I have more or less been offered a temporary nanny job in Kent, for 6 weeks while the mother is away. Could anyone give some idea as to what I can be expected to be paid, as I am returning to work after bringing up my own little darlings!!!!
Is it live-in, out? What hours? Do they need you to drive/ provide your own car? shared/sole charge? how many/ ages of children? All these details change what the salery is. Are you qualified? As a mum you should expect more than someone without kiddies as your experienced, but qualifications make a difference. Look at the ads on gumtree and compare your job with some there, and see what is offered.
Crikey! is it 7 days a week? thats insane! how old is charge, eg will you be getting up in the night? Why is the mum going away? (no relevance to pay, but im nosy!) You should be getting between what a live-in nanny and maternity nurse gets I suppose, assuming charge is not still waking up, in which case maternity nurse wages. This is a tricky one! If I personally was offered this, I'd take it and ask for around 500-550npw? and a really decent kitty to cover all your and charges food, petrol and check the MOT and tax isnt due, that would be a nasty suprise!
Oh thats different, you neednt worry about car etc if a parent is there! In a normal nanny position I'd go for a normal nanny wage, even if you're unqualified emphasize your experience and maturity! Outside London I think its around 250-300 net, plus food and petrol for work use.
the cost of 1 oclock clubs, food for the nipper and other bits must be covered by the parents, usually a kitty is provided which they top up. some ask for all reciepts most are fine with recipts for larger stuff like the nappies etc but dont mind the pennies. Im having trouble with this at the mo, im paying myself for food, keys cut etc and trust me its not good! Im skint!
I have read your thread, and quite frankly, I think I would bail out right now! It doesn't sound good at all. I don't know how old you are, but I know that the advice I would give to my kids would be to get out. However.......... I wouldn't stop at that. I would be on the phone or "seeing" them in person! People like that are all too willing to take advantage.
Give them an ultimatum: Either sort it NOW, or I leave!!! That's my advice sweetheart.
Thanks poppet! Im 24 and Ive been an employer so I know how things get, sometimes ou just dont realise how employees are feeling. Thats why I havent just gone! seriously Ive been alone in this house since friday, good job Im honest I could have cleared out the place! Or had a wicked party... Im so damn honest!