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Welcome Parents and Nannies,


Hello, my name is Debbie,  I am a Nursery Nurse (NNEB) and before in 1985 gaining a government license to run this Childcarer Recruitment and Employment Agency I had a wonderful 8-year Nanny career in London Chelsea, Kensington, and Hampstead, Europe, Istanbul, and Canada. Today based in South London (Bromley) I have interviewed over 700 Nannies and the UK's longest-reigning Nanny Agency owner.

Employing a Nanny can be a convenient and cost-effective choice if you have more than one Child as older sibling (s) get taken and collected from school, cared for if sick and, during school holidays. 

Finding the right Nanny cannot be rushed:


Because this is one of the biggest decisions a Parent can make to pass across to a stranger their vulnerable Baby, Child (ren), and house key. Please register your job vacancy with us at least 8 weeks (no more than 3 months) before the start date as most Nannies have 4 weeks' notice to give a current Employer and we need 4 weeks to advertise a Job Vacancy and gage Childcarer interest.

We don't take on immediate starts as in office that is stressful for us to achieve, if a person can start sooner that is to deemed as a bonus.

We speak to Parents so know most in need of a minimum 7-hour day cannot budget due to other Employer costs on top above £17 per hour Gross. The final Net rate is dependent on the number of hours per week a Nanny does, if Nanny has more than one Employer so sharing the Tax allowance and the Nannies Personal Tax Code.

We offer Parents more peace of mind on:


  1. Whom they choose because unlike online-only website services putting Child Protection first we Face - to - face interview and reference check.

  2. A correct Gross per hour rate to pay (and earn) fairly based on the number of years they have worked as a Nanny that can be from £15 to £18 per hour Gross. Most Experienced Nannies aim for £11 - £12 per hour Net and if with decades of Nanny experience £13 - £14 per hour NetIt is fair a person who has not worked as a Nanny is paid a lower £14  - £16 per hour Gross rate as they will be learning the role. Most have only worked in a Day Nursery (average pay £12 - £14 phg) so as used to other adults around ideal if a Parent works from home.

We offer Childcare-qualified and/or work-experienced Nannies a FREE service, most:


  • Choose Childcare as their 1st choice career.

  • Seek 4 - 5 days (38 - 50 hours) a week.

  • Work Monday to Friday between 7.45 am - 6.30 pm.

  • Need 8 - 10 hours a day and will not do split hours.

  • Seek a minimum 1-year contract for income stability.

  • Will do a 2 or 3 set day week but on different days for two families.

  • Employers of a Nanny can expect only Child - related housekeeping duties e.g. Children's meals, iron, tidy and vacuum of their play areas and bedroom. Childcare- Qualified Nannies feel humiliated and soon give notice if asked to clean their Employer`s whole house, cook Parent meals or iron Parent clothes.

​​As easy as 1.2.3. how our Parent service works:

  1. We charge just a £75 per Job Vacancy registration fee (unreturnable) whether you seek a 1 - 2 - 3 - 4 or 5-day week (5 - 50 hour week) permanent Daily Nanny OR Evening Babysitter invoiced for after a Parent has completed a 5-minute form and Monday to Friday after 9 am we have read to check similar to our telephone discussion. 

  2. Once we confirm received by the next office day we prepare a Job Vacancy Advert that we display anonymously on LMM Facebook (to view jobs send a friend request to Debbie Masters Misses) and adhoc in varied local to your home community social media forums.

  3. Childcarers telephone us to apply and we briefly explain the role. If we believe they may suit and their aimed for Gross per hour rate is fair and within the Parent confided to us maximum Gross per hour rate budget we telephone a Parent to introduce a Childcarer to explain their Childcare work experience and aimed for Gross per hour rate for a Parent at this point to accept or decline a face-to-face interview with that Childcarer.

  4. If they want to interview that Childcarer for a final £25 fee we email that Childcarers CV Report which includes:

  • An outline of their varied Childcare experiences.

