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This applies to our clients/families only.
IN THE UK:
If you hire one of our candidates on a permanent basis (for over 6 months), we charge 14% of the net annual salary of the nanny (based on 52 weeks).
Our minimum fee is £950.00.
If you hire one of our candidates on a temporary basis (for less than 6 months), we charge £40 per day or £150 per week.
If you hire one of our candidates on a permanent basis (for over 6 months), we charge 16% of the net annual salary of the nanny (based on 52 weeks).
Our minimum fee is £950.00.
If you hire one of our candidates on a temporary basis (for less than 6 months), we charge £250 per week.
We offer one replacement service for free if needed for the first 3 or 6 months (depending on the type of position) from the employment start date.
Yes. You must provide your nanny with a contract of employment by their first day of work. This should cover details like salary, hours of work, description of duties, holiday entitlement and other paid leave. You may want to consider optional terms such as confidentiality and redundancy.
We recommend using Nannytax’s holiday calculator.
The first three days of sickness are unpaid but from the fourth consecutive day of sickness you must pay statutory sick Pay.
If your nanny falls pregnant, they are entitled to up to 52 weeks of maternity leave. Statutory maternity pay (SMP) is a set amount that an employee can receive each week whilst on maternity leave. Unlike sick pay, the Government can fund an employee’s maternity pay.
We recommend using Nannytax’s Salary & Pensions calculator.
Yes. We can help you get an enhanced DBS. We use a company called Civil & Corporate and we can guide you through the steps.
It’s a legal requirement to hold an enhanced DBS when working as a nanny in the UK. You can renew it every three years or opt for an annual renewal update service.
We can recommend a few companies that will help you renew your certificate. And you’ll often get a discount when mentioning us.
- HATA https://childcarestudies.co.uk/
- Babyem https://www.babyem.co.uk/
- Safe & Sound https://www.safeandsound.uk.net/
- St John Ambulance https://www.sja.org.uk/
- British Red Cross https://www.redcross.org.uk/first-aid/
It’s a legal requirement to hold an up-to-date paediatric first aid certificate when working as a nanny in the UK.
We recommend Babyem for newborn care and childcare courses for professionals. They organise many courses such as maternity nurse, sleep consultant, colic, reflux, infant allergies, perinatal mental health, paediatric health and Ofsted registration.
In 2007, The Ofsted Childcare Register (OCR) replaced the Childcare Approval Scheme (CAS). The arrangements mean that Ofsted can register all childcare providers (in England) if they complete the following steps:
- Complete a DBS check.
- Common core skills and knowledge training.
- Ofsted complaint 12-hour paediatric first aid.
- Public Liability insurance.
- Complete the Ofsted CR1 application form.
We recommend Morton Michel. They offer a nanny insurance designed to protect you and the children you care for.
You must be eligible to work in the UK. We ask our candidates to provide a share code so we can check their status online.
You don’t have to be qualified to be a nanny. You need to have previously worked with children and be able to provide references.
In the UK, it is a legal requirement for nannies to hold an up to date enhanced criminal record check with barred lists from the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) and a paediatric first aid certificate.
These documents need renewing every three years. You can also opt for the DBS update service.
- CACHE Level 3, Diploma in Childcare and Education (DCE) (Previously known as NNEB).
- BTEC Higher National Diploma.
- NVQ in Childcare and Education – level 3.
- City & Guild.
- Early years degree or diploma.
- Bachelor of Education.
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