The recruitment process

Knowing who to recommend

Once you have made contact with Hummingbird Home Staff, we will discuss with you your childcare requirements. This can be over the phone or during a home visit if you prefer. From this, we can advise you on the options available and type of nanny you need and we can start to look for the nannies that best suit you.

We meet and fully vet the nannies that register with us, so we can be sure of their qualifications, experience and references but also to understand what their requirements are for their next role. It also gives us the chance to get know them better as a person and to see the things that a CV does not show you. From this, we can write a short profile that will add some colour to the CV and can help when deciding to interview or not.

Ideally, we like our nannies to be qualified in childcare and have a minimum of 3 years’ post qualification experience. However, sometimes we come across outstanding individuals who started in childcare with no training and have, down the years, built a strong career and experience every bit as good as a qualified nanny. We will look at the individual.

We expect our nannies to have a current DBS or to have one in process to be completed before they start with their new family. They will also have to supply full written references or contact details for previous employers. As part of our process references will be taken up or checked and verified by us.

Once you have reviewed the information sent to you and made a decision on who to meet Hummingbird Home Staff will arrange the interview with the nanny for you at a time and place that suits you best. We would recommend that first meetings are without your children if possible and that they are kept to around one hour. It is important to have a natural chemistry between the nanny and the family and only you will know if it ‘feels right’. This person will be working in your home and it is crucial that the chemistry between the family and the nanny is there from the start.

After you have interviewed them, we will be in contact to receive your feedback on the nanny you have met.  They will also provide their feedback and if there is a potential match between family and nanny, we would suggest arranging a second meeting, this time with children and for a longer period of time. This is a good opportunity to observe her with the children and to get a better feel for her as a professional carer.

Once you have decided to offer the position to someone, Hummingbird will be on hand to help with the offer of employment, looking at potential start dates and advising you on the next steps that you need to take to get everything in place.

We have been collating some of our testimonials from our happy clients. It is so important to have good relationships with our lovely families to ensure we understand their needs and wish lists for their households. We make every effort to make sure we get it right by meeting all of our candidates, taking references and speaking to previous employers. Get in touch today and we would be delighted to help you find the perfect home help.
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Finding a Nanny or Housekeeper can be a bit of a minefield and it's sometimes hard to know where to start. At Hummingbird Homestaff we pride ourselves on getting to know you, so when we come to finding you your "Mary Poppins" we feel confident it's the perfect match. Our handheld process and excellent customer service will ensure you feel listened to and cared for. Get in touch today and start your search with us http://www.hummingbirdhomestaff.co.uk/
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