As soon as you, as a parent, make the decision to hire a nanny, nanny-housekeeper, housekeeper or au pair, a bunch of questions come to your mine about the whole process. Some of these questions are: how much does hiring a nanny cost? How can I find a Nanny? How much will I need to pay the agency for finding me a Nanny? If these are some of the questions that you may have, we invite you to keep reading the article to find the answers or, if you want to discuss all these questions with one of our consultants, please feel free to call us on 0207 183 0309 for a free consultation!
Finding and hiring a Nanny has been never easy, since parents want the best of the best for their children. Parents want to be at peace when they go to work, knowing that their children & home are safe. This is one of the main reasons that parents decide to find a Nanny through an agency.
Going through the process of finding a Nanny through an agency will help you to get the best options for your children & home. Little Ones, as a Domestic Premium Childcare Agency, makes sure that all the candidates that we send to our clients have:
More than 2 years of experience, years of experience that may change depending on the position.
First Aid Certificate
At least 2 references of previous employment.
Our consultants will build a profile of each candidate, a profile that you can find and download if you click on the candidate’s profile on our website. If you are interested in seeing them, please click here.
The first step is to take into consideration whether you are searching for a temporary nanny or a permanent nanny. If you are looking for a temporary nanny, Little Ones will charge you £30 per day as commission; after this, the family will need to pay the hourly wage to the nanny directly, which is around £15 gross per hour with a minimum of 5 hours per day. Would you like to know more about our temporary nanny services? Click here.
If you are looking for a Nanny, Nanny-Housekeeper or Housekeeper in a permanent capacity, our registration fee is £69 (£93 for Au Pair registrations). After you register, our consultants will start sending you candidates' profiles that will suit your needs, and arrange interviews with them, finishing the process with the contract offer to the candidate. This is when the consultant will calculate the commission fee that the family will need to pay to the agency. To calculate the commission fee, the consultant will take 18%-20% of the candidate’s net salary. To put this into numbers, for example, if the salary of the nanny that you are hiring is £450 per week, you will need to times this by 52 (number of weeks in a year), and then times this by 16% to obtain the cost of the agency fee:
£450 x 52 = £23,400 x 18% = £4,212 (+ VAT)
Little Ones have a team of experienced Nannies and also Nanny tutors to help you and your family. Little One's have a database of qualified and professional nannies who come from all different childcare and even education backgrounds such as teachers, nursery managers, classroom teaching assistants and tutors. Our nannies are happy to come in during the day, assist the children with home studies, take some pressure off the parents so they can focus on work and provide general care throughout the day. We have a range of different nationalities as well so we can provide additional language support if required.
About the different salaries that domestic staff have, for example nannies and governess salaries are dependent, as in any industry, on a number of factors. In the UK demand for skilled, experienced nanny candidates out ranks availability, for this reason an experienced, talented nanny may demand a wage as high as £25 per hour.
Variables which contribute to the salary range include:
Location – London has a higher demand for experienced nannies than the home counties, although educated and skilled nannies candidates are more rare in rural locations so London, rural and overseas positions to areas such as the Middle East, Russia Africa, China and South America, command higher salaries from nannies.
Skills – bilingual speaking candidates experienced in teaching an additional language or a nanny who could assist with the learning of a musical instrument such as violin, may command a higher salary. Perfectly fluent English speakers command higher salaries outside of the UK.
Experience – As with any industry whether banking, finance, law, education, the more experience a candidate has the higher their salary expectations. A nanny with 10 year’s experience will command a higher salary than a nanny with 2 years’ experience.
Education – Qualifications demonstrate a nanny’s professionalism. A nanny with a Bachelor of Education or OCN Level 4 qualification may expect a higher salary than a nanny who has not sought to gain a qualification in their vocational field.
Hours and degree of flexibility – If your role is part time and offers only a few hours in the afternoon or requires a great deal of flexibility which prevents a nanny from obtaining another part time role, the salary requested may be higher to accommodate a nanny’s living costs.
Below is a guideline of salary expectations in keeping with market rates, based on the expected salaries of nannies and governesses with between 1-20 years of experience.
Your Little Ones nanny consultant is able to advise the salary expectations for your individual cases.
Please note – these salaries and hourly rates are heavily dependent on the employers specific requirements, working hours, location, benefits, ages and number of children, expectations of the candidates (years of experience, qualifications, skills such as languages).
London and UK domestic childcare salary expectations
Live in Nanny: Average £300 to £600+ net per week
Daily Nanny: Average £11.00 to £14.00 net per hour, £450.00 net to £700 net per week.
Maternity Nurse - £900 to £2000 net per week.
Part time Nanny: £11.00 to £15.00 net per hour.
After-school Nanny: £12 to £15 net per hour.
Governess/ Nanny-PA UK Live in: £400.00 to £700 net per week.
Governess/ Nanny-PA UK Live out: £13.00 to £18 net per hour, £650 to £900 per week.
Au Pair salaries:
Au Pair UK: Average £150 net to £200 net per week.
Au Pair Overseas: £150 net per week.
Nanny Housekeeper salaries:
Nanny Housekeeper UK Live in: £300 to £500 net per week.
Nanny Housekeeper UK Live out: £10 to £12 net per hour, £400 to £600 net per week.
Housekeeper UK Live in: £300 to £500 net per week
Housekeeper UK Live out: £10 to £12 net per hour, £400 to £600 net per week.
Temporary Nanny Salaries:
Temporary Nanny Live in: £600 to £100 net per week.
Temporary Nanny Live out: £15 to £20 net per hour.
Temporary Maternity Nurse UK/OVS Live in: £1000 to £15000 net per week.
Temporary Maternity Nurse UK/OVS Live out: £15 to £22 net per hour, £1000 to £1600 net per week.
Governess/ Nanny-PA Overseas Live in: £700 - £1500 net per week
Governess/ Nanny-PA Overseas Live out: £22 to £35 net per week, £900 to £1700 net per week.
Nanny Overseas Europe Live in- £500 to £800 net per week
Nanny Overseas Europe Live out - £15 to £25 net, £600 to £1000 net per week.
Nanny Overseas Non Europe Live in: £700 to £1300 net per week
Nanny Overseas Non Europe Live out: £20 to £30 net per hour, £900 to £1500 net per week.
Housekeeper Overseas Live in: £400 to £600 net per week.
Nanny Housekeeper Overseas Live in: £500 to £800 net per week.
Rota Nanny Salaries:
Rota Nanny Overseas/UK Live in: £750 to £1000 net per week.
Rota Nanny Overseas/UK Live out: £15 to £22 net per hour, £1200 to £1800 net per week.
As there are so many individual variables to be considered when it comes to employing a nanny or housekeeper, your Little Ones consultant will be happy to advise the salary expectations for individual candidates, based on your specific requirements, and your candidate’s previous experiences.
How can Little Ones assist in my Nanny search?
Our years of experience within the childcare industry has meant that our vetting procedure has been honed down to a fine art. When you use an agency like Little Ones that specialises in childcare recruitment you can rest assured that the childcare option you are being presented with has had a thorough background check, verbal references have been verified by our consultants and their experience compliments your requirements perfectly.
Our consultants believe that you should feel supported the very moment you contact us, and will not stop once you have found your childcare option that perfectly complements your needs. Our consultants are always on hand to assist at any point during your search and even after you have found the childcare option for you.
With Little Ones’ excellence and commitment, the team pride themselves on being able to delicately align a premium, luxury service to those who put their trust in them. Would you like to talk with one of our expert consultants? You can call us on 0207 183 0309 or send us an email to email@example.com