How Do I Start My Own Nanny Agency in the U.K.?


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When you open a nanny business, you meet a crucial need for many working parents today: the need for good child care. Because of the high demand, a nanny business in the U.K. can be very lucrative and rewarding.

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  1. Manage all the legal requirements

    Register your nanny business as a private or public limited company, partnership or limited liability partnership in compliance with U.K. requirements. Set up your accounting system and make arrangements to pay all taxes, including VAT, income and corporate taxes. Arrange for all needed insurance.

  2. Engage the services of nannies

    Advertise for good nannies. Run thorough background checks on all candidates. Confirm their training or arrange for any further training that may be needed. Do not start to seek out clients until you have an ample roster of excellent nannies. While no governmental registration or licensing is required for nannies and no specific training is mandated, the more training your nannies can display, the better the response that your nanny business is likely to receive. Focus on practical areas of training, such as first aid.

  3. Market your nanny business

    Set up a website for your business. Create flyers to distribute to families, schools and businesses in the area. Consider placing ads in neighborhood newspapers or on local radio.

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