Ruth and Sue offer a bespoke and friendly service, personally dealing with all family and nanny enquiries.  With FREE registration, the only fee you will pay us is when we find the right nanny for your family.  

With offices in both New Zealand and London for the past 13 years, many of our nannies have tended to be Kiwis, either recruited through our relationships with nanny colleges, such as Ashton Warner Nanny Academy in Auckland, or through referrals from family and friends on the back of our reputation for providing nannies with help and support throughout their placements.

However, we appreciate it is vital that you find the right person to care for your children regardless of their nationality and encourage applications from all candidates who can provide us with full paperwork – verifiable childcare references, qualifications such as first aid, police checks as well as proof that they have the legal right to work in the UK.

We actively look for people who have ‘can do’ positive attitudes when searching for nannies and work hard to match our candidates to the right roles based on their experience and the needs of each family.                  Over the years we have built great relationships with many families and take pride in the fact we are the first port of call when their childcare requirements change or their nanny moves on and they need to hire a new person to care for their children.                                                                      Chemistry and stability are vital to any nanny & employer relationship and we encourage open communication and feedback between both parties on a regular basis.

At any one time, our available candidates may be in the UK to meet face to face or getting ready to move here and applying for visas.  We are happy to arrange for you to chat to our nannies over the telephone, via Facetime or Skype initially if you prefer and can link you up directly with them, so you can organise convenient times to speak, working around time differences if applicable.

When you have made your final decision, we can assist you with drawing up a contract, give you advice on payroll and help you in any way you may need us to.  We remain in touch with families through placements offering as little or as much support as is required and have a reputation for offering a very personal service, with most of our families coming to us through referrals or returning to us when they need to hire new nannies.

To register your interest, find out who we currently have available for you to consider for your role or simply for more information please do not hesitate to fill in our Parent application or contact our London office  –   

Vetting Process

We provide verbally verified references and suggest families also speak to referees.  Your position may have specific requirements and if so, it is especially important for you to talk to referees directly to obtain their feedback as to the suitability of the nanny you may be looking to hire.        When introducing candidates, we will provide copies of the written references we have obtained and information covering the additional areas of our vetting process.

We do not solely rely on a UK DBS checks as many of the nannies on our books may have only recently arrived in the UK so we ask for copies of police checks from their home countries too.

For information on the UK DBS service contact   We can arrange an enhanced UK DBS (Disclosure and Barring Service) check should you require it for our new arrivals once they get here and recommend that our candidates all sign up to the DBS status update option so their certificates remain up to date at all times.

Please note, if you are looking for your nanny to become Ofsted registered, this enhanced DBS together with status update is part of their Ofsted Registration.

Fill in the Parent application form and we will contact you shortly to discuss your needs in further detail.

Terms & Conditions

We have a one off placement fee for our roles with instalment options available over 4 months if this suits your budget better.

Our trial periods are based on the payment plan selected and our fees are covered in more detail in our full terms and conditions –

Please note all fees must be strictly paid on time for trial periods to apply.

We are not currently VAT registered.

Contracts, Taxation & Pensions.

It is the responsibility of a nanny employer to have a contract in place on day one of employment as well as to pay their nanny’s tax and national insurance.                                                                                                                  In the UK there is a system set up by the Inland Revenue to make deductions for this easy and for more information we suggest you contact a specialist company like
It is against the law for an employer not to hold Employer’s Liability Insurance, and you can be fined very heavily for each day that you fail to do so.

In addition, by law, nanny employers must provide a pension for their qualifying employees. Your nanny, you as the employer and the government will contribute to your nanny’s pension if your nanny chooses to opt into the scheme and this can be managed in line with your nanny’s salary payments which should be agreed at a gross rate

Nanny Insurance

We recommend all our nannies take out Nanny Insurance – Public Liability Insurance with a minimum of £1 million cover – and are happy to point nannies in the right direction to help them organise this.

Our Families Recommend Us!

Long term help and support

We first sought out One World Nannies about 8 years ago after having experienced a number of disappointments with other agencies and the nannies they placed with us. We immediately welcomed a young women via Sue and Ruth into our life who continues to be a friend today; and our family started a wonderful journey and long term relationship with One World Nannies. As the years went by and our jobs, family size and needs changed, One World Nannies always accommodated and came along on the journey with us. We had a number of wonderful women who as a result worked with us as full time, part time or as live in nannies over nearly a decade; and my children are so much better for it. Sue and Ruth are reliable, caring and become partners to the families they work with and trusted confidants to the women they place. I can’t recommend them strongly enough’


We would not hesitate to use them again…

We have used One World Nannies three times now over more than 6 years and have been very pleased with the nannies found through them. They are very easy and straightforward to deal with and we would not hesitate to use them again when our current nanny’s visa comes to an end. We would recommend One World Nannies to others.


We have been very pleased with the high calibre of candidates

…Finding the right nanny for your bundle(s) of joy can be a challenge. The team at One World Nannies have helped us out on two occasions and each time we have been very pleased with the high calibre of candidate and the ease of getting through the hiring process. Ruth and Sue actually listen to your requirements and this is reflected in their lovely candidates. Our nanny is part of the family and we are incredibly grateful to Ruth and Sue for sending her to us. We would highly recommend One World Nannies and would not hesitate to use them again…

Nadine T

We would not hesitate to recommend One World Nannies

We have been delighted with the nanny that was placed with us through One World Nannies. She is a very competent and caring nanny. One World nannies have offered us a very professional service and were able to help us on issues to do with the nanny share arrangement and Ofsted registration for our nanny. Our daughter has got on really well with the nanny and we have been very confident in her abilities to care for our daughter and stimulate her through her changing needs as she has developed over the past year. We would not hesitate to recommend One World Nannies and we will definitely be using them again when I return to work from maternity leave for the second time.


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