Manchester Nanny Agency - part of Network 0 to 5
Manchester Nanny Agency - part of Network 0 to 5 - what we do
Manchester Nanny Agency - part of Network 0 to 5 - testimonials
Manchester Nanny Agency - part of Network 0 to 5 - nannies & babysitters
Manchester Nanny Agency - part of Network 0 to 5 - mother's helps, housekeepers & cleaners
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Who we are

Manchester Nanny Agency - recommended by the Good Nanny Agency Guide

We are The Manchester Nanny Agency (part of Network 0to5) - covering Greater Manchester, Cheshire and all of the North West. We’ve been around for a long time... well over 20 years in fact. The reason? Because we are good at what we do. Adaptable, too, with a refreshing, alternative approach to helping you find the childcare that suits you.

We’re friendly, approachable, always ready to listen and advise. And with a background of experience and a reputation that’s hard to beat!

What we do

Pretty much everything you could ever need or wish for! Nannies, mother’s helps, babysitters, maternity nannies, before and after school nannies, housekeepers, home helps, holiday nannies, nursery and even crèche staff...

We help you to find childcare solutions for children of any age, from newborn to teenage.

Full time... part time... temporary... permanent... emergency... night or day, we’re here to help. Even if you only need a nanny for just one day, or an extra pair of hands at busy times, just call us.

We’ll work with you, understanding your lifestyle, budgets and timescales to get to the bottom of what you need and pin down that perfect solution for you.

What makes us different...

We know that the way families look for childcare has changed hugely over the years, and as such we’ve adapted. We’ve introduced a range of fee options and different levels of service to help you find a childcare solution that’s affordable and on budget.

We can work with you right from the very beginning or step in at any stage to help and guide. With over 20 years of experience to draw on we have a depth of knowledge that is hard to match. And it’s all there for you to access.

Over the years we have built up a huge network of trusted nannies, mother’s helps and babysitters all personally interviewed, checked and vetted, so we are confident we can help you whatever your budget or timescale.

Just a few reasons why we are the North West’s favourite agency... and the only one you need to call! Click here and send us a message or call Alison on 0161 928 0225 or 07760617487

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Some kind words...

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Alison was a fantastic help in our search for a nanny. Having never had a nanny before we were a bit daunted by the prospect of becoming employers and finding the right person but Alison made it all very easy, answered all our questions and completely understood our needs and dynamic. It was great to place our trust in her as she really knows her stuff and I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend her.
Rebecca, Didsbury (2019)

I needed a nanny and how no idea where to start. I called Alison at The Manchester Nanny Agency and instantly felt I’d made the right decision. Alison was so helpful and guided us through the process, taking all the stress out of it. All of the nannies we interviewed were fantastic and we would have been happy to employ any of them. Alison was always on hand to help and even after we’d chosen our Nanny, Alison was on hand for advice and kept in touch to make sure we had everything we needed. I can’t recommend The Manchester Nanny Agency enough.
Verity, Didsbury (Jan 2019)

Having never employed a Nanny before, I was nervous and unsure about the process. I needn’t have been worried, as Alison was there every step of the way. She was kind, helpful and incredibly knowledgeable. I would have no hesitation in recommending this company. Our new Nanny has slotted into our household perfectly, and I for one are feeling the benefit, of having an extra pair of hands.
Angela Watcyn Jones, Sale

For medical reasons I needed a nanny as soon as possible for a few months. Alison was so helpful, she found me the perfect nanny for our needs, very quickly. She helped me through the interview stage, with sorting out the payroll and also made sure that both my family and our nanny were happy with everything. My husband and I both think the fee was money well spent for peace of mind, making the whole thing as easy as possible, and finding us such a great nanny! We have decided that we would like a nanny in the longer term (our current nanny is only free for a few months sadly), but Alison will be our first port of call when we start looking again.
Alison Donaldson, Sale

"Alison has been absolutely fantastic at providing guidance and support through firstly thinking about employing a nanny, and answering many questions. She then sourced two excellent candidates, either of which would have been great, but we're extremely happy with our new nanny! I wouldn't hesitate to recommend this service!"
Lauren, Sale

"Fantastic agency. Alison gave me frequent updates on the process and found a very experienced, kind, caring and enthusiastic nanny to help look after my children. Highly recommend."
Helen, Timperley

"I would highly recommend this nanny agency. I needed after school care when my regular full time nanny was leaving. I needed fairly difficult hours but Alison was optimistic she could help and took time to really understand our requirements. At all time she kept in regular communication and was professional and really pleasant and easy to deal with. The 2 nannies I have met through the agency were of a high standard and we have employed one (indeed my old fantastic nanny was also registered here). I would highly recommend using this agency and if we need any further childcare in the future I would use as my first choice again."

Joanna, Wilmslow

"Thank you so much for providing such a terrific, professional service. You listened carefully to my requirements and found the perfect person."

Gaby, London

"Alison was wonderful helping me find an after school nanny. She responded to all my phone and email queries promptly and professionally. Her wealth of experience was vital in finding the right nanny for us, and the one she matched us to is an absolute gem.

Alison...I just wanted to drop you a line to say thank you again for finding us Ellie. She is absolutely amazing, a real gem, and has transformed our lives. I never thought I would ever see my boys eating vegetables let alone asking to have peas and carrots and she has accomplished this is just two months! She is wonderful. Thank you for all your help finding us the right nanny, and for your professionalism in responding so promptly to phone calls and emails during the matching process."

Ellie, Chorlton

"We approached the Manchester nanny agency to source a nanny for our son.

The agency's service was excellent. Alison always got back to us quickly and helped us understand the system, including our duties as employers. The agency's approach was expedient and we were provided with a bespoke shortlist of applicants tailored to our requirements.

We would highly recommend the Manchester nanny agency."

