Nanny salary

Nanny Salary

Salary for a Live-Out Nanny

The salary for a live-out nanny varies based on their qualifications, experience, and job responsibilities, typically ranging from £14 to £17 per hour, net. It’s important to note that these figures are general guidelines and may differ for each nanny, depending on their specific role. Generally, full-time live-out nannies work 8 to 12 hours per day, five days a week, with two days off. We also provide candidates with salary expectations based on market rates and the nanny’s experience before scheduling interviews.

It’s important to note that nannies communicate in net terms while families refer to gross figures. Gross amounts vary based on candidate schedules and tax codes, impacting total costs for families. To get a precise estimate of gross costs, please utilise the tax simulator provided below.


Salary for a Live-In Nanny

Experienced live-in nannies can expect to earn between £500 and £700 net per week. The salary is determined individually for each position and takes into account the nanny’s qualifications, experience, and working hours. Families provide live-in nannies with full-board accommodations and food. Live-in nannies typically work 5 days a week, up to 12 hours per day, with two days off.

An important update regarding the salaries of live-in nannies will be implemented starting April 2024. New legislation for the National Minimum Wage was approved by Parliament on January 23, 2024. As a result, live-in employees must now be paid at least the National Minimum Wage, which is set to increase to £11.44 per hour gross for employees aged 21 and over from April 2024 onwards.


Part-Time Nanny, Weekend Nanny, and Babysitting

Part-time nannies, weekend nannies, and babysitters generally earn between £14 and £25 net per hour. Their weekly hours can range from 1 to 20 hours, and they may work between 2 and 4 days per week. Weekend nannies may provide 24-hour coverage if they live with the family. Part-time nannies often expect travel expenses to be covered by the family, but this is negotiable with the nanny.

Rota Nanny

Rota nannies work in a rotating system with other nannies, taking turns to provide care. They work longer hours, often 24/7, continuously caring for children, especially in high-profile families where parents may have demanding work schedules. Their responsibilities may differ from those of regular nannies due to this unique arrangement.

Maternity Nurse

Maternity nurses typically work 24 hours a day, six days a week, staying with the family for up to 12 weeks. They offer crucial support to both the mother and the baby during the early weeks. Maternity nurses earn between £180 and £250 gross per day. It’s important to note that maternity nurses are self-employed and responsible for their own tax and national insurance contributions.

Au Pair

Au pairs usually reside with the families they work for and are not considered employees. As such, they are not entitled to the National Minimum Wage or paid holidays. Au pairs are treated as family members and receive ‘pocket money,’ typically ranging from £90 to £120 per week. Au pairs do not necessarily require references or prior experience.



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