Live in Nanny

Live in Nanny

Generally our Live-In Nannies are from Australia, Canada, New Zealand and the UK.  Time permitting, we are always happy to contact our partner agencies abroad to source any applicant that may specifically match your requirements.

Some may have already completed a similar programme in another country and now wish to pursue their career in the U.K.

Most candidates are fluent in English and adapt well to the British lifestyle.

A Nanny is expected to:

  • have had formal child care training
  • have attended a full-time child care course and be familiar with all aspects of child care
  • have sole charge of the children
  • babysit 2 evenings a week hours of work are by arrangement and duties are mostly child related.

She will expect to be responsible for the upkeep of the children's bedrooms and toys, their laundry, preparation of children's meals, playtime, bathtime, after-school activities, play-dates and supervision of homework.

Most of our applicants drive and are willing to help with the school runs and rotas.

A Nanny is not expected to undertake general housework for the entire family. Our experienced Counsellors will be able to help you select the most suitable candidate according to your preferences to help you with your family's specific needs, be it someone sporty, an animal lover, a nature enthusiast or an applicant with artistic or musical skills.

Some of our Nannies also have Special Needs training and/or experience working in this field. Most nannies work for 5 days per week but individual work schedules can be discussed prior to appointment.

Salary will range  starting from £300 net (approx. £433 gross) per week to £400 net (approx. £485 gross) per week depending on qualification, age and experience.   (Live-out Nanny hourly rate is approx. £13 - £15 upwards) plus full board and lodging.   Live-in nannies working abroad command higher salaries of £550 to £950 net per week

Salary should be according to age, experience and the number of working hours required.

Salary must be in line with National Minimum Wage rates

There is an amount which can be deducted weekly for accommodation:   


Holiday time is taken at a mutually agreed time. Some families agree holiday time using a combination of two weeks chosen by the employer chooses and two weeks chosen by the employee. If the family requires their nanny to come on holiday with them, this must be discussed and agreed prior to employment commencement. All travels expenses, food and the nanny’s weekly wage will need to be covered.

According to Working Time Regulations BAPAA Recommends that the UK basic holiday allowance of 28 days per annum should apply or 1.66 days per month pro-rata if the placement is shorter than a year.  This can include public and bank holidays.

It is the host family’s responsibility to ensure that tax and national insurance contributions are paid as well as the nanny’s enrolment in a pension scheme