are here to help and come up with the best solutions for your family!
FOR PARENTS WHO STRUGGLE TO KEEP ON TOP OF HOUSEWORK DUTIES AND MAY ALSO NEED CHILDCARE
Are you a family who struggles with the daily battle of laundry piles and messy floors? We may have the solution for you! Our Nanny Housekeepers will not only take care of your children, they will also clean your house and keep on top of the laundry. Sometimes hectic family life takes over and keeping on top of housework is at the bottom of the list, although now it doesn't have to be
IF YOUR WORRYING ABOUT YOU CHILDREN'S LEARNING DEVELOPMENT THEN A TUTOR MAY EASE YOUR MIND.
Is your child struggling with their school work or struggling to focus? Are you worried that your child is falling behind and struggling to learn everything in a school environment? We may have a solution for you! A tutor would come to your home and offer extra tuition, focusing on things you child is struggling with and planning classes and setting tasks to do at home.
Tutors will usually have one of the following training -
Early Years Professional Status
Degree in Teaching
Postgraduate Diploma in Education
Postgraduate Certificate in Education
Qualified Teacher status
Tutoring can be one to one or small groups (Siblings only) and this will take place in your home.
LIVE IN NANNY
CONVENIENCE FOR PARENTS
A Live In nanny will engage in all the usual roles of a nanny. Including the following -
Nursery duties - Planning and preparing activities - Transporting the children to and from school and other activities - Personal care, nappy changing etc - Planning and preparing nutritional activities - Attending to children's laundry etc.
If you would like your nanny to attend to housework then i would recommend a Live in Nanny - Housekeeper.
Accommodation - Own private room and space when 'Off Duty' some clients may like to offer separate accommodation such as a flat. Food is normally provided by the employer too.