WHY PARENTS AND STUDENTS ARE A DREAM TEAM

Being a working parent is challenging at the best of times - school hours just don’t fit with a 9 to 5 and finding wrap-around care can be a struggle. Arrangements get even more tricky during the school holidays.

Students are also having a tough time, with spiralling university costs, zero-hour contracts and minimum wage that can be as low as £5.30 an hour.

This got us thinking… what if parents could hire intelligent local students to look after their children, paying them a fair wage? And what if these parents could act as career mentors for the students they hire? It’s a win-win situation.

Our short video tells you how studentnannies.com works, explains how students and parents can help each other and features some rather fine guinea pigs!

A HELPING HAND
Hear directly from our students and parents how they are making connections through Student Nannies and helping each other …
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    We found a Student Nanny – she’s great!
    We found a Student Nanny – she’s great!
    I'd recommend Student Nannies to other parents looking for high quality childcare

    ‘Finding good quality childcare when you can only commit to a few hours a day is notoriously difficult. So I am delighted to have found a fantastic after school nanny using the Student Nannies website. The experience finding someone was fast and easy – I would recommend Student Nannies to other parents looking for high […]

    Rebecca, mum to a 4yro daughter

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    ‘Rosie has seamlessly fitted into our family’
    ‘Rosie has seamlessly fitted into our family’
    It's been so great, I'll continue to use the agency til my girls are all at secondary school

    I’d had really bad experiences in the past with childcare and even though I was just about managing to work freelance and juggling children, I knew that I needed help so my career wouldn’t suffer. I was really nervous about having to train someone new and the struggles we’ve had before with help but as […]

    Emily, fashion stylist

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    ‘The site worked brilliantly for us’
    ‘The site worked brilliantly for us’
    Charming, articulate, motivated young people

    After registering, we immediately had several interested students – charming, articulate and motivated young people – and now have two part-time Student Nannies who are the best that we have ever had. We hope in return that we can help them through their studies and with building their future careers.

    Mike and Suzanne, doctor and company director

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    I’ve caught the ‘nanny bug’
    I’ve caught the ‘nanny bug’
    It allows you to work around your university timetable

    ‘Ever since being a primary school teacher in my gap year I’ve caught the ‘nanny bug’. As a student it allows you to work around your university schedule as well as develop amazing attributes for the future – like responsibility and time management skills. It’s also really rewarding as I love children! I’m currently looking […]

    Olivia, studying criminology at London South Bank University

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    It’s really awesome!
    It’s really awesome!
    I found ad hoc work that fits around my studies

    ‘I felt really comfortable using the site – my safety is important – it’s a very family-oriented business and it feels like a community.’

    Rosh, history student at LSE

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    We found a school-holiday Student Nanny
    We found a school-holiday Student Nanny
    The nanny is wonderful!

    ‘I think you have found a real need in the market. I will promote your services! The nanny is wonderful! Your business model is fantastic. I wish you every success.’

    Teena, mum of two & partner in a London law firm

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    I’m training as a classical singer at the Conservatoire of Music in Greenwich
    I’m training as a classical singer at the Conservatoire of Music in Greenwich
    A music student with pre-school experience

     ‘I think Student Nannies is great! I’ve got a family for next term so I’m really pleased!’

    Antonia, SE8

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    What could be better than a midwife babysitter?
    What could be better than a midwife babysitter?
    We love Georgia she's so fab!

    Georgia always arrives with a sparkling smile even after a shift at the hospital where she is training to be a midwife (the same hospital where our daughter was born!) and we feel so confident leaving our baby daughter in her care – what could be better than a midwife babysitter? We are so grateful to […]

    Romilly, working mum to Ophelia

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    I have recommended this site to so many students!
    I have recommended this site to so many students!
    I found a wonderful family who I matched with perfectly

    ‘I’m an art student and I found a local family who also love art, thanks to the Student Nannies website. I have recommended this website to so many other students.’    

    Honey, University Of The Arts, London

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    Such a great website!
    Such a great website!
    I've met a fantastic local student

    ‘Studentnannies.co.uk is such a great website! I was able to meet a fantastic student who lives locally, my kids adore her and we’ve managed to work out when she can look after the kids around her class timetable. I’m so glad I signed up to the website, it’s so easy to use and has been […]

    Tanya, mum of two Bermondsey

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    It’s given me so much confidence
    It’s given me so much confidence
    A really fun way to earn money

    ‘I have really enjoyed my time as a Student Nanny. It’s made me so much more confident and it was a really fun way to earn some extra money during the summer holidays. And I’m still working for the family now!’

