A Newly Qualified Nanny (NQN) is a nanny who has completed three years intensive Early Years training atincluding the and the first 3 years of their .
The NQN year is a fully paid position; the aim of which is to enable the nanny to gain confidence whilst fully supported by Norland and their employer, who will be aware that it is their first full-time nannying position.
Successful completion of the 1 year NQN post is the final part of the Norland Diploma qualification, ensuring that qualified Norland nannies are practitioners with both high level academic qualifications as well as extensive practical experience. All of our NQNs are qualified to work independently with children but have not yet achieved their Norland Diploma, which earns them the right to refer to themselves as a Norland nanny, or 'Norlander'.
NQNs are expected to fulfil all of the duties of a qualified Norland Nanny for a 1 year fixed term contract.
If you are interested in employing a NQN, please note the following important information:
- NQNs become available each year from June until they are all successfully placed in a NQN role.
- Due to the high demand for NQNs, we are unable to guarantee that all registered families will be sent a NQN CV or in hiring a NQN.
- In order for a position to be suitable for a NQN placement, families must require a nanny for at least 1 child who is not attending either full-time nursery or school. The reason for this is so NQNs can have experience of planning for and documenting children’s development and learning using the Early Years Foundation Stage, which applies to children from birth to 4 years 11 months old.
- NQNs are required to work in the UK (excluding Scotland) and we cannot therefore register overseas positions for NQNs.
- NQNs will be placed with a family working as a nanny on a 1 year fixed term contract.
- Nanny Shares will not be considered for a NQN position.
- NQNs can work on a ‘live in’ or ‘daily’ basis, depending on the family needs.
- NQNs are required to work a minimum of 45 hours per week with a maximum of 50 hours for a daily nanny or 60 hours plus one evening of babysitting (until 11pm, Monday-Thursday) for a residential nanny. Occasional additional hours may be negotiated directly with the NQN outside of the contract.
- NQNs are required to receive 2 consecutive days off per week.
- Norland requires NQNs to complete compulsory documentation such as a nanny diary, learning journals, and activity and menu plans.
- Families will be asked to support the NQN throughout the year in what will be their first full-time post as a nanny and allow a NQN Lecturer from Norland visit the NQN in their post at least once during the tenure.
- Families will be expected to complete appraisals on their NQN at 4, 8 and 12 months.
- A dedicated NQN team at Norland will support both the NQNs and the families throughout the year with an assessment visit to the family home and regular phone and email contact. This will include an email progress check with the families at around 1 and 10 months.
- NQNs will be paid a and will be expected to undertake all of the duties of a
- Families will pay a reduced fixed Agency fee - 10% of the NQN’s net annual salary.
- At the end of the NQN year, the family and the NQN can discuss renewing the contract and moving onto a fully qualified Norland Nanny contract. It is recommended that this is discussed at the 8 month appraisal. Norland Agency will be available to provide support, including providing a draft contract.
We are delighted you are interested in having a NQN. Please take your time to consider whether this would be a suitable childcare option for your family’s needs.
If you would then like to register your position, please do so by completing the registration form and providing the relevant documentation (as detailed on the form).