Why choose a Nanny?

A nanny is by far the most personal form of childcare for your little one, a nanny will come in to your home and create a similar set up to what you or your partner would. By having a nanny come to your home at a time to suit you, you can forget the stress of the mad morning rush! Additionally, having a nanny providing one-on-one care and meeting the physical, emotional, social and intellectual needs of your child in the comfort and safety of your own home can offer you a greater peace of mind. Nannies can also be far more flexible with their working hours unlike a registered child care setting, they can be more cost effective too- especially if you have more than one child.

There are several types of Nannies, please take a look through some of the nannies we provide.

Sole Charge Nanny

The main role of a nanny is to provide a safe, caring, nurturing and stimulating environment in which the children thrive and develop. General responsibilities include undertaking most all tasks related to the children’s care. Each nanny position may have slightly different responsibilities, depending on the family requirements, the ages of the children and other factors, but typically nannies are responsible for keeping the children’s areas neat and tidy and doing the children’s laundry, in addition to providing attentive, high quality childcare. Nannies may transport children to and from activities, grocery shop for the children and plan the children’s daily schedule. While some families may ask the nanny to take on additional household tasks, such as housekeeping and the parent’s laundry, depending on the position, these duties may be better suited for a nanny/housekeeper or housekeeper.


A sitter's primary responsibility is to keep the children safe and cared for in their parent’s absence. This may include playing with the children, making sure the children are fed according to the parents' instructions and providing for the well-being of the children while the parents are away. Unlike a nanny, a sitter isn’t typically involved in fostering the social, emotional, intellectual and physical development of the children in her care on a daily basis.

Mothers Help/ Shared Care

A mother’s or parent’s helper works alongside a mother or parent to help provide care for the children. Though the mother's helper will often be responsible for carrying out many of the designated tasks on her own, she typically works under close supervision. Since a parent is usually present with a mother's helper, sole charge child care experience required will not be essential.


Housekeepers/maids are responsible for making sure all assigned areas of the home are clean, neat, and tidy. This includes any indoor household cleaning and organizing tasks assigned by the employer and may regularly include cleaning "projects" (e.g., cleaning and organizing a messy closet). Typical responsibilities include vacuuming, dusting, laundry, mopping and waxing floors and changing and laundering linen. Some housekeeper/maid positions also require cooking or food preparation and heavy cleaning, like cleaning windows and furniture. The responsibilities should be specified early in the interview process to ensure the candidate is willing to tackle the tasks required. may be less extensive.

Night Nanny/Maternity Nurse

A night nanny, newborn specialist or a maternity nurse, may be hired for several weeks, or longer, following birth. Parents may need them full time, only on weeknights or for just two or three nights weekly to catch up on rest.


A nanny PA is ideal for families with school-age children, to provide excellent homework support and educational guidance, who can guide and mentor children, and provide them with a caring and nurturing home environment while the parents are at work. A nanny PA will also combine her childcare duties with managing a busy household, just as a professional personal assistant would do. While the children are at school, the nanny PA can assist with planning and booking holiday itineraries, managing household accounts, organising daily family needs like dropping off the dry-cleaning, taking pets to the vet, arranging household grocery orders/purchases and organising household repairs. Some parents are self-employed, or run small businesses from home, and involve their nanny PA in admin or basic bookkeeping duties. Nanny PAs are professional and hardworking individuals who can identify needs within the household and will incorporate these needs within their daily duties. When the children are home, their attention and focus will be entirely on the children,

Emergency nanny

Emergency nannies can be called upon at short notice. These nannies can cover a breakdown in a family's existing childcare arrangements or for ad hoc childcare. Emergency nannies can step in and take over the care of the children and the home. They are used to adapting to a new environment and caring for children who are meeting them for the first time.

Why choose Wiltshire Nannies to help you in your search?

1. We have 12 years’ experience in Childcare & Recruitment

2. We personally interview all candidates and provide a shortlist of 1-3 suitable Profiles + References

3. We check all childcare candidates have a current DBS Check, First Aid Certificate, & Relevant Childcare Qualifications / Experience and will assist when needed.

4. We advertise through our strong Network, Database, Social Media & Job Boards

5. We support you from start to finish (Interview questions, Make the Offer, Contract, Nanny Planner)

6. We provide top tips for new starters (Eating Plans, Behaviour Advice, Sleeping Advice, Local Days Out, & Nanny Groups)

7. We Love What We Do!