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Payroll FAQ

Understanding your responsibilities as a nanny employer can be confusing but it is important that you take the right steps to ensure that your nanny payroll is thorough to ensure you never miss a payment to HMRC. We have answered some of our nanny payroll department’s most frequently asked questions.

Is a nanny payroll service necessary?

Once you have hired a Nanny, Housekeeper or Au Pair, as the employer you are responsible for submitting the correct tax and NI payments to HMRC. With Little Ones Payroll service, we will liaise with HMRC on your behalf and take care of the administrative routine that comes with being responsible for your nanny’s payroll. If you have hired through Little Ones, our payroll service is free for 6 months.

How long will it take to set up the nanny payroll service?

Once you as the employer have provided Little Ones Nanny Payroll department with all the necessary information, the Nanny Payroll service will be set up within two to ten working days.

What is required from the employer to set up the nanny payroll service?

  • Completed Little Ones Nanny Payroll information form (required by HMRC)
  • Employer’s National Insurance number
  • Employment information (start date, working days/hours, rate of pay)
  • Nanny’s P45 or Starter’s checklist

Can the nanny be paid weekly, fortnightly or monthly?

With Little Ones Nanny Payroll service, the employer has the option of paying their nanny weekly, fortnightly or monthly.

How much does the Payroll service cost?

Little Ones Nanny Payroll service costs £270 per annum or £38 per month (inc VAT).

Will my nanny receive a payslip?

Little Ones will provide the employer with payslips via email or post. It is the employer’s responsibility to provide the payslip to the nanny.

How many days holiday is the nanny is entitled to?

As a general rule, holiday entitlement works out to be the number of days worked per week x 5.6. However this can vary if the nanny works less than five days per week or is on a temporary/casual basis. Our helpful team at Little Ones Nanny Payroll service will work out the correct holiday entitlement upon setting up your Payroll account.

What happens if the nanny is sick?

Your nanny qualifies for Statutory Sick Pay (SSP) if they have been off work sick for four or more days in a row (including non-working days).

What if the nanny has two jobs?

If the nanny has two jobs, it may affect the amount of tax paid. Little Ones Nanny Payroll Service will work with the you to ensure you are paying the correct amount of tax.

Will the Employer have to deal with HMRC when using Little Ones Nanny Payroll Service?

Our team of nanny payroll consultants will liaise with HMRC so the employer will not need to worry about missing payment deadlines, long waits on telephone lines and trying to makes sense of tax jargon. We will send you a reminder when and how to pay the relevant tax for your nanny.

Can Little Ones prepare an employment contract for the Employer to use with the new nanny?

Little Ones can provide a bespoke nanny contract service to ensure both Employer and nanny are protected during their employment or view some of our sample contracts.

Who should the Employer call if they need any assistance with Nanny Payroll?

Our helpful team at Little Ones Nanny Payroll Service are just a phone call away. Call us on 0207 183 6795 or request a call back at your convenience.

If you are starting the process of finding your perfect Nanny, Housekeeper or Au Pair please take a look at our currently available candidates. Our consultants will be able to provide you with more information.

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