Matthew Hird, Didsbury

"Hi Alison - Thank you and the team at Network 0-5 so much for the last 14 years !!! of excellent service in looking after my five children from young toddlers to young teenagers, my only regret is they have grown up so quickly and I simply don't require the service any more! Would not hesitate in recommending you to anyone. Thanks again."

Mark Oliver, Hale

"I would highly recommend Network 0-5 (which unlike its name is for any child of any age!) Our request to Network 0 to 5 was for an immediate placement as our previous Nanny had walked out with no notice and my partner and I work full time.

Alison was extremely calming, supportive and receptive to my frantic call and within 24 hours allocated the perfect Nanny for our family - she could start within 4 working days which was music to our ears.

We are a very 'down to earth' family with no particular 'airs & graces', live quite an ordinary busy life in a house being renovated and wanted a Nanny who could fit in to our 'earth' family - our Nanny is just that.

I found other Agencies quite snooty! Wonderful!"

Sarah Morgan, Whitegate, Cheshire

"I approached Alison with an outline of what we needed. Whilst some thought I was asking for the moon on a stick and unlikely to get anywhere with my list of requirements and my tight timescale, Alison was very reassuring and encouraging. She explained various options clearly, was forthcoming with advice and  set realistic expectations. Significantly, within a very short space of time three excellent candidates were put forward to us. All in all, a very professional yet friendly response with excellent client service!"

Our nanny is doing a fantastic job and has fitted in really well with us all. The kids love her too which is brilliant - thanks for finding her and putting her our way! We really couldn't do what we do without her."

Mrs. B, Cheadle

"My wife and I used Network 0-5 over a long period of time from when our twin boys were very small - 3 or 4 - right through till when they were twelve.  Every single time we needed a babysitter, often at short notice, they ALWAYS found us one, and the people on their books were all incredibly professional and extremely nice.  We never once had any problems at all.  Alison who runs the company always responded very quickly and was keen to help.  For example, we needed to set up a slightly more complicated arrangement of someone to pick the children up from infant school and take them home two days a week, and she gave us several great options.  I would thoroughly endorse and recommend her company."

Jim Poyser, Chorlton

"Thanks to Alison at 0 to 5 I could bring my infant son with me from London to work long hours at Media City on many occasions this year. I could nurse him and spend time with him during all my breaks which was an invaluable experience for us both. All the nannies that cared for him were outstanding and Alison gave continuity where possible. She worked at short notice for me and was very flexible as were all the nannies in her team. I highly recommend her and all at 0 to 5 and will always contact them as my first priority when staying in Manchester."

Jemilah Findlay

"I have used Alison's service over a period of 10 years on and off. I have always found Alison to be helpful and efficient in providing me with very appropriate babysitters as well as sourcing a very suitable Nanny for our family. Alison was really good at assessing our particular family needs and only referred potential candidates that would be able to meet those particular needs and fit well with our family. I would have no hesitation in recommending Alison and her business in this regard."

Marie Louise Devitt, Hale

"I contacted Alison as I was looking for a full-time nanny who could be flexible and stay overnight occasionally, as well as help out with household chores as I would be working full-time. Alison totally understood what I was looking for, and sent me a number of suitable CVs. She managed the process professionally and sensitively and I am absolutely delighted with the nanny Alison found for us. I would definitely recommend Network 0-5 for any childcare search."

Kirstie Bumstead, Hale

"...managed the process professionally and sensitively and I am absolutely delighted..."

"Network 0-5 came on recommendation to us from another family at my daughter's school. Right from the start Alison was very approachable and I met up with her to discuss my family's requirements. She put my mind at ease.

My husband and myself were apprehensive at first about changing childcare provider and especially someone in our home. Alison was able to discuss our childcare options, compare the finances and at no point did I feel pressurised or pushed into making a decision.

I cannot praise her enough. Once we decided to get a nanny she was there every step of the way. CVs and advice on who she thought would be appropriate, help with interview queries even up to the last minute!

At every step of the way we have felt supported and guided by Alison who is very experienced and one of the easiest people to talk to. Even after we hired our nanny she has been there to help us with any queries.

In January 2014 our nanny started. She works part time, 26 hrs a week. What a difference to our lives, I get to see my children and spend quality time with them on the days I work as I no longer rush from work to after school clubs to nurseries and then home to cook.

I would highly recommend Network 0-5 to anyone considering hiring a nanny."

Mrs. Alvi, Chorlton

"I cannot praise (Alison) enough. Once we decided to get a nanny she was there every step of the way..."

"Network 0 to 5 found 2 different part-time nannies for us. One in 2008 and one in 2013. Network 0 to 5 was always prompt, helpful and completely effective, and I recommend it to everyone I know. We needed to find both nannies at short notice and the unfailingly swift response from Network 0 to 5 was a big help. Alison assessed our needs and preferences accurately, and took care of all the administrative tasks she could: for example, collating a long list of suitable candidates, their CVs and references; fully arranging interviews of the candidates that we shortlisted; chasing the referees that I did not immediately reach by phone and helping to arrange phone interviews with them; help with legal aspects as we learnt to be an employer, and helping with Ofsted registration.

She was always easy to get hold of and talk to and managed everything calmly and efficiently. The pressure from our jobs made finding nannies at short notice extremely stressful. Network 0 to 5 reduced this stress in every way possible."

Douda Bensasson, Chorlton

"My community midwife recommended Network 0-5 to me as a great agency in my local area (I live in Didsbury). I contacted Alison when my son was 3 months old, looking for part-time nanny support in advance of me returning to work on a part-time basis. Network 0-5 was brilliant in understanding my requirements for a nanny, the first nanny she proposed I interviewed and found an instant fit! We needed a replacement nanny when our first nanny developed a back problem. Again Alison identified a number of options for a replacement nanny within very tight timescales and I quickly found someone that suited us perfectly. I had the utmost confidence that Network 0-5 quickly understood our requirements, family and budget and found two super nannies who were perfect for our needs. Thank you Network 0-5!"

Sally Tang, Didsbury

"...always easy to get hold of and talk to and managed everything calmly and efficiently..."

