Coronavirus and Nanny Employment:
What You Need To Know
We are taking every precaution to ensure our nannies and clients stay safe by following official Government Guidelines and NHS Advice. It is our priority to help prevent the spread of the virus and follow official government guidance.
We ask that you initially interview candidates via video. If you then would like to meet in person for a second interview or trial, please maintain social distancing measures by keeping 2 metres apart and conduct the interview outdoors where possible.
Can my nanny help with home schooling?
Yes, definitely. Our nannies can follow the schedule issued by the school or implement their own bespoke schedule. They will meet the needs of individual children and make sure a high standard of learning is maintained.
This is a stressful time for many families. Having someone on hand to support learning so that you can get on with your own work will take away some of the pressure. Another pair of hands will also help with the smooth running of the household during this challenging time.
How does SSP work with Coronavirus?
The weekly rate was £94.25 before 6 April 2020 and is now £95.85.
You can pay your employee more than the statutory amount but you can only claim up to the weekly rate paid.
Sickness unrelated to coronavirus will follow the usual rules (i.e. commencing on day 4) and will not be reimbursed by the government.
The SSP Rebate Scheme is a scheme designed to cover sick pay, for up to 2 weeks, starting from the first qualifying day of sickness, if an employee is unable to work because they either:
- have coronavirus (COVID-19) symptoms
- cannot work because they are self-isolating because someone they live with has symptoms
- Are shielding and have a letter from the NHS or a GP telling them to stay at home for at least 12 weeks
If your nanny chooses to self-isolate as a precaution but does not fall into one of the above categories, they can take this time either as holiday or unpaid leave.