Hiring a Live-in nanny
Hiring a Live-in nanny is a great option if you’re a busy family needing full-time care for your children. We offer experienced Live-in nannies to families throughout London, providing both permanent and temporary Live-in childcare for children of all ages.
We pride ourselves in carefully selecting nannies who genuinely love spending time with children. This, in turn, means we are able to offer gentle, nurturing and engaging childcare to families looking for high-quality nannies.
What is a Live-in nanny?
A Live-in nanny resides in the family home and provides full-time childcare. As they live in your home, it is important that families respect privacy when she is ‘off-duty.’ And likewise, she must respect your family time.
Live-in nannies usually work 10-12 hour days, 5 days per week. But 24hr shifts is also possible, as are part-time working hours.
A Live-in nanny arrangement suits families who have the space to accommodate a nanny living in their home. A spare bedroom is required as a minimum for the nanny. If you are also able to offer a separate bathroom, TV, good storage and a desk, you will attract higher calibre candidates.
Nanny duties remain mostly the same as those for daily live-out nannies. The only difference usually being an earlier start, which may allow for the nanny to get the children dressed and fed in the morning.
A Live-in nanny allows for flexible and reliable childcare. There is no commute to work for the nanny and with two evenings of babysitting on offer, families can work flexibly.
What are Live-in nanny duties
Duties differ from family to family, but usual core duties include:
- Being responsible for physical care and safety of children
- Supporting emotional wellbeing and development
- Supporting learning and intellectual development
- Engaging in age-appropriate activities and games
- Arranging playdates with other children and supporting social development
- Organising outdoor activities and trips to parks and playgrounds
- Playgroup, nursery or school drop off/pick up
- Preparing and cooking healthy meals
- Keeping toys and play areas clean and tidy
- Cleaning and laundering children’s clothes bed linen
- Keeping the kitchen and any other rooms they have been using clean and tidy
- Communicating regularly with parents about all aspects of care and development of the children
- Being discrete and respecting the family’s privacy
What are Live-in nanny working hours?
Typical working hours are 7am-7pm Mon-Fri, with two nights babysitting per week included in her salary. A Live-in nanny usually works full time, although part-time Live-in is also an option. Another option is to have a nanny living with a family during the week and spending weekends at their home address.
They can work 24hrs shifts for a higher salary, 5-6 days per weeks and travel with you on holiday.
How much does a Live-in nanny cost?
A typical Live-in nanny salary in London is between £300 – £450 net per week. This is less than a daily live out nanny, which makes it a cost-effective option for many. However, the salary depends on the nanny’s experience and family requirements. 24hr Live-in nannies usually earn £500+ net per week.
Other costs to take into account are board and lodging for your nanny. Therefore food and household bills will need to be covered. You will need to have a conversation with your nanny before she starts about her food preferences. You can then add her preferred food to your usual weekly shopping list.
Another cost to factor in is setting up payroll and insurance to make sure you are fully compliant. We offer contract templates upon job offer and can guide you through the employment process. We also work with the UK’s leading nanny payroll provider, who can manage all payroll, pension and tax matters for you.
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How do you screen your Live-in nannies?
All our Live-in nannies are fully screened using our 6 Step Vetting Process. The candidates we select demonstrate a real passion for child well-being, health, and development in order to be added to our books.
We make sure that nannies we send you have professional experience with your children’s age group. Snuggles Childcare can provide childcare for newborns up to teens and children with additional needs.
We take the time to source candidates that meet your particular family needs, making sure that we provide a long-lasting and happy match.
Our screening process includes:
- Interviews in Person
- Enhanced DBS checks
- Pediatric First Aid certificates
- Reference checks
- ID verification
- Qualification verification
What qualifications do Live-In nannies hold?
All our nannies have worked professionally with children and we make sure their previous experience is matched with the ages of your children.
Many of our daily nannies hold childcare related qualifications including:
- Early Childhood Studies Degree’s
- Nursing Degree’s
- Teacher Training Degree’s
- Level 3 Childcare Diploma’s
- Childcare and Education NVQs
- Montessori Teacher Training
- Play Therapy Certificates and much more!