"We recently required a last minute babysitter to mind 2 babies at a wedding reception. We had flown over from Australia to attend the wedding and at the last minute discovered that we didn’t have any childcare and may have to leave the wedding early. I contacted Network 0 to 5 in the morning and in a few short hours they found a fantastic babysitter for us that could attend the reception venue and mind our children. The fees were very reasonable and the service and professionalism was impeccable and the babysitter was brilliant. I would highly recommend Network 0 to 5 for anyone wanting a babysitter."

Georgia Quinn, Melbourne, Australia

"I recently travelled to Manchester/Cheshire for a large family wedding, I needed a babysitter for my two young children, having said that I wanted someone trustworthy and known to be fully CRB checked etc.

Alison at the 0to5 agency was extremely helpful, this was a short notice request and also unsociable hours as we needed a sitter from late in the evening until early hours of the morning. Although contacting a good handful of agencies, Alison was the first to get back to me with options and was also reasonably priced both agency fee and baby sitting price.

The babysitter/nanny I had was called Sarah, her CV was wonderful, she had children of her own and plenty of experience. Sarah was warm and kind and put me at ease about leaving my children in her care.

If I am ever visiting Manchester again I would definitely use these services or recommend them to anyone I know. Thank you both to Alison and Sarah."

Charlotte Herman, London

"We are thrilled with our wonderful nanny/support worker whom we recruited, thanks to Alison."

"We were recommended Alison Brownlee at Network 0 to 5 when we were looking for a nanny/support worker for our children who have complex additional needs. We knew we were looking for someone out of the ordinary, but Alison was happy to rise to the challenge. We had good liaison throughout the whole recruitment process and Alison was able to advise us on the various aspects we needed to consider.

We are thrilled with our wonderful nanny/support worker whom we recruited, thanks to Alison. We have had her for just over a year now and during that time we have been able to contact Alison for any ongoing employment advice, which has been very useful indeed.

We warmly recommend Alison Brownlee and Network 0 to 5. We would most definitely use their services again."

Mrs Lowe

"I would be more than happy to recommend Alison and her service. She gave us excellent advice regarding our flexible childcare needs and found us the perfect person for the job."

Liz Newby, Didsbury

"On several occasions I have turned to Alison to assist in placing a nanny with my family. She has always managed to locate just the right person for my family. I have 4 children of school age. It requires a nanny of particular competence and reliability to successfully negotiate all of their needs. In addition, as I work between Manchester and London my nanny needs to be flexible enough to stay overnight when necessary. Whenever I contact Alison she attends to my requests immediately and I cannot fault her approach and, importantly, her results."

Kate Rogelj, Didsbury

"Network 0 to 5 helped enormously in finding the right kind of help for our family’s needs. We wanted a mother's help for 6 months and on a flexible, part-time basis. Alison worked hard to find the right person for us and we ended up interviewing two very good candidates. When our mother’s help finally came to into our family she fitted in straight away and our kids absolutely loved her from the word go. We had never had someone working with us before but have not looked back. We would definitely recommend the services of Network 0 to 5 over and above other agencies as the service we received from Alison was friendly, professional and she worked very hard to find us the right person for our very individual needs."

Karen Corless, Chorlton

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Register your details for a permanent or temporary nanny here...

There are lots of different childcare options out there, and nannies can really be a hugely practical and perfect solution for many families. And far more cost effective than you might ever imagine.

Nannies can work in so many different ways. They can be full time or part time, covering anything from over 50 hours a week right down to just a single day or even just a few hours a day. You can find nannies for before and after school, holidays, weekends, nights, days and emergencies.

And you certainly don’t need to be working full time to have a nanny… even if you work on an ad hoc basis or maybe shifts, a nanny can be the answer.

They can offer bags of flexibility, crucial if you don’t work a 9 to 5 job. And because they come to you they really can help take the stress out of the work and family balancing act.

Imagine no more juggling nursery and school runs on your way to and from work, bundling the children up and out with you in the morning to get to the nursery or childminder on time, rushing to get back from work in time for pick ups, or taking time off when your child is ill.

Nannies are there for you... working the hours you need... dedicated to providing safe, fun and stimulating care on a one to one basis for your children in your own home – following your routines and lifestyle and working to your timetable. They can provide a continuity of care that is hard to match.

Nannies provide an appealing blend of home based care for your children coupled with getting out and about, socialising with other children and enjoying plenty of varied activities, indoor and out. They will take planning and preparing play and educational activities in their stride, along with doing any school or nursery runs, taking children to appointments and activities, helping with homework, even working weekends and babysitting.

Nannies will care for all the children in the family regardless of age, from newborn to teenage!

And not only that but they will cook, clean and generally keep your home in order too.

Nannies can be OFSTED registered so you can access childcare vouchers, tax credits and financial help, just as you can with childminders and nurseries.

You can even share nannies with another family... a really flexible, affordable solution for many families. Or, consider a nanny with her own child. This can be a lovely solution in many cases.

If all this sounds like a nanny could be the answer, and your perfect childcare solution, just get in touch to talk it all through.

Emergency Nannies

It can be hard when your well thought out childcare arrangements break down or you just find yourself suddenly in need of help, even on an adhoc basis. We will always do everything we can to come up with an immediate solution that works for you.

Maternity Nannies

Maternity nannies are there to step in and support you immediately after the birth. They will help with routines, sleeping and feeding and be a invaluable source of advice. They can be available for as long as you need, and we particularly have flexible maternity nannies who will happily do occasional/ad hoc nights or even days.


Postnatal doulas typically start working with with a family in the first few months after birth, but some doulas do work with families with older babies too. Postnatal doulas are booked antenatally, for instance when a family finds they are struggling or feel the need for more support. The length of time a postnatal doula spends with a family varies enormously... from the initial 6-8 weeks, to years in some cases.
Postnatal doulas provide emotional, practical and informational support. This support varies enormously, and they are there to support the family. This can be help around the house, looking after baby while mum (and her partner) nap, helping with older siblings, making meals, helping with dinner time or the school run, helping overnight so the parents get more sleep.

