Frequently Asked Questions for Nannies and Work Seekers

Harmony at Home are experts in matching nannies and childcarers to their dream jobs. We also provide nannies with advice and top tips on our nanny agency blog.

We can answer any questions you might have about joining a nanny agency. Some of the more common questions are answered in our frequently asked questions below. We are continually editing and adding to these, so please do contact your local nanny agency branch if you have a question that you cant find the answer too here.

What do I need to have to register and apply for nanny jobs?

We require you to have:
Childcare Qualification Certificates or at least 2 years of professional childcare experience
A valid, in – date Paediatric First Aid Certificate – PFA certificates are valid for 3 years.
An enhanced DBS check that your consent for us to check its status ideally on the update service
An up to date CV
Answers to questions or queries over gaps in employment history
References – we will need the contact details for your 2 most recent professional references and one character reference also

Why do I need a DBS?

The Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) helps employers make safe decisions to prevent unsuitable people from working with vulnerable people and children.

How do I obtain a DBS check?

Please contact your local nanny agency branch and they can send you the details of how to obtain a DBS check without paying a processing fee, and how to register onto the update service.