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lucy01 Wed 03-Aug-05 15:30:10

Does anyone know of a good company to use to get my new nanny insured. She will be using my car and my insurance company is going to charge me the earth (she has a clean Norwegian licence!).

jura Wed 03-Aug-05 15:33:03

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uwila Wed 03-Aug-05 15:52:30

Lusy, can you ask her to swap her license for a UK one?

When my DD starts school in Sept. 06 I will require that my nanny have a UK clean driver's license (or be willing to get one before the job begins).

This doesn't apply to my current nanny as her visa will expire before then.

jura Wed 03-Aug-05 16:33:42

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lucy01 Wed 03-Aug-05 16:37:47

Norway is treated as EU for all intense purposes (technically think its EEA like Switzerland) so there should be no difference than from a UK or French one for example (bet the Norwegian's drive better than the French though).

She's 23 which is probably the problem.

Think that still will be a problem if gets a full UK licence as will be treated as a "new" driver - know I had this when I came back from Canada and retook my test over here. had been driving accident/fine free for 8 years but was treated as a brand new driver here.

Will try Direct Line

uwila Wed 03-Aug-05 19:28:36

Ah yes. I feel your pain. I am American and we qualify for no such license priviledge. I had to get a provisional license and take the bloody tests. Nightmare! Who the F**k drives like that AFTER they get a license, which is pretty much good for the rest of eternity over here. Crazy. I had been driving for some 16 years and suddenly I was a teenager again and had to walk to the fricken train when I was seven months pregnant cause I didn't have a license.

matnanplus Fri 05-Aug-05 20:05:52

Beware, was recently told that a nanny is not eligiable as a named driver, because she is an employee.

In an accident it can null & void your policy.

Each insurer has a different veiw so shop around but be honest and bear in mind a simply spray job can run into £1000+.

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