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AIBU to pay the live in nanny/au pair this salary.

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SpagBolgs Fri 07-Feb-14 17:56:17

£300 a week for 7:30AM-5PM 5 times a week sometimes it may be a bit more. Then give her some money so she can treat herself. She will stay in our house and she get the chance to go to college/university. We will provide her with food, water a shower and internet. She will be treated like a member of the family and will be able to access the family car.

gordyslovesheep Fri 07-Feb-14 17:58:50

when can she go to college or university working full time?

WorraLiberty Fri 07-Feb-14 18:00:00

What gordy said?

Ifcatshadthumbs Fri 07-Feb-14 18:00:44

Is she a nanny or an au pair? I thought the two were very different things?

LaurieFairyCake Fri 07-Feb-14 18:00:50

How can she go to college when she's working 50 hours a week? confused

I saw your other thread and I think the average of the salaries people talked about was higher than what you're offering.

MrsNoodleHead Fri 07-Feb-14 18:01:08

Gross or net?

circlebeginning Fri 07-Feb-14 18:05:58

This rate of pay is taxable for an au pair or nanny. Is the £300 gross (including tax) or net (post tax).
Nannies and au pairs can no longer be self-employed so you have to register as an employer.

lilyaldrin Fri 07-Feb-14 18:07:17

Why do you need two threads?

If it's £300 gross, that's just below minimum wage - I think it would need to be £310 a week. If the hours are longer then you need to pay for them.

There is an accommodation offset though - you can allow about £35 a week for accommodation to make her wage up to minimum wage.

She is a nanny, not an au pair by the way - au pairs do about 25 hours a week babysitting/cleaning in exchange for pocket money and must have time off to study English.

SpagBolgs Fri 07-Feb-14 18:08:27

Perhaps she could got to night or afternoon lectures.

lilyaldrin Fri 07-Feb-14 18:10:15

Going to college is irrelevant to her salary.

You have to pay minimum wage, register as an employer, operate PAYE (deducting her tax and NI correctly) and provide a contract. Other than that you can offer your nanny any salary you like.

lilyaldrin Fri 07-Feb-14 18:10:31

Oh, and 5.6 weeks paid holidays a year of course.

Onesleeptillwembley Fri 07-Feb-14 18:10:48

Do you not know the difference between a nanny and au pair?

LaurieFairyCake Fri 07-Feb-14 18:12:36

I wouldn't have thought many people are up to a lecture after 5 at night once they'd done a 10 hour day of looking after small children.

If you pay the fees (£3k a year for uni courses for the cheapest ones) maybe you can offer it as a perk?

But you'll still have to offer minimum wage though.

morethanpotatoprints Fri 07-Feb-14 18:12:37

You don't want much do you OP?
even I know nannies charge much more than this.
You need to pay her properly, or try an au pair.
if this fails you could look after your dc yourself.
Would you not prefer somebody who attracted a good wage looking after your dc?

WipsGlitter Fri 07-Feb-14 18:14:04

The fact you don't know the difference between a nanny and an au pair concerns me. A nanny is a trained professional with sole care of your child/ren. An au pair is an occasional carer/babysitter.

I'm guessing you don't like the figures on the other thread so have started another one!

Onesleeptillwembley Fri 07-Feb-14 18:18:12

So sad when people don't care enough to get proper care for their children.
This isn't 'sleep on the couch (but the house is supposedly in a good area) do all the housework 6 days a week for £20' woman is it?

WorraLiberty Fri 07-Feb-14 18:20:02

If she's working from 7:30AM-5PM 5 times a week

How can she go to afternoon lectures? confused

Outnumbered3To1 Fri 07-Feb-14 18:22:41

Erm...are you also expecting to pay this £300 for the first week when your away and leaving your DC in her sole care for 7 days? hmm Nothing like chucking her in at the deep end. Any luck she will be gone by the first week so you won't need to worry about uni for her.

swooosh Fri 07-Feb-14 18:25:16

I know the last thing I'd want to do after working those hours is then go to Uni for the evening.

I think you need a SERIOUS rethink. It's a nanny you are after not an au pair.

SpagBolgs Fri 07-Feb-14 18:49:18

She has the qualifications to do both of the jobs I listed. I am going back to work so wont get much time with the DC and DH works so can not look after the DC full time. To Onesleeptillwembley it no. that I do not want to look after DC it just I want to return back to work and i do not want to be a SAHM for much longer.

Laquitar Fri 07-Feb-14 18:54:17

Please tell me the 'water' in your op was a typo.
You didn't mean you are offering water, did you?

DustyBaubles Fri 07-Feb-14 18:55:33

It's very simple. You won't get a nanny for that sort of money.

You are unlikely to get an au pair who'd take those hours.

You really need to research this properly or you are going to be leaving your child in the care of someone as clueless as you are.

Laquitar Fri 07-Feb-14 19:00:04

It is low but not extremely low mind you.
I thought the average for live in was about 350pw? You mind find someone if you offer a perk. (no water. another perk)

Laquitar Fri 07-Feb-14 19:00:44


Scholes34 Fri 07-Feb-14 19:03:14

Perhaps you could work nights and the nanny/au pair would go to lectures in the day time?

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