About Our Nanny Service

The Childcare Company provides daily and live-in nannies, maternity nannies, doulas and housekeepers in short term, permanent, part and full time positions in the Sevenoaks, Tonbridge and Tunbridge Wells areas.

We will discuss with each family their specific childcare requirements. This helps us gain an insight into the family, their environment and the children in order to assess their individual childcare needs. The Childcare Company recognises that every family and their requirements are unique.

All childcare staff are personally interviewed and will have at least two childcare references checked either in writing or verbally.

Full details of the service are set out in our terms and conditions.

Police Checks

The Childcare Company is able to arrange CRB checks on all childcare staff at the enhanced level through ProCRB. In accordance with the Recruitment and Employment Confederation's policy on CRB checks www.rec.uk.com all families will be advised on the status of a candidates CRB check before engagement. For example, fully CRB checked; CRB check pending; no CRB check requested. In the event of the CRB check pending or no CRB check requested it must be the decision of the client to employ the childcarer on that basis.

Contracts

All clients will be supplied with a pro forma contract. We recommend that contracts be agreed between parties prior to commencement of employment but would point out that it is also a legal requirement that any employee should receive a written statement outlining the terms of their employment within 8 weeks of commencement of employment.

Tax & National Insurance

Families employing a nanny are required by the Inland Revenue to make the appropriate deductions from the employee`s salary for tax and national insurance and to pay these amounts to the Inland Revenue at the specified times. Taxing Nannies and Nanny Tax are the two recommended organisations for PAYE services and both offer an excellent professional service. Upon engagement we will send the necessary information. Alternatively, the local Collector of Taxes is able to supply families with a simplified PAYE package if they prefer to administer this themselves.