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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    ‘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