Welcome and Thank you for visiting Little Steps Nanny and Events Agency!
If you are a childcare professional seeking a new role or some additional work, Little Steps can help you find a role which meets your requirements.
We recruit for the following positions: Permanent Nannies, Temporary Nannies, Event Nannies, Maternity Nannies, Live-In Nannies, Holiday Nannies, Emergency Nannies, Interim Nannies, Nanny shares, Proxy Parenting, Nanny PA’s, Norland Trained Nannies, Qualified Babysitters, Hotel Babysitters.
Little Steps Nanny and Events Agency tends to serve Surrey, Berkshire and Hampshire areas.
We are registered with the ICO and all of our documents have been written by solicitors, so your information is safe and secure.
What can you expect when you register with Little Steps Agency?
A face to face interview - I'm afraid Skype or Facetime interviews are not available. Little Steps Agency understands your working hours are often not the usual 09.00 – 17.00 and is flexible to conduct interviews around these times.
A wealth of knowledge, guidance and assistance throughout every step and a helping hand to answer any queries or worries you may have.
Support with interview techniques and questions, employment entitlements, useful information and contracts.
Information on local nanny networks.
Support to help you further your career and where to look for training opportunities.
A reliable, professional and efficient service.
Regular contact from Little Steps. We keep you informed and up to date of job vacancies which we feel may be of interest to you.
Wedding and event nannies are provided with a professional and personalised Little Steps uniform. A small fee is payable once you have accepted your first role. Please ask for further information.
How do I register as a candidate?
Please complete the candidate application form if you are interested in registering with Little Steps Agency and ensure you complete all aspects of the form.
Our registration is free.
1. Please complete the online candidate application and forward your CV via email after completion.
2. If you are deemed to be succesful, then we will progress your candidate registration to the next stage with a follow up email.
3. We will arrange a time and place to meet yourself and we will check all of your documents. Please note, we will need to see original copies; photocopies are not accepted .
Your DBS will need to be on the government update service, or you will have to complete a new DBS.
4. Prior to the interview, I will send you over an email contraining a list of original documents to bring with you to the interview.
5. At the interview, we will also have a few childcare related questions to ask you. Please don't be worried, as there are also questions about yourself and this is to gain an understanding of your personality, knowledge and interests. This helps us to see which clients and families we think you would match well with.
6. Once we have verified your documents including your references and we have interviewed you, you are good to go! We can begin looking for a role for you and sending you to relevant interviews. Please note, only our fully registered candidtes
We will be there offering our support along every step of the way! We even check in on you within your first few weeks of a new role and ensure you are happy and supported.
Follow Little Steps Agency on Facebook and Instagram, for the latest available roles.
Are You Aware We Have A Blog?
We are a Nanny agency with a difference!
We like to keep our Nannies and Clients up to date with recent news and articles of interest.
Currently our blog has the following articles to read through:
Free CPD Courses for Nannies
How To Improve Your Nanny CV
Local Summer Holiday Outing Ideas
Why You Should Not Cover A Pushchair In The Heat!
The Importance Of Sleep, Guest Blogger Gemma Axford
Our blog tends to be updated every week to two weeks and sometimes contains offers, competitions and guest bloggers.
We are partners of the UK Nanny Matters Campaign
Are you aware that Little Steps Nanny and Events Agency is a proud partner and supporter of the UK Nanny Matters Campaign?
The UK Nannies Matter campaign aims to have nannies recognised as professionals by advocating and regulating Nannies in all childcare settings within the United Kingdom.
We join the likes of Norland, Morton Michel, Way2Paye, and a number of other childcare agencies and professionals. If you would like to support this campaign to recognise nannies as professionals, please find further information here:
Little Steps Agency are supporters of the 'Go Gross' campaign
Our clients roles and vacancies are always advertised in gross, not net.
What is the difference in Gross vs Net?
Gross is the amount an employer pays their employee before any deductions are made. Many people will be familiar with the concept of gross pay as it’s how most industries will discuss a job salary. Net is the amount the employee actually receives each payday after deductions – it is often referred to as ‘take home pay’.
Gross – before deductions (imagine gross is the larger figure of the two)
Net – after deductions (imagine this is what you actually catch in your net to keep and take home)
Why is it better for nannies to agree a Gross salary?
1. Job stability
If the employer has agreed a net salary without budgeting in tax, NI and pension contributions, they may later realise that they can’t afford the nanny. The employer may rethink their childcare options.
2. Tax-free Allowance
Nannies who agree a gross salary benefit from the tax-free allowance, which usually increases every April. If you were to agree a net wage, it would be the employer would will see the tax saving every April.
3. Easy Comparison
Almost all industries talk in gross terms and so ‘going gross’ will enable nannies to compare salaries more easily. Creating a nannying industry which only talks in gross terms will allow nannies to assess their earning power and consider their career options.
4. Banks and loans
When applying for a mortgage or loan, the lender will ask for evidence of the nanny’s income or payslips. A nanny on a net salary may find themselves in a predicament as the lender will want to see the gross income, not net.
Find out more about both of the current #GoGross campaigns using the link below: