Hiring a Nanny with a Nanny Agency

When it comes to hiring a Nanny, you are in safe hands with Knightsbridge Household Staff. Our team has been placing Nannies with families for over 20 years. We hand-pick the best childcare staff in the country on behalf of our clients. Our screening and interviewing processes are rigorous. We look for a Nanny who is genuinely kind and caring with a well-rounded personality and the right experience for the role.

Every family is unique and their Nanny requirements will be specific. We hire for a number of different Nanny roles from Live-out Nannies to Travelling Nannies, Norland-trained Nannies and Maternity Nurses.

General Nanny responsibilities:

  • The care of a child or children, on a sole charge or shared charge basis.
  • Cooking nutritious meals and cleaning up afterwards.
  • Planning stimulating and educational activities.
  • Playing with the children indoors and outdoors.
  • Encouraging manners and good behaviour.
  • Taking children to nursery and school.
  • Organising birthday parties.
  • Doing children’s laundry and ironing.
  • Keeping children’s rooms and play areas tidy.
  • Arranging play-dates and social schedules.
  • Helping with homework.
  • Taking children to extracurricular activities.
  • Keeping parents informed of developmental progress.
  • Giving children medicine and taking care of them when they’re ill or hurt.
  • First Aid training is required.

Live-in Nanny

A Live-in Nanny will have sole-charge of the family’s children. They will usually work 11 to 12 hours a day, five or six days a week – with agreed days off or a rota in place. Often Live-in Nannies are expected to babysit two or three evenings each week as well. Exact working hours will depend on the family.

A Live-in Nanny will live with the family in their home. The family will provide the Nanny with their own bedroom and sometimes their own bathroom (although they may share with the children). Sometimes a Nanny will be given separate accommodation such as an adjoining apartment or a cottage on the family estate which they may share with other household staff. A Live-In Nanny will not pay rent for their accommodation. Food and household bills will also be paid for by the family.

Live-Out Nanny

A Live-out Nanny will commute to the family’s house each day. They generally work between 8-12 hours a day and may be required to do evening babysitting as well. This may be included in the salary or paid as extra. Live-out nannies will work either five or six days a week or be part-time.

Overseas/Travelling Nannies

Knightsbridge Household Staff often places Nannies with families who either live abroad or travel regularly. Travelling Nannies need to be flexible and willing to travel extensively with the family. Travelling Nannies may be expected to do home-schooling or tutoring with the children too. Although other families might have their own governess or tutor who travels with the Nanny and the family.

Nannies who also work as Tutors or Governesses/Governors will need to be highly educated. They will be expected to teach students academic subjects usually on a one-to-one basis. A Governess/Governor will act as a mentor to the children, as well as providing educational support. Having an additional language is also beneficial for this Nanny job.

Travelling Nannies will have all their expenses covered and benefit from a higher salary. Some families may require Travelling Nannies for short-term or temporary contracts.


For families with children who are at boarding school or older children, a Nanny/PA role will suit their needs. This position will see the Nanny taking on duties and responsibilities for the wider family, not just traditional Nanny jobs. This could include tasks relating to the home such as overseeing shopping, bills, tradespeople or it might be jobs for a private family office and involve more office administration.


In a similar way Nanny/Housekeeper jobs would see the Nanny taking on jobs that traditionally might fall onto a Housekeeper. The Nanny would be in charge of domestic responsibilities and possibly oversee other members of household staff.

Maternity Nurse

Maternity Nurses specialise in looking after new-born babies and their mothers. They teach new parents how to care for their baby, enable the mother to rest and recover from the birth and are a wonderful source of advice, common sense and reassurance.

A Maternity Nurse will work five or six days a week, 24 hours a day (with breaks). Duties may include breastfeeding advice, bottle preparation, bathing, establishing a routine, laundry, preparing meals for the mother and father.

Typically a Maternity Nurse will join the household right after the birth of your baby, although some families opt to bring in a Maternity Nurse several weeks/months after the baby has been born to help with sleep training or other tasks such as weaning.

A Maternity Nurse will either sleep in your baby’s room or separately and can care for the baby during the night or bring them to the mother for feeding.

Even though Maternity Nurses are are not usually medically trained, they will have a wealth of medical experience. They will be able to spot early signs of issues such as reflux, allergies or other worries often seen in a baby’s early development.

While Maternity Nurses specialise in baby care, they can also be helpful with introducing siblings to the baby and working with new family dynamics.

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Knightsbridge Household Staff is part of the renowned Knightsbridge Recruitment Group, and has provided the highest calibre of household staff for HNWIs, VIPs, Celebrities, Professionals and their Families in London, UK and overseas for over 20 years. Contact us to begin your search for Butlers, Chefs, Chauffeurs, Private PAs, Nannies and Housekeepers. 

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