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I think I'm going to have to give up nannying =(

(33 Posts)

There seem to be no jobs!

Even with 6 years of childcare experience plus qualifications I'm not really getting any interviews (I had plenty last year) and the jobs that are being offered are offensive joke jobs that want you to look after 3 children plus full housekeeping, 60 hours + a week over 6 days for £210 a week gross (true story!)

I'm on all of the sites, registered with 4 agencies and check gumtree etc every evening - nadda.

On top of this, I've spent the last year being abused by mental families who treated me like a slave (I had a real life Devil Wears Prada job at one point) and even though I LOVE my job I think I'm going to have to pack it in and look for an office job locally.

=( it's a sad realisation!

have you managed to get an interview or two OP?

I'm dreading this. I think both of jobs are going to end by Christmas and I'm just going to have to go for office jobs as there is a huge amount of girls willing to work for £6-8ph self employed and an equal amount of parents wanting to pay less and not be employers.

catmadcaz Sat 20-Apr-13 17:05:28

I had an interview last week for a nanny position and they had 150 applications!!!! They invited 10 for interview.

This was for 3 days a week.

No didn't get get the job

shock That's mental! Through gumtree though I'm guessing?!

sunshinenanny Sat 20-Apr-13 21:46:25

Snap blondes! my ideal job these days would be 3 fairly long days but not many about in my area.

I've also done the very long hours 5 days a week but around my area it's quite hard to find anything over 2 days for 1 employer and I do need to work at least 3 days.

sunshinenanny Sat 20-Apr-13 21:50:44

legally nannies cannot be self employed! so the parents are leaving themselves open to prosecution by the tax office.

"legally nannies cannot be self employed!" Many parents (and nannies) refuse to believe otherwise!

I posted about it a few weeks back and a parent hinted on that thread that they didn't pay full tax due to a nanny wanting more cash in hand. As I've said on here before one of my bosses still doesn't believe that they need to employ me and think that I am scared of doing my own tax assessments and don't want the hassle, no matter how much I explain they still think that I have the wrong end of the stick. They do employ me though, I made it clear that I wouldn't work for them unless they did and I'm very grateful that they took me on and actually employed me legally as I could have shafted myself and them with that!

sunshinenanny Tue 23-Apr-13 17:16:30

An aquaintance of mine found out when she left a job that the employer had not been registering for tax and insurance.

Guess what! The nice men at the inland revenue went through all the employers financial affairs and those of her husband. They were made to pay all the back tax and bring My aquaintance's NI up to date and they were threatened with prosecution.

There is plenty of documentation on employing nannies and it is made quite clear we are considered to be employees not self employed.

I am not arguing that fact sunshine and am very aware of it, however many parents down here do not see the need to employ nannies when there are nannies happy to be self employed, whether it is legal or not.

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