Nannies Incorporated on the big screen!

Monday, 07.11.2016 at 04:18PM

Nanny Culture

Ever wondered what it is like to work as a nanny in the UAE? Or perhaps you’re curious to know how the nanny agency works?

We are very happy and proud to have taken part in the new documentary currently hitting the UK screens ‘Nanny Culture’.

Check it out to see what goes on behind closed doors – at both our nanny agency, Nannies Incorporated, and at a genuine Emirati household, as ‘Nanny Culture’ offers a rare insight into their family life.

The film follows a professional British nanny, Julie McIlvenny, on her journey to the UAE where she will be working with an Emirati family caring for and educating their six children. 

The film crew want to know what goes on behind the scenes at a nanny agency and so the filming starts in our London office on Regent Street. Julie, a genuine nanny on our books, comes in to talk about nanny positions available in the UAE.

The film makers get really excited about Julie’s situation, where she is very keen to find a nanny job in the UAE as her own family are based there. At times the film crew are a little cheeky and ask us to reach out to a prospective employer’s family in the UAE to see if they will allow for Julie to be filmed working in the family home.

Fortunately, one Emirati family offer us exclusive access into their household and so Julie is followed by the film crew to start a new exciting chapter of her life living and working in the UAE.

The movie hits on common hitches that can arise for a nanny working abroad and how Julie, a professional and qualified nanny, deals with these. From fussy eaters who won’t sit at the table with their brothers and sisters to kids that simply refuse to put down the computer games! Julie has her work cut out.

Nannies often ask us what it is like to work in the Middle East: ‘How much does a nanny earn in the UAE?’, ‘What are the duties of a British nanny in the UAE?’, ‘What is it like to work within a team of household staff?’ Etc. The documentary draws comparisons between the Western and Middle Eastern cultures and will act as a good insight for our prospective nannies considering working in the UAE. It offers a very true to life and also rare insight into family life in the UAE.

If you are an experienced nanny thinking about working as a nanny in the UAE or are a family considering hiring a British Nanny then please get in touch to discuss it further.

The film is currently being screened exclusively in London at The Lexi Cinema in Kensal Rise and at Everyman Cinemas throughout the UK. Don’t miss it!

We hope you enjoy watching the film as much as we enjoyed taking part in it, and that it proves informative for both families and nannies.

Special thanks to Julie McIlvenny, Paul Driscoll and all the team at Anasy Media.