How can I vet a Student Nanny I am considering employing?
Posted on 18.05.2016

We suggest that parents message students initially and, if they think they could be a good fit, meet them in a public place like a coffee shop for a chat. If this initial meeting goes well, parents may want to have a second interview at their home, so that their children can meet the Student Nanny.
Registration with an official body is not a statutory requirement for nannies. We recommend that parents ask to see two forms of ID – a valid NUS card (University ID), a birth certificate, driver’s licence or a passport. Ask if local references for babysitting or nannying are available and, if they are, get in touch with the referees to validate them and, if necessary, ask for more detail. Always check references thoroughly. We also recommend that parents ask if the Student Nanny is DBS checked (if so ask to see the certificate), and if they are not, ask if
they would be happy to undergo a DBS check – we can help with this