Nich Nannies Childcare Recruitment
Our Main Focus

is your main focus.

Having a family and being a parent can be one of the most fulfilling aspects of yours and your families life. You are now responsible for a life, which you helped to create, it is a massive commitment and the decisions you make from now on can be of huge importance in shaping your children for the future.

In order for us to help you, it is always essential to give us your details, initially this should include; an outline of duties, where and when the position is available, salary offered, special requirements etc. We will then contact you to further discuss your needs and at this point you can ask any more questions you may have, don't forget your question may already be answered on our FAQ page.

Finding someone 'perfectly suited'!!

If you are looking worldwide, to hire a Nanny, Maternity Nurse or Governess, you will of course be seeking the best for your little ones whilst they are not in your care, someone professional, experienced and most importantly someone loving, with a big heart, a trusted person who will help guide them throughout their life, providing excellent care, well being, development, safety, education and support to help create emotionally well balanced children.

We have provided exceptional nannies to some of the most prestigious, high-profile families in UK, Europe and in Dubai & Abu Dhabi in the UAE.

Niche Nannies endeavour to provide 'perfectly suited' Nanny, Housekeeper, Maternity Nurse and Governess candidates in the UK, Europe and the Middle East, with a complete understanding of your needs and requirements, many of whom will have already have experience working with high profile clients both in the UK and overseas.

A Guide: The Definitions

Hiring different Child Care Staff (Types)
Live Out Nanny.

A live out nanny will normally have sole charge of your children and works between 10-12 hours per day with two days off per week as well as four weeks paid holiday plus Bank Holidays. Babysitting and extra hours should be by prior arrangement between the employer and the employee. If the role is shared charge, the nanny will work alongside you, these families tend to have very young children. [ More about salaries ] The majority of clients request sole charge live out nanny.

Live In Nanny

A live in nanny will live with the family they are working for, in addition to their salary they are provided with food and accommodation. A live in nanny works between 10-12 hours per day, five days per week. Many families also require one or two babysittings per week which is included in their salary. A live in nanny should be provided with her own bedroom and ideally a bathroom. When she is off duty she may wish to spend long periods of time in the private accommodation provided, therefore she should be made to feel comfortable. Some families offer separate accommodation in order to attract a higher calibre of nanny. Most live in nanny candidates are happy to travel nationally and internationally with the family.

Overseas Nanny

As well as British and English speaking nannies, some of our first class candidates do speak other languages. Niche Nannies Nanny Agency have candidates on our books who are, British or English speaking, many with English as the mother tongue, as well as international, bilingual and trilingual nannies.  We place these nannies and governesses all over the world. If you require a nanny or governess who speaks your language, we can help find you a suited candidate where ever you are located.


A Governess will generally care for school aged children 5 years and over, however they are qualified for children of any age. A Governess typically lives out and is in charge of educating the children, sometimes there will be elements of home schooling. A governess may also take care of children after school until you return home. The usual working hours are between 3-6 per day, as the day is much shorter compared to a full day nanny and they are will handle help with home and school work.

Part Time Nanny

A Part Time Nanny will work with parents returning to work on part time basis or combining home childcare with a nursery placement for few days per week. Part time nannies are highly popular. They usually work two, three or four days per week. A part time nanny can also be employed for the mornings or afternoons; for example 5 days per week and do not live generally with the family. They tend to study or choose to work less over the years of nannying, or they simply take a variety of few part time positions on selective days. Part time nannies may be happy to travel with the family if required in which case additional rates may apply.

Maternity Nanny or Nurse

A Maternity nanny or nurse will help you after your new born baby comes home, helping in the first few weeks or sometimes months of a baby's life.  Maternity nannies / nurses often work on a 24 hours a day basis, 5 or 6 days a week, and live-in with the family. A Maternity nurse / nanny will normally stay until the mother is confident with the new baby. We find that on average they are employed for a period of between 4 and 8 weeks, although some may require a maternity nurse / nanny stay for less time or a longer period.

Montessori Nanny

The Montessori trained nanny will employ an approach towards childrens education that inspires children to have a life long love of learning, by following their natural developmental milestones. It is widely recognised that children exposed to this method become more confident, more responsible, able to learn independently, and will have more trust in their own abilities.  This tends to make them highly attached to ongoing learning and gaining of knowledge.

Norland Nanny

The Norland College was founded in 1892 by Emily Ward, since then it has formally been training Norland Nannies, there are a finite number of new graduates each year, for this reason they are normally in great demand and may also command higher salaries. At Niche Nannies, we do register Norland candidates who are newly qualified as well as the more experienced Norland Nanny.


A Nanny/PA can be ideal for a family with children who are attending school, perhaps the parents are self employed or work from home. The main role of a Nanny/PA will be to provide homework support and educational guidance to the children, with a caring and nurturing home environment while the parents are otherwise engaged.  A Nanny/PA will also be expected to combine her childcare duties with an administrative role, possibly helping their employer manage a busy household.

Finding a 'perfectly suited' nanny.

If you find a nanny on our site that you wish to be introduced to, you can send us a message from the candidates online page by clicking on their 'contact us about' button, alternatively email: or call us.

It is always essential to give us some details, initially these should include; an outline of duties, where and when the position is available, salary offered, special requirements etc. We will then contact you to discuss your exact needs at which point you can ask any questions you have. Don't forget your question may already be answered on our FAQ page

At Niche Nannies we realise this maybe your first time seeking child care for your family and we aim to make this process as seamless as possible for you, from first contact and candidate selection to interviewing and choosing a Niche Nanny.