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Is it too low?

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MarieSarah Fri 01-Feb-13 16:50:48


I have a little boy who is one month old. I had found a great nanny ( more than 6 years of exprience, qualified, good references...) but she told us last week that she had found a better job and let us down.

I have interviewed 2 other nannies but they both declined the job saying that it wasn't paying enough.

I am searching for a nanny/housekeeper, so she would do everyhting in the house (the floor, the baby's/our's laundry and ironong, cook, clean the bathrooms, kitchen, and keep everything clean in general, the flat isn't big) as I will be working full time.

She would have sole care of our 3 month old son. I want someone with more than 5 years experience with babies and if possible qualified. I want my son to get out twice a day at least 1 hour (and from 6 month, go to Gymboree or playgroups).

It would be 45/55 hours a week, and the pay would be between 6,5 and7 pounds net an hour. My friend tells me that it's really low, but I think it's already good for a full time.

Can you tell me if yu think it's low for central london, and how much should I pay for what I ask?

sleeplessinderbyshire Sat 02-Feb-13 14:24:55

I pay that for someone v part time who is essentially a babysitter 2 afternoons a week (and has no childcare qualifications but is a mum and grandma herself) and we are "oop north" in an area of v high unemployment (and I am starting to feel guilty and will likely offer a pay rise to mine at the end of her probationary period)

OP no way will you find anyone even half decent prepared to work for that money

DoubleLifeIsALifeHalved Sat 02-Feb-13 18:07:14

nanny yes am in centra ish london, but she's only been with me 3 months, so not sure when is appropriate to think about pay reviews. She's quite young and hasn't done any childcare courses, although she's very sensible and has had a couple of nannying jobs before.

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