Why not work as a Nanny for VacationNannies?

As a  Vacation Nanny, you will inspire, have fun and provide professional childcare whilst supporting our clients on their family holidays

Everything you need to know about working as a nanny with us.

What skills do you need to be a great Holiday Nanny?

Minimal Requirements

  • Professional, enthusiastic and a passion for childcare
  • Reliable, flexible and fun
  • Sociable, confident and personable
  • Over 20 years of age.
  • Based in the UK and fluent in English
  • A minimum of one full year of childcare experience with written and verbal references
  • Paediatric First Aid Certificate
  • Passport/Work Visa
  • Non Smoker

What else are we looking for?

These added skills are also a bonus

  • A qualified nanny
  • A Graduate or student
  • A Norland Nanny
  • An interesting and exciting hobby to share with the children you take care of (art, sports, languages, dancing)
  • Teaching / Nanny Qualification
  • Confident swimmer
  • Traveller
  • Full clean Driving license

If you could have a Nanny superpower, what would it be?

Vacation Nannies are not only looking for childcare workers, I am also looking for outgoing, fun and enthusiastic young professionals, graduates or students with an interesting skill or exciting talent they can offer to their childcare service.

After spending five years at art school, I am an arts and crafts enthusiast, rarely going away on a contract without a wonderful bag of arts and crafts goodies to keep the children occupied. I also spent my childhood going on family ski holidays, had the experience of working in the London fashion industry as a graduate, and I also travelled India and Nepal before coming out to Morzine on my first ski season. All of these experiences have interesting stories attached to share with both the children and families.

Working as a Holiday Nanny

Frequently Asked Questions

To be a nanny, you do not need a childcare qualification, it is an added bonus if you do and we can recommend courses to complete if you do wish to gain a qualification. Most families we work with are mostly interested in the nannies experiences and excellent references. Vacation Nannies do not register any nanny without at least one full year’s experience looking after children and with excellent written and verbal references and all relevant paperwork.

Some clients do specifically request for a nanny with a childcare or first aid qualification, so only these jobs will only be offered to those candidates.

The family pay for all your transport, which usually includes taxis and train fares to and from the airport. It’s a good idea to keep receipts to give to the family. All food and accommodation are to be paid for, don’t be afraid to ask them to buy the foods you like to eat, they will always ask! The only time you will spend your own money is on your day off, or if you have a break during the day and go out for a coffee for example.

Your hourly / daily rate depends on your experience. It ranges from around £6 to £18 per hour, depending on the nannies experience and qualifications. The day rate is also dependant on the requirements of the family, if the family has high expectations of the nanny, the prices will be fair. After speaking with you, the final rate will be negotiated between Vacation Nannies and the family before the final invoice.

Yes, it is usually a request from the family that you travel with them, to help throughout the flight and in the airport. However, if you are in a different country and find that meeting them at the destination is the only way possible, arrangements can be made.

Ready to apply? Start here.

Nanny Application

What families say about us.