    Molly, studying media at BCA College

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    Huge thanks to Student Nannies for the opportunity
    Huge thanks to Student Nannies for the opportunity
    My family are a joy!

    ‘It is my first time nannying and I am really enjoying the flexible hours and the pay is incredible. The family who hired me are an absolute joy to work with. Definitely recommending the website to every student I know!’

    Sal, music student at Westminster Uni

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    I’m so impressed!
    I’m so impressed!
    We needed a French-speaking after-school Student Nanny

    ‘I’m so impressed with the speed and professionalism of Student Nannies. Our needs were a French-speaking, flexible after school childminder and we are delighted with the result.’

    Rebecca, Clapham mum

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    We’ve got two Student Nannies!
    We’ve got two Student Nannies!
    We now have school pick-up and babysitting help

    ‘Thank you for such a great service. We are very happy with the two Student Nannies we found. They are great and our two daughters have become very fond of them.’

    Becca, working mum of two

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    I’m a responsible nanny with a wide repertoire of songs!
    I’m a responsible nanny with a wide repertoire of songs!
    My shift patterns mean I need flexible work

    ‘Through your website I’ve found a couple of babysitting clients – exactly what I wanted!’

    Student midwife, Kings College London

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    It’s really great!
    It’s really great!
    Flexible, fun work

    ‘Big thanks to you for starting this website – it’s really great and I have found some work from it already.’

    Sarah, studying music at BIMM

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    Professional, kind and dedicated
    Professional, kind and dedicated
    Needed a few, very flexible, hours a week

    ‘I can’t even express how professional, kind and dedicated our Student Nanny Farah has been to by almost 2-year-old daughter. I’ve since told quite a few friends about Student Nannies as well. I really love the concept.’

    Ashley, working mum

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    ‘I’m so grateful to your company!’
    ‘I’m so grateful to your company!’
    Flexible, fun work

    I have started regularly nannying for a lovely family who are flexible around my university schedule and I often tell my friends to start nannying too. I will be helping my flatmate to set up a profile next week!

    Holly, studying Spanish and International Relations at LSE

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    Milo is a music student and my son Leo loves music!
    Milo is a music student and my son Leo loves music!
    Deborah, mum of Leo

    ‘Our Student Nanny Milo is so sweet – he’s really lovely and my 7-yro Leo thinks he is ultra-cool. He brought Scrabble yesterday and they played for over three hours. Milo also hooked up Leo’s drum kit and taught him how to play, and showed him how to DJ on his laptop. He’s a really good influence […]

    The working mum

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    It’s great for networking
    It’s great for networking
    Psychologist in the making

    ‘I love how Student Nannies can help you find parents who are in the same field that you are studying at university.’

    Amy, psychology student

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    I really cannot praise Student Nannies enough.
    I really cannot praise Student Nannies enough.
    Working to fund her studies

    ‘Student Nannies is such a brilliant scheme for students. It has given me flexibility, opportunity and, unlike many other student jobs out there, fun. I shall definitely continue using Student Nannies as a means to fund university throughout my degree. I really cannot praise Student Nannies enough.’

    Issy, 2nd Year English Lit. Student

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    ‘Seriously, such a great scheme!’
    ‘Seriously, such a great scheme!’
    The law student

    ‘Student Nannies has been super because not only have I found a family whom are wonderful, but I have been able to be organised and specific with my criteria whilst relocating area… all stress free!’

    Aisling, second year law student

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    ‘It’s lovely to know Jake is having fun and in safe hands’
    ‘It’s lovely to know Jake is having fun and in safe hands’
    The working mum

    We found our Student Nanny via the Student Nannies website. She has been looking after our son Jake (aged 7) over the Summer holidays.  She is training to be a doctor at the moment and this work fits in perfectly with Uni and her studies.  She is reliable, very calm and super bright and Jake […]

    Sarah, media executive

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    ‘Such a rewarding experience’
    ‘Such a rewarding experience’
    Teacher in the making

    ‘I have found work through Student Nannies and it has been such a useful and rewarding experience that has provided me with a huge amount of experience for my journey towards teaching after I graduate.’

    Abbie, Queen Mary University of London

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    ‘I’ll be recommending Student Nannies to all my friends’
    ‘I’ll be recommending Student Nannies to all my friends’
    History of Art Student

    I’d just like to say thank you – Student Nannies is really great and I have found a couple of really lovely families with adorable kids! I will be recommending this website to all of my friends!

