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Nanny in the UK - we find Kiwis awesome jobs

Are you good with children and want to explore the UK? If you are planning a working holiday as a nanny or au pair in London, we will find you an amazing UK Nanny, Mothers Help, or Au Pair job before you land in England!

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At a glance:

Job: Working with children in the UK

Accommodation: Live in with host family

Meals: x3 meals a day included

Dates: All year - June July is quieter

Minimum stay: 12 months


About the Nanny Job in London

Visit the UK, explore London and become a Nanny! This working holiday project will save you so much money and so much stress - no worrying about how long it will take to find work, - and no spending money on accommodation, food, buses and the tube while you look for work. 

We organise your job before you leave NZ, plus we help with lots of other logistical stuff like: -advice on which visa to apply for

  • help on choosing a family (if needed) 
  • and assistance finding flights - right through to our brilliant stress free visa service. 
  • We make it easy!

What will I be doing as a Nanny?

If you have child care experience and can get references, we would like to help you get a great job in the UK. You'll need about 200 hours experience, preferably in the home, or at a daycare or childcare centre. Sole charge is needed to find you a sole charge job. We do have jobs to suit all ranges of experience and qualifications, so it will depend on assessing your application and experience - please outline it all carefully on your application form so we can get started. 

The families are usually based in central London or in the areas surrounding London with easy commutes to the central part of London. Most jobs are live in, as that way you can save all your earnings for travelling. You can see the types of jobs available in our brochure above, on our website or on our UK Nanny job page. 


  • You will stay with your host family. 
  • We will offer accommodation if you have nowhere to stay (we have budget hostel accommodation options for you) 

What's included:

  • Pre-arranged nanny, mothers help, or au pair job (depending on your experience and or qualifications) in London and surrounding areas, before you leave NZ*.
  • You choose the family - we arrange skype interviews with families you like and once you've interviewed you can accept the job or decide to keep interviewing. 
  • A signed offer and contract before you leave NZ*
  • You can easily book your flights and insurance through our Travel Department IWH Travel  
  • We make sure you're applying for the correct visa and can help do the application for you as an add on if you want to do that option too. 
  • Support in NZ before you leave plus in the UK after you arrive - throughout your entire stay
  • Access to other Kiwi Nannies living in the UK via our Private Facebook group 
  • We place all our nannies before they leave NZ, making the whole thing super hassle free!. 
  • We have a 24 hour line for any problems you might have - based in the UK (same time zone)
  • Our London office is available for you after placement if you have any concerns or questions, and also to link you up with other nannies in your area. They can help you with any issues that may arise with the family or the children.
  • We have placed every Kiwi nanny (100% of accepted applicants) since 1994, and we’re the most experienced International Nanny Agency in New Zealand!.

*just as long as you're flying direct to the UK and not touring the world beforehand!

Visas for the UK

If you are aged 18-30, or have British parents, you may be able to work in the UK for up to 5 years. Check out what types of visas you may qualify for for your OE in the UK. 

Arrival and Transfers

  • Your host family should collect you at the airport. Our nannies have a job to arrive to so the family collects them, if not we can arrange an airport transfer - then we arrange interviews for you soon after you settle in. 
  • Usually the only reason we don't have a job for you before you arrive is if you have prior travel plans before you can start work. 

Our service is comparable to none, everything from advice on which visa to apply for, what to pack, as well as where to go and what to do once you have settled in. We've been doing this since 1994 so that makes us the most experienced International Nanny Agency in New Zealand! We have a dedicated site for Nannying - Nannies Abroad please visit us there for more detailed information.

We'll find you the perfect job overseas.
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