Hiring a Nanny / Childminder

Read our latest posts on hiring a nanny, childminder or other caregiver for your family – from choosing the right type of childcare to what you should ask in an interview.

Everything You Need to Know About Employing a Childminder or Nanny

Everything parents need to know when employing a childminder or nanny We were delighted to be asked by Rollercoaster.ie to share the important information that parents need to know when employing a childminder or nanny.  Finding suitable childcare can be difficult and stressful. Once the search itself is over and parents have found a great…

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What is a nanny?

What is a Nanny? A nanny cares for and minds children within a family and works in the family home. They are entitled to at least minimum wage per hour, depending on experience and qualifications. Usual nanny requirements include the care of anything relating to the children, such as feeding them, cleaning up after them,…

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What is a childminder?

What is a childminder? A childminder is a person who minds children in the childminder’s own home. Childminders are self-employed, agree their own terms, fees and conditions with parents, and are responsible for their own tax and PRSI arrangements. Childminding in Ireland is becoming increasingly more popular as an alternative to the traditional creche environment….

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What is the difference between a childminder and a nanny

It’s important to distinguish the difference between a nanny and a childminder. It’s a topic that causes endless confusion, especially on social media. Ultimately their overall function remains the same, regardless of the title. Childminders and nannies are tasked with looking after and supervising children in a safe and healthy way.   Childminder: A childminder…

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Post COVID: Your Childminder’s Safe Return to Work

Post COVID: Your Childminder’s Safe Return to Work As the COVID lockdown restrictions start to lift, childcare and the safe return to work is a high priority for most families after weeks of being at home.  For some, this means their childminders will return to work in their home, other children will be going back…

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15 interview questions for a childminder and babysitter

What questions should I ask a potential childminder or babysitter? We understand that leaving your child or baby with someone new for the first time can be difficult. However, with proper planning and interviewing, this needn’t be the case. We have put together a list of questions that you should consider when interviewing any perspective…

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Hiring a nanny: Topics you need to discuss with your nanny

You have found a great childminder. In order to ensure it runs smoothly here are our top tips of what you should discuss with your nanny before the role commences. Role of Childminder/nanny Duties: what do you expect your nanny / childminder to do? Tasks such as laundry, preparing children’s meals, school collections, organising activities and…

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Our RSVP article on How to Find a Great Babysitter!

You’ve your night out booked and you’re more than ready to throw on your glad rags and get a night away from the kids. But how do you choose the right babysitter, so you can have enough peace of mind to actually enjoy your night?  Parents always ask ‘how can I find a great babysitter…

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Back to School – what is the right type of childcare for you?

Choosing the right childcare for you and your family It’s that time of year again where we have to start thinking about the daily grind of juggling making lunches, school drops off and after school activities. The diaries are back out trying to schedule everything in! There are so many childcare options out there it…

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How you pay your nanny and tax implications

The severe lack of childcare places in Ireland along with a move towards flexible working means that, as a result, more and more parents are choosing to have their children minded in their own home by a nanny. There are also lots of advantages to this type of childcare including not having to bundle the…

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