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Paediatric Nanny with own child

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Tallulaxx Tue 17-Jun-14 15:43:57

Would you really only pay me £5ph because I'm bringing my own child? I mean really a paediatric nurse with lots of experience? Are you having a laugh feel abit insulted. I'm in London btw and was not expecting the full amount and happy to take a pay cut but £5 really?

MotherOfInsomniacToddlers Tue 17-Jun-14 15:52:00

What would you usually charge p/h?

Tallulaxx Tue 17-Jun-14 15:56:48

8ph but I think that's good with my qualifications

Clarinet9 Tue 17-Jun-14 15:57:21

Um why 'paediatric' nanny are you pitching yourself at parents of children with chronic health problems or are you feeling a bit cross?

TBH my opinion is probably of little interest because I would have to be beyond desperate to employ a nanny who brings her own child to work but I gather the going rate is 2/3 so it depends on where you are working in London, experience, whether you are looking specifically for sick children etc etc

Clarinet9 Tue 17-Jun-14 15:57:52

8ph with your child net or gross?

Tallulaxx Tue 17-Jun-14 16:04:14

That's net clarinet and no I'm not looking after sick children just your average family looking for a nanny. Going rate is £10 upwards I'm London so 8ph is a good rate imo

Tallulaxx Tue 17-Jun-14 16:05:26

5ph is under minimum wage

Popcorn1979 Tue 17-Jun-14 16:16:06

We love in SW London and pay our nanny (who has a daughter she brings along who is the same age as my DS) £9 p/h net. I saw her having her own child as a positive.

Deverethemuzzler Tue 17-Jun-14 16:19:22

What other kind of nanny is there?

fledermaus Tue 17-Jun-14 16:24:54

You have to be paid at least minimum wage, bringing your own child or not.

I think the usual reduction is around 20-30%.

OutragedFromLeeds Tue 17-Jun-14 16:27:44

Do you have experience as a nanny? Or just as a nurse?

Tallulaxx Tue 17-Jun-14 16:37:19

Both sorry the title is confusing I'm a paediatric nurse who is now a nanny

Deverethemuzzler Tue 17-Jun-14 16:38:26

Ah. Thanks. Get it now smile

Soggysandpit Tue 17-Jun-14 18:01:13

minimum wage is gross so £5 per hour net probably isn't much below it (don't know the figures). I understood that NWOC get about 3/4 of what a nanny without own child gets.

I'd rather have a nanny who was a nanny, than a paediatric nurse, which i'd see as (almost) totally irrelevant (unless child had a chronic illness)

£5 net is £5.27 gross so you'd need to point out it was below the NMW

Tallulaxx Tue 17-Jun-14 18:16:16

As a trained paeds nurse I've done all the training ie paediatric immediate life support, safeguarding level 3 and child developement etc so have a high level of training which I think is a big bonus alongside my experience of working in hospitals with children and families of all ages and abilitities both sick and healthy. so if thats not enough experience as well as being a mother and having nannying experience I don't know what is? I think I'm worth more than the bare minimum.

So why are you applying for jobs that pay so little? Can you not apply for a job with a higher hourly rate?

Realitybitesyourbum Tue 17-Jun-14 18:37:16

You sound a bit stroppy to be honest! I don't know why you would think being a nurse qualifies you as a nanny. Two different skill sets imho

Blondeshavemorefun Tue 17-Jun-14 18:37:53

prob is nett to gross changes with the amount of hours, so yes at 40hrs it is £5.27 gross but at 60hrs if a 12hr day times 5 it is £5.96 gross, either way still under nmw

yes a nwoc generally gets 10/20% less, age /area/exp depending

all nannies should have ped first aid, prob 60% do, for an average family they dont need a qual nurse as a nanny

saying that yes obv you should be paid legally so above nmw

if you are struggling to get a job maybe you need to lower your salary to 8gross

Tallulaxx Tue 17-Jun-14 18:39:30

I have been advertising and approached but this one just upset me maybe my experience is irelevant but it's shocking people are willing to pay so little sad

BrianTheMole Tue 17-Jun-14 18:42:34

Why wouldn't you go back to nursing? Surely that pays more? And yes I think £8 per hour is fair with child, £10 without.

Deverethemuzzler Tue 17-Jun-14 18:42:46

Your training is a bonus but unfortunately it irrelevant in that its unnecessary for the job.
So unless you are looking for specialist positions it doesn't make you worth more.

I work with children with complex needs and there is a total lack of childcare available. Have you thought about specialist childminding if childcare for your own child is an issue?

It doesn't pay brilliantly but child care rarely does.

BrianTheMole Tue 17-Jun-14 18:43:19

Seems quite low really for london, I would have thought nannies got more than that.

Deverethemuzzler Tue 17-Jun-14 18:43:32

Respite foster carer? You would be snapped up if you passed the assessment otherwise.

Tallulaxx Tue 17-Jun-14 18:46:18

I didn't say i qualified as a nanny just because I'm a nurse. Reality can you tell me what a nanny does that a children's nurse can't do? What cooking, playing? Maybe keeping them safe? Sorry please explain?

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