Pay Scale

Current Salaries for Nannies, Housekeepers, Mother's Helps/Junior Nannies and Maternity Nurses 

These figures are intended as a guideline only. All figures are approximate and please note that the
Employer is liable for the Employee's tax, pension contributions and National Insurance. Many nannies will quote their salary expectations as a net figure. It is strongly advisable to state any offer as a gross amount and follow this amount up in a contract. For guidance a full time daily nanny would be looking to earn a gross annual salary of between £34k - £50k based on a 50 hour week. These figures can be prorated for a part time nanny.

Daily Nanny £12.00 – £16.00 net per hour
Daily Mother’s Help/Junior Nanny £8.00 – £10.00 net per hour
Daily Nanny with own child £9.00 - £12.00 net per hour
Daily Housekeeper £12.00 - £15.00 net per hour
Nanny-share (per family) £60.00 - £90.00 net per day
Residential Nanny £300 – £500+ net per week
Residential Housekeeper £300 - £500+ net per week
Residential Mother’s Help £250 – £350 net per week
Maternity Nurse £160 - £500 gross per 24 hours (variable depending on singles or multiples and experience of individual)
Daily/Nightly Maternity Nurse (single baby) £14 - £20 gross per hour
Daily/Nightly Maternity Nurse (twins) £16 - £25 gross per hour
Babysitters please see Babysitting

The National Living Wage and National Minimum Wage 

The National Living Wage applies to anyone age 21 and over. 

Current Government rates for the current tax year can be found here.

The National Minimum Wage does not apply to nannies living as part of the family household and do not have separate accommodation. The net figures only apply to a nanny with one job and one wage in a week. Nannies that live as part of the family household and do not have separate accommodation are excluded from the NMW. For employers who provide separate accommodation for their nannies there is a daily allowance. This can be offset against the NMW hourly rate. For current rates please check website.

When you employ a nanny you will need to automatically enrol the nanny into a pension scheme if they meet qualifying conditions.

Redundancy rights and pay.

Pension Automatic Enrolment 

Both the nanny and the employer contribute to this
Contribution: Employer Employee Government Total
06/04/19 onwards 3% 4% 1% 8%