Professional Nanny and Childcare Agency
Professional Nanny and Childcare Agency
Lemonjelly’s dedication to finding the right childcare solution for your family is at the heart of what we do. We care, we listen and we aim is to make the process fast, efficient and stress free for you.
Choosing the right childcare for your family can be a daunting task and we recognise this.
We are dedicated to assisting you with your requirements and ensuring all candidates we put forward for your role are suitable through their training, experience and skills. We will listen to your individual needs and are on hand to guide you through the process of finding the very best childcare solution for your family
We offer a variety of childcare solutions whether you are looking for an experienced nanny, a babysitter or an extra pair of hands, we can help. Based in the Oxfordshire/Buckinghamshire area we place local staff on both a temporary and permanent basis for one off engagement or ongoing contracts, dependant on each family’s needs.
All the nannies and childcarers registered with us are caring, honest, creative, enthusiastic, resourceful, and they love their job!
They will have;
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.
You can register your details here or if you have any questions please contact us today
Once registered you have ongoing access to all our services including babysitters, temporary nannies if you or your childcarer is ill and we are at the end of the phone should you need any help or guidance on all childcare matters
If you are employing staff on a professional basis you will be subject to certain legal obligations, governed by employment and tax law in the UK. These include
Contract of Employment
You are required by law to issue your nanny with what are called written Particulars of Employment within the first eight weeks of commencement of employment.
The written Particulars of Employment are:
Lemonjelly is happy to supply draft contracts to all clients upon the engagement of a childcarer.
Tax, National insurance and payroll
Once you have found your Nanny you will need to consider how to calculate and pay their salaries.
Your options are:
Payroll companies include
Way2paye – 01604 743346 www.way2paye.co.uk
Nannytax – 020 3137 4401 www.nannytax.co.uk
Zest Payroll – 01823 288537 – www.zestpayroll.co.uk – great for temporary or short term contract.
Fees vary according to hours contracted each week
|Less than 10 hours||£395.00|
|11 – 20||£595.00|
Temporary placements (up to 8 weeks)
|Nanny/Parent’s Help||Per week £100.00
Any period which is not a complete week, £25.00 per day
|Maternity Nurse / Night Nanny||£100.00 Per week or part thereof|
(less than 48 hrs notice)
|£35.00 Per booking|
|Event Nanny||£35.00 Per booking|
|Babysitting Service||£25.00 Per booking|
|Nursery Staff (any level/position)||7% Annual Salary|
When employing a nanny or childcarer it is recommended that you confirm a GROSS salary when offering a job as you are responsible for paying their tax, national (NI) insurance contributions and employer’s NI contributions.
Maternity nurses are responsible for their own tax and national insurance but please be aware that in the majority of cases a nanny cannot be self employed.
The law states that all employees must receive a written statement of employment within the first 8 weeks of commencing their employment; this should include days and hours of work, duties, responsibilities, salary holidays and disciplinary procedures. On acceptance of a job offer you make through Lemonjelly we will provide you will a sample contact.
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.
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;
For more information please contact Ofsted on 08456 404040 or visit www.ofsted.gov.uk
Salaries vary depending on age, experience, and qualifications
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.
Employers Liability Insurance – as a family employing a childcarer to work in your home you should have insurance to protect yourself against possible claims made by a childcarer if they have an accident or suffer an injury in your home. This insurance can often be added to your household insurance, alternatively we suggest Morton Michel, specialist in childcare insurance – www.mortonmichel.com / 0845 2570900
Car Insurance – if your childcarer is driving your car you must make sure they are included on your policy. If they are using their own car their policy must include business use. If your nanny is using their own car they will need to be reimbursed for petrol and running costs whilst using their car for their nannying duties.
Registering with Lemonjelly Childcare Solutions couldn’t be easier and we have several options available to you.
Lemonjelly Childcare Solutions