Accommodation: Nannies and Governesses need live-in accommodation (their own bedroom and bathroom provided). If separate accommodation can be offered this is always preferable and means that higher calibre candidates will be attracted to the role. All costs for the accommodation are covered by the employer, and food should be provided also.
Babysitting: Overseas live-in nannies can offer 2 nights babysitting from Monday-Thursday. Additional days or weekends would need to be agreed in advance.
Holiday: Overseas nannies are entitled to a minimum of 4-weeks paid holiday, with national Bank Holidays also given (or additional payment/time in lieu if they are needed for work).
Nannies take responsibility for all nursery duties: everything associated with the care of the children, their nursery and play areas, as well as planning and preparing nutritious food if required.
They will manage the children’s daily routine and needs, organise educational play to encourage development while creating a professional bond and trusting relationship with the family.
For school-age children, nannies can supervise and assist with homework, reading, spelling, and manage their after-school activities.
If you are looking for the nanny to tutor your children too then you will need a Governess.
A Governess will organise your children’s timetable to fit in study, activities, and play. They will teach the curriculum (English, Maths, Science, History and Geography) as well as teach your children a musical instrument, a language, or a sport. They can prepare your children for school assessments/exams.
Salaries and working hours for Overseas Nannies and Governesses:
Salaries depend on qualifications, experience and number of days/hours required. These range from around £700 pw clear (after tax) for a post in Europe that is 5 days a week, 10-12 hours a day, up to £2000+ per week clear for a role that may be 24/6 in the Middle East or Russia. For roles that may require 24-hour cover 7 days a week we recommend having 2 nannies working on a rota basis, ie one week on, one week off, or two weeks on, two weeks off.
Please note that Nannies and Governesses with particular skills, attributes or training may command a higher salary.
Our dedicated consultants can advise you on the best childcare needs for your situation.
Please call us on 020 7101 4684 or contact us here to discuss your requirements.