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Nanny costs undoubtedly factor into the decision-making process when considering whether to employ a nanny. It’s a big step to hand your children over to someone else.  You need to feel you can trust them and have peace of mind that your children are in the best and most capable hands possible.

How much does employing a nanny cost?

Costs vary depending on location, number of working hours, job role and responsibilities and duration of contract.  At Snuggles Childcare we carefully handpick candidates for our books, ensuring quality is not compromised over quantity.

We make sure candidates have:

  • solid professional childcare experience
  • hold a valid Enhancd DBS police check, or are willing to get one
  • hold a valid first aid certificate, or are willing to do a first aid course
  • have at least 2 checkable references from recent employment


We interview our candidates using our 6 step vetting process to ensure we only have the top candidates on our books.  Many applications are turned down when we carefully handpick the best nannies around.

Nanny Costs: A Guide to Salaries

Nanny salaries vary depending on the job role, duties involved and hours worked.  Nanny salaries are often quoted in net terms rather than gross meaning that as an employer you will need to pay NI contributions and tax on top of their salary as well as pension contributions.  The figures below are based on industry standards and assume the nanny will have at least 2 years professional experience.

Full-Time: £10 – £12 net per hour, £500 – £700 net per week

Part-Time: £10 – £15 net per hour

Live In: £300 – £600 net per week

Afterschool: £12 – £15 net per hour

Weekend Nanny: £15 – £20 net per hour

Governess/ Nanny-PA Live-In: £400 – £700 net per week

Governess/ Nanny-PA Live-Out: £13 – £18 net per hour, £650 – £900 per week

Temporary Nanny Costs Guide

Our temporary nanny service provides childcare to family homes, hotels and events across London.  Our temps can arrange activities in the home as well as take children out and about in the local area.  We also offer day trips and sightseeing for those new to London or on vacation here.

£12 per hour for standard bookings

£12-£15 per hour for special requirements (newborns, special needs, medical requirements etc)

£15-£20 per hour for events

Babysitter Guide

Our babysitters are experienced and dedicated to providing responsible childcare to families across London.  We hand select babysitters to make sure they are the right fit for each family and have the appropriate experience for your individual needs.

Our babysitters can take care of children in the family home, any London hotel or a rental appartment.  Typically they work in the evening from 7pm-11pm+ but these hours are flexible, we just need a minimum of 3 hours.

£12 per hour for standard bookings
£15 per hour for special requirements (newborns, special needs, medical requirements etc)
£25 per hour for NYE
Minimum 3 hour booking