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Hello Yoti, Our ID Verification Experts

Published by Matt Mason,

As an online agency, it’s really important we give nannies the opportunity to ID verify themselves. And Yoti is our highly respected partner for this service. Therefore, we’ve built Yoti into the sign-up journey for all nannies. Families that see a profile that’s ID verified by Yoti are more confident about the profile as a […]
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AoN & Partner News

NannyPaye: Our Recommended Payroll Experts

Published by Matt Mason,

We are delighted to announce a partnership with NannyPaye. NannyPaye is a 5-star Trustpilot business that specialises in helping families manage the responsibilities of being an employer. What NannyPaye do best As a specialist payroll bureau, they look after thousands of family employers with many millions of pounds of nanny salaries trusted to them each […]
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AoN & Partner News

Enhanced DBS Checks with AoN And Personnel Checks for £55

Published by Matt Mason,

Hi there, we’re Personnel Checks! We work in partnership with Army of Nannies to help their applicants apply for and complete Enhanced DBS Checks. And we’re offering an exclusive discount rate on Enhanced DBS Checks to Army of Nannies’ applicants. A little bit about Personnel Checks… We’re a registered Umbrella Body for the DBS, (Disclosure & […]
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AoN & Partner News

We’ve Teamed Up With Safe and Sound

Published by Matt Mason,

We are delighted to announce a partnership with the brilliant Safe and Sound – the UK’s leading provider of paediatric first aid training. And they’re offering Army of Nannies clients  – both families and nannies – an exclusive 10% discount on their paediatric first aid courses. See the end for the offer details. Meet one […]
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AoN & Partner News

Only By Our Actions Will We Make WE ARE ALL EQUAL a Reality

Published by Matt Mason,

Triggered by tragedy and momentum behind the #BlackLivesMatter movement, I reminded that the simple statement of ‘We are all equal’ remains a societal aspiration for many. Sadly, today, we cannot own this most basic of claims.  Here in the UK, we view our society and communities – on the whole – as fortunate and progressive.  […]
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Support for families

My childcare journey, and five things I’ve learned

Published by Helly Summerly,

Mum of 1, Helly Summerly, reflects on her childcare choices over the last 5 years – from nurseries to nannies – and the lessons she has learned at each step. 1. It does get easier to let go My childcare journey began in December 2015. I can still remember the first time I was apart […]
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Support for families

Back to School and Work With Nanny’s Help

Published by Matt Mason,

Back to school is always a big moment.  It’s often an anxious time. And never more so than right now! Helpful Article:  We’re hearing that families and nannies are struggling to help their children positively embrace getting back to school.  We found this article from mentalhealth.org.up and thought it helpful for families and caregivers. And […]
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Support for families

Is a Nanny Share a Workable Solution for You?

Published by Matt Mason,

Nanny share has been around for a while now. But have the recent changes in workplace dynamics hindered or helped its growth as a viable childcare option? On balance, it does feel as though it has progressed as a viable child care solution. But it’s not as straightforward a solution as one might think.  And […]
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Support for families

Working in Harmony in The New World

Published by Matt Mason,

Over the past few months, we have all seen a lot of rapid change.  And in many households, working in harmony – between nannies and families – has been significantly tested.  These are not necessarily new stresses, as being under one roof is a situation that’s existed for many years, but recent restrictions and lifestyle […]
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Support for families

Welcoming A New Nanny

Published by Matt Mason,

Welcoming a new nanny into your home the right way can make a huge difference to a child’s wellbeing and happiness.  And it can also help to quickly establish a strong working relationship on which you’ll come to depend. AoN guest post The approach outlined comes from 30 years of tried and tested advice and […]
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Support for nannies

Virtual Nannying, Time to Take Another Look

Published by Matt Mason,

‘Virtual Nannying – Take Another Look’, is one of a series of guest post from Nanny Laura, a friend of Army of Nannies.. Laura – who has over 30-years’ experience – has worked with families all over the world. And across COVID-19 she has advised nannies on adapting to the impact of the pandemic. Virtual […]
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Support for nannies

New World Nannying: Cards On The Table

Published by Matt Mason,

New World Nannying: Cards On The Table is a guest blog post delivered by Nanny Laura, a friend of Army of Nannies with over 30-years of experience. Laura has worked with families all over the world. And across COVID-19 she has advised nannies on adapting to the impact of the pandemic.. Let’s cut to the […]
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Support for nannies

A Little Tax Quiz For Nannies

Published by Matt Mason,

Hello nannies, here’s a 10-minute tax quiz designed to test whether you know your stuff when it comes to tax. I promise, we have tried to make it fun and informative. Just eight questions to check your smarts. Give it a go, see how you do. And share your result on our social channels. Take […]
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Support for nannies

LinkedIn And Why It Is For Nannies

Published by Matt Mason,

It’s surprising how your social channels can help with not only getting your profile out there but also finding new roles.  But there’s one platform that really stands out when it comes to business. And that’s LinkedIn.. Here’s why we think LinkedIn should be part of your online nanny presence and how best to approach […]
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Support for nannies

5 Tips To Virtual Nannying

Published by Matt Mason,

Virtual nannying is on the up across challenging times. It’s been hard for a lot of nannies to stay connected to their families and charges. And while it’s difficult for adults, it’s also destabilising to children as their routines have also dramatically changed. Virtual nannying can be an incredibly worthwhile and effective way of keeping […]
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Something for little ones

The AoN Diversity Reading Room

Published by Matt Mason,

We have launched the Army of Nannies Diversity Reading Room. It’s a simple idea – create an online space, for nannies and families, to showcases children’s books that celebrate diversity. And all the books on the shelves are recommended by our community of nannies, families and little ones. And friends of Army of Nannies have […]
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Something for everyone

Six Top Tips to Staying Motivated

Published by Matt Mason,

Staying motivated in 2020 has been a big challenge for everyone, and most certainly nannies; lockdowns, furloughs, WFH families, and changing responsibilities have hit many nannies, hard.  And not to forget the most challenging of all challenges, losing a position to the impact of the pandemic. So how do we keep motivated and stay positive […]
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Something for everyone

New World Nannies Are Here

Published by Matt Mason,

COVID-19 has undoubtedly brought about changes to every business sector.  And we’re seeing significant changes in our industry that’s bringing about a new breed of nanny.  We’re calling them, ‘New World Nannies’. What is a New World Nanny? New World Nannies are nannies who are doing their best to adapt to the new world.  Nannies […]
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Something for everyone

Safety First: Our Guide for Families and Nannies

Published by Matt Mason,

Whether you’re a family or a nanny, it has to be safety first.  And we take on and offline protection very seriously. If we boil down the nanny and family relationship, it’s essentially inviting a childcare professional into a family’s home to look after their most precious possession – their children.  With that in mind, […]
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Something for everyone

A Mini First Aid Quiz To Test Your Skills

Published by Matt Mason,

It doesn’t matter how safe you think you are things happen that need the immediate application of first aid.  Whether it’s falls in playgrounds or a choking scare, it’s critical to have someone in the room with the skills and the confidence to apply them. Give your first aid skills a quick test In partnership […]
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A Go Gross Quiz For Families And Nannies

Published by Matt Mason,

This part quiz/part fact-finding exercise – for nannies and families – will help you understand why it’s so important to go gross when it comes to talking about salaries. It takes about 10-minutes, so grab yourself a cuppa and go for it. And remember to tell us how you did on our social channels! Take […]
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