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Going Rate for a PT Nanny in London?

(14 Posts)
Lentils Wed 04-Jul-07 11:35:32

Hi, I'm about to hire a babysitter/nanny to come over for 3 mornings a week. Can anyone tell me the going rate for nannies in London? She is quoting 9 pounds an hour for 2 children (one 3 yo and an 8 mo baby). Many thanks.

awayfromhome Wed 04-Jul-07 11:38:34

I pay my nanny £9 per hour for two children, one 3 year old and an 8 month old. So sounds reasonable to me

Lentils Wed 04-Jul-07 12:14:22

Thanks for that. Anyone else? Seems reasonable.

Furzella Wed 04-Jul-07 12:32:24

I pay a bit less than that - £8ish - but it sounds about right. Presume you're talking net, not gross.

fifilou Wed 04-Jul-07 12:37:49

sounds reasonable to me!(if net)

Lentils Wed 04-Jul-07 13:02:34

uh oh--I didn't get into that with her--net and gross. Do I need to pay taxeson 9 hours of pt work???

fifilou Wed 04-Jul-07 14:17:08

not sure....I dont think so?

Chattyhan Wed 04-Jul-07 14:20:00

no tax or national insurance if earning under Nannytax threshold which i think is £96 per week but if they have another job as well and go over this amount then tax has to be paid - usually by the family they work for most (i think)

Bounder Wed 04-Jul-07 15:38:45

If she has another job then you will have to pay tax at 22% on all the money you pay her (phone revenue and customs and register as employer, will be on simplified deductions scheme and the form you use is a P12). Unless you are paying her over the NI threshold - approx £92 per week - there is no NI to pay either employees or employers, which is something.
To be honest it`s not too onerous although you will get an avalanch of communications for employers throughout the year and have to do a year end return

Bounder Wed 04-Jul-07 15:39:52

In other words there is no need to have anything to do with the other employer, no need to get P45 etc - you just get her to fill in a P46

justaphase Wed 04-Jul-07 15:43:59

I think £9nph is on the expensive side. You want a lovely nanny with tons of experiense for that.

Bounder Wed 04-Jul-07 15:53:42

But it`s only a few hours, and it`s London, both of which would increase the hourly rate. I currently pay £8 per hour gross in the midlands (unqualified).

Chattyhan Thu 05-Jul-07 12:24:31

another resource for you is the company Nannytax - google them for a contact - they can answer all your questions about the financial side of employing a nanny.

TheDevilWearsPrimark Thu 05-Jul-07 12:26:34

That sounds good. Have you looked into childminders or is that not suitable?

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