Elizabeth Henry Nannies, Nanny Agency

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  • Nannies
  • Mothers help
  • Night Nannies
  • Maternity Nurses
  • Babysitters
  • Part/Full Time
  • Temporary Cover

Childcare Options

We can provide you with the level of support you require. Click on the following options to find out more about the different types of childcare available:

Nannies, daily and residential
Mothers' Help
Maternity Nurses & Night Nannies

Nannies - Daily and Residential

Nannies are professionally qualified and experienced and have the commitment and skills to provide a safe, loving and stimulating environment for your child/ren in your own home.

A Daily (Live out) nanny will care for your children in the family home taking either a Sole charge or shared care position. Sole charge daily Nannies will have at least two years experience of caring for children and on average will work a 10 – 12 hour day, Monday to Friday.
As well as caring for the children they will perform ‘Nursery Duties’ which will include the children's laundry ( washing and ironing), keeping their bedrooms tidy, clearing away the toys at the end of each working day. They will prepare and cook healthy nutritious meals for the children and will clear up the kitchen after each meal time.

A Residential (Live in) Nanny is expected to work an 11 – 12 hour day, Monday to Friday and will often be happy to agree to one or two nights babysitting to be included in the agreed salary. Experience tells us the position of a live in Nanny is not necessarily always the most viable option to suit either the Nanny or the client, however all individual needs can be looked into. If a Live in Nanny is what you require, you are expected to provide suitable accommodation for the Nanny and this would need to consist of at least a bedroom and bathroom of their own (sharing a bathroom with the children can be considered).

A Nanny is not a housekeeper therefore, nursery duties aside, is not employed to undertake household chores. However if you are looking for a Nanny / Housekeeper because your children attend school full time this is an option that can be discussed.

There are many qualifications a Nanny may have, a few of the most common ones are NNEB, NAMCW, BTEC Diploma, NVQ Levels 2 and 3 in Childcare and Education and the CACHE. All of these can be further explained by contacting us.

The salary of a Nanny can vary according to the type of job, the hours that are required and the experience the nanny brings with her. As the employer you are responsible for the Tax and National Insurance contributions on top of the net amount you agree to pay the Nanny. Historically the Nanny Industry has always discussed salaries in net terms. We are however happy to discuss in gross terms with the parents, and net with the Nannies if this helps. To help with childcare costs there is now the possibility of paying a proportion of your Nannies salary using childcare vouchers. To qualify for this, your employer must first of all support the scheme and your Nanny must be ‘Ofsted registered’ Please do contact us if you would like some more information on the Ofsted registration process or go to www.ofsted.gov.uk. Back to top

Mothers Help

A Mothers help is generally a newly qualified Nanny or an unqualified Nanny with a minimum of 1 year’s childcare experience, who is happy to provide an ‘extra pair of hands’ to the family, both helping around the home and with the children.

Sometimes newly qualified Nannies will take on the position of a Mothers help for an interim period after qualifying, to gain experience whilst under the supervision of a parent. Also qualified Nannies who have their own children are sometimes available for ad-hoc work as a Mothers help. If a parent is at home and is in need of some extra help because of a new arrival to the family and has other small children at home, because they work periodically from home or are maybe recovering from an operation then a Mothers Help is a perfect solution that offers flexibility by being able to choose the days and hours you need covered. Typically a Mothers help will work less hours than a Nanny and is often on a part time basis.

A Mothers help is not a cleaner and is not expected to do household duties, but will be willing to do the family shopping, loading and unloading of the dishwasher and similar chores. It is important that all duties required are discussed and agreed in advance with the childcarer.

The salary of a Mothers help will vary depending on experience, hours and duties required from the childcarer. Should you wish to contact us we are happy to discuss salaries further. As the employer you are responsible for the Tax and National Insurance contributions on top of the net amount you agree to pay the Mothers help. Historically the Nanny Industry has always discussed salaries in net terms. We are however happy to discuss in gross terms with the parents, and net with the childcarers if this helps. Back to top

Maternity Nurses & Night Nannies

Maternity Nurses and Night Nannies typically give expert advice and service in all areas of infant care specialising in feeding, sleep routines and weight gain patterns. They provide care and support to the post natal mother, offering gentle guidance at a very special, but often daunting time.

A Maternity Nurse will have a lot of experience with newborn babies and is ideal for both first time mothers and those whom have had their role restricted for any reason, ie, delivery by Caesarean Section.

A Maternity Nurse is also good for families with older siblings as they are there to care for the newborn whilst the mother continues the routine with the other children. A Maternity Nurse will offer 24 hour live in care and is often available 5 – 6 days a week. In usual practice a Maternity Nurse will be with the family for anything between 4 – 8 weeks after the birth of the baby.

A Maternity Nanny / Night Nanny specialises in caring for newborn babies, offering advice on feeding and sleep routines and are happy to take over the night-time feeds, giving the parents a well deserved good nights sleep. A Night Nanny is available for the night time only. Typical hours for a night nanny would be 9pm until 7am. Often families will book a Night Nanny for two or three nights a week for the first few weeks following the birth of the newborn.

A Night Nanny is also a great solution if you have an event you would really like to attend and are concerned about leaving your newborn with a babysitter. A night nanny would happily come to your home as a babysitter for the evening and will carry on caring for your baby through the night until the following morning. Back to top


A babysitter is someone that will come into your home of an evening and care for your children whilst they are sleeping and you are out. The majority of our babysitters are either qualified Nannies, Nursery Nurses, Teachers or experienced mothers themselves. They will all have all been through our thorough screening process, and have their own transport. Generally the children if not already in bed, will be ready for bed when the babysitter arrives. The babysitters duties are relatively minimal and may consist of organising a bed time drink, supervising teeth cleaning and reading a bed time story. Some babysitters are happy to undertake duties from teatime onwards but this must be by prior arrangement.

The babysitter will get themselves to and from your house and will charge between £7 and £8 per hour. The babysitter may charge more after midnight although you will be informed of this prior to booking the babysit. Back to top

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