Welcome to Eden Nannies & Maternity
We are a London-based nanny agency and one of the leading providers of private childcare in the UK and overseas. For over 15 years we have handpicked the best childcare staff on behalf of the families we work for.
The nannies and maternity nurses we choose to represent us are professional, experienced, committed and career minded. Candidates are proud of their solid work record and excellent references and must possess an up-to-date police check (DBS) and first aid qualifications. Please be aware these verification documents will always remain the property of the candidate.
We provide a first class service when it comes to caring for your child. With a large database of nannies, maternity nurses and maternity nannies to give you help and support, we are confident that we will find the best candidate for you.
Our Consultants are professional and focussed on finding the best candidate for the role. This means firstly, that we invest our time and energy in finding the right Consultants to look after our clients and secondly, the Consultants take time to understand both client and candidate in order to make the best matches. It also means that our Consultants will only send the client a very small number of candidates who they believe are the absolute best candidates for the role.
Our team structure additionally allows for a seamless service whereby clients can reach a Consultant and/or the Consultant Supporter with ease.
Our specialist childcare teams work on the following roles for clients based in the UK and abroad:
- Full time Live-in and Daily Nannies
- Maternity Nurses
- Maternity Nannies
- Night Nannies
- Part-time and Shared Nannies
- Temporary Nannies
- Seasonal and Temporary Nannies/Proxy Parenting
- Junior Nannies (please click here for more details)
Whether you require a daily nanny or a live-in maternity nurse, we can help source the right candidate for you.
If you are looking for a nanny or maternity nurse role, we will place you with the right family.
We don’t simply pay lip service to the idea of conducting business in a positive, conscientious and professional manner – these are the values by which we work on a daily basis.
If you are employing a nanny for the first time, please click here or if like to have informal chat with one of our team members please call +44 (0) 20 74716000 and speak to our Childcare Team Manager Pippa Owens or any of the consultants. You can also click here to register as a client
Live in Nannies
A Live in Nanny lives with the family in their home and the family provides the nanny with their own bedroom and sometimes their own bathroom (although often they may share with the children). Sometimes the nanny will be given separate accommodation such as a studio, flat or cottage which they may share with other household staff.
A Live-in nanny normally works for 11 to 12 hours a day, five or six days a week and is often expected to offer an additional two or three evenings each week babysitting (exact working hours will depend on the family). Some positions expect the nanny to provide 24-hour cover, five or six days a week. These positions are usually abroad and the salaries will be slightly higher. Please visit the live in nanny page for more details
If you would like further advice on Live-in nannies or would like to speak to a member of the Live in team, please call Iestyn or Rose on 020 74716000 or click here to register as a client
Live-Out or Daily Nannies
A Live-out or Daily nanny travels to the family’s house each day. Live-out nannies generally work for up to 12 hours a day, five days a week and may be required to do evening babysitting as well. This may be included in the salary or paid as extra. Live-out nannies may work either 5 days a week or part-time 1, 2, 3 or 4 day a week. For more information on Daily Nannies or Live Out Nannies please click here. Please direct 5 and 4 day or part time nanny enquiries to any member of the childcare team on 020 7471 6000. You can also register as a client by clicking here
Live-out nannies sometimes work in nanny share arrangements where two or more families employ the same nanny to either care for all children at the same time or to work part time in each home. They could for example work three days with one family followed by two days with another. Please call our Nanny team on 0207 4716000 or click here to register as a client
We are also experienced in helping families based overseas source childcare from the United Kingdom. If you are parent based outside the United Kingdom or a Nanny seeking an international role, please visit our international section or speak to Pippa Owens on 020 7471 6000 or click here to register as a client
Temporary & Holiday Nannies
We offer clients a bespoke service for many temporary positions (see list below) which means we can help with finding the ideal nanny to suit your personal childcare requirements within London, the UK or worldwide. We would strongly advise that you speak to us directly, so we can work with you on meeting your specific needs and individual requirements.
We can assist with any of the following temporary roles:
- Live In / Live Out Temporary Nannies
- Proxy Parenting Nannies
- Emergency & Temporary Cover Nannies
- Longer term Temporary Roles
(roles requiring a commitment from a week to 11 months)
- Troubleshooting Nannies
- Holiday, Travelling & Ski Nannies
- Maternity Nurses & Maternity Nannies
- Overnight Nannies
- Billingual Nannies
- Holiday Teachers
- Holiday Tutors/ Governesses
- Chalet & Villa Nannies
- Yacht Nannies
- Summer Nannies
So, if you are going on your summer holiday, skiing, have to work away from home or have a temporary requirement for help, then please ring and let us find you a professional nanny.