Before and After School Nannies

we have a great deal of experience with this. It needn’t be as difficult to solve as you may be led to believe! A lot may depend on the total sum of your requirements. If you need before and after school care, full time childcare during all school holidays, standby care in case of emergencies and possibly some element of housekeeping, then this may well be a style of job that will appeal to nannies.

Even if you just need very part time out of school care then again it is possible - it may be that the small amount of work you are offering may well link up with some other part time work the nanny has, or it may be suitable for a teaching assistant or similar, or possibly a nanny with her own child or an older semi-retired person who only wants part time work with a low level of hours.


Book a babysitter here...

Looking to make the great escape?!

Our network of babysitters are there to give you the freedom to go out for that hard earned night and relax in the knowledge that your children are in the hands of one of our safe and trusted babysitters.

Evenings, weekends - at home or away - our babysitters are also there for hotels, weddings, events and family occasions at any venue.

Our babysitters have years of childcare experience behind them. They are all interviewed, checked and vetted by us. And they include qualified, experienced nannies, primary and nursery school teachers, medical students, maternity nurses and registered childminders.

Get in touch... tell us what you need... we can help.

Creche and Nursery Staff

We can assist you here too! If you need staff for your nursery or crèche, whether it's temporary or permanent, just get in touch. Click here and send us a message or call Alison on 0161 928 0225.

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More help at home

Register your details for a mother's help, housekeeper, nanny etc. here...

There are lots of other ways we can help keep your home and family life running smoothly, and let you free up more time for the things you enjoy!

Mother's helps

Need support and help? An extra pair of hands? Even if just for a short period of time to get you over the worst?

Struggling with teatime/bath and bedtime mayhem or a new baby?

Not enough hands or hours in the day to cope with the children and keep on top of the housework?

Whether you need full time, part time (even just for a few hours a day), short term or long term, get in touch... we can help.


Postnatal doulas typically start working with with a family in the first few months after birth, but some doulas do work with families with older babies too. Postnatal doulas are booked antenatally, for instance when a family finds they are struggling or feel the need for more support. The length of time a postnatal doula spends with a family varies enormously... from the initial 6-8 weeks, to years in some cases.
Postnatal doulas provide emotional, practical and informational support. This support varies enormously, and they are there to support the family. This can be help around the house, looking after baby while mum (and her partner) nap, helping with older siblings, making meals, helping with dinner time or the school run, helping overnight so the parents get more sleep.

Nanny / Housekeepers

Juggling home and children?

Cleaning, laundry, shopping, cooking, errands... a nanny housekeeper will do all this and more. And be there for the children too, taking and collecting from school or nursery, stepping up in school holidays, and on hand if your children are unexpectedly off school.

Daily or live in, full time or part time (even just a few hours or a single day) and permanent or temporary… it’s all possible.

Housekeepers and Cleaners

We know many families would like the security that comes from having the same and trusted cleaner or home help rather than a succession of different faces though an agency.

Nanny / PA

Maybe you’re looking for that all rounder who can help with your business and keep your home and children organized too?

Someone with childcare and home experience, coupled with office, IT and great communication skills, could be just the answer.

Holiday Nannies

Juggling school holidays and work? Children off school while you’re still working?

Or even looking to take a nanny away with you on a family holiday?

We have great nannies, teachers and university graduates who are there to help.

Weekend Nannies

Weekend nannies can give a much needed extra pair of hands at times when you’re juggling the needs of different children. A weekend nanny can help ferry the children around or stay at home with younger ones while you get out and about.

Or getting away? One of our trusted weekend nannies can be there when you’re not, and your children and home will be in safe hands.

Click here and send us a message or call Alison on 0161 928 0225.

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The next step...

Whatever stage you are at, we can help.

We can work with you right from the very beginning or step in at any stage to help and guide.

If you're thinking a nanny is the best option for you, or need some guidance...

...that’s where we come in. We’ll talk it all through with you, cost it out and really get to the bottom of what you need.

We’re experts at identifying the right solution and person for you. And with our extensive network of trusted nannies built up over 20 years - all personally interviewed, checked and vetted by us - we are confident in our ability to help you. Whatever your timescale and budget.

Let us do all the hard work: shortlisting, pre-interviewing, vetting and reference checking. You can sit back and relax with the peace of mind and reassurance that goes with the knowledge that you are in safe hands. And we are working hard to find you your perfect childcare solution.

With over 20 years of experience of interviewing, vetting and placing nannies with families in the North West we have a depth of knowledge and experience that is hard to beat... and it’s all there for you to access. And we’ll be there with you every step of the way to guide you through the whole process... and beyond.

If you're halfway there or going it alone...

...confused, worried, or running out of options and time, bogged down with CVs from childcare sites and not sure how to sift, shortlist and interview... we can help.

Managing the response from your own advertising can be a daunting task, especially if you’re not really sure what how it all works or what you should be looking out for, or who you should be interviewing?

Let us help. We can step in and work with you.

We’ll pin down what you need, assess and sift the CVs and applications you have and compile an interview shortlist for you. And we won’t just leave you there. We can give you advice and guidance on interviewing, carrying out reference and process DBS checks on your behalf.

Register your details for a nanny here...
Book a babysitter here...

If you've already found your nanny...

...but not sure what to do next and need help with the essentials, need help and advice with references, DBS checks, OFSTED registration, payroll, insurance or anything else, we’re here.

So whatever you need, get in touch. We can help. Click here and send us a message or call Alison on 0161 928 0225.

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Register for work

It’s simple to register... and free!

Send us a message telling us a little bit about yourself and what kind of work you are looking for, upload your CV, and we will then contact you to arrange an interview time. We’ll go through our application form with you, talk through your experience and preferences and pin down what makes the perfect job for you.