    Emilia, history of art student at UCL

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    ‘A river of friendly, sensible, clever sitters’
    ‘A river of friendly, sensible, clever sitters’
    THE FREELANCE NOVELIST

    Student Nannies are a life-saver. A river of friendly, sensible sitters!

    Joy, London, mother of two

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    ‘Student Nannies has been a life-saver for me’
    ‘Student Nannies has been a life-saver for me’
    THE FINAL YEAR STUDENT

    As a final year student it has allowed me to balance work and still continue to earn a bit of money both during term time as well as having the security of knowing I have a holiday job to come back to when I’m home.

    Bryony, studying at Warwick University

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    ‘The girls love their Student Nanny’
    ‘The girls love their Student Nanny’
    THE WORKING MUM NEEDING AFTER SCHOOL HELP

    When our youngest child started school last September, we were faced with the challenge of finding someone to help with the children after school and in the holidays. Before Student Nannies we were failing miserably.  For our family, Student Nannies was the perfect solution. We were able to go to work and not have to […]

    Emma, mum of two

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    ‘I wanted a French speaker’
    ‘I wanted a French speaker’
    The working mum

    I’ve fallen in love with Student Nannies. We needed someone who’d support our kids in growing their confidence in their bilingualism, while also taking care of them. Our French Student Nanny Laurie-Anne is kind and understanding, dependable and flexible. Such a good fit.

    Rachel F, mum of two bilingual boys

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    French student & the bilingual family
    French student & the bilingual family
    THE FRENCH STUDENT NANNY

    I joined Student Nannies and found the perfect arrangement with Rachel. I’m speaking French to her two lovely young boys. The family is really flexible with my term timetable and very friendly.

    Laurie-Anne, French student doing a Masters in London

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    My three charges inspired me to be a paediatrician
    My three charges inspired me to be a paediatrician
    THE STUDENT DOCTOR

    I feel extremely lucky to have been able to get to know another family so well and to have had the responsibility and enjoyment of looking after their three wonderful children. Looking after these children contributed to my decision to pursue medicine as a post graduate, and also to my dream of perhaps becoming a […]

    Julia, 23, Barts and the London School of Medicine and Dentistry

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    So much better than a listless au pair
    So much better than a listless au pair
    The working mum

    We found a 21-year-old law student to be our nanny and Girl Friday last summer – she proved to be brilliant. She was intelligent, resourceful and great fun to have around. She now comes back to help out every holiday time and we all look forward to having her around.

    Judith, mum of two, Oxford

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    A FOOT IN THE CAREER DOOR
    A FOOT IN THE CAREER DOOR
    The Student Nanny

    ‘The family I’m working for have helped me to get a week’s internship at a national newspaper plus research work for a new museum in Toronto – great for my CV!’

    Alice, history graduate who plans to do a Masters in Museum Studies

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    ART STUDENT + CRAFT CRAZY KID = PERFECT MATCH
    ART STUDENT + CRAFT CRAZY KID = PERFECT MATCH
    The student Nanny

    Being a Student Nanny works perfectly for me as it allows me to work hours that don’t affect my studies, or social life. It’s also very enjoyable as art is my passion and I can teach kids fun art and craft activities.’

    Louise, studying Art Foundation at Bucks University

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    BE GONE SCHOOL HOLIDAY STRESS!
    BE GONE SCHOOL HOLIDAY STRESS!
    The Working Mum

    ‘Having a friendly local student who comes home at the end of term is brilliant for me – I book her up for every school holiday to look after my three children!’

    Alison, works in the City, mum of three, Harpenden

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    EARN WHILE YOU LEARN
    EARN WHILE YOU LEARN
    The Student Nanny

    ‘Nannying is a fantastic way to earn while you learn. As a student, finding a job that supports you can be extremely difficult but nannying is a flexible, enjoyable job that allows you to earn good money and it fits around your studies.’

    Amber, from Aylesbury, studying English Literature at Open University

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    SPORTY KID + SPORTY STUDENT = SLAMDUNK
    SPORTY KID + SPORTY STUDENT = SLAMDUNK
    The Student Nanny

    ‘I’m a county-level footballer and I’m planning to study Sports Science at Loughborough in September. I’d love to spend my summer coaching footie-mad kids.’

    James, Banbury