We're looking for a nanny for our 8 month old child - were planning on nursery but he's got some immunity issues so we were advised to try and keep him away from large groups. This'll be a stretch financially, so I'm trying to figure out fair but competitive rates for nannies in this area. In particular, we're looking at people who may bring their own child, or nanny shares.
This would be a 4-5 day/week job in South-East England.
City, rural? Near London or far away? Location can make quite a difference?
You may be best to look at what you can afford to pay, then advertise a bit below that and see if you get any interest. £7-12 net per hour could be a range but it really does vary. See if there are other jobs in the area which are similar.
When talking salary, make sure you and applicants are talking the same thing. Nannies will often talk in Net (take home) terms, whereas you will probably be looking at Gross, as you can calculate your costs from that.
With all due respect Peppie, you've just said on another thread that you only charge £9ph for babysitting on New Years Eve in Marylebone so I think it's fair to say your rates are not indicative of most nannies or even childminders. Your figures are a good 50% behind the going rate for some reason.
You're not a parent in W1 hoping to drive down the cost of childcare by any chance?
I'm in the Thames Valley pay £25,000 gross per annum for full time nanny. That was for nursery nurse with no nannying experienced. Experienced nannies were looking in region of 30 k full time. Also pay enployers ni on top of that.
Well at the end I am a single parent without having parents to rely on, and very inflexible ex. We live in Camden (not W1) however, since I had my son, I have been working for 3 families in Hackney, Walthamstow and Clapham Junction full time Mon-Fri (8am - 6pm/7pm) for £40 per day. Some of the families were happy to help myself with their cookies and chocolates for lunch , some werent. I have been paying for activities / playgroups /soft centres etc on the day, and asked for a refund at the end of the week. At the end, what really matters to me was that those families were not jealous of another person in the house in their child and did not see that as a problem. What I really want is to have all sides happy, and make myself as a financial burden for anybody. On the other hand, I have other 2 clients who are demanding childcare and tutoring for their kids on Sat and Sun. We have known each other since 2009 and that comes as extremely helpful work arrangement. Due to the festive season, I thought of £9ph being a good price. I am really confused what to think because when i go to interviews, some people shut me up with But the government is paying £4-£5 per hour that has to be far enough!
We pay £11 net in similar part of country but they don't have a child. The whole discount for own child thing is a minefield. Some people say 'they are still doing the same job so shouldn't earn less'; others say it is akin to a nanny share so should be half price. I'd want to bargain for £8 net. That's still a cost of more than £11 an hour to you once you factor in tax, NI, clubs, food, heating etc...