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If you ask a nanny what they prefer, they will usually opt to work a full time position with 1 family, Monday - Friday 9 or 10 hours per day. However, that only reflects a minority of positions offered. Families where both parents work full time need nanny to start before they leave for work and to stay until at least 1 parent has returned home. This means that nannies are very often required to work 11 or 12 hours per day. It is also common that 1 parent works part time and might need Nanny help only on 3 or 4 days per week.
KINDER Nannies can source nannies for most roles, part time, full time, live in or live out nannies. Where a nanny works part-time they will often take on a 2nd part-time nanny position to make up the hours so they can achieve a 'full time' weekly salary which they can live from.
What hours do nannies prefer to work?
Generally speaking, nannies would prefer to work slightly more hours (ca. 45-50 hours) to earn a good salary rather than fewer hours (eg. 30) for which they would receive lower pay. But too many hours is also not so appealing (eg. 60 p/w) and needs to be paid particularly well.
Live In or Live Out Nannies (Residential or Daily Nanny)
You may already have thought about which arrangement works better for you, or maybe you are undecided. Here are some pros and cons to consider when deciding upon employing daily nanny or residential nanny:
Live In Nanny, advantages (from the family's point of view)
- Avoids daily stress of wondering if Nanny will arrive on time, so that you are not late for work / children late to school etc.
- No commute, which is better when Nanny needs to work a long days.
- Can offer more flexibility in terms of working hours (this MUST be discussed with Nanny first, as they do not like to be taken advantage of just because they live at work).
- Salary may be slightly lower, as Nanny receives board and lodging when living in (accommodation and some or all meals).
- Can open a wider pool of candidates to choose from. So, if you live in an expensive area where nannies can't afford to live, choosing a live in nanny means your search is not restricted to those fewer candidates within commuting distance of your home.
- More likely to be open to evening babysitting (but don't over do it - if nanny is already working a long day...)
Note to family: more experienced or independently minded nannies often prefer to live-out, even if it means commuting. This is mainly to preserve their own private lives, or if they have their own families.
Disadvantages (from the family's point of view)
- perceived loss of privacy (some basic rules and tweaks can help guard privacy)
- giving up a bedroom (and possibly bathroom) in your home
- giving up an annexe which could otherwise be let out, or used by guests
- just because you like someone enough to employ them, does not necessarily mean you want them in your home on a permanent basis.
- you may have very different routine or ways of living which might make an otherwise good working relationship a little strained. For example, one might rise very early when the other wants to sleep, or one might cook later in the evening when the other wants the kitchen tidied and closed.
Pay Scale for nannies; what do live out and live in nannies earn?
- Live Out Nanny - £11.00 - £15.00 Gross per hour
- Live In Nanny - £9.50 - £14.00 Gross per hour
Not all jobs and circumstances are 'the norm'; in fact most people would say of themselves that their circumstances are far from 'average'. Kinder nanny recruitment can offer guidance or find you a nanny:
- weekend nanny
- after-school nanny
- wrap-around nanny (before & after school / nursery only)
- term time only nanny
- short-term nanny or emergency nanny
- holiday nanny
- travelling nanny
- shared nanny or nanny with their own child (cheaper)
- night nanny
- rota nanny
- London nannies
- County nannies
- Manny (Male Nanny)
- bi-lingual nanny (or see below)
- maternity nurse (or see below)
- junior nanny (or see below)
- nanny housekeeper (or see below)
- nanny PA (see below)
Our friendly London nanny agency is happy to discuss all these options with you. Of the list above it is only the 'wrap-around nanny' and 'after school nanny' positions which can be more tricky to fill.
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