We know you’re busy so happy to arrange interviews out of working hours or at weekends.

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Sale, Manchester M33: Family with 3 children looking for a 4 day a week nanny for before and after school and full time during school holidays. Approx 7.30am to 9am and 3pm to 6pm Monday to Thursday. Averages out to 18 hrs per week but can offer a further 3 to 5 hours per week for housekeeping/cleaning. Holiday time: would need 40 hrs per week (approx 7.30 to 5.30 Monday to Thursday). Start towards end August. Driver/car owner preferable. Negotiable salary. Preferbably Ofsted registered.

Bowdon, Altrincham WA14: Family with 2 children (aged 4 and 2) and baby due July looking for a hands on housekeeper/mother's help - working around 30 hours per week 4.5 days per week (Fridays afternoons off). Core hours would be 8-11 and 3-5.30 but there is flexibility outside of that dependent on what the candidate wants to do in terms of the housekeeping/cleaning elements around the house. Ideally would like one person to do everything including the cleaning (6/7 hours per week) so it would likely be full days perhaps with a little flexibility in the middle of the day if they need it. Must have an interest in - and good ability - with cooking family meals. Start date can be any time from Mid May onwards (would like this all in place before the baby arrives). Driver/car owner preferable.

Heaton Moor, Stockport: Fulltime Nanny/housekeeper role. Family with 2 boys aged 3 and 6 yrs old (the Nanny would also need to look after another boy aged 6 as part of an existing nannyshare that has been in place since the boys were 6 months old). All the boys go to same school. Happy to consider either 4 full days (max 43 hours per week to include housekeeping hours) or 2 full days and 2 before/after school days (Monday to Thursday, 29 hours per week (termtime) with full days in school holidays : Monday to Thursday plus half day Friday: (45 hours per week). Start May ideally. Must be driver/car owner. Negotiable salary.

Salford, Manchester M7: Family looking for a full time nanny: 5 days a week 40-45 hours. This is a long term position, ideal for a nanny who wants to become part of a busy, fun household. Primary role for the nanny is care of 6 month old and 2 yr old (it is rare the nanny will be in charge of another 3 older children (aged 3, 5 and 6) - but they do need an experienced nanny). Can be reasonably flexible with hours but ideally 8am to 5pm or 9am to 6pm (and could manage with slightly less hours) - but do need flexibility for very occasional later finishes/babysitting. Driver preferred and would like a nanny who lives reasonably close (max ½ hour commute) so that long commutes to work are not an issue.
The school is a 7 minute walk away from the home. Driver/car owner preferred. Start TBC but ideally anytime before sept 2021.

Manchester City Centre: Family with one child (aged 7) looking for a temporary nanny - ideally Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays - from 19th April for approx 5/6 months. Can be a bit flexible on days/level of hours but Mondays are most important. Hours: Ideally 9am to 5pm or 9.30am to 4.30pm – but again can be flexible. And can offer occasional other ad hoc daytime sessions if possible. Looking for a relaxed and laid back nanny who will act as a playmate, and who can build trust and work on a low demand approach (child has Austism with PDA profile and is waiting for school assessment). Negotiable salary.

Stretford, Manchester M32: Family with 3 children aged 11, 6 and 3 yrs old looking for a nanny Monday to Friday 6-7 hours per day to take and collect from school and nursery (just needed on alternate weeks, so one week on and one week off year round). Hours will be along the lines of 7.30am to 9am and 11.45am to 4.30/5pm. Will need to be driver/car owner. Start ASAP. Negotiable salary.

City Centre Manchester M4: Family with 1 yr old looking for an experienced nanny 3 days a week: Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays - 30 hours per week (ideally 7.30/8am to 5.30-6pm) with some flexibility. Start by 4th May (or sooner if suits) on contract until 28th Oct 2021. Driver not essential but a secure parking space can be provided if necessary (free of charge). Ofsted registration is needed. Negotiable salary.

Heaton Mersey, Stockport SK4: Family looking for an active, energetic (ideally sporty!) nanny/housekeeper for Mondays and wednesday afternoons (can add Tuesdays if someone wants more hours). Flexible with regards to exactly how many total hours (by adding housekeeping before school pick up at 3/4pm) To collect 2 boys from school (will need to be car driver/owner). Start May 2021. Negotiable salary

Afterschool Nannies needed:

We have many families in all areas of Manchester, Trafford and Cheshire needing nannies for after school hours. Anything from 2, 3 or 5 times per week. If you're looking for work between the hours of 3pm and 6/7pm - get in touch...


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Useful Stuff

Here you’ll find invaluable information and resources, with more guides and fact sheets available once we’re working with you. And of course we’re here in person to help with anything you need to know. Click on the logos to visit the websites.

Association of Nanny Agencies Good Nanny Agency Guide

We’re a member of Association of Nanny Agencies (ANA). In a nutshell we’re approved, nationally recognized and follow strict codes of practice for your peace of mind. We’re also a recommended agency in the Good Nanny Agency Guide.


We’re also a member of PACEY, and on their list of approved nanny agencies. PACEY has loads of useful information for both nannies and parents.

Paying your nanny? We have teamed up with...


We have a working partnership with nannytax – an absolute one stop shop for all you need to know about employing nannies, with a payroll and contract service too. Also...

Way 2 Paye

PAYE For Nannies

Morten Michel

INSURANCE: Morton Michel is a long established insurance provider for both childcarers and parents.


OFSTED registration for nannies. Did you know that you can take advantage of childcare vouchers, childcare tax credits and the new tax free childcare support if your nanny is OFSTED Registered? just as you do with childminders or nurseries. Click on nannytax for up to date information or contact us for a fact sheet.

Disclosure and Barring Service

DBS (Disclosure and Barring Service) – for your peace of mind, we work with an approved umbrella organisation, to provide access to criminal record checks and carry out DBS checks and screening. For further information on the DBS and update service click here.


