Polkadot Nannies and Sitters

Childcare agency (est 2011) providing Permanent and Temporary Nannies, Mother's Helps and Babysitters Welcome to Polkadot Nannies & Sitters www.polkadotnannies.com providing reliable, trustworthy and well experienced nannies, mothers helps and babysitters to families in Hampshire, Surrey, Wiltshire and Dorset.

Operating as usual

11/04/2021

It’s National Pets Day. I know a lot of you have gorgeous pets and work with some lovely ones too at family homes. Our pets have been especially important this past year. Here’s my little lockdown buddy, show me yours 😍

09/04/2021

The words I would use to describe this remarkable man are “never shy”.

Never shy of hard work, never shy of commitment, never shy of devotion, never shy to say what was on his mind, never shy to be imperfect.

RIP Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh
1921 - 2021

07/04/2021

Polkadot Nannies and Sitters's cover photo

23/02/2021

Westbourne, Dorset BH12

A part-time wraparound Nanny/Housekeeper with morning and afternoon shifts working 30 hours (per fortnight) over a two week fixed rota. This is an interesting and varied sole charge job supporting a professional lone parent with joint custody of two lovely friendly children, B7 & G6. Nanny and housekeeping duties and assisting in the general smooth running of the family household. Additional hours may be required during the school holidays. Commence March 2021.

Rota Week One:
Mon: 2.00 - 6.45pm
Tues: 7.30-8.45am and 2.00-6.45pm
Wed 7.30-8.45am
Thurs: -
Fri: 2.00pm - 6.45pm

​Rota Week Two:
Mon: 7.30-8.45am
Tues: -
Wed: 2.00-6.45pm
Thurs: 7.30-8.45am and 2.00-6.45pm
Fri: 7.30am-8.45am

Please contact Dian for more details.

To apply, please send your CV to [email protected]. You must have an enhanced DBS Certificate on the update service. This position is not suitable to bring your own child to work.

09/02/2021

New Position Just In:
North Southampton - Sole charge Nanny to a 12 month old. 44 hours a week working 7am - 6pm Mon, Wed, Thurs, Fri
Please see our website for more details https://www.polkadotnannies.com/current-vacancies
To apply, please email your CV and a copy of your DBS Certificate and Paedriatric First Aid Certificate to [email protected]

07/02/2021

BAPN - The Association for Professional Nannies

We’ve got a great offer for one day only. Starting at 6am tomorrow till midnight, nannies can join for one year at half price. So, if you’ve been thinking of joining us but not got around to it yet, tomorrow offers you a great opportunity to access all member benefits and services at an amazing price. Remember, this is a one day only offer.

14/12/2020

This is very interesting and not much of a surprise to me. Parenting and childhood have changed so much. There is definitely more Daddy involvement when choosing childcare and fewer people looking for full time Nannies. There is also much more of a trend in family outings and parents seeking activities that involve the whole family.

I was playing in the road at three years old and disappearing for whole days outside by the time I was eight!

This information surprised me.

https://ourworldindata.org/parents-time-with-kids

Our World in Data

08/12/2020

Full Time Nanny/Housekeeper - Otterbourne, Hampshire

Permanent, live out, 40 hours a week
Varied weekly rota to be agreed between parents and Nanny to include two evenings a month and, if possible, some weekend work. Start ASAP

Salary from £24,950 gross per annum

Caring for three girls 6, 4 & 2 years

Not suitable for bringing your own child to work

Looking for a friendly, calm, peaceful, outdoorsy nanny who doesn't mind being outside in all weathers and getting mucky!

You must have nanny/housekeeping experience and experience/knowledge of high functioning autism

You must also have a DBS Certificate on the update service (or less than a year old) and a 12 hour Paedriatric First Aid Certificate. We can help you update your certificates but your application will be delayed.

This is a varied and interesting job working with a family who really want their Nanny/Housekeeper to become a valued and long-term part of their lives.

