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Market rate nanny salaries in London, the UK and Abroad
Nanny 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 speaker 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 years 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.
Average figures were obtained from a 2016 nationwide survey of childcare agencies in 2016 conducted by NannyTax.
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: Average £373 - £350 to £650+ net per week
Daily: Average £10.32 - £9.50 to £15.00 net per hour
Part time: £9.00 to £12.00 net per hour
After-school: £12 to £15 net per hour
Salary expectations for European, Russian and placements within the UAE
Governess - £800 to £1500 net per week
Senior Nanny - £600 to £1000 net per week
Nanny - £500 to £800 net per week
Maternity Nurse - £900 to £2000 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.