Current Salaries for Nannies, Housekeepers, Mother's Helps and Maternity Nurses
These figures are intended as a guideline only. All figures are approximate and please note that the
Employer is liable for the Employee's tax, pension contributions and National Insurance. Many nannies will quote their salary expectations as a net figure. It is strongly advisable to state any offer as a gross amount and follow this amount up in a contract. For guidance a full time daily nanny would be looking to earn a gross annual salary of between £34k - £47k based on a 50 hour week. These figures can be prorated for a part time nanny.
Daily Nanny - £10.00 – £13.00 net per hour
Daily Mother’s Help - £8.00 – £10.00 net per hour
Daily Nanny with own child - £ 9.00 - £12.00 net per hour
Daily Housekeeper - £10.00 - £13.00 net per hour
Nanny-share (per family) - £60.00 - £80.00 net per day
Residential Nanny - £300 – £500+ net per week
Residential Housekeeper - £300 - £500+ net per week
Residential Mother’s Help - £250 – £350 net per week
Maternity Nurse (single baby) - £600 - £900 gross per week
Maternity Nurse (Twins) - £850 - £1050 gross per week
Maternity Nurse (Triplets) - £950 - £1200 gross per week
Daily/Nightly Maternity Nurse (single baby) - £14 - £20 gross per hour
Daily/Nightly Maternity Nurse (twins) - £16 - £25 gross per hour
Babysitters - (please see previous page)
The National Living Wage and National Minimum Wage from 01/04/2019
The National Living Wage (also known as the National Minimum Wage) applies from 1st April 2019 for 25 year olds and above £8.21 gross per hour. The London Living Wage is £10.55 gross per hour and the UK Living Wage is £9 gross per hour.
The National Minimum Wage as at 01 April 2019 is:
£8.21 Gross per hour - main rate for workers aged 21 to 