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Covid-19 and The Rules Surrounding Childcare During Lockdown 3.0

Updated: Jun 28

How We Can Support You in Lockdown 3.0


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Lockdown 3.0 is in full swing, but what does this mean for your childcare requirements? With schools across England open to children of key workers and vulnerable children only, this has left countless families across the country juggling multiple commitments and there is not surprisingly a lot of confusion surrounding what is allowed and what is not allowed when it comes to childcare. Whatever your unique circumstances are, navigating childcare throughout Covid-19 will be a priority. Here’s what you need to know. Nannies Can Continue to Work in Homes With the National Lockdown expected to last until mid-February, you will be pleased to know that a nanny can currently help you with your childcare needs and you won’t break any rules by having a nanny in your home. As one of the leading private staff recruitment specialists in the UK, we endeavour to be a source of support during such chaotic and stressful times and so we have covered everything from how to hire a nanny during lockdown to helpful tips to stay safe while doing so. Our Advice to Nannies The Government has advised that nannies can return to work. Here’s our tips to staying safe while working in your employer’s home: • Avoid close contact with other family members who you are not caring for • Practise regular hand washing and sanitising • Do not share towels with other members of the household • If you have any symptoms of Covid-19 you should isolate immediately and not go to your employer’s home • You should also not go to your employer’s home if any member of the household is isolating Our Advice to Families When letting another person into your home, it is your responsibility to make your house a safe place to be for both your family and your employee. Here are our top tips: • Disinfect the surfaces and play areas in your home regularly • Make hand sanitiser readily available • Introduce a dedicated bathroom for your nanny where possible • Maintain good ventilation where possible • Encourage outdoor play • Only invite a nanny to work in your home if you and your family are symptom free Hire a Nanny Today So what does hiring a nanny look like in this current climate? The great news is, when you outsource your childcare needs to us, we do all of the work for you so all you have to do is tell us what your ideal childcare solution looks like and we will do the rest. Are you a keyworker looking for emergency childcare? Or perhaps you are looking for an extra hand to take the stress out of home schooling? Whether you are working or simply need extra support at home during this time, we are on hand to offer our services. Here at Taylor Gray, we can help you with all of your childcare requirements and connect you with a nanny that is the perfect fit for you and your family. Whether you are looking for short-term support from an excellent qualified nanny throughout the Coronavirus Pandemic or you are looking for a long-term childcare solution, we can help. We have a number of highly experienced nannies available to hire immediately. Get in touch with the team today. Don’t forget to follow us on Facebook and Twitter to stay up to date with the latest rules regarding childcare during lockdown 3.0.

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