  • The Childcarers full name and telephone number - so a Parent within 24 hours can voice contact directly to give the home address and arrange to be within 4 days their 1st 40 minute face to face interview.

  • Against each Childcare employment job a Yes / No / Applied so Parents know which references we checked.

Usually we are in contact with a Parent at least three times a week either by voice phone call or email to update on the advert response and within 2 weeks interviews are in place and within 4 weeks a Nanny job offer made.  We record the number of CV Reports sent so if for any reason a Parent does not receive one CV Report they can return to us within 6 months and register for FREE to seek a Daily Nanny or Evening Babysitter (click to visit each service website) and on this one occassion these Service Terms as explained above are in place again.​​

We understand Parents are put off using a Nanny Agency when quoted £-hundreds or £thousands in placement fees:

But, neither is it wise to use an online website because businesses such as (charge Parents £30 pmth - £360 year), Bubble, Care or free Facebook and community social media forums do NOT speak to, interview or VETT the people advertising themselves so dishonest and devious people can create a fake Nanny job CV. They are just a 21st Century sweet shop advert noticeboard. 


  • Sadly we have been told of serious online issues involving police and Children`s Hospital. Unrealistically in the warren of online misinformation most people on ask for a rate higher than a Nurse, Policeman or Teacher earns E.g. overpay by just £2 per hour Gross for a 10 - hour day on a 2-day week is £40 week (£2080 pa) or 3-day week £60 week (£3120 pa) or 5- day week £100 week (£5200 pa).  

  • HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) will advise a Nanny cannot be self-employed as they do not have hundreds of customers and deem a Childs Parent their Employer and Nanny their Employee. Whether employed part or full-time temporary or permanent the new Employer must check and where required register them on a PAYE (Pay As You Earn) Tax and National Insurance (NI) deduction scheme. Honest Nannies will insist and want declared all their agreed Gross earnings - Employers need to remember it is the Nanny NOT you the Employer that owes HMRC this money BUT under UK law it is the Employer`s responsibility to do the admin for, the Easiest way to do this is for the Employer to pay a monthly fee to a Nanny Tax Company to calculate the Gross to Net (take home) figures and advise payment to HMRC. We help Parents not to overpay a Childcarer and these savings can cover extra Employer Costs involved such as Employer National Insurance (ENI) contribution. 

  • Great Nannies we have known and placed for years often tell us upset they do not feel safe advertising themselves online either, at 8 pm one went into a Dulwich house and felt terrified as a man said they had no Children then offered unsavoury work. 

For decades Debbie a proven Nanny Industry Expert was asked to write Nanny articles - click to read:

Professional Nanny sold in WH Smith - Nursery World

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View my picture book story "Once upon a time in 1985 Little Masters and Misses was born.."

1998 I was the first UK Nanny Agency to do in my Croydon Shop a Nanny First Aid Course, meningitis and working as a Nanny talks and a annual Teddy Bear Picnic in Kelsey Park Beckenham and Christmas Cake Afternoons with Nanny Christmas (Debbie) for Nannies and Children in Beckenham Civic Hall from 2005 I was office based Beckenham High Street. 

We follow UK (GDPR) General Data Protection Regulations and practice Equal Opportunity, keep conversations confidential and treat Childcarers and Parents with respect.

  • If you seek a Nanny for 6 hours or less most aim for at least £18 up to £22 per hour Gross.

  • Or if split Before and/or After School hours £20 - £25 per hour Gross - because they miss the daytime company of younger Children, dislike split hours and offended if asked to be a whole house cleaner, Parent cook or ironer. We only accept up to 2 days per week as few Nannies will do 3, 4 or 5 days.

  • Nannies that ask to bring their own Child (one) tend to seek 10 - 20 hours a week work so may suit the above roles. Nanny Employers only consider if charged a lower rate of around £15 - £16 per hour Gross because their Child is not given sole care and the Nanny to work is not paying any Childcare costs. Due to the PAYE Tax Allowance working part-time their Net take-home rate is high. 

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