CONSIDERING THE BEST CHILDCARE OPTION FOR YOU?
Live in nannies in London will commonly work 7am to 7pm most days, and there are two nights babysitting included in the nannies weekly salary. Whereas as live out nannies in London do tend to work slightly shorter hours, e.g. 7.30 - 8am to 6.30 - 7 pm.
However, as the nanny employers' own working hours get longer we, at Fulham Nannies, have seen a trend towards Live out nannies in London working longer hours; in some cases working the equivalent of their live-in nanny colleagues. Live out nannies may be happy to babysit from time-to-time, but this arrangement is usually remunerated as extra work and not as part of their regular nanny salary payment.
Naturally, live in nannies would expect board and lodging in the family home and this can mean anything from a bedroom with en-suite bathroom or shared bathroom with the children, to a complete separate apartment for the nanny.
Clearly, those residential nanny jobs that come with separate accommodation for exclusive use by the nanny, or with a basement area private to the nanny, are the jobs that most residential nannies will be interested in. Even if you only have a loft or nanny floor with a little kitchenette there will be more interest from nannies in the role.
Most job positions for a residential Nanny in London do normally come with a bedroom and private bathroom for the nanny, and anything extra is considered a bonus.
Certainly in most Central South, South West, and West areas of London that our nanny agency covers, such as Chelsea, Fulham, Kensington, Battersea, Clapham, Putney, Hammersmith, Notting Hill and so on, you'll find this is largely the case. As you move out towards Richmond, Roehampton, Kingston and Wimbledon, or Wandsworth along with others, you'll often find much bigger houses with considerably more space that can be used by families for nanny accommodation. The further away from south west London and central London areas and towards Greater London nanny salaries tend to drop a little.
If you do hire a live in nanny it's very important to be completely clear right at the start as to the agreement with your nanny regarding house rules, so that everyone knows where they stand in relation to use of the home telephone, visitors, and use of the kitchen. Every family is different and as long as everyone is aware of the expectations then all should be fine. Nanny employers often worry that the nanny will want to sit in their living room with them every evening, but this is hardly ever the case, as most nannies are childcare professionals and will value their own free time away from their employer and the work environment. Some residential nannies are happy to go off at weekends, if they're not needed during this time, and such an arrangement can work very well for some families. Nanny employers should recognise that their nannies free-time should be respected, so that once their nanny has clocked off for the evening they should be afforded time to relax away from the little ones.
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