BAPN is the membership organisation for professional nannies, dedicated to raising the profile of nannies and promoting quality childcare. They are a considerable source of information, support and training.

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Contact us...

Just send us a message telling us a little bit about what you need and we’ll call or email you back.

Or simply get in touch on 0161 928 0225.


The Saddlers, 457 Barlow Moor Road, Chorlton, Manchester M21 8AU

T: 0161 928 0225


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The Manchester Nanny Agency is a trading name of Network 0to5 Ltd.

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The Manchester Nanny Agency: providing nanny and childcare services to Altrincham, Alderley Edge, Bolton, Bowdon, Bramhall, Bury, Buxton, Cheadle Hulme, Chester, Chorlton, Congleton, Crewe, Didsbury, Glossop, Frodsham, Hale, Hazel Grove, Heaton Mersey, Heaton Moor, Knutsford, Liverpool, Lymm, Macclesfield, Manchester, Marple, Media City, Nantwich, Northwich, Oldham, Prestbury, Prestwich, Rochdale, Salford, Sandbach, Stockport, Stoke on Trent, Stretford, Warrington, Wilmslow, Wirral, Withington, Worsley

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Terms and Conditions

These Terms and Conditions of Business are between NETWORK 0 to 5 Ltd and an employer (the Client) and are deemed to be accepted by the Client by virtue of an interview, engagement or use of an Applicant introduced by the Agency.

1. Definitions:
1.1 In these Terms of Business: “The Agency” means NETWORK 0 to 5 Ltd.
1.2 “The Client” means any person or persons or company who approaches the Agency with a view to engaging or otherwise employing an Applicant or to whom an Applicant is introduced by the Agency
1.3 “The Applicant” means a person who is registered with the Agency for the purpose of seeking employment with a Client and is introduced by the Agency to the Client to be considered for an Engagement
1.4 “Engagement” means the employment, hire or other use, directly or indirectly and whether under a contract of service or otherwise, and on a permanent, temporary or other basis, of an Applicant, by or on behalf of the Client.


General Conditions:

2. The business of the Agency is to introduce prospective Clients and Applicants to each other. The Agency does not directly or indirectly employ the Applicant. The Client is the employer of the applicant and all PAYE and National Insurance contributions, together with any other statutory rights that the Applicant is entitled to, are the responsibility of the employer

3. The Client must inform the Agency immediately an engagement is arranged with the Applicant. Exact date of commencement of employment, number of hours/days and gross salary offered must be given at the same time, and also the length of stay if the position is temporary.

4. As soon as an engagement has been arranged and the Agency notified, the placement fee will be invoiced. Invoices must be paid within 7 days of the date of invoice. Please note that an engagement is deemed to be made and shall immediately commence when the terms of employment are agreed between the Client and the Applicant, and not on the date when the Applicant actually commences duties.

5. Accounts not settled in full, within the above time scale, may be subject to an interest charge at the rate of 5% above the prevailing base rate of Barclays bank plc. for every month or part month that the account remains outstanding.

6. The Agency fee relates to the successful introduction and engagement of one prospective employee only. Any future engagement through the Agency is subject to a full placement fee.

7. If a temporary placement becomes a permanent placement, the full permanent introduction fee becomes due and the appropriate additional fee will be charged, taking into consideration the temporary fee already paid, as per the Agency’s normal terms of business.

8. In cases where the applicant has been engaged on a temporary basis and the employment continues for a period longer than that for which the fee has been calculated, or on a permanent basis, the Agency must be notified immediately and the appropriate additional fee will be charged and will be payable as per normal terms of business


9. Should the Client subsequently re-engage the Applicant within 6 months from the date of termination or withdrawal of the offer, or engage an Applicant at a future date having previously declined the services of that Applicant, a full fee becomes payable.

10. Introductions and details of any Applicant given by the Agency are confidential. If an introduction is passed to another employer which results in an engagement the Client will be liable for the full fee.

11. If the Client engages an Applicant introduced by the Agency without informing the Agency we reserve the right to charge the full permanent introduction fee (irrespective of the length or condition of engagement). In these cases the Agency’s rebate/replacement terms do not apply.

12. In the case of an engagement involving the Applicant being shared between two or more Clients each of the Clients will be responsible for making arrangements satisfactory to themselves. Each of the Clients shall be jointly and severally responsible for payment of the total fee due to the Agency


Refund Terms:

13. If the relevant employment terminates within 8 weeks the Agency will endeavour to find a replacement at no extra cost (This will not apply if the employee was made redundant or if the employee left because the conditions of employment were misrepresented by the Client). If no suitable replacement can be found within 4 weeks of termination, the Agency will charge for the original introduction as if it had been a temporary engagement. Both of these conditions only apply if the Client notifies the Agency in writing within 2 days of the termination of employment and has paid the Agency’s fees within 7 days of the date of the invoice.

14.In the event that the agreement is cancelled by the Client, after a firm booking, prior to commencement, for whatever reason, the Client will be charged 25% of the Introduction Fee which would have been payable had the Candidate been engaged, in consideration of costs incurred by the Agency. Should an employee fail to take up the appointment after the engagement has been made the Agency will endeavour to provide a replacement at no further cost to the Client.


15. Whilst every care is taken in ensuring the suitability of any Applicant introduced to the Client, the final responsibility rests with the Client as to the Applicant’s suitability. All references provided by the Applicant and/or the Agency should be verified by the Client before engagement commences. The Agency does not give any warranty as to the suitability, history, character, honesty, age or capability of any Applicant introduced by the Agency though the Agency will always check a minimum of two references and wherever possible carry out a personal interview to satisfy itself that the applicant is suitable.

16.The Agency accepts no liability whatsoever for the contents of any draft Contract it may provide the Client with to enable the Client to enter into a written contract with the Applicant. Any draft Contract is supplied as a guide and has not been drawn up by a lawyer with any specific circumstances in mind. The Agency recommends that the Client obtains its own legal advice in relation to any Contract it wishes to enter into with the Applicant.

