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Newbybabymum Mon 13-Nov-17 19:26:00

I’m looking for a nanny for a new born baby but we don’t have masses of money so maybe recommendations of great nannies. Appreciate live in might be the best option to try and save money but any top tips gratefully received - there just seems to be so much info out there that I am finding it confusing!

DrinkFeckArseGirls Mon 13-Nov-17 20:42:34

Why you think that foreign nannies would be cheaper?

Newbybabymum Mon 13-Nov-17 20:56:53

The value wasn’t associated with Foreign - we actually just both liked the idea of working with someone where we could learn something culturally

unfortunateevents Tue 14-Nov-17 08:21:14

Can you actually afford a nanny? If you don't have a lot of money, having a nanny for one child is usually the most expensive form of childcare. Would you consider nursery or childminder instead? Having a live-in nanny may save you some money but not everyone has enough space not to be living in each other's pockets and not everyone is actually suited to having an extra person living in their home. Also, the nanny is a professional there to do a job, presumably you will be out of the house for much of the time she is looking after your child, in her free time she will often be in her room or out, she is not there to introduce you to a new language, cuisine or whatever. For sure, look at foreign nannies but don't expect them to do anything more in terms of culture than if you had a nanny from Scotland or Somerset for instance.

Caulk Tue 14-Nov-17 08:25:26

Do you mean an au pair?

expatinscotland Tue 14-Nov-17 08:28:17

You don't have the money for a nanny and are looking for someone you can exploit. This is someone who has charge of the most precious person in your life and yet in one sentence is about saving money and not having masses of money and wanting someone cheap to live with you.

UnicornRainbowColours Wed 15-Nov-17 13:29:00

A live in Nanny can cost any thing from 300- 500 a week. A live out Nanny can ask for between 10-14 poubds am hour.

Obviously this boils down to location, qualifications and experience.

An au pair is not allowed to care solely for a child under 2 so that is a no no.

Then you’ve got to pay national insurance, tax and the new pension on top of that. And then provide a kitty for activities and food.

babybubblescomingsoon Fri 17-Nov-17 10:09:26

Unfortunatly nannies are the most expensive form of childcare. If you can't afford it, please don't even look. Nannies are in charge of the most precious thing in your life, they don't deserve to be underpaid. There are plenty of other options out there (au pair, mothers help etc) but if you can't afford a nanny, don't look for someone you can exploit. If you peanuts, you get monkeys.

HarrietKettleWasHere Fri 17-Nov-17 10:14:42

Oh god, please don't be like my current employers who are now trying to source 'a Filipino'.

Purely for their work ethic, apparently hmm

Ssdw Fri 17-Nov-17 11:40:02

Hi OP,
So you are looking for recommendations for a great nanny with newborn experience who is happy to not be payed much and is happy to teach you things about her culture?
That is tricky.
Please dont be that parent who advertises for a live in nanny but wants to pay aupair wages.
Aupairs are for older children not new borns.
Great nannies will cost you.
As others have said, for a full time live in nanny you would be paying over £2000. ( nanny's gross salary plus employers NI) That is in London.
You would need to provide her with a bedroom and food.
Nannies are not cheap.

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