For detailed information on the qualifications you may require to work in London, please visit our page Childcare and Early Years Qualifications here.
There are a wide variety of institutions offering courses in childcare or nannying in the London area. We suggest that you do your own research to find a college or university suitable to your skills, interests, availability and location.
Please find a short list of our suggestions for possible suitable institutions below:
There are a number of agencies in London offering work for nannies, nursery workers, child carers and early years specialists. Some agencies that may be of interest to candidates located in London could include:
There is a list of all agencies currently using Jobs in Childcare here, and you can also find a selection of job vacancies in London by searching location: London on our homepage.
You can find a wide variety of nanny and childcare vacancies right here on www.jobsinchildcare.com. There are also several nurseries and childcare institutions that may employ professionals in childcare directly, such as:
To network with other nannies living and/or working in the London area, we suggest an online/ offline approach. Offline, you may be able to connect with other nannies through playgroups or after school events. Online, we would suggest interacting with other child care professionals through Facebook groups such as Nanny in London
or Nannies in London.
You could also try groups for other child care professionals in a similar situation, such as the group Nannies and Au-Pairs Unite on Meetup.com.
If you have spare time with your charges you may be interested in educational days out in London. You can read more about the Telegraph’s suggestions for informative trips in London here, or ideas from Time Out magazine here. There are also a number of helpful proposals for educational days out from School House magazine.
You may also consider outdoor activities or parks. Click here for an overview of London’s Royal Parks, or here for Time Out’s selection of things to do in London. You may also wish to consult the JIC blog post on Top 5 Things to do as a Nanny in London.
If you are a VIP nanny or an international governor or governess you may be interested in high salary overseas positions. To find the highest salary positions we suggest to search our site by location; many of the best-paid childcare jobs are situated in Monaco, Dubai, Moscow or other large international cities.
If you do not wish to leave London, you may be interested in a rota position. Rota positions generally include a schedule where some time is spent in the employer’s working country (be it Russia, UAE, France or otherwise) and the rest of the time is time off to travel home. You can see all current available rota positions here.