well aware nothing offends you but unfortunately some people start to defend others on message boards without realising it was a joke.
Seabright remember its an employers market at the moment with more nannies than jobs and if you have perks that come with the job then the salary could be slightly lower for example:
* gym membership *use of car off duty * working hrs are 8-6 but sometimes (as in once twice a week) you dont need them til 9am or finish at 5pm but obv still paid full hrs employed for. * more than the entitled holiday allowance (some people who employ nannies give them then same amount of annual leave they get which is often more than the required amount by law.)
If you have only one child, then you will find that a Registered Childminder is cheaper. If you have 2 children you will find that the cost may be about the same... though nanny may be a little more. With 3 or more children than a nanny is cheaper.
Many working parents find that childcare cost eats up the vast majority of their income. Childcare costs money and the lower the adult:child ratio, the more it costs. So 1:1 or 1:2 care will be a lot more costly than 1:8 (minimum ratio in nursery for 3-5 age range).