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Nanny Jobs in Leicester

This page includes information about the qualifications suitable for nanny and childcare candidates based in Leicester who are searching for a professional role. We have added details about universities and colleges where candidates can look for courses in order to study for the necessary qualifications required to find work.

On this page we have also included links to some nanny agencies operating in Leicester and close by, with links to the websites of local nurseries and preschools which may be appropriate for candidates looking for work as a full or part-time child carer or nanny.

Further down you can find JIC’s recommendations for parks and days out in the Leicester area, as well as notes on ways you can connect and network with other childcare staff.

Finally, you will find details about VIP/ international nanny roles for those candidates currently situated in the Leicester area who are interested in looking for an overseas nanny, governor or governess job.



Which Childcare and Nannying Qualifications are required to work in Leicester?

To see full details of the childcare or nannying qualifications generally most suited to those seeking work in Leicester, please click here to visit the page ‘Childcare and Early Years Qualifications’.



Where in Leicester can I study for childcare or nannying qualifications?

Leicester has a large choice of colleges, universities and other learning institutions offering courses to study childcare and early years. JIC strongly recommends that you do your own research to discover which college or university is most suitable for you according to your specific interests and location.

Some of the institutions where you may wish to consider studying to be a nanny or child carer in Leicester may include:


Leicester College

University of Leicester

De Montfort University

Brooksby Melton College



Which nanny agencies currently operate in Leicester?

For those nanny candidates, child carers, nursery staff and early years workers looking for nanny agencies in Leicester there are a variety of options. You can see a list of nanny agencies in the Leicester area below.


Nanny Talk

East Midlands Nannies and Au Pairs

First Choice Nanny

If you are looking for a summary of all agencies currently listing jobs on Jobs in Childcare, you can click here. If you are interested in viewing job vacancies currently listed in the Leicester area, please go to the JIC homepage and type search location: Leicester.


You can also find links to some of the childcare and educational recruitment agencies around Leicester here:


SCE group

Celsian Education



Where can I work in Leicester?

When seeking a full-time nanny or child care role in Leicester, we recommend searching the nanny and childcare job vacancies already listed on However, you may also wish to check available positions in preschools and nurseries in the area; some such institutions may hire directly. You can see a list of options that may suit below:

Nursery Rhymes

St. George’s Nursery School

22 Street Lane Nursery

Hunny Nurseries



How can I contact other nannies located in Leicester?

If you are interested in networking with other candidates, nannies and child carers in and around Leicester, we first of all recommend aiming to meet people through local nurseries, playgroups or after-school activities. Elsewhere, you may be able to connect with other child carers, Leicester nannies or au pairs online.



What activities are available for me and my charges in Leicester?

If you are looking for activities for your charges in the Leicester area, you may wish to consider looking into local educational days out. Click here to view the Leicester Mercury's recommendations for family days out in Leicester, or here to view the Kingfisher Guide's feature on days out.

If the weather is suitable, you may also wish to visit some of the beautiful parks and other outdoor attractions in the Leicester area. You can view the council's list of parks and open spaces here, or you can click here for the Leicester Mercury's recommendations for best local parks.

You may also be interested in looking for toddler groups around Leicester. You can view lists of local baby toddler classes here or here.



Which overseas roles are available for nannies and child carers living in Leicester?

For candidates who are seeking VIP nanny, governor or governess positions including travel, we suggest that you view the high salary international roles on Jobs in Childcare. The best paid jobs will generally be found by searching according to location, and are often found in London, Dubai, Moscow, Monaco, or other large international cities.

If you do not wish to leave Leicester on a permanent basis but are nevertheless interested in VIP childcare roles, you may wish to consider working in a rota position. Rota nanny, rota governor or rota governess jobs usually include working time (most commonly around 50% of the schedule) spent on location working at your employers residence (often Russia, the UAE or France), while the other part of your schedule is ‘time off’ - to rest or even head back to your home country if you wish. In order to view the available rota jobs currently available on JIC, please follow this link.