Hi all- we are looking at getting a Nanny. We are considering a Nanny share or live in Nanny at the moment- but was wondering if the budget we have could stretch to a live out nanny. We can only really afford to pay £11 gross per hour (ideally £10) for a 10 and half hour day- we are in East Croydon and the hours would be 07.45am-6.15pm T-T looking after a 3 year old and a then 1 year old.
We are going to offer six weeks (paid) leave, plus expenses- fuel if they are a driver and trips out etc.
Is it unreasonable to expect a nanny to wash children's food dishes and do some laundry/make their beds? We do have a cleaner who does the "heavier" jobs but obviously there are little things that will need doing daily.
I think most nannies consider keeping the areas they use most (kitchen, playroom / sitting room / children's bedrooms) clean and tidy part of their job.
Our (wonderful) nanny didn't do the children's laundry as it was easier for us to do it all together with ours, but she did iron DH's shirts if she had any spare time (e.g. when the DC napped) which was fantastic.
It's on the lowish side, but within a reasonable range I think. Advertise and see who applies. I think you'll be inundated with applicants. How many will be suitable is the issue. What level of experience/qualificatoins are you looking for?
Also, just as an extra point I wouldn't include 'expenses' in the same breath as 6 weeks holiday as though that's a perk of the job. Of course you will pay expenses, it would be complete madness to suggest otherwise!
Petitmonde I'd avoid linking to your website until someone's proofread it.
OP it's a fairly standard sounding job, but you'll need to be quite clear on the kind of applicant you want as the salary is lower than a qualified and experienced nanny will expect. It does sound like a good, standard job though.