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!
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
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
‘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
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
‘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
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