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Any classes or day trips your children attend that require them to be accompanied by the Nanny or Au-pair, the family are responsible for the admission cost of the Nanny or Au-Pair.
Families who require a driver are responsible for paying for the petrol used by the Nanny or Au-pair during his/ her working day. The family must make sure that if the Nanny or Au-Pair is using the Employer’s car they have been added to the insurance.
A Nanny is entitled to 5.6 weeks holiday a year including public holidays, which is equivalent to 28 days paid holiday a year for Full-time employment. Part time Nannies are also entitles to 5.6 weeks holidays of the days they work. If a Nanny works 2 days a week, they are entitles to 5.6 x 2 which is equivalent to 11.2 days holiday a year.
The Employer of a Nanny is entitled to state when 2 weeks or the equivalent (10 days) holidays are to be taken. The remaining holidays are the Nannies decisions. Any holiday notice should be written into the employment contract. All holiday entitlements should be clearly written into the contract between the Family and the Nanny, before the Nanny commences the job.
The Au-Pair is responsible for the cost for his/her flight. Some families may choose to reimburse the Au-pair for the cost of the flight on his/ her arrival.
The Au-Pair is responsible for the cost of his/ her own language course, although some families may choose to make a contribution towards the cost of the course.
An Au-Pair is entitled to 1 week’s holiday/ 6 months worked. The allocated time for the holiday is often determined by the host family.
An Au-Pair is legally allowed to work up to 25 hours/ week + 1-2 nights babysitting.
A live in Au-pair will receive approximately £50- £70/ week (pocket money) as well as food and full board.
A live-out Au-pair will receive approximately £150/ week.
A CRB check is the Criminal Records Beaur. Any person who works with children must have an up to date CRB check. They provide detailed information about Nannies past criminal behaviour and will determine if a Nanny is suitable to work with children. Held on the Police National Computer (PNC), including Convictions, Cautions, Reprimands and Warnings in England and Wales, and most of the relevant convictions in Scotland and Northern Ireland may also be included. (The CRB reserves the right to add new data sources; held by local police forces and other agencies, relating to relevant non-conviction information; held on lists maintained by the Independent Safeguarding Authority (ISA); Other data sources such as British Transport Police; the Royal Military Police, the Ministry of Defence Police. Scottish Criminal Records Office (SCRO) - if you have spent any time living in Scotland
A CRB check cost approxatemly £45
It is not a legal requirement that a Nanny be registered with Ofsted. By employing a Nanny who is Osted registered the employer is entitled to financial assistance towards the cost of childcare, through a voucher scheme
The cost of registering with Ofsted is £100 and includes a CRB check (additional £8 administration fee)
The following qualifications are all recognised Nanny Qualifications within the UK:
A Nanny’s hours are determined by the family’s requirements
A typical Full-time Nannies working day would be between 8 and 12 hours and should not exceed more the 50/ week. e.g.: 8am – 6pm (Monday – Friday)
A Part-time Nanny may work from 2 – 12hours/ day, but for only 1-4 days a week.
A qualified and experienced Nanny should be paid an average of £8/hour for part-time work (less than 20 hour/ week) or £70 -£90 / day for full-time Nanny (25+ hours a week)
As an employer you are responsible for the Nannies National Insurance and Tax.
If you are a family looking to employ a Nanny either full-time (25+ a week) or part-time (less than 20 hours/ week) start by searching the internet for local Nanny Agencies. Contact each agency, to find out about the different services they offer, fees and expected time it will take to find a Nanny. Another good method of finding a Nanny agency is to consults friends or colleagues and go on their personal recommendations.