17. The Agency shall not be liable under any circumstances for any loss, damage, or expense suffered or incurred by the Client arising from or in any way connected with the Agency seeking an Applicant for the Client or the introduction by the Agency to the Client of any Applicant or the engagement of any Applicant by the Client.

Complaints Procedure:

18. In the event that the Client wishes to complain about Network 0 to 5 Ltd., in the first instance, the complaint should be put in writing to Alison Brownlee, and an effort made to resolve any situation. If the situation has not been resolved to the Client’s satisfaction, then the letter of complaint will be passed on to the chair of the ANA Committee, and will be officially investigated.


19. The Employer and the Agency acknowledge and agree that the terms of this contract shall remain confidential and agree not to disclose, communicate or otherwise make public the same either directly or indirectly through a third party, save the professional advisers and relevant tax authorities, or otherwise as may be required by law. Furthermore, the parties hereby agree that they will not make, publish, or otherwise communicate any disparaging or derogatory statements, whether verbally, in writing or through any social media source or websites, concerning the other party hereto.‚Ä®Any complaints that may arise from either party will be dealt with in line with Network 0 to 5’s Complaints Procedure. (See clause 18). A failure to adhere to this clause risks the party in breach being subject to legal action by the other.

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Fee Schedule

We have a very straightforward, transparent flat fee structure.. put in place so that we can keep the whole process within your budget right from the start… and you have the re-assurance of knowing that regardless of what you pay your nanny our fees will stay the same. We know that placement fees based on a percentage of the nanny’s salary or a multiple of a weeks salary are virtually impossible to clarify at the start of the process and you can end up paying considerably more than you budgeted for.

(FLAT FEES V PERCENTAGE FEES - see below for a cost comparison)

So we now keep our fees totally independent of salaries and simply based on the number of days/hours you need a nanny.. and you still get the full service that we have always offered and are known for.
There are no hidden extras, no registration fee and no VAT to pay…we only charge a fee if we are successful in placing a nanny with you – and we can also offer staggered fee payment options.

Our Introduction/Placement fees


1 day to 6 weeks

£30 first day and £10 per day thereafter

Maternity Nanny

£30 first day/night and £12 per day/night thereafter

Babysitter – one off

£30 booking fee

Permanent and Extended Temporary:



Extended Temporary
(6 weeks to 6 months)

1 day/up to 10 hours per week



2 days/11-20 hours per week



3 days/21-30 hours per week



4 days/31-40 hours per week



5 days/41-50+ hours per week



Babysitting Service

We also have an option for you to register with our babysitting service on an ongoing basis. Just get in touch for details.

Our Guarantee and refund terms

We offer a straightforward no-quibble replacement free of charge if the employee leaves your employment within eight weeks.

If after four weeks we are unable to find a replacement, or you decide not to carry on with the search, we will refund your introduction fee (and only charge you a temporary fee for the time the employee worked for you)

For more details see Terms and Conditions clause 13.

Flat Fees vs. Percentage Fees

We know it can be difficult to get a handle on the cost when different agencies have different fee structures. This comparison table will help.


5.5% of annual gross

3 or 4 x 1 week's gross salary

Our Flat Fee

40 hours per week @ £8- £10 gross per hour

£915 to £1,144

£960 to £1,600


20 hours per week @ £8-10 gross per hour

£457 to £572

£480 to £800



Privacy Policy

This is the web site of Network 0 to 5 Ltd (the Manchester Nanny Agency).

Who we are and what we do

Network 0 to 5 Ltd (The Manchester Nanny Agency) is a recruitment business which provides candidates and job finding services to its clients and job seekers. The Company must process personal data (including sensitive personal data) so that it can provide these services – in doing so, the Company acts as a data controller. This means that we are responsible for deciding how we hold and use personal information about you. This privacy notice explains how we collect, store, manage, process, and protect your personal information (which will only be used for the purposes of recruitment). It lets you know the types of information we might hold, how and where we’ll use it once it’s been collected and how long it will be retained for.

We only collect personal information that is essential to our operation as a business and which allows us to fulfil our obligations to our clients and child carers and to maintain our records and accounts.

We need to collect and process personal data so that we can provide these services to you.

We will never sell your data to any third party. And we only share your data in accordance with this Privacy Notice and in order to provide our childcare recruitment services to you.

We comply with data protection law and principles, which means that your personal data is collected only for the purposes that we have explained to you and not used in any way that is incompatible with those purposes, is accurate and kept up to date, kept only for as long as necessary and kept securely.

What information we collect from you

Name and contact information including email address and telephone number
The information you have provided to us on your family details registration form (clients),
Any additional information you provided to us during a meeting or interview

For Candidates

In connection with your application for a job or jobs with us, we will collect, store, and use the following categories of personal information about you:
• The information you have provided to us on your CV
• The information you have given to us on our application form, including name, title, address, telephone number and email address, date of birth, employment history, and qualifications.
• Any information you provided to us during an interview.
• The information you have given to us with your background documents, e.g. passport, driving licence, first aid certificate, right to work visa etc.
• Information provided to us about you as a result of collecting and reviewing references

How we collect your personal information

You may give your personal details to Network 0to5 Ltd directly, such as on an application form or registration form, or via our website, or when speaking to us.
We collect personal information about you from the following sources:
• You, the client
• You, the candidate
• The Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) in respect of criminal convictions (candidates).
• Candidate’s nominated referees, from whom we collect the following: details of previous employment, conduct, health and sickness records. We will always ask for your permission for us to contact them before we collect this information from them.