To find out more information, or to apply, please contact [email protected] 07766252322

07/12/2020

This is happening in my home town of Alton A steam train covered with thousands of LED lights. Its a few minutes from my house and I have already been down to the station for a peek. If you are unable to book to ride it then there are three stations to visit (Alton, Ropley and Alresford) and various points along the route where it can been seen chugging past for free. Some children believe that Santa is giving his reindeer a rest this year and is using this train. Its is magical to watch!

Steam Illuminations starts TODAY!
We're so excited to be bringing this unique experience to Hampshire. Tickets still available for some days: https://buff.ly/3i22dXL
#Christmas2020 #steamilluminations2020 #lights #experience
Visit Hampshire Hampshire's Top Attractions Visit Wi******er - King Alf

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This is me after placing two wonderful Polkadot Nannies in two permanent jobs in less than a week!! These ladies worked so hard with me during their screening and I enjoyed getting to know them. I am proud and happy with the quality of these matches and wish both Nannies and their lovely new families all the best 💕

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02/12/2020

We've had our first Santa pancake photo 🎅 This is hilarious and comes with a very important tip ... "Don't cut up Santa's face into bite size pieces in front of the children". Oh no!! 🙊

02/12/2020

Keeping our fingers crossed for a lovely young lady who is meeting a wonderful Polkadot family in person this weekend. They have got very creative with their outdoors socially distanced second interview and are taking her geocaching! What a wonderful way to have a relaxed chat, get to know each other and watch her interact with the children. (The family are very local to me and I know she is in safe hands.)

02/12/2020

Congratulations to a Polkadot Nanny on her new permanent part-time job! I am so pleased to be able to find the perfect match for such a lovely family. We still have amazing screened Nannies looking for permanent full and part time positions in Hampshire. If you are looking for a Nanny, please contact Dian at [email protected] or 07766252322.

29/11/2020

These could be made child size with small scotch pancakes! 😋

24/11/2020

Is your DBS Certificate on the update service? Do you have a current Paedriatric First Aid Certificate (12 hour course)? It is important to keep these documents up-to-date and current, even if you are in work. People's situations are changing very suddenly at the moment and applications for job positions are being delayed due to the lack of essential documentation.

Polkadot Nannies can process your enhanced DBS Certificate application and help you find a First Aid course place. Please email [email protected] or contact 07766252322

17/11/2020

Latest Vacancies:

Alton, Hampshire: Wrap-Around/Holiday Nanny/Housekeeper for three children, 10-13 years. Up to 30 hours a week, Mon - Fri. Sole charge.

Longparish, Hampshire: Nanny for one year old child, sole charge. Tuesday & Wednesday full days. 12 hour First Aid Certificate essential.

Please email [email protected] to find out more or email your CV to apply.

Applicants must have an enhanced DBS on the update service. Polkadot Nannies can process your application for this if required.

11/11/2020

We all need a little of this right now

Thought we could all do with a little more happiness in our lives at the moment xx

[11/09/20]   When you run a small business during a lockdown in a worldwide pandemic and suddenly see that you are being recommended on social media...  🎉🎉🎉 Thank you so much ladies,  I couldn’t do this without you. You have made my day! 

02/11/2020

ALTON GU34

Permanent Nanny/Housekeeper required for

sole-charge wrap-around support of three children

B10, G12 & G13

Busy parents running their own company are looking for someone to create a warm and welcoming environment for their three children, bridging the gap between teen/tween independence and having mum and dad at home.

Ideally you will be active and fun, enjoying cycling and swimming. You will also be patient, calm and able to take charge when necessary so everyone is in the right place at the right time. Duties will include the school run for the youngest child, light cleaning, meal preparation, picking up the odd shopping item, laundry, occasional errands, taking the children to after school clubs and helping with homework.

The hourly rate will be £15 gross

Hours Mon-Fri Term Time are

7.30am - 9.15am and 3pm - 5.30/6pm

The contracted weekly hours will be paid in the school holidays, ensuring a constant wage. However, holiday care will need to take place as full days on an adhoc basis to be agreed in advance. Mum likes to spend as much time as work permits with the children in the holidays. Any hours worked beyond what has been paid in the holidays will be settled as overtime.

Own car essential.

Small dog - normally at work with mum.

