Absolute Childcare is a professional but very friendly agency! Our role is to help you secure a vacancy where you are happy!
Absolute Childcare manage every aspect of the recruitment process on your behalf and specifically to your unique requirements.
A nanny is a carer who is qualified or very experienced in childcare and looks after your child/children in your home. An experienced Nanny is capable of sole charge of the children. Levels of experience will of course vary.
A family should expect the following from a Nanny:
For live in Nannies, 2 nights babysitting between Mondays – Thursday (by arrangement) is included.
Your requirements should be discussed at interview with the Nanny.
A Nanny is not responsible for cleaning the family home and the parent’s laundry/ironing and cooking.
Pets are also not their responsibility unless agreed.
A nanny’s wage depends on qualifications, experience and whether they are a daily Nanny or a Live in Nanny. Nannies that live in are paid less than those living out, because they get a room and full board. Salaries vary depending on qualifications, experience and the demands of the job.
Salaries are usually discussed in weekly terms and figures quoted are almost always net of tax and NI so it is important to take these costs into account in deciding what is best for you. Please do contact us so we can advise you on the gross figure (total cost to the employer).
An average Daily Nanny salary in London is £450 – 550 per week net. This is calculated on an average 10 hour day. Please remember this is a net figure and as an employer you will be responsible for paying the Nannies Tax, NI and employer NI contributions.
An average weekly salary for a Live in Nanny in London is £350 – 450 net. This is calculated on an average 12 hour day and included 2 evening babysits Monday – Thursday.
These figures will also vary depending on location – please call us and we advise you on the current market rate.
Time off is normally two days per week at the weekend and a minimum of 28 days paid holiday per year which includes the bank holidays – this applies to full time nannies. Part time nannies will have the same entitlements but on a pro – rata basis. Generally the Nanny will choose when they would like to take 2 weeks holiday and the family choose the other 2 weeks.
Employing a nanny, can be the most expensive form of childcare. However, a nanny is the only childcare professional who will care for your child on a one to one basis in your own home. A nanny is also the most flexible childcare option as they will be open to negotiation about such matters as hours, duties, responsibilities and holidays. Exactly what a nanny does is open to discussion between both parties.
A nanny may also be prepared to accompany the family on holidays. You should bear in mind that this is work for the nanny. The Nanny should be paid in full and the time should not be deducted from the nanny’s annual holiday entitlement.
It is important that you have a clear job description and person specification in mind before you start recruiting and interviewing.
Sandy at Absolute Childcare is brilliant. She listened and understood all my needs. Every candidate she put forward was very experienced and a good fit for our family. She talked through all of the candidates in depth and was very thorough. The nanny we have c…
After choosing to leave my stable job of 13 years, I am so glad I chose Sandy, at Absolute Childcare to help me begin my new career as a Nanny. The care, consideration and general all round support she gave me was second to none, especially beginning a new car…
Sandy works with both families and nannies to find the perfect match for you. I was always kept in the loop about things and was always given support and advice. The process was so quick and now I love my job and the family I am working with. Would definitely …
Starting a new career as a Nanny, later in life some people may have found daunting, I thought I would too but having the support of Absolute Childcare has meant it has been one of my best decisions to date! Not only am I now working somewhere I feel truly val…
Absolute Childcare nanny agency are fabulous! Sandy has worked really hard to find me a nanny who fits in with us and understand what we want. She used her own contacts, posted our role on appropriate internet sites and then screened and interviewed all the ap…
Sandy at Absolute Childcare has been fantastic, she is always there and is extremely proactive and will do whatever it takes to find the right resource for you. She clearly knows the market and if very caring and considerate to your needs. I have already recom…
Sandy at Absolute Childcare has been truly remarkable, continuously supportive and really understood what I was looking for in a new job. There is no one else out there that could do the fantastic job that Sandy does every day. I am truly grateful that i fo…
Can I take this opportunity to say thank you for all your help with finding a nanny (when we lived in Twickenham) and for dealing with our payroll over this last year. We’ve felt extremely fortunate to have such great care for our boys and the Absolute team h…
Sandy is a true professional, she works with clients to find nannies who are right for their families and is passionate about providing the best possible match. I would recommend her to any prospective parents. She is my GO TO!
I have used Absolute Childcare on many occasions and Sandy is brilliant. Very professional and knows exactly what roles would suit your requirements. Sasha (Nanny).