What we do with the information we collect from you

We will only use and process the personal data we collect to:
• register you as a new Client
• find a suitable candidate for your family in accordance with our legal terms and conditions of business.
• Assess a candidate’s skills, qualifications, and suitability for any positions.
• Carry out background and reference checks on candidates, where applicable.
• Communicate with you (clients and candidates) about the recruitment process.
• Communicate with potential employers looking to hire candidates
• Keep records related to our hiring processes.
• Comply with legal or regulatory requirements.
• Process invoices, to manage payments, fees and charges

The legal bases we rely upon to offer these services to you are:
1) Consent
2) Legitimate Interest: Your personal data is required in order for us to provide you with a recruitment service. We cannot provide this service without having to take your data, process it and share it. It is in the legitimate interest of all parties involved the recruiter, the work seeker and the client – that the recruitment business can process personal data.
3) Legal: In rare cases, a legal obligation (where we are required to pass on details to a regulatory authority such as Ofsted, DBS or LADO)
4) Contractual: Your personal data is required in order for us to provide you with a candidate recruitment service. We cannot provide this service without having to take your data, process it and share it.

Who we might share your information with

Network 0 to 5 Ltd will process and share your personal data and/or sensitive personal data with the following recipients:
Clients of Network 0 to 5: for example parents who are looking for child carers for the purpose of securing you (a candidate) a job.
Candidates of Network 0 to 5: if you are a client of ours and you are looking for a nanny, then we will have to share details of your job with our child carers in order to find the best one for you.
Regulatory Authorities: if we are required to do so, we may have to share your data with Ofsted, DBS, LADO or equivalent.

We will only share your personal information with the following third parties for the purposes of processing your application as a candidate:
The Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS), regulatory authorities and any other body as required by law.

We may have to share your information with:
Service providers who provide IT and system administration services.
HM Revenue & Customs, regulators and other authorities based in the United Kingdom and other relevant jurisdictions who require reporting of Processing activities in certain circumstances

We require all third parties to whom we transfer your data to respect the security of your Personal Data and to treat it in accordance with the law. We only allow such third parties to Process your Personal Data for specified purposes and in accordance with our instructions.

How long we will keep your information for

Different laws require us to keep different data for different periods of time. For example, if you are a candidate registered with Network 0 to 5 Ltd, the Conduct of Employment Agencies and Employment Businesses Regulations 2003, requires us to keep candidate records for at least one year either (a) from the date of creation or (b) after the date on which we last provided you with recruitment services.

By law we must keep basic information about our clients (including Contact, Identity, Financial and Transaction Data) for six years after they cease being clients for tax purposes.

We will only keep your personal data only for as long as is necessary to provide you with an ongoing recruitment service. We will review the length of time we have kept your personal data and consider the purpose we hold the information for when deciding whether (and for how long) to retain it. We will securely delete information that is no longer needed and update, archive or securely delete information if it goes out of date. But you have a legal right to ask us to delete your data at any time by contacting us.

How you can access your personal information

Under certain circumstances, by law you have the right to:
• Request access to your personal information (commonly known as a “data subject access request”)
• Request correction of the personal information that we hold about you.
• Request erasure of your personal information in certain circumstances
• Request the restriction of processing of your personal information
• Request the transfer of your personal information to another party.
• Object to processing of your personal information that was based on a public or legitimate interest
• The right to withdraw consent at any time.

You can see more about these rights at:

If you want to review, verify, correct or request erasure of your personal information, object to the processing of your personal data, or request that we transfer a copy of your personal information to another party please contact us.

When you apply for any vacancy through Network 0 to 5 Ltd/the Manchester Nanny Agency or register with the agency as a Client you will have provided consent to us processing your personal information for the purposes of the recruitment exercise. You have the right to withdraw your consent for processing for that purpose at any time. To withdraw your consent, please contact us. Once we have received notification that you have withdrawn your consent, we will no longer process your data and will refrain from submitting your data to any potential employers and, subject to our retention policy, we will dispose of your personal data securely.

If you wish to exercise any of the rights set out above, please email:

Links to other websites

Our website may contain links to allow you to visit other websites of interest or use. If you follow a link to any of these websites, please note that we do not have any control over these other websites or their content, they have their own privacy policies and we cannot accept any responsibility or liability for these policies. Therefore, we cannot be responsible for the protection and privacy of any information which you may provide while visiting these sites as they are not governed by this privacy statement. You should check the privacy statement applicable to the website in question before you submit any personal data.

We can be reached via our contact form or by telephone on 0161 928 0225.

For each visitor to our web page, our web server automatically recognizes only the consumer's IP address, but not the e-mail address (where possible).

We collect the e-mail addresses of only those who communicate with us via e-mail.

If you supply us with your postal address on-line you will only receive the information for which you provided us your address.

The information we collect is not shared with other organizations for commercial purposes. We will never sell, rent or give details of your email address to 3rd parties.


Cookies are small data files that websites generate and ask to store on your computer. Most websites use cookies in one form or another. They are typically used to:

  • remember settings, so you don’t have to keep re-entering them whenever you visit a new page
  • remember information you give to a website
  • measure how you use the website so we can make sure it meets your needs

The following cookies are used on

  • PPSESSID - for the purpose of preserving user session state across page requests
  • _GA, _GAT, _GID - necessary for registering statistical data
  • COLLECT - Used to send data to Google Analytics

Use of data

From time to time, we may use customer information for new, unanticipated uses not previously disclosed in our privacy notice. If our information practices change at some time in the future we will post the policy changes to our web site to notify you of these changes and provide you with the ability to opt out of these new uses. If you are concerned about how your information is used, you should check back at our web site periodically. We will never rent or sell email addresses or other personal information.

Customers may prevent their information from being used for purposes other than those for which it was originally collected by emailing us at

Upon request, we provide site visitors with access to all information [including proprietary information] that we maintain about them.

Customers can access this information by submitting an e-mail to us at the above address. You can also have this information corrected by sending an e-mail to us at the above address.

If you feel that this site is not following its stated information policy, you may contact us via email or at the above addresses or phone number.


The material and content in this website is protected by copyright. The copyright owner is Network 0 to 5. Without the prior written permission of the copyright holders you may not copy, modify & incorporate, reproduce, transmit, distribute, sell or use for profitable gains any of the material in this site.