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What type of nanny do I need?

As a first time parent it can be hard to know what type of childcare is best for your family. Here is a breakdown of the types of nanny you can hire;


Maternity Nurse

Age of child they look after - New born to 3 months

Live in usually 24/6 or 24/7.

A Maternity nurse will be highly experienced and will usualy hold numerous childcare qualification including a specialist maternity nurse qualification.

What does a Maternity nurse do?

Supports with feeding, changing, bathing, and will help establish a good sleep routine setting.

Typically a Maternity Nurse will charge £180 to £280 per 24 hours and will be self employed.


Maternity Nanny

Age of child they look after - 3 months to 3 years

Live in or live out, typically 10-12 hours per day

A Maternity Nanny may or may not have qualifications but will have lots of baby experience.

They will usually takes over from Maternity Nurse when the baby is 3 months old.

They will take care of all childcare related duties and will be experience with all baby milestones and will continue to establish and evolve baby's routine as needed.

£15 to £20 gross per hour. A Maternity Nanny is employed and the employer (family) is responsible for providing pay slips, paying taxes and NI.


Nanny

Age of child they look after - 3 months+

Live in or live out, typically 10-12 hours per day

Varying experience levels and may or may not have qualifications

£13 to £18 gross per hour. A Nanny is employed and the employer (family) is responsible for providing pay slips, paying taxes and NI.


Junior Nanny

Age of child they look after - 3 months+

Live in or live out, typically 10-12 hours per day

Either a newly qualified nanny or a nanny with less than 2 years experience.

£10 to £15 gross per hour. A Junior Nanny is employed and the employer (family) is responsible for providing pay slips, paying taxes and NI.


Nanny Share

Age of child they look after - 3 months+

The nanny will live out and will usually look after your child with another families child. Note, that both families usually live close by. We only place nanny shares if the families come to our agency together (we do not match families).

Varying experience levels and may or may not have qualifications

£8 to £12 gross per hour (payable by both families)

Cost – Each family can expect to save a third of the cost of a nanny that worked for the family alone and the nanny earns around a third more.

The nanny is employed and the employers (families) are responsible for providing pay slips, paying taxes and NI.


Au Pair

We are no longer placing Au Pairs as Brexit has led to a shortage in the UK.

Read more here.