We look forward to speaking with you soon.
0844 409 7321 or +44 (0) 207 471 6000 click here to register as a client
Nannies based in the Country
A Nanny based in the country can normally expect to be very much part of the family, so will need to be a good team player with a flexible outlook. Quite often the care of children is shared, as many parents work/run businesses from home, therefore the duties will perhaps be more varied. Duties will of course be agreed from the outset, however it would not be unusual to have included dog walking, chicken feeding or other outside activities. It goes without saying that the nanny should enjoy a country lifestyle and all it brings.
We look after increasing numbers of families and households outside London and support the growing numbers of child carers seeking positions in provincial towns and rural areas. Many families take the decision to move away from London, but still require the support of a professional or experienced full-time child carer and an agency who will maintain the high standards expected in sourcing childcare.
The ‘Country Desk’ applies the same quality approach that our reputation is already built on, with regards to interviewing, sourcing and referencing of candidates. All potential candidates are personally interviewed, have a work history that we can fully explore and will have a full DBS (police) check and an up to date First Aid Certificate. In addition, only those candidates with at least 3 years full time relevant work experience or 2 years experience with a recognised childcare qualification will be registered.
One of the great advantages of employing a ‘country’ nanny is the candidates’ understanding that flexibility and a ‘muck in’ attitude is important. This may include such tasks as walking the dog(s!), feeding the chickens, sheep, horses or taking the children for a good long walk!
We are here to help, so please call the Country Office for good advice and further information on employing a nanny on 0207 471 6000 click here to register as a client
Synopsis of Roles
Daily Nannies or Live out Nannies would normally undertake all nursery duties relating to the children only. As the “Live Out” suggests she/he will not reside in your house. Eden Private Staff has the capability to source Daily or Live Out Nannies throughout the world. We also have a specialist team which covers London and surrounding areas.
A Live-in Nanny a minimum of 2 or more years of childcare experience and may also hold childcare qualifications. Live-in Nannies would be living in the family’s home, these positions can either be sole charge where both parents work or shared charge, where the nanny works alongside a parent.
Sourcing and engaging a Junior Nanny from Eden Private Staff will give you a fully qualified nanny verified by our consultants for a massive reduction on our standard fee. We are offering a flat fee of £2200 for a Live In Junior Nanny, £2500 for a Daily Junior Nanny and £3500 for an overseas Junior Nanny.
Nanny/Housekeeper – The role of a nanny/housekeeper differs to the traditional role of a nanny, as the duties are carried out to benefit the family as a whole, rather than just the children. The usual duties of a nanny/housekeeper will include but not necessarily be limited to:
- General house cleaning
- Family laundry
- Some cooking/help in the kitchen
- Errand running
In addition to the above list of duties, childcare may sometimes be required. Nanny/Housekeeper positions can be either on a live-in basis or a daily basis.
Live-in housekeeper – Reliable and trustworthy live-in housekeepers are always in demand. The position can be either full-time or part-time and will involve cleaning, laundry and ironing, errand running, preparing family meals and helping out with dinner parties and occasional help with childcare (if appropriate).
Nanny Groom – this role is the same for the nanny role, but would also include help with the horses/ponies. Yard/stable duties could comprise: mucking out, turning out/bringing in, filling hay nets/feeding, grooming, keeping tack clean, possibly hacking out/riding or accompanying children on ponies on foot and generally keeping a tidy yard/stables.
Nanny PA – A Nanny PA will assist with the running of the home, they will be flexible and hands on however their main duties will involve the children, managing staff and organising the personal and business life of the parents. A Nanny PA would be responsible for taking care of the grocery shopping, organising the family diary, organising and booking holidays, paying bills, school runs, organising children’s activities and parties, homework supervision, children’s shopping (school uniform, sports kit etc.), planning and cooking children’s meals, care for family pets, house sitting, taking care of the home office, dealing with all correspondence, attending meetings on behalf or with the parents and so on – more on Nanny PA.
Salary guide for Nannies and Nanny Housekeepers:
Live in £300 for Junior and upto £500 net per week, or for longer hours speak to any member within our childcare team
Live out £500 – £800 net per week or £9 – £13 per hour, please call us for more details
(This is only a guide and may vary from region to region)
Our Country Office is located in Crewkerne, Somerset. For a chat about all our services and how we can help, please contact the country team on 0207 471 6000 click here to register as a client