This page contains information on the qualifications required for candidates seeking work in childcare or nannying in Glasgow. It also contains details on colleges and universities where you can find suitable courses to study for such qualifications.
We have also included information on some of the nanny and childcare recruitment agencies operating in the Glasgow area, and links to a variety of nurseries and preschools that may be suitable for those seeking work as a child carer, nanny, nursery worker, governor, governess or tutor in or around Glasgow.
Further down the page, you can note JIC’s ideas for parks and days out that could be appropriate for nannies or child carers working in Glasgow, as well as some ideas on how to network with other candidates in Glasgow.
The end of this page includes some additional information on VIP/ international nannying for nannies and childcare staff situated in the Glasgow area who may be interested in finding some sort of overseas position.
If you are interested in finding out about the childcare or nanny qualifications that may be best suited for those looking for work in Glasgow, you can see our page dedicated to Childcare and Early Years Qualifications, here.
A variety of colleges, universities and institutions in Glasgow offer courses in childcare or early years. You may wish to consider doing your own research online to find the college or university best-suited to your interests, skills, schedule and location.
Some possible institutions to study childcare in Glasgow could include:
For nannies, child carers, nursery staff and early years professionals looking for agencies in Glasgow, there are a number of options. You can find some nanny agencies that may be suitable for candidates in the Glasgow area here:
If you want to see all agencies currently listing vacancies on Jobs in Childcare, please click here. https://www.jobsinchildcare.com/companies/ In order to see current job vacancies listed in the Glasgow area, you can visit the Jobs in Childcare homepage and search for location: Glasgow.
There are also a number of childcare and educational recruitment agencies found in the Glasgow region, including:
For those seeking a full time professional role as a nanny or child carer in or around Glasgow, we recommend that you search through the nanny and childcare job vacancies currently listed on www.jobsinchildcare.com.
You may also consider checking some of the preschools and nurseries located in Glasgow, which may hire childcare professionals directly. Possible such institutions may include:
If you are interested in networking with nannies and child carers in Glasgow, we recommend trying to meet people through playgroups or after-school activities, and searching online. Online, you may try to contact local nannies or au pairs through Facebook groups like Au Pair in Glasgow, Glasgow Nannies or Childcare in Glasgow.
If you and your charges have the chance to travel at weekends or during school holidays, you may wish to consider some educational days out around Glasgow. You can see Time Out's best things to do in Glasgow, here. You may also wish to consider this list of educational things to do in Glasgow with kids, or Day Out with the Kids' top things to do in Glasgow and Strathclyde.
If your charges are the outdoorsy type, you may also want to think about the beautiful parks and other outdoor attractions in the Glasgow area. Click here for a list of parks and gardens in Glasgow, or here for a guide to the best parks for children.
You can also find a list of 10 of the best toddler groups around Glasgow here.
If you are interested in working as a VIP nanny or governor or governess in a job which includes travel, we recommend you view high salary overseas positions on Jobs in Childcare. As a general rule, the best-paid roles will be found by searching using a specific location. Most high 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 Glasgow on a permanent basis but you would still like to find a VIP childcare role, you may consider looking for a rota position. Rota nanny jobs (rota governor or rota governess positions are also sometimes available) are mostly based upon a schedule where working time (usually around 50% of the schedule) is spent located and working full-time in the country in which your employer is located (most often Russia, UAE, France, some others), while the other part of your schedule is ‘time off’, when you have the option to return back to your home country if you would like to. If you would like to view to see the available rota jobs currently available on JIC, please click here.