Registration for Child Carers is FREE so we always recommend that you do join an agency when looking for your next job. An agency can discuss your needs, guide you through the process and suggest suitable jobs and then assist if any problems arise once you have started a job.
We can facilitate a DBS check, the process is very easy and quick, and is all done online. Please ask us for more details.
- After receiving your completed registration form and a full and up to date CV with the details of two persons currently providing you with a reference (please make sure that they are happy to be contacted by Coralis Childcare), we will contact you to further discuss your requirements and to arrange an agency interview.
- When attending your interview please bring with you two forms of ID (passport, birth certificate, driving licence, bank statements, utility bills showing current address), your National Insurance card, all relevant original child care certificates and diplomas, including a valid First Aid, DBS check or Ofsted registration certificate, liability insurance, etc and any written references that you might have from previous employers or families that you babysit for.
- Regular contact with the office by telephone calls, emails or text messages is important as we need to keep track of your position.
- We will make you aware of all vacancies on a regular basis and you can also visit our website for details of the latest vacancies. Please inform the agency of any jobs that you might be interested in as soon as it is possible.
- We will then forward your details to the family and if they find you a suitable candidate we’ll try to arrange a mutually convenient interview. Should this be successful, they might then contact you directly or we can give you their details so that you can contact them. Usually, a second interview would follow, when you can perhaps meet the children if you have not done so already.
- It is important that you inform Coralis Childcare of the date and time of your interviews, unless arranged by us, so that we can follow up.
- Please be prepared for the interview and have a clear idea of points you wish to discuss, such as salary, duties, hours, holiday, sick pay, discipline, use of car etc.
- Also, please inform us if your circumstances change and you no longer seek employment.
We are here to find you the best possible job that matches your criteria. Once you have found that ideal position, we will provide continuous support to make sure that you settle in. If any problems do arise or you just need some guidance, please do not hesitate to get in touch and we will be happy to advise you.
BAPN – British Association of Professional Nannies, which officially launched in the UK in May 2011 is offering a membership fee of £20. To become a full member, nannies must hold a minimum Level 2 childcare qualification, be DBS checked, hold a valid paediatric first aid certificate and childcare liability insurance www.bapn.org.uk
VOICE is a union looking after the interests of professionally qualified nannies. They say: ”Our aim is to ensure that nannies receive the professional respect they deserve, that they receive a fair salary for the job they do and, above all, that they provide a safe, secure and stimulating environment for the children in their care” www.voicetheunion.org.uk