Help Unlimited offer a broad range of childcare services, from Maternity Nurses to assist with those first few weeks with your new baby, to fully qualified and experienced Nannies who can provide continuous loving care for your child or children as they grow up.
MATERNITY NURSES are an ideal solution for parents of newly born babies, who are looking for an extra pair of hands during those difficult first few weeks and months. A maternity nurse can help with everything from assisting mothers in their recuperation following the birth, to establishing routines for the newborn baby. Many new parents struggle to cope with a new baby, particularly if it is their first child, as it can be a daunting experience. Maternity Nurses are there to guide you through and teach you how to care for your new baby, ensuring the experience is a magical one, rather than difficult and stressful. As the majority of Maternity Nurses will sleep in the baby’s room, they can also give you the opportunity of a much needed good night’s sleep which would otherwise be impossible. Maternity Nurses are a short term placement but here at Help Unlimited we will work with you to establish the right period of time you require a maternity nurse and to place the right candidate in the position.
If you are looking for more long term professional care then you should be considering a full time nanny.
NANNIES are flexible and fit in with your family life in a way that suits you best, whether this is around your work or your child’s school commitments. Nannies offer continuous loving care for your child or children and are very often seen as an extension of the real family. Strong bonds can be formed with nannies, so it is essential that you appoint someone who will suit your family life. Here at Help Unlimited we pride ourselves on working with you to provide the perfect nanny for your home situation.
MOTHER’S HELP is an ideal solution if you are looking for some assistance with bringing up the children, but would prefer to do the bulk of the childcare yourself. Those applying for positions as a mother’s help are often younger and less experienced than nannies, but the services they offer, working alongside you with every aspect of raising the children can be invaluable. Or they may be older and their own children have grown up.
AU PAIRS - The au pair programme is a cultural exchange programme and the au pair will live with the family as part of the family at all times. An au pair can work a maximum of 30 hours per week (including baby sitting). Having an au pair in your family to help with childcare can be a wonderful solution and can provide you with another pair of hands. Au pairs are aged between 18-27, unmarried, male / female, or a couple who want to come to the UK to improve their language, on the basis of a cultural exchange program and they must be welcomed into the family. They work for a minimum of 25 hours per week and maximum 30 hours per week (including baby sitting), this is over 5 days (with 2 continuous days off) and for that the au pair receives a minimum of £80.00 pocket money per week. They can baby sit in the evenings up to 2 x per week. The au pair lives with the family as part of the family i.e. they eat with the family for all or some meals (food for the au pair must be provided by the family) and should be included on days out if appropriate. The au pair is not a cleaner and she is not a nanny. She / he may have little experience with children and should not be left unattended looking after children under 2 years of age. The au pair can help with light house work but the emphasis should be on childcare. They must be given time off to go to a local language school, we can help you find one near to you if required.
Help Unlimited are members of BAPAA and abide by their rules and code of conduct.
Here is the link to the au pair programme on the BAPAA website http://bapaa.org.uk/au-pairs/what-is-an-au-pair/
There is no registration fee to register with Help Unlimited.
For a full time Nanny or house keeper the agency fee is:
£700 ( assuming 20 hours work or over per week is worked)
For part time -under 20 hours work p/w - the agency fee is £375
There is a sliding scale for temporary placements.
The agency fee for an au pair for 6 months plus is £450, for 3-6 months is £300 and 3 months or less is £200.
For more detailed terms and prices please contact us via the registration page.