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Live-In Nannies


A Live-in Nanny / childminder provided by Royal Nannies will have a minimum of 5 years of childcare experience and may also hold childcare qualifications.


What are the different types of Live-in Chilcare?

Live-in Nanny positions can either be sole charge where both parents are working or shared charge, where the nanny works alongside a parent.


What are the standard working hours for Royal Nannies?

  • Full time Live-in Nannies – 10 - 12 hours a day, (Monday to Friday, usually 8am – 6pm)

Can a live in nanny provide babysitting services too?

Live-in Nanny will babysit 2-3 nights per week, which is included in her salary. Baby-sitting is normally agreed to be taken Monday-Friday. Any additional babysitting, or weekend babysitting should be paid extra. A baby-sitting rate should be discussed and agreed before employment commencement.


What are the duties of a Live In Nanny?

Live In Nanny is expected to undertake all nursery duties relating to the children only. This means providing care such as bathing, dressing and preparing nutritious meals.
Your live in childminder will be expected to wash, iron and organise the children's clothes and belongings. She will ensure that toys are clean and safe, organised and tidied away at the end of the day, and the play area kept clean and tidy. Live in nanny will also ensure the children are active and social; for example she will organise play dates, attend baby classes, outings to the park, library etc.
A Nanny will use her knowledge and skills to further the children's development through play. She will provide activities such as creative arts and crafts, construction play, singing, reading and other various learning opportunities. A Nanny is not expected to do any heavy housework, family cooking or any other chores not related to the children.


What are the accomodation requirements?

Live in nanny requires her own bedroom and bathroom (in some cases they may have to share the bathroom with the children). Occasionally separate accommodation is included as part of the nanny package. Childminder’s room should be furnished and have a television and DVD player, a desk and good storage space. House rules should be made clear from the start and also mentioned in the nanny's contract.


What about food for the Nanny?

The nanny's food is provided and paid for by the employer. The employer should detail the types of food that the family normally purchase. The nanny should detail the types of food she likes to eat and if she has any special dietary requirements. The nanny is entitled to request certain foods set within a reasonable budget determined by the employer.


What is the salary for a live In Nanny?

Salaries will depend upon age, experience, and the duties involved and will range from £250 - £350+ net per week. Please note those are only guide minimums. Each position is individually negotiated and more experienced live in nannies may command higher salaries. Nannies usually get paid weekly – on Friday.


What about holiday entitlement?

Live in nannies are entitled to a minimum of 4-weeks paid holiday. National Bank holidays are given or additional payment is made. Holiday time is taken at a mutually agreed time. Some families agree holiday time using a combination of 2 weeks the Employer chooses and 2 weeks the Employee chooses. If the family requires their childminder to come on holiday with them, then this must be discussed and agreed prior to employment commencement. All travels expenses, food and nanny’s weekly wage will also need to be covered.


And what are your responsibilites as an employer?

The employer needs to provide nanny’s accommodation, food and her weekly wage.
The employer is responsible for paying the nannies tax and national insurance. See our Nanny Tax section for more information.