My daughter is 19 and applied for a job as a live in nanny, she has been told that in exchange for room and food she will only be paid £85 a week for 35 hours of childcare (sole responsibility, 2 children) in Surrey area, the bm says she will only pay this because she will will also be paying the food and giving live in accommodation, I was under the impression that everyone gets nmw regardless of living in/out ? Anyone help please?
Yes they have to get the nmw but the employers can deduct £44.80 a week (max from April 2017) to cover board and lodgings. So £151.20 is the lowest salary she can receive for this role.
It seems that they are offering a (very low) au pair pocket money arrangement.
Your daughter has two options, run a mile or she could accept the job and then a few months down the line make a complaint and then tap them for all her unpaid wages! However, she's then unlikely to get a decent reference.
Hi, she is an au pair at the min, she is looking at coming back to the uk and saw this post but I was shocked by how low the wage was, it's in the Surrey area too, I have told her to look again or stay put x thank you
In Surrey there will be other nanny jobs that are offering a much fairer and competitive packages. This family are after a minimum cost au pair. I'd suggest she looks around a bit more. Is she using a nanny agency at all?
Nick I'm pretty sure it only applies to au pairs now.
OP - it sounds like your daughter needs a next stage on position from au pairing. There are lots of au pair plus/junior nanny positions on gumtree in London that would be a good next step and that pay a lot more than £85/week.
Sorry for the confusion she is currently an au pair abroad but wants to move home to the uk, she has found a job as a live in nanny but it only pays £85 a week for 35 sole care hours I thought this was low? She is from the uk x
hello my name is alan i want to get some help do you have any glass or course am single dad 3 month old please help me if any thing there for my 3 month old daughter it my first baby 3 month old single dad
That is defiantly not normal live in nanny wage! I can't remember which agency it is (used to be a nanny) but if you type in google current live in nanny wage it should come up with a graph type thing and Surrey will be slightly lower than London (I worked in both) obviously it is less wage than live out but il try find it for you