- Sole charge 8mo - 10 hrs per day Mon to Fri - permanent contract with sickness & holiday pay - extra petty cash for daily costs - extra for occasional overnights / babysitting - use of car during day if they want it - good experience / references more important than qualifications
£350 - £375 pw? Could possibly stretch to £400 but that starts to get really expensive for us. We're not city earners, but trying to juggle 2 v demanding (inc. travel for me) and slightly high risk jobs in this scary economy...
Thanks all, I was worried that it was low. I do have a nursery place reserved, but have just discovered that the job I am returning to now has lots of travel - away up to a week at a time every 3 or so weeks. Not at all what I want but needs must etc, hence looking to a nanny for the flexibility that would give when I was away.
Ho hum, maybe a nanny share could work, I'll look into that now
I get £400 a week live in in London, i would imagine it would be hard for a nanny to live on that in london i would think. But you should definately look for someone who maybe needs the experience. Good luck in your new job
£400 plus tax for 50h/w in London it could work but do not expect that your nanny will be english mothertang. I do work for that money (it was my minimum) as I finde very nice family (I love children and parents are just great) and if I think how much they have to pay together with tax .... ooops. I know a lots of nannies who work for £350. But how I sed they are not mothertang and do not have a lots of experinces or they are not profesionals. Also with OFSTED you can use vouchers as Blonde saying.
As a nanny in their 30's, I'm not getting £400 npw. £400 gpw perhaps, but not net. Now I know I'm not in London but I am only 25 ish miles away, plus I'm live-out. Perhaps I'm just too keen on having a job in the current market, to hold out for higher paid positions.
I don't know London rates, but I would say to have a hunt around the various internet sites which advertise jobs and see what is currently on offer, as that is the competition. In the current financial circumstances, I would expect that pay rates may drop, as people accept jobs at lower pay just so they have a job, rather than keep on job hunting waiting for a higher paid position to come along. I could be wrong... but to me there seems quite a few nannies looking for work and not that many employers. Anyone else got a view on that?
Puppster - offer what you want to pay and see if you get any takers. If you don't, then look at alternative forms of care - a childminder for instance.
IME there are large variations in nanny salaries in London. There are still lots of people who have very high salaries (banker types - there are still some left !!) for whom an extra £200 makes little or no difference, so they might be prepared to pay up to £600 net to keep their nanny happy. But there are also lots of other people who cannot pay high salaries. Puppster - if I were you, I would look for someone who has some experience but is looking for their first "proper" nanny job, and offer £380 net - that will allow you an extra £20 as a pay rise in the future. Think of it as short term pain - once your child is 2 years old or so, they will be a lot more ready to go to nursery. 8mo is very little.