My lovely nanny housekeeper resigned this week for personal reasons, so we are looking for a new nanny/hk for the first time in several years. Our current nanny/hk is live in, we pay her just over Â£26kpa which is Â£400pw net, with 5.5 weeks + bank holidays off and a christmas bonus of Â£500. Her hours are m-f, 7 - 7, with 2 baby sitting weekday nights (rarely used!). I have 2 dcs at school so the role is getting them ready in the morning, then housekeeping stuff (including cooking family meal) till 2.30pm then school run and after school activities. We have a cleaner 3 days a week for 15 hours in total who does the heavy duty cleaning.
Accommodation is a nicely decorated double room with with an additional lounging area, own bathroom, and we have provided tv with access to sky, amazon prime etc, DVD player, ipad, laptop and music.
I think her salary is good but then again I would say that so just wanted a second opinion? Also, I occasionally see lots of people on here say they wouldn't want this kind of role. Will we struggle to find good candidates? We are thinking of changing to live out in which case what would we need to change her pay to, in order to attract good experienced candidates?
Oh hello Blondes! How are you my lovely? I think about you every once in a while and always want to pop in here and say hello to you!
Thank you Lego for the reassurance!
The dcs are incapable of keeping anything tidy so general tidy up each day after they go to school and she cleans the dcs bedroom, bathroom, playroom etc. cooking each day, running errands, oh and she tackles the massive daily ironing which I remember you don't like!! We need the cleaner because the house is a bit of beast and would be too much for one person to clean. I think our nanny/hk works hard but I don't think she's working every minute of the day though that doesn't bother me.
I'd be looking for someone to teach my kids to clean up after themselves and supervise them. Would obviously need you to back her up, but otherwise you will end up with incapable children and always need a nanny.
I haven't done an ad yet! She quit earlier this week, she's contractually under 4 weeks notice but has given 8 weeks notice so this week has mostly just been us processing and thinking about what we want.
I would love the privacy of having a daily hk/nanny but I travel once a month for a few days and can't rely on dh to get home each night to do bedtime. I think I would seriously hack off our nanny if she were a daily if that kept happening. Our current nanny is lovely and understands hence why we give her bonuses and treats etc.
Blondes, yes dc2 is 4. I always think of you around his birthday. Without hopefully putting my fit in it are you still with the bloke that you got together with about 18 months ago?