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Some advice please - Nannies (thanks)

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MUM2BLESS Thu 09-May-13 15:43:08

Asking on behalf of a mum.

She would like a live out nanny for 2 months. Hours 9-6.

What does she need to do?
How much will this be per hour?
Can she claim back any money which she will be paying out, for the nanny?
What else does she need to consider?

Thanks for your comments in advance smile

nannynick Thu 09-May-13 17:22:10

What does she need to do?

Advertise, draw up a contract, register as an employer.
Whilst it is a short term job, it is an employer employee relationship most likely. Some nanny payroll companies, like Zest provide the ability to pay for the admin service monthly, however there are fees to close the PAYE scheme so the full cost of operating the payroll would need to be established... but it could be a lower total cost than a payroll company which has 1 year subscription. So best they call some nanny payroll providers and discuss how much it would cost to operate the PAYE scheme for that short time period. A P45 will need to be generated on the job ending, there will also need to be a P60 generated at the end of the financial year (April 2014).

How much will this be per hour?

Could be anything from £7 to £15 gross per hour. National Minimum Wage applies, though a nanny is likely to want quite a bit more than NMW. Usual ballpark figure I give for parents outside of a city, is £10 gross per hour. In a city it can be £12/13 gross an hour.
Due to only wanting a nanny for a short time period could mean the nanny wants a higher wage.

There is Employers NI to pay... if the nannies wage is £10 per hour and they work a 45 hour week, then employers NI is currently around £42 a week. PAYE Calculator 2013/14

Can she claim back any money which she will be paying out, for the nanny?

Tax Credits can be used towards the cost of a nanny... in England the nanny must be registered with Ofsted. Important to advertise for someone already Ofsted registered as the registration process alone can take a couple of months.
Childcare Vouchers can be accepted by nannies registered with Ofsted.
Other schemes operate in Scotland and Wales.

Which country does this person live? Do they qualify for childcare element of working tax credit?

What else does she need to consider?

Day to day cost... such as:
nannies travel cost whilst on duty
activities cost
cost of providing nanny with lunch, tea/coffee.
Holiday Entitlement - the nanny will build up holiday entitlement at a rate of 12.07% of hours worked. This could be paid on termination but there should be provision made for the nanny to take some leave if at all possible. Consider what happens if a bank holiday occurs during the time period.
Other statutory payments apply, such as Statutory Sick Pay. With luck the nanny would not be sick but anything can happen.
How will nanny transport children - does the nanny need to drive their own car? Are there suitable car seats?
How realistic are the working hours... does there need to be some overlap at the beginning and end of the day so a parent isn't rushing out of the door in the morning, not panicking about getting home a little late.

MUM2BLESS Thu 09-May-13 21:42:59

Nice one Nannynick. So grateful for your comments.

Will forwards details to the person asking.

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