GrandNanny “makes childcare easier for parents” by giving them the opportunity to connect with people over 50 nearby who are looking for work in the industry.
Founded in 2020, the company aims to provide families with a local, reliable and fully DBS certified childcare worker.
Part of the goal is to counteract social isolation by providing people with a family to work with and be close to.
GrandNanny founder Adele Aitchison said: “Brighton is known for being one of the most inclusive cities in Britain, so it’s the perfect place to bring generations closer through childcare jobs.
“We look forward to enabling intergenerational relationships in Brighton that enhance well-being, improve aging empathy and drive economic growth.
“Our work to date has shown that we can pack the scientific benefits of intergenerational programs into a practical, part-time childcare offering.
“We look forward to supporting people with years of personal or professional childcare experience and local families in the Brighton area.”
Paul Chi, 64, who works as a caregiver through GrandNanny, said: “Older people who still have a lot to give can become isolated, under-challenged and under-appreciated. And yet families need help and GrandNanny gives me hope to be able to support and nurture children in a family setting again.”
The company aims to create jobs, community connections and rewarding jobs while making childcare easier for parents.
It works by arranging interviews with family through the GrandNanny website.
There will then be an extended DBS check, child safety and first aid training.
GrandNanny works to support both the family and the caregiver by providing model contracts for their work. But the family is the caregiver’s employer and agrees on elements such as vacation time, notice periods and more.
The service says carers are paid a minimum of £11.05 an hour.
Visit GrandNanny’s website for more information.
https://www.theargus.co.uk/news/20604443.nanny-service-provides-older-people-work-brighton/?ref=rss Nanny service offering work to the elderly in Brighton