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URGENT - please: what do nannies get paid in and around Glasgow??

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PacificDogwood Sat 03-Sep-11 21:47:21

I am about to post my ad on Gumtree.

We are really outside Glasgow.

Ballpark figure, please? What are you paying/being paid?

Wanna work for me ?

<<goes and hides all the thread where she has been moaning about her darling offspring>>

I have just reposted this from Chat where the silence was deafening grin.

nannynick Sat 03-Sep-11 21:51:59

Look at other jobs being advertised.
Look on sites like

Decide what you can afford to pay, taking into account as many costs as you can think of - see my past posts on that topic.

Decide if you will give a Gross salary, Net salary or both indication on the advert. Remember that when it comes to actually agreeing a salary, agree it as Gross so the nannies taxcode does not affect the amount you pay overall.

PacificDogwood Sat 03-Sep-11 21:55:12

Thanks, nannynick, I've had a disappointing experience with and found quite South-East centric...

I have drafted my ad on Gumtree as a friend had found her nanny with it and had offered £8/hr gross and then got cold feet - I suppose I am just looking to be told IANBU grin.

PacificDogwood Sat 03-Sep-11 21:55:37

£8/hr gross, I should have said

nannynick Sat 03-Sep-11 23:39:50

Maybe look at some nanny agency websites in scotland - though I am not sure there are that many agencies near you, possibly 3 agencies.
Look at other jobs, non nannying. Is the salary competitive?
8 gross sounds ok. Its a starting point, if you get good applicants at that amount then you know it's fine for your area.

giraffesCantChaChaCha Sun 04-Sep-11 08:02:34

I would say 8.50 at least for 4. you could put negotiable depending on experience.

PacificDogwood Sun 04-Sep-11 09:36:15

Thanks again, both.

The hourly rates the agencies quite seem really low to me - I've gone with £8 in my ad. Let's see what response I get...

cakeoholic Sun 04-Sep-11 15:55:08

I'm a nanny in Glasgow and think £8.50 gross is lowest I'd consider, I know my friends who have taken jobs recently are still getting £9/9.50. We are all qualified/experienced, drivers with own cars and all but one of the jobs are fairly central.

charliebrownsmum Wed 07-Sep-11 22:18:56

I had a nanny, we're in the west end and we paid her £9 per hour. When i was looking into it the agencies said this was the going rate. I have 3dc's. I think with 4dc's this would be the least the would expect!! hope this helps!

giraffesCantChaChaCha Fri 09-Sep-11 13:27:49

How is it going pdw?

PacificDogwood Fri 09-Sep-11 22:02:29

I am just back to this thread. Thanks for all your input.

giraffes: thank for asking smile. I have had a really good response to my ad and have had The Chat with my CM today sad - it was not as awful as I thought, but we will all be sad to lose her.

I have 8 candidates short-listed and have started organising interviews. Eeek! I am off to trawl this topic for questions to ask. I have never ever employed anybody, so am a bit worried about that aspect of it...

lollystix Sat 10-Sep-11 22:36:32

Re post how you get on pacificdogwood as I'll have 4 and people keep telling me I need a nanny as opposed to private nursery. It all seems a bit scary and complicated to me.

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