Start ASAP

Please contact [email protected] for more information or send your CV to apply. All applicants must have an enhanced DBS on the update service and a current 12 hour paediatric first aid certificate.

02/11/2020

LONGPARISH SP11

Permanent Nanny required

from 5th January 2021 in Longparish.

Two days a week, Tues & Wed

Tuesday 8.30am - 6pm, Wednesday 6.30am - 6pm

One boy who will be 12 months in January 21

An outdoors loving, sporty, sociable family about to move down from London to Hampshire, are looking for a fun and spontaneous nanny who enjoys the countryside.

Parents work partly from home and partly in London.

Some light housekeeping desirable if possible.

Good hourly rate of pay, negotiable according to experience.

The parents are willing to consider applicants wishing to move from a nursery environment into a nanny career as well as experienced nannies.

Own car essential.

No pets

Please contact [email protected] for more information or send your CV to apply. All applicants must have an enhanced DBS on the update service and a current 12 hour paediatric first aid certificate.

[10/28/20]   Just in - Two New Vacancies:

LONGPARISH, HAMPSHIRE SP11
Fun, spontaneous, outdoors-loving Nanny required Tuesday 8.30am - 6pm and Wednesday 6.30am - 6pm to care for a 12 month old boy. Start 5th January 2021. Nanny duties with some light cleaning if possible. Good hourly rate of pay according to experience.

ALTON, HAMPSHIRE GU34
Patient, fun, calm, active and warm nanny/housekeeper required for wraparound care 5 days a week for a family with 3 children 10, 12 & 13 . Mon-Fri 7.30am - 9.15am and 3pm - 5.30/6pm. Ad hoc full days during the school holidays ensuring consistent salary all year round. Good hourly rate of pay according to experience.

To apply for either position you must have an advanced DBS Certificate on the update service and a valid 12 hour Paediatric First Aid Certificate. Please email your CV to [email protected].

Full job profiles available upon request.

[10/28/20]   Just in - Two New Vacancies:

LONGPARISH, HAMPSHIRE SP11
Fun, spontaneous, outdoors-loving Nanny required Tuesday 8.30am - 6pm and Wednesday 6.30am - 6pm to care for a 12 month old boy. Start 5th January 2021. Nanny duties with some light cleaning if possible. Good hourly rate of pay according to experience.

ALTON, HAMPSHIRE GU34
Patient, fun, calm, active and warm nanny/housekeeper required for wraparound care 5 days a week for a family with 3 children 10, 12 & 13 . Mon-Fri 7.30am - 9.15am and 3pm - 5.30/6pm. Ad hoc full days during the school holidays ensuring consistent salary all year round. Good hourly rate of pay according to experience.

To apply for either position you must have an advanced DBS Certificate on the update service and a valid 12 hour Paediatric First Aid Certificate. Please email your CV to [email protected].

Full job profiles available upon request.

27/10/2020

Someone is struggling to figure out why I’m still working when it’s dark!

How is everyone adjusting to mealtimes being an hour later and dark afternoons?

07/10/2020

As someone who often used sleeping bags in my childminding setting, thankfully with napping toddlers not overnight or babies, this is concerning. The comments make an interesting read too.
Is the danger their opinion or proven? The main thing is that we stay informed and follow safety guidelines for sleeping babies.

You can click on the link and get the full details without subscribing to Which.

Safe sleeping guidelines can be found here https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/pregnancy-and-baby/reducing-risk-cot-death/

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Five more we tested had less serious safety concerns but failed to meet British safety standards. Shockingly, only three out of 15 passed all our safety tests, with the cheapest that passed coming in at just £12.
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06/10/2020

CURRENT VACANCIES:

FAREHAM: A really lovely, approachable and thoughtful professional family are looking for a part time nanny for their 5 month old daughter. Initially 15 hours a week (Mon & Wed) increasing to a minimum of 35 hours a week (over 4 days) by April 21. You must have at least two years nanny experience, be flexible (both parents are self employed and may need extra hours if work dictates) and committed to making this your long term position. They really want a you to be part of their family and a consistent presence in their daughter's life. £11-£12g/hour. The family are Co-vid vulnerable and an awareness of health and safety is paramount. Some housekeeping duties.

