Lemonjelly

Professional Nanny and Childcare Agency

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We offer a variety of childcare opportunities in and around Oxfordshire/Buckinghamshire. If you’re looking for temporary or permanent work, whether it’s a nanny job, nursery job, maternity nurse post or babysitter, register with Lemonjelly Childcare Solutions.

 

With a wealth of experience in the childcare profession we recognise the need for a reliable service dedicated to finding you the perfect job role.

 

At Lemonjelly we are on hand to help you discover your career potential. Guiding you through the recruitment process, from writing your CV and applying for jobs, to offering support beyond placements. We can inform you on all relevant local events and activities in your area of work and can advise on suitable training courses open to you.

 

At Lemonjelly we like to meet all childcarers face to face, we will always arrange a convenient time and place to meet with you and discuss the position you are looking for.

To register with us you must have:

  • An up to date CV.
  • A recognised childcare qualification and / or experience in a childcare setting
  • Employment, character or educational references.
  • Two forms of identification, one of which should have a photograph on and two utility bills detailing your current address.
  • A valid first aid certificate or evidence of attending a course.
  • An Enhanced DBS check, we can help you obtain this if you have not had one done or it needs updating.

At Lemonjelly we understand that due to family and work commitments you are not always able to contact us during the day, in respect of this our phone lines are open weekdays until 7.30pm.

Frequently Asked Questions

Do I need insurance?

Lemonjelly strongly recommends all childcarers working in a private home have Public liability insurance to cover you should anything happen to the children in your care for which you could be held legally liable. We suggest Morton Michel for this, www.mortonmichel.com / 0845 2570900

 

If you are carrying children around in your car you must also have business use on your car insurance policy, there is usually no or a small additional charge for this and in some cases your employers may pay for this. Contact your insurance provider for more information

Who pays my tax?

It is recommended that you confirm a GROSS salary with your employers at the start of your employment and it is your employer’s responsibility to pay your tax and national insurance contributions. If your employer fail to do this is could affect your future entitlement to state benefits, statutory sick pay, statutory maternity pay and unemployment benefits to name a few. However it is your responsibility to make sure the correct deductions and payments are being made.

 

Please make sure your GROSS salary and your employer’s responsibility to make your tax and NI contributions is clearly stated in your contract of employment.

What is an Enhanced DBS Check?

An essential document for peace of mind! The Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS previously called a CRB) is in place to help prevent unsuitable people from working with vulnerable groups such as children. The check searches police records for all spent and unspent convictions, cautions and reprimands.  It will also check ‘barred lists’ – a list of individuals barred from working with children plus any addition information held by local police that is considered to be relevant.

 

All nannies and childcarers registered with Lemonjelly must have a DBS.

Where can I apply for an Enhanced DBS check?

Private individuals cannot apply directly to the DBS for such a check, they will need to use an umbrella body. Candidates can apply through Lemonjelly for one, please contact us for more details.

How do I work out my salary?

Salaries vary according to individual experience, qualification, and the area in which you choose to work. We are happy to discuss this with you during your interview.

 

How much holiday am i entitled to?

All employees are entitled to 5.6 weeks holiday from 1st April 2009. i.e. employees’ that work;

 

1 day get 5.6 days holiday per year

2 days get 11.2 days holiday per year

3 days get 16.8 days holiday per year

4 days get 22.4 days holiday per year

5 days get 28 days holiday per year.

 

Whether or not this additional leave is taken on a Bank Holiday is up to individual employers to agree with their nannies. Employers may choose to offer more holiday than this.

What is an Ofsted Registered Nanny?

A registered Nanny is a nanny who has joined the voluntary part of the Ofsted Childcare Register (vOCR).

 

Nannies wishing to register with the vOCR will need to meet certain criteria. They must;

 

  • Be able to show they have had appropriate training or experience covering the common core skills in childcare and that she is suitable to work with children. No formal qualifications are required.
  • Have public liability insurance
  • Have a valid paediatric first-aid certificate
  • Have an enhanced DBS disclosure and have it registered on the Update service

 

For more information please contact Ofsted on 08456 404040 or visit www.ofsted.gov.uk

Can a Nanny be self-employed?

No. Nannies do not currently meet the required criteria set out by the HMRC to register as being self-employed. Some employers may ask you to pay your own Tax and National insurance; you should not agree to do this.

Registration

Registration with Lemonjelly Childcare Solutions is easy.

 

  • Complete our online Registration form
  • Call us Office: 01844 212134 / Mobile: 07847 922 483
  • Email us on hello@lemonjellychildcaresolutions.co.uk

 

At Lemonjelly we understand that due to work and family commitments the majority of our clients and childcarers are not always able to contact us during the day, in respect of this our phone lines are open weekdays till 7.30pm.

phone contact Lemonjelly

01844 212134

07847 922483

email lemonjelly

hello@lemonjellychildcaresolutions.co.uk

Location of Lemonjelly

36 Coombe Hill Crescent
Thame
Oxfordshire
OX9 2EH