We recognise that sorting out the right help is very important, please remember that there are no right or wrong decisions – there are best fit solutions.
We understand that most people’s childcare needs are transient. As your children grow, your childcare requirements will change, as what works for you when they are babies may not be what you need when they are pre-school age and beyond.
The best advice we can give you is that there is no one perfect solution. Your friends, family and colleagues will offer you the benefit of their own experiences, however they are not you and their needs will be different.
We listen to your needs, concerns and potential issues and will advise you on the best childcare options for your family circumstances.
We offer our clients a one to one virtual consultation, lasting up to one hour, at a mutually convenient time, by Skype, FaceTime or on the telephone.
Through asking a series of pertinent questions we will understand your specific circumstances and requirements and will then be able to offer you unbiased advice on the best solution or range of options available for you and your family.
This is based on a variety of factors including:
We divide childcare into two key areas Home Based and External Setting and will discuss with you the whole spectrum of options within both categories, relevant to your specific needs, and this may include a combination of both home based and external childcare support.
We will explain the differences and advise you on the pros and cons of different types of nurseries, child minders, schools, nannies, au pairs, maternity & night nurses, mother’s helps, nanny/housekeepers, after school care, tutors & anything else you may need.
We can offer an insight into the world of nannies and the option of becoming an employer and can talk to you about using maternity or night nurses.
We can offer you advice if you are considering using a nursery or a child-minder and give you some tips on what you need to consider when choosing one.
As part of the service we can also talk to you about what childcare funding may be available to you, including funding for 3 year olds and what types of childcare you would be able to use childcare vouchers for.
The charge for this service is £125.00 + VAT and payment is made prior to the consultation.
If you decide to look for home based childcare, we can introduce you to the competitive payroll service; Nannytax. In addition to their payroll service, they offer clients advice and support, information on pensions, free legal advice, as well as personalised staff contracts of employment.
Let us help you….
If you decide to go for home based childcare or decide on a combination of nursery/ school and home childcare care routes, through our nationwide agency divisions we would be delighted to help you:
Harris Childcare Recruitment is our childcare division, providing nannies, maternity nurses, night maternity nannies and after school care.
The Housekeeper Company provides nanny/ housekeepers, mother’s helps, housekeepers, cooks, domestic couples, cleaners and any other help you might need in your home.
For no additional cost we provide a “head hunter” service that would enable you to recruit the perfect solution to your needs.
If you decide to use our recruitment service and we find someone for you, we will be happy to deduct the £125.00 consultation fee from our recruitment invoice.