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NET Nanny Salary Guide

Salaries are usually agreed NET with Nannies (Tax and NIC paid in addition)
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If you are looking for a nanny / PA or additional household chores for the family, remember to add on 10% to 20% to the figures.  Nannies and mothers help's cannot generally be self employed (Check full criteria with HMRC) Nanny shares can attract a  higher nanny salary. Figures below will be subject to the candidates, qualifications and years of experience.

Location (Up to 50 hours per week) Daily

(live out) P/W

Live in P/W Hourly (P/T only)
Greater London £350 - £500 £320 - £450 £10 - £15
Home Counties £280 - £360 £260 - £340 £8 - £12
South East £270 - £350 £240 - £320 £7 - £12
South West £250 - £330 £230 - £310 £6.50 - £10.00
Other UK areas £230 - £310 £220 - £300 £6.00 - £9.00

Location  (60 -65 hours per week) Daily

(live out) P/W

Live in P/W
Greater London £450 - £600 £390 - £580
Home Counties £320 - £420 £280 - £380
South East £290 - £390 £260 - £350
South West £280 - £380 £250 - £330
Other UK areas £250 - £350 £240 - £320

Nanny Training & Qualifications


An NNEB diploma in nursery nursing indicates the holder undertook a full time 2-year course covering the ages of 0-7. This is probably the most widely recognised qualification and gives studentís hands on experience in addition to the academic course which covers the physical, social, educational, intellectual and emotional needs of different ages. Other areas of study include health and hygiene, play and first aid.

(The Council for Awards in Childcare and Education), have recently taken over the conduct of this diploma and now also award a one-year certificate in Childcare and Education. What the course involves: 14 different modules covering both theory and practical areas of childcare.

GNVQ courses are seen as vocational alternative to A levels. They are administered by City and Guilds and are aimed to cover Childcare and related studies. GNVQ Levels 2,3 & 4 can take up to two years to complete and are competence based. Students are given hands on experience and subject to assessment in the workplace. What the course involves: Level 2: assessed in a range of competencies dealing with children's physical, emotional and social development.
Level 3: assessed across 15 units including ability to work and care for children without supervision and management and support for parents and family.
Level 4: assessed for the ability to run and develop a play area and supervise other staff.

ADCE (Advanced Diploma in Childcare and Education). This is an advanced course open only to experienced Childcarers. What the course involves: Advanced course work dealing with special educational needs and with appraisal and training methods of childcare and education.

A BTEC National Diploma in Child Studies (Nursery Nursing) indicates the holder studied for a full time course of a higher level than the NNEB diploma. The course places more emphasis on the academic work and includes modules for those interested in teaching, nursing, social work and childcare. This BTEC diploma is a full time two-year course

The NAMWC Certificate (National Association of Maternal and Child Welfare) is aimed at 16-18 year olds and covers children from 0-Teenagers, whilst an advanced certificate is aimed at more mature students such as Childminders who wish to study for a Professional Qualification.

Private Colleges offering specialist training include the Norland College, The Princess Christian College and The Chiltern Nanny Training College. Courses are 2 years and are generally followed by a probationary period of 6-9 months. A wide range of subjects are studied and students are awarded the NNEB and Health Diploma.

Other Qualifications include the Pre-School Play-Group Diploma and The Montessori Childcare and Teaching Diploma. The Montessori Diploma is a privately run course which is taken either full time or by correspondence and covers children aged 2-7. The course promotes the philosophy of Maria Montessori who believes in Childrenís ability to teach themselves within a structured learning environment

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