Nanny Salary guidelines

If you have never hired a nanny before, you may find the whole process slightly daunting — especially when it comes to details like how much and when to pay a new nanny. There are a few things to consider when calculating how much you can afford to pay your nanny. We are here to help guide you through that process.

‘Go Gross!’

The first thing we want to make clear is the difference between NET pay and GROSS pay as you need to establish which you are going to use to pay your nanny.

Gross: the amount of pay before tax…

The change of seasons combined with the kids going back to school can often leave everybody sick at home during September. Take a look at these helpful and natural ways to help boost your immune system — suitable for the whole family.

  1. Go for the ginger!

Garlic is great for immunity as it contains lots of antioxidants but ginger works just as well and leaves no smell. You can use a garlic press to ‘juice’ a cube of ginger for a hot tea — add honey and lemon for the extra nutrients. …


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We know how hard it is as a freelancer or shift worker when it comes to childcare arrangements — especially with younger children.

Structure is just as important to your business or career success aas for your child’s well-being. You might need to juggle a few things and work at it for a while until you find a solution.

Having different types of child can upset a kids routine, but can also cause you extra headache, and can end up costing a small fortune. For many years we have worked with freelance parents and parents who do not work the…

Mother’s day is a short documentary about being a new mother. Watch the film here.

Ruth Sewell is a London based filmmaker, specialising in charity films and documentaries. Mother’s Day is a passion project she developed with friends and friends of friends with the aim of revealing the more challenging aspects of early motherhood.

Childminders are required by law to be registered with OFSTED, while for nannies registration is voluntary. Unlike childminders who care for children in their own homes, nannies are not legally required to hold any childcare qualifications — but at Nanny Network we fully support nannies who do.

Why should my nanny register with OFSTED?

If your nanny is registered with OFSTED you may be eligible for childcare vouchers, tax credits or the new Tax Free Childcare Scheme.

Take a look here to read more about the UK tax free childcare scheme.

Vouchers can be offered by your employer in addition to your salary but usually means some…

Previously known as a CRB (Criminal Records Bureau), a DBS (Disclosure and Barring Service) certificate is a record of an individual’s convictions, cautions, reprimands and warnings and can also include intelligence held by the police and/or the DBS that relates to that individual and their suitability for a job position.

Why do I need one or should I get one for my nanny?

A DBS check is a record of a person’s criminal convictions and cautions — carried out by the Disclosure and Barring Service.

Although not legally required, it is a good idea for those applying to work with children or vulnerable adults (e.g. …

We ask Emma from Babyem, our official training partner, a few questions about one of their most popular courses — Maternity nurse training.

Why should I train as a Maternity Nurse?

Training to be a maternity nurse is a fantastic career for those that love working with babies, and are looking for a flexible career. Every client and baby is different, meaning that no one job is ever the same. You get to choose the hours you work; for example days, nights or 24 hours, and many maternity nurses work internationally.

Many maternity nurses also tell us that one of the things they like the most about their…

For a full time nanny working 5 days per week it is super simple to calculate the holiday pay as it is the industry standard of 28 days per year (5.6 weeks). If the nanny is working part time then the holiday days are calculated as ‘pro-rata’ and so for example if the nanny works 2 days per week — she should receive holiday pay of 5.6 weeks of just two days making a total of 11.2 days per year.

The extra 1.6 weeks on top of the 4 weeks (=5.6) is meant to compensate employees for bank holiday days…

It is really important to take the time to put a contract together when you employ a permanent nanny — even if you have a great relationship. It means that all work details and duties are clearly stated and all formalities such as working hours and pay are written and agreed. A well written contract will protect both parties for the duration of the employment.

A contract will help if any disputes or issues arise and its best to have one in place when the nanny starts with you. A work contract is a legally binding document but does not…

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