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cost of a nanny

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Keglin · 23/11/2005 12:36

I had never considered getting a nanny as it may be too expensive. How much would one cost as a live out nanny?

Thank you

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uwila · 23/11/2005 12:44

A few more details needed to answer this. Location? Hours? Duties? How much experience do you want? Is it sole charge? Doe she need to be "qualified"? How old are the kids?


Keglin · 23/11/2005 12:47

Sorry. It is a new concept so a bit clueless. My daughter will be 6 months old. It is sole charge and would be 4 days a week from 9am till 5pm.

Would prefere it if she had worked with kids before.

Thanks Keglin

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uwila · 23/11/2005 12:58

Where are you? I ask because London is rather expensive, and the rates tend to be higher.


uwila · 23/11/2005 12:59

You might to have a chat on You'll find lots of nannies there -- and some looking for work.


Keglin · 23/11/2005 13:35

I live in south west london. Will have a look on that website. thanks for your help.

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uwila · 23/11/2005 13:43

Then I think you are probably looking at £7 - £10 per hour net for live out. Live in is considerably cheaper, but it of course depends on the availability of an extra bedroom and your willingness to share your house.

You can save abit of money by avoiding agencies and hiring someone with experience rather than qualifications. But, with only one child, you will probably find that the nurser/childminder options are cheaper.


CountessDracula · 23/11/2005 13:44

Keglin I may be able to help you here. Whereabouts in SW London do you live?
My nanny has gone part time and picks my dd (just 3) up from nursery at 4pm every day but fridays. She also works all day Thursdays so depending on which days you wanted it may work out?


Keglin · 23/11/2005 17:56

Hi, thank you for your offer. I live in Kingston but will need someone to look after my daughter from 9am till 5pm Monday to Thursday so I don't think it would be suitable. Also it looks like nanny's are more expensive than childminders. Thanks for your help.

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uwila · 23/11/2005 18:04

I know someone who lives in Surbiton and really wants to do a nanny share to reduce the cost. She has one child as well. If you want to CAT me, I could put you in touch with her.

Basically, if you guys pooled together on a live out nanny it would probably be affordable.


Keglin · 23/11/2005 20:45

Hi again. That sounds really interesting and I would love to get in touch with her. I am not sure what CAT means but am keen to find out more.

Thanks you been such a help.

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uwila · 24/11/2005 10:45

CAT (contact another talker) is a link at the top of the webpage. Send me a CAT and I'll put you guys in touch. I mentioned you to her yesterday and she is interested to talk to you.

See there. Who needs agency fees when you have mumsnet for free.


matnanplus · 24/11/2005 12:16

Another option is contacting shared care website where you can see if there are any other parents in your area looking to reduce the cost of employing a nanny and giving your daughter a pal to play with.


uwila · 30/11/2005 13:43

Keglin, are you still interested in talking to my friend in Surbiton? If so, please CAT me and I'll send you both an e-mail introducing you to one another.


mckay · 01/12/2005 20:51

Hello -im the friend from surbiton- please do get in touch with me. We are looking for a familyn to share a nanny.
my email is [email protected]

Speakn soon

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