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would £8 per hour be unreasonable

(9 Posts)
dorset Fri 19-Aug-05 15:31:57

Hi would this be unreasonable for a 5 year and 1 year old. Care would be at weekend sat from 4-11.30pm sun 10.30 - 6.30pm. south east london

MarsLady Fri 19-Aug-05 15:32:42

sounds cheap for weekend care. A good deal!

Twiglett Fri 19-Aug-05 15:34:38

think that's undercharging personally .. I'd go for £10 .. they are very unsociable hours

unless of course they're your children in which case, yes sounds perfectly fine

expatinscotland Fri 19-Aug-05 15:58:12

Unsociable hours. London. Sounds too cheap to me.

NannyL Fri 19-Aug-05 16:15:02

I also think at least £10 per hour.... for london AND weekend...

be prepared to pay more tho, as i know i would not want to work weekends, even for £10 per hour!

Ladymuck Fri 19-Aug-05 16:20:31

I pay £9ph for weekends up til 7pm, £6.50 thereafter (£8 during the week, £5.50 therafter). I'm in (very) South London.

uwila Fri 19-Aug-05 16:28:12

£8 sounds plenty to me. What don't you have a look around and if there aren't any suitable candidates then raise the offering. There are a lot of nannies who work for less (bu no doubt none of them would admit it on MN)

goldenoldie Fri 19-Aug-05 18:51:05

If you are talking cash in hand then £8.00 is fine. If you are deducting tax and NI then you need to pay more.

Ladymuck Fri 19-Aug-05 22:19:20

Good point goldenoldie - I hire by the day through an agency, so my figures are the gross amount effectively (I assume that the nannies declare).

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