PORTSMOUTH (near Cosham): A wonderful, friendly and fun family are seeking an energetic, warm and fabulous nanny for their two little boys (3 & 1 in January 21). If you love running around outdoors, role play, craft and helping children become school ready then this job would suit you. Starting on 4th January you will be an important part of this family who need reliable proactive childcare to support them as front line medical professionals. Three days a week (Mon, Wed & Thurs initially but this may change in April 21). The day will start at 7.30am and could end anytime between 5.30-7.30pm. This role requires commitment and flexibility and will involve occasional evening/Saturday work to cover parent's shifts. £12g/hr Nanny duties only.

Both positions are interviewing now.
Please send your CV to [email protected]
Contact Dian for more details 07766252322

06/10/2020

"I am incredibly grateful for Dian's help. Dian took the time to really understand our family and then matched us with an absolutely perfect nanny who has instantly become part of our family. Dian was very supportive throughout the process and I couldn't recommend her more highly." LS, Hampshire Oct 20

03/10/2020

My friend’s little girl has developed dermatitis from constant hand washing and sanitising at school. She sobbed when her mummy tried to put hand cream on her 😢. Sanitiser on sore skin stings like MAD.

They have now been given some O’Keefes handcream which doesn’t sting and seems to be helping. Has anyone else has children or charges develop sore hands? Are you suffering yourself? Do you have any tips to help prevent or treat this? 

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Polkadot nannies & sitters - Hampshire & Dorset United Kingdom

We currently have two vacancies for a long term permanent, part-time Nanny. One in Fareham looking after a 5 month old baby and one in Portsmouth looking after small two boys. Please see our website for more information. Interviewing now for both these positions.

www.polkadotnannies.com

To receive full job descriptions or express an interest in applying, please send your CV to [email protected]

polkadotnannies.com Welcome to Polkadot nannies & sitters who have been setting the highest standards and providing the finest childcare to families across Hampshire and Dorset since 2011.

[09/08/20]   An old childminding client of mine has just received the following message from her son's secondary school. Some of her adult friends are reporting that they have seen the video and its extremely disturbing. I've just seen it described on a police site as "graphic, brutal and shocking."

"Dear Parents/Carers. BBC News have reported that a horrific video of a teenage su***de has been embedded on other videos being viewed on Tik Tok, Facebook and Twitter. Please monitor what your children are accessing on their mobile devices, laptops etc, until the video has been removed."

Videos on Tik Tok pop up automatically and autoplay and the ones you see can be based simply on how popular they are. Tik Tok are working quickly to remove it but as soon as they do, individuals are re-uploading it.

This is utterly heartbreaking and horrible. You may wish to make sure that parents whose children have access to social media are aware.

07/09/2020

Wishing a Polkadot Nanny the very best of luck on her first day at wonderful new permanent job. What a lovely sunny start!

This position wasn't advertised at the request of the family but I knew instantly I had the perfect match for them. If you are searching for work, its important to provide me with the information I need to complete the screening process and keep me updated as the very next job that comes in could be the one you are looking for.

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Welcome to Polkadot Nannies & Sitters www.polkadotnannies.com providing reliable, trustworthy and well experienced nannies, mothers helps and babysitters to families in Hampshire, Surrey, Sussex, Wiltshire and Dorset.

Please contact Dian at Polkadot Nannies & Sitters. I'll be happy to answer any questions you may have.

07766252322

[email protected]

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What clients say about Polkadot nannies and sitters. “We recently used Polkadot to find a holiday nanny, which is often a difficult position to fill. We found the service professional, reliable and efficient; they helped us formulate a job description and were very thorough in pre-interviewing candidates and giving us feedback before we met them ourselves. We’re very happy with the nanny Polkadot found for us and we’d definitely use them again.” Mrs A Stannah “Polkadot helped us to shape the right operating model for my household and identified the appropriate requirements for the domestic help needed. They offered a very personal and thorough service far exceeding any other nanny agency I have used.” J. Lelliot