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What's the total cost of a nanny?

(6 Posts)
Blondeshavemorefun Wed 13-Feb-13 14:44:25

nanny cant be self employed if working for you perm

as you have 2 under 2, i wouldnt advise a share as well, or means if older child, your two get dragged out to nursery/school every day - if younger child then nanny will have 3 under 3 - which may put some nannies off

costs vary if you want a nanny with lots of exp as have young children and long hours or happy to have a newly qual/less exp so cheaper

nannynick Wed 13-Feb-13 14:20:44

I estimate £36-40,000 as total cost, so Gross salary, employers NI, activities, payroll admin etc.

Can do a better calculation tomorrow. Would they need to provide their own car and if so what sort of distance would they be driving whilst on duty?

SamSmalaidh Wed 13-Feb-13 14:05:45

I think you'd need to offer a gross salary of £28k+ (maybe as low as £21k for a very young/inexperienced nanny, could be as much as £38k for a top career nanny). You will have to pay employer's NI on top of the gross wage (not sure how much that is), mileage if she drives, a kitty for activities/snacks while out (£100 a month?) and if you want to use a payroll company then that's about £150 a year.

If you shared a nanny, you would probably need to offer £35k+ and then work out a split with the other family.

Pufflemum Wed 13-Feb-13 13:33:01

About £28-30k per annum, inclusive of expenses

ConfusedPixie Wed 13-Feb-13 13:28:15

If she's working full time for you she shouldn't be self employed. Have you checked agencies in your area? Might help you get an idea of the local rate?

SoExcitedMumToBe Wed 13-Feb-13 13:15:00


I would like to have an estimate for the total cost for a live-out nanny, say 8am to 7pm Monday to Friday, to look after a 4 months old baby and a 20 months toddler (will probably arrive around 6:30pm most days). I live in Balham and would like a dynamic nanny who goes to playgoup/park/library every day, who speaks very well English and who cooks the food for the children.
I understand that in addition to the net wage, I will have to pay for taxes and NI, except if she is self-employed. Can anyone give me an estimate about how much I should expect to pay in total? Do you think I can have a shared nanny given that I have 2 children?
Thanks a lot for your help.
Note: this is not an ad for a nanny as I am not looking for now, I just want more info.

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