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How much do live-in nannies get paid in London?

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Heartychoke Wed 22-Jan-14 18:35:48

And is babysitting included in their pay?


NannyLouise29 Wed 22-Jan-14 18:44:30

Around £350 per week net, but this is dependent on the hours you require and also if you need the nanny to do household chores too. Experience and qualifications also play a part.

One inclusive babysit a week is pretty standard.

Heartychoke Wed 22-Jan-14 18:50:52

Wow, so not much less than a live out.

We'd need 7-6 Mon-Weds and 7-4. So just over 40 hours. Most live outs seem to be £10 ph net so £420 for our hours.

Gaaaa, why is child care so hideously expensive????

NannyLouise29 Wed 22-Jan-14 19:06:16

Your hours are quite attractive, and depending on whether you're happy to take on a newly qualified nanny, or someone hoping to move from nursery work to nannying, you're likely to find someone for a bit less.

Standard live in hours are pretty much 12 hour days.

Marylou62 Wed 22-Jan-14 19:23:11

I hope I can answer the 'why is childcare so expensive' question. Historically nannies have been staff...think young girl starting as nursery maid and getting promoted. low wages. Even when I started as a nanny in the early 80s (after training as childrens nurse) nannying was poorly paid. It is now seen as a career and all that this entails. I was a childminder before you had to be registered, the HV just recommended me to a family looking. I treated the little boy I looked after as one of the family. I worked to supplement my DH wages. Now there is CRB checks, 1st aid, Insurance, Car seats to buy, Advertising all costs money. And now I think most people, not just childminders/nannies have to earn a decent wage to keep a roof over their heads. I wouldn't be able to afford to do a less well paid job. I have over 30 years experience, and I'm afraid that people will pay me what I want/need to earn. I have never been out of work but do feel for most of you ordinary (like me) mums. On the negative side, in my 30+ year career I have only ever looked after babies/children (apart from one 6 mth stint in a travel agent in Athens, a whole other story!!) I LOVE and instinctly understand them...I have seen some childminders who only do it so they can stay at home with their own kids...Nothing too bad in that but I felt that their charges were seen differently to mine. I know this doesn't help but it seems to me that there has been a big push toward education/training childcare workers which has driven the cost up.

Cindy34 Wed 22-Jan-14 19:33:46

The more children you have the lower the cost per child, thus nannies make more sense for larger families.

Moving out of London would lower cost, even 20 miles out of city costs can be 20% lower.

lilyaldrin Wed 22-Jan-14 19:39:21

Live-in is usually based on 60 hour weeks, so for 40 hours you might be able to pay around £250-£300 gross, depending on the experience and qualifications of the person you employ.

NannyK7H Thu 23-Jan-14 19:04:01

I am a live in nanny outside of London and I earn £300 net per week for just short of 60 hours a week. I would probably say that most people looking to work on London live in would not go much lower than £300! I don't think it helps that there are ridiculously wealthy people offering extraordinary amounts of pay for live in in London, which then forces everyone else to have to bump up their costs. X

4PlusMum Mon 27-Jan-14 20:51:02

I have paid £350 - £500 npw depending on experience for 7.30am - 7.30pm 5 days a week plus 2 nights babysitting.

It's my current nanny's first job so she is on £350 (increasing to £375 shortly). Our old, highly experienced Norland nanny came back for 6 months to help us out at short notice, and she had been temping for £500+ per week, so that's what we had to pay her.

Obviously you need to have the space for a live-in nanny. Most will want their own bathroom. And it is quite hard to find well qualified nannies who want to live/work outside zone 2 (or at least that is what I was told when trying to recruit).

dubidubidub Sun 16-Feb-14 16:21:24

hi i sent you a message if you're still loooking for a live in nanny perhaps i could help

JinxyCat Tue 18-Feb-14 09:26:44

We are in London and have a live in nanny and we pay her £350pw net (approx £500 p/w gross) and she works 8am-6.30pm and does two nights of babysitting per week and we've agreed that she will do one weekend (Friday or Saturday) night babysitting each fortnight.

I agree with others that a nanny is much more affordable if you have two children.

@4PlusMum - am I out of touch I thought that £350p/w is the average and that someone in their first nanny job wouldn't want/need more...

MummytoMog Thu 20-Feb-14 13:12:35

Mine did 8am until 7pm Mon-Fri, with the occasional swap of a day for an evening's baby sitting. We paid her �300 a week, with �50 a week for her food/travel costs (she was a lacto intolerant vegetarian, so we couldn't cook for her). She was only a temporary and was moving from job to job, also temping as a primary school teacher and working as a play therapist, so we paid her direct and I assume she took care of her own tax return, which did of course make it a bit cheaper.

If I had my two in full time childcare, it would be about �2k a month, and wouldn't really give me a full day in work, so a nanny is ideal when we need F/T care (thankfully very rarely).

Have you considered a nanny share if you only have the one? Someone else might also have just one and be keen to share a nanny, which does drive down the costs and gets your LO some socialisation too.

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HookandSwan Wed 29-Mar-17 12:49:54

I got paid 400 a week when I was live in with two included babysits.

Weekends extra.

Live out I get 11 pounds an hour and babysitting is extra. That is in London.

Child care is expensive because it's hard work, it's rewarding and fun but it's long hours and often without a break.

You get your child's laundry done, healthy cooked meals, toys kept clean and tidy.

You get a qualified, professional who has made it her career to love and care for children.

HookandSwan Wed 29-Mar-17 12:50:22

Ahh bugger it's a dead thread why do ppl revive dead threads lol l

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