This page is an information page with details about the childcare qualifications for working in Cardiff, and links to institutions where you can study for these qualifications.
The page also includes information regarding childcare recruitment agencies operating in the Cardiff area and details on some of the nurseries and childcare institutions that may be suitable for candidates looking for work as a nanny, manny, governor, governess, child carer or early years specialist in Cardiff.
You will also find some additional ideas for activities that may be suitable for nannies or child carers working with children in Cardiff, and some links suggesting how to connect with other child carers in Cardiff.
At the end of the page, we have provided details about VIP/ overseas nannying for candidates located in Cardiff.
To find out more about the relevant childcare and nannying qualifications for work in Cardiff or in the surrounding area, we suggest you visit our page Childcare and Early Years Qualifications.
A large number of colleges, universities and institutions are situated in and around Cardiff. Here, candidates of all ages can take courses in childcare or nannying. Jobs in Childcare suggests doing your own personal research to find the college or school that is most suited to your needs and offers courses suitable for your ability, your interests, your availability and your specific location.
Some institutions that may suitable for candidates located in the Cardiff area include:
There are a number of agencies located in or around Cardiff which can offer work for nannies, nursery staff, child care professionals or early years specialists. You can find a short list of some of the agencies that may be suitable for nannies or child carers in Cardiff below:
In order to view a selection of all agencies currently listing vacancies on Jobs in Childcare, please click here. https://www.jobsinchildcare.com/companies/, If you would like to see the selection of current job positions available in the Cardiff area, please go to the Jobs In Childcare homepage and search for the location: Cardiff using the search bar.
You can also find a number of specialist childcare and educational recruitment companies located in Cardiff, including:
If you would like to find work in the childcare or nannying sector in Cardiff, we recommend that you search through the nanny and childcare vacancies posted on www.jobsinchildcare.com. Otherwise, Cardiff has a variety of preschools and nurseries that may consider hiring childcare professionals directly, including (but not limited to):
If you would like to try to network other with nannies or child carers living or working in Cardiff, we would suggest looking both online and offline. Offline, you may find it beneficial to connect with other nannies at playgroups or through after-school activities. Online, we would suggest contact nannies or au pairs using Facebook groups such as Au Pair in Cardiff, Nannying in Cardiff or South Wales Nannies.
If your charges have leisure time during which you can accompany them, perhaps for trips over the weekends or during the school holidays, you may be interested in educational days out in and around Cardiff. You could consider a trip to Cardiff Castle or look at a selection of 12 days out around Cardiff here. There is also a guide to 50 of the best days out in South Wales online here, or you could consider visiting the National Museum of Wales.
There are also a wide variety of beautiful parks and outdoor attractions in the Cardiff area. For The Culture Trip’s 10 most beautiful parks and gardens around Cardiff, click here or you can visit the council website to find parks and green spaces near you.
If you have experience as a VIP nanny or you are interested in governor or governess positions with travel involved, you may wish to consider the high salary international positions posted on JIC. In In order to find the higher salary jobs we suggest to search our site by location, as many of the highest paid jobs for nannies, governors and governesses are located in London, Monaco, Dubai, Moscow, or other large international cities.
If you do not wish to leave Cardiff permanently but still wish to find a VIP childcare job, you may wish to consider finding a rota position. Rota nanny jobs (and sometimes rota governor or rota governess roles) are often composed of a schedule where working time (generally half of the schedule) is spent working in the country in which your employer is located (usually Russia, UAE, France or elsewhere) on a full-time basis, and the other part of your time is time ‘off’, when you can choose to travel home if you would like to. You can see the available rota jobs currently available on JIC here.