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Have you got what it takes
to be a super Sennie?

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Why find work with us?

Excellent Rate Of Pay

Sennie Compensation Details:

  • Hourly gross rate ranges from £15 to £20 depending on the role and prior experience in SEN childcare.

  • If you possess specialized qualifications, we can negotiate a higher rate of up to £25 per hour gross with our families/clients.

  • Please keep in mind that many roles offer a salary increase after one year of service. The top end of the salary range in job descriptions reflects the potential growth rather than the initial offer.

Most roles are pro-rata and offer an annual salary based on your agreed hourly rate. We often support our families in calculating your working hours over the year (including school holidays hours if required) so you are paid the same amount each month but based on your agreed hourly rate. 

Permanent roles:

  • Families select you through our introduction process, and you will work directly for the chosen family.

  • The best part? You keep 100% of your pay!

  • You will be employed by the family, forming a direct employment relationship with them.

Part-time roles:

  • We will identify the perfect Sennie for the role and provide comprehensive training and support.

  • The specific hourly rate for the role will be communicated to you, typically ranging between £15-£19 per hour gross.

    • Please note that your hourly rate on your payslip will be inflated to include additional fees associated with your employment, which will be covered by the family. For instance, if your agreed rate is £17 per hour, your payslip may show £18.50 to ensure that you are not responsible for any fees deducted from your agreed salary.

  • It's important to clarify that the family is not your employer. Instead, you will be employed by our trusted partner who will ensure that you receive all employment rights, including SSP, annual leave, and maternity benefits.

  • Additionally, our partner offers a range of perks, such as discounts on leisure activities, to enhance your overall experience.

  • You will be required to sign a timesheet, and we will ensure that prompt payment is made to you for your services.

  • Yearly pay rises offered 

Freedom to be creative

You will work directly with a family/client and be encouraged to use your initiative and creativity to find ways to help the child(ren) you work with, to thrive within society, reach their full potential and build upon their independence.

Supportive community

SENNIES is run by experienced SEN Nannies and advocates. We created Sennies as a fair, supportive solution to SEN childcare for both families and our Super Sennies. At SENNIES we are here to support you throughout your placement and we aim to create a community of Sennies who can support each other.

Training opportunities

The best child carers are always looking to further their skill set and knowledge, however finding the right SEN course, at a fair price, can be difficult without recommendation. 

SENNIES now offers free online, accredited training for all of our registered and placed Sennies! 

SENNIES have also partnered with SEN specialists to provide other incredible training. Click here to see all training currently on offer.

Nannies: Why Work with us

Application Process

Apply online 

First check out out Step by step guide of registering to become a Sennie.


Then fill in our Online Application.

We will then Accept or decline your application.

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Video Interview

You will be sent a link to book a video interview with a member of the SENNIES team. 

In this video interview, we will go through your CV and Online Profile, complete ID checks, ask a few scenario-based questions and get to know you and your childcare style so we can be the perfect matchmakers! 

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Reference and 
background checks

We will begin your compliance checks which include but is not limited to contacting your references, ID checks and conducting an Enhanced DBS check (you must also be on the update service or be willing to go on the update service immediately if offered employment through SENNIES). 

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Sign in to your SENNIES account, complete your online profile and book a video interview 

Log into your online SENNIES account and complete your profile. 

Check your emails and book your video interview 


By registering with SENNIES you have agreed to abide by our Code of Conduct.


Our SENNIES Profiles allow us to be the perfect matchmakers so ensure you give as much detail regarding your SEN and childcare experience and keep your matching preferences updated at all times!

Get placed with an amazing Family! 

Let the matchmaking begin!

Check out our Welcome to SENNIES guide to explain how you find your dream role! 


SENNIES is an introductory agency only, we do not employ anyone, however, we will offer ongoing support throughout your SENNIES placement.

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Nannies: Application process


At SENNIES, we wants you to succeed as a SEN professional. We recognise that your hard work can be a highly rewarding yet challenging. We match your skills and qualifications with a family that is right for you and offer you direct support throughout your employment.

Ability to make a one-year commitment

(unless applying for a temporary position)

Excellent work and personal references

Childcare experience and passionate about working with children 

Two professional references 

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Teaching Experience 

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(But not essential)

Enhanced DBS Check on the update service

(or willing to get one)

CPR/First Aid Certification

(renew as needed)

2 + Years of SEN Experience 

Fluent in English/Bilingual a plus

Nannies: Requirements

See What Our Sennies Say

I have worked as a SEN Nanny for 10 years and always found roles myself as felt that all agencies cared about was the commission attached!

Then I found SENNIES and I was so happy to see that it was run but other professional SEN Nannies!

Georgia and Elinor generally care about finding you the right family, do not push you into the wrong roles just to fill placements and went above and beyond to ensure my skills and experience were matched to the right family. Thank you Sennies!" 

Beth, Chiswick

Nannies: Our other SENNIES
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