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SENNIES source the childcare You deserve

Why We Are Different

Problems we solve


Ensuring quality SEN childcare, by sourcing the best Sennies & identifying new talent at an affordable price


Ensuring Sennies are placed into the right families for their skills, personality and culture fit 

Our solution

We only source & introduce creative, patient, thoughtful professionals who are passionate about childcare and working within the Special Educational Needs sector


Each SENNIE has a special areas of interest or talents that we match with families of similar needs. Our Sennies must exhibit good character, responsibility, excellent experience and references. We will work with you to develop your Sennies specific job description and raet fo pay

Our pledge

Our fees are competitive within the industry as we charge a flat, transparent fee 

Say goodbye to extortionate commission prices!


We are confident that you will love our service, however, if you're not 100% happy with your Sennie within the first 30 days, we will find a replacement at no additional cost

Whether you are looking for a Full time, Part time, After school, Overnight, Holiday or Weekend childcare we have you covered

Let us find the childcare that your family deserve  ​

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Personalised Process &

Every placement is unique and we headhunt the best candidates to suit for your requirements. 

We may suggest opening up your search in certain areas, based on our experience of the market but ultimately our aim is always to find YOUR perfect match. 

All placements come with a free 'after care' gift which consists of virtual support in the first month of employment or a bespoke/group training session depending on your placement type.

This is to ensure your SENNIES placement gets off to the best start! 

Run and owned by an experienced Super Sennie with ADHD!

SENNIES is run by a small, but dedicated team of Neurodiverse Super Sennies.

We know how to spot Super Sennies, thanks to our professional and personal experiences with SEN.

We care about every single placement and ensure our Families and Sennies have access to support and training throughout their journey with us.

Low cost SEN childcare agency

At SENNIES, we pride ourselves on being a low cost, introduction agency.

We source quality SEN childcare, saving our clients time, money and frustration. We charge a registration fee and a final flat placement fee which is only payable if an offer is made and accepted, to ensure families have access to to an affordable and supportive agency.

Sennie Hourly Rates (All rates are Gross and paid directly to the Sennie))

  • Part-time - up to 20 hours per week - £17 - £25 p/h

  • £15 - £20 p/hFull time - 30 hours -

    • (We advise £17+ p/h for retention purposes and to obtain an experienced Sennie.

  • £15+ p/hLive in -

  • SEN Specialist - Rates vary - please enquire within 

Sennie Guarantee

If you are not happy with your Sennie we
will replace them within the first 30 days for FREE!

We offer an Extended Sennie Guarantee for an additional cost.

Our Fees

Flat Fee - No Commission

We charge a set price per placement allowing you to pay your Sennie a fair wage without worrying about commission prices

We used to charge a £500 commitment fee per placement, but now we only charge £500 per year and you can advertise up to 3 roles through SENNIES!

*Most agencies charge a commission rate of 16%-22% of the Nannies annual salary 

30 Day Guarantee

If for any reason you are unhappy with your Sennie we will replace them with no additional charge within the first 30 days

Extended guarantee available for just £75 + VAT per month ! 

£1000 - £2500 (+ VAT)
Per Placement
£7000 per year + VAT for unlimted placements!  

A placement fee invoice is only issued once an offer of employment has been accepted


Please see our

Full price list here

Begin the matchmaking

We will send you SENNIES PROFILES to your email and online SENNIES account where you will be able to tell us which Sennies you are interested in.

 From experience, working within the special needs sector requires the right qualities and characteristics as well as hands-on experience.

If you do not like a profile we send, please give us as much feedback as possible so we don't send you more Sennies of this calibre and learn your preference. 

We believe in quality over quantity and will only send you candidates we believe are worth your time and consideration, highlighting our preferred profiles.

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We will work with each family to coordinate interviews for Sennies under consideration.


Regardless of your preference in terms of face to face, telephone or video interviews, we will help make this process seamless and enjoyable!

Our recommendation is to have SENNIES complete the first interview on your behalf, then meeting face to face with successful Sennies and finally inviting them to a trial. 

We allow a maximum of 2 days for a SENNIES trial. All trials are paid at £10 p/h directly to the Sennie.

Hire the perfect Sennie

Once you make a verbal offer that is accepted by a Sennie, we will send you your final invoice and offer you help and advice for your contact of employment. 

SENNIES understands the importance of providing both families and Sennies with clear guidelines to encourage open communication from the start of this special relationship. Therefore we encourage you to provide your Sennie with a separate 'House Rules' document.

We serve as a continued source of support and advice for both you and your Sennie.

We can recommend a number of organisations that make hiring a Sennie seamless, such as help with payroll and pensions.

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Pay Registration Fee

To regisiter a vacency with SENNIES you need to register with us.


We charge £500 per year to register which will allow you to conduct 3 SENNIES Searches a year!


We used to charge a commitment fee of £500 per placement but recently made changes to save you time, money ad frustration!  


Please ensure you Online profile is as detailed as possible as this is the information used to create your detailed Job Description.