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What's the going rate for an experienced nanny in Surrey?

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thomsonf Thu 11-Jun-09 20:31:38

Hi all

We are seriously looking at getting a nanny as an alternative to my two girls going to nursery as the nursery hours and my working hours are increasingly failing to mix but before we can make a final decision, we need to understand the realistic cost. I have looked on nannyjob and gumtree for ads in the local area as I know it is so area dependent but the adverts either say £neg, £going rate or cover such a huge range.

I live in Weybridge and am looking for a sole charge nanny for 3yr old and 14month old 3 days (11hours each) a week. What is a realistic gross rate/hr if I want to attract an experienced (at least 2 yrs nanny experience and preferably more) nanny?

Thanks in advance


AtheneNoctua Thu 11-Jun-09 20:39:02

If you can accommodate a live-in it will be much cheaper. Or if you can find someone with own child who will reduce rate because it is effectively a nanny-share.

nannynick Thu 11-Jun-09 21:37:37

Weybridge isn't that far from where I work, so would guess that salaries in the area will be similar. I would expect you are looking at around £10 gross per hour, possibly a bit more given that you are offering 33 hours per week, rather than 40+.

An example job in the area (well area ish) which is paying £22,800 gross... works out at a little over £10 per hour gross by my calculations.

nannynick Thu 11-Jun-09 21:38:22

Opps forgot the link - Nanny job in Englefield Green

eeyore12 Thu 11-Jun-09 22:37:13

I am currently looking for a post in Weybridge starting from the middle of Oct and I am looking to earn around £381 gross a week, which is around £416 in total when you include employers NI.

That would be if the 3 days were spread out which would mean finding work to fill the other two days could be harder, if the 3 days were together leaving a block of two then I would be happy to neg a slightly lower rate for the 3 days as I could top up my weekly earnings more easily hopefully.

I agree you would be looking to pay between £8-£12 gross an hr top end for a very experienced and qualified nanny ie - 10yrs plus experience.

You would pay about 20% less for a nanny bringing own child to work.

live in there is no min wage but around £250 gross for those hrs would be a rough figure

thomsonf Fri 12-Jun-09 21:27:31

Thanks for your responses. I had been budgeting on £10.50 an hour so it sounds like we are not too far off.

Another question if I may, what is the longest day we could reasonably ask a live out nanny to work before they would be put off? I have been thinking 11 as I thought that we would be the maximum but interested to know if anyone happily works 12?

nannynick Sat 13-Jun-09 00:23:24

I think that 11 hours is about the limit before it will start putting people off.
If it were say 12 hours one day, 8 hour next day, 12 hour next day that kind of thing, then it may suit some people.
It really depends on what each individual wants... some may like working say 3 long days per week, where as others will prefer 5 shorter days.

AtheneNoctua Mon 15-Jun-09 13:09:44

Agree with Nick. Our nanny works longer (12.5 hours per day usually). Occassionally less on Friday and quite often more with b-sitting. But, she is live in and so some of these paid hours are actually spent sleeping in her own bed. If she was live-out, it would be too much.

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