Hello, Good Afternoon, and welcome to our post-Brexit UK and EU.
To me yesterday was surreal – I had stayed up until the referendum announcement that “Brexit” had won, and voted (by a 52% majority) to leave the European Union. The Prime Minister David Cameron resigned, there was a call for a vote of no confidence in the Labour Leader Jeremy Corbyn, the Pound and the stock markets showed their anxiety over the results, Boris* and Michael Gove gave calming down speeches aimed at unifying our divided country, and it seemed that everything in the world was upside down. (*Apparently, even at Eton, he was known as Boris, and not as Johnson!).
What does seem clear is that until Terms of our exit and new Trade agreements have been sorted, families are worried that their pockets and pensions have been, and will be, hit hard.
Perhaps you don’t want to use a Nanny agency, and pay a fee for expertise, preferring to handle things yourself.
Perhaps now, you have no choice but to use au pairs and babysitters instead of qualified nannies.
But at least PLEASE TRAIN THEM.
Any person who looks after your children should have both Common Core Skills and 1st Aid Training.
If they are new to the country, they should have a police check certificate (automatic if you recruit the Au Pair from a recognised BAPAA Au Pair Agency); if they have been here a while, they will also need an enhanced DBS together with status update certificate.
I can help you with the Training side of things:
– for groups of 4-6 people, private paediatric courses can be held in your own home.
– Common Core skills Courses are held once a month in Finchley on a Saturday, and flexibly by arrangement in Bushey (near both Stanmore and Edgware) on a Sunday.
DBS checks, for which private families cannot apply, are also something that I can help you with.
Please do call, f/b message, or email me, for a chat, and we can see how I can help you.