On this page you can find information about the nannying and childcare qualifications suitable for finding work in Bristol, as well as details on colleges and universities where you can find courses and study for these qualifications.
Also included is information about some of the nanny and childcare recruitment agencies functioning in the Bristol area, and details on some of the nurseries, preschools and other childcare institutions that may be suitable for nannies, governesses, governors or tutors looking for work in Bristol.
You will be able to find JIC’s suggestions for parks, days out and activities that may be suitable for nannies or child carers working in the Bristol area, and a variety of links with ideas about how to network with other nannies or child carers in Bristol.
At the end of the page, we have also included details about VIP/ overseas nannying for those who are located in Bristol and may be interested in international roles.
Which Nannying Qualifications are required to work in Bristol?
To find out more about some of the childcare or nannying qualifications that may be required to work in Bristol or in the surrounding area, we direct you to our page Childcare and Early Years Qualifications, here.
Where in Bristol can I study for childcare or nannying qualifications?
If you are a candidate looking for a course in childcare or nannying, there are a variety of colleges, universities and institutions in and around Bristol. We would suggest researching online to find a college or university that is well-suited to your requirements and your own ability, skills, schedule and whereabouts.
Possible institutions for study located in and around Bristol include:
Which nanny agencies currently operate in Bristol?
You can find a number of nanny and childcare agencies situated in Bristol which offer work for nannies, child carers, nursery staff and early years professionals. Please find a short list of nanny agencies that may offer work for nannies and child carers in Bristol here:
If you would like to see all agencies currently listing vacancies on Jobs in Childcare, please click here. If you would like to search through current job positions listed in the Bristol area, please visit the JIC homepage and search location: Bristol.
There are also specialist childcare and educational recruitment agencies found in Bristol, including:
Where can I work in Bristol?
If you are seeking work in Bristol in the childcare or nannying sector, we firstly recommend that the nanny and childcare job vacancies currently listing on www.jobsinchildcare.com. Otherwise, we recommend that you look at preschools and nurseries located in Bristol that may consider hiring childcare professionals directly. Some such nurseries may include:
How can I connect with other nannies in the Bristol area?
If you are seeking to find other nannies and child carers living and working in and around Bristol, we would firstly suggest looking offline, via playgroups or through after-school activities. We also recommend you look online, where you may be able to contact nannies or au pairs using Facebook groups like Nannies & Babysitter Bristol or Au Pair in Bristol.
What activities are available for me and my charges in Bristol?
If you have the possibility to take your charges on trips during the school holidays or perhaps even at weekends, you may wish to consider organising some sort of educational days out in and around Bristol. Your charges may enjoy the Bristol’s Posts suggestions for Magical Places in Bristol, Visit Bristol’s family things to do or educational visits and school trip ideas in the Bristol area.
You may also want to think about the beautiful parks and other outdoor attractions in the Bristol area. Have a look at the Council's Parks and Open Spaces or the parks and gardens listed on the Visit Bristol website.
Which overseas roles are available for child carers living in Bristol?
For candidates interested in working as a VIP nanny or governor or governess positions with travel included, please see the high salary overseas positions listed on JIC. The highest salary jobs can be found on Jobs in Childcare by searching using a specific location; many of the highest salary jobs for nannies, governors or governesses are found in London, Monaco, Dubai, Moscow, and other large international cities.
If you do not wish to leave Bristol permanently but you are still interested in finding a VIP childcare role, you may try looking for a rota position. Rota nanny jobs (and sometimes rota governor or rota governess positions) are mostly based upon a schedule where working time (usually around half the schedule) is spent situated and working on a full-time basis in the country in which your employer is located (often Russia, UAE, France or elsewhere), while the rest of your schedule is ‘time off’, for you to travel back to your home if you would like to. In order to see the available rota jobs currently available on JIC, please click here.