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what would be a reasonable wage

(13 Posts)
nannycaz Sat 10-Nov-12 18:02:38

If i was to do a job that starts on a monday evening and then ends on a friday night at 7pm what would you charge. The parent wants someone to help look after her twins 7am till 7pm and is also looking for a night nanny but i was going to offer to potentially do both roles. Is this do able and what would you charge.

fraktion Sat 10-Nov-12 23:14:36

So 24/5? I would look at maternity nanny rates per 24hours which is usually around the £120-150mark but that's complicated because they are SE and you would presumably be employed.

eurycantha Sat 10-Nov-12 23:27:09

Actually I would charge more if I was expected to be up at night ,at the moment I charge £140 for 24 hour care but this is without having to get upto th echildren.if I have to get up ,bad dream etc I don't charge extra ,but if I was to be up feeding twins I would charge extra,is mum breast feeding?you need blondes she does this sort of thing.£120 is not a lot for 24 hours,maybe it just depends what part of the country you're in.

nannycaz Sun 11-Nov-12 08:14:43

No mum is not breast feeding so i would be up in the night helping mum with bottle feeding, changing etc. Im in the east midlands

GotMyGoat Sun 11-Nov-12 09:52:09

Well... 24 hours at minimum wage is £150 so think you might be selling yourself short here.

Derbys Sun 11-Nov-12 10:59:33

I think it would be too much to do both unless you will get time off during the day. Have they offered you the day job?

NotAChocolateRaisin Mon 12-Nov-12 19:22:59

Its not unheard of to do 24/5 at all - just don't do more than that!

Typical 24/5 roles are around £500/550npw - thats a London figure though...

NOTE: It's very difficult to judge Nanny jobs as a per-hour rate. My job is listed as 7-7 5 days a week so 60 hrs per week at £400npw is £6.66 an hour but term time both kids are at school so I'm doing maybe 5 hours a day in total meaning my hourly rate is £16.

My point is that working it out as an hourly rate doesn't necessarily make sense in this case.

andrea29 Mon 12-Nov-12 21:01:55

24/5 roles are around £500/550npw in London? I very much doubt it, I am a 4 days nanny 11hours a day and get £440net/pw. I would expect to get paid much more for 24/5.

fraktion Mon 12-Nov-12 21:23:07

Imperial have 24/5 at 400 and 450 pwn, 24/7 week on/week off at 520
Little ones at 600
Nannies inc 500 (Russian required)

I think for 24hr work maternity nurse rates are a much better guide.

NotAChocolateRaisin Mon 12-Nov-12 21:42:15

Andrea29 - I rarely see a 7-7 Monday to Friday job over £400-£420npw and I'm registered with 3 top agencies and have been on the market for 6 months. The agencies told me I [was] lucky to land my £400npw job as most of them are £300-£400.

ceeveebee Mon 12-Nov-12 22:06:30

How old are the twins? Still waking a lot in the night?

I am in London and paid £150 per night for night nanny for my twins. For 24/6 ie maternity nurses it was £850 if I recall Plus £100 to the agency.

This was for self employed nanny/maternity nurse so if you were to be an employee it should be slightly lower to account for NI, holiday pay etc. But not much lower. Don't sell yourself short. And by the way, if they are very young and still waking a lot, you will be exhaused!!

nannycaz Tue 13-Nov-12 10:38:46

They will be 5 months old at the start of the position so fairly young

ceeveebee Tue 13-Nov-12 12:35:57

Ok. Well thanks to my brilliant night nanny and her routines, mine were sleeping through from 11 to 6am at 12 weeks, and from 7pm-7am at 5 months so it could be an easy ride, or it could be a nightmare if they aren't good sleepers. Maybe offer to start as night nanny earlier and get them sleeping through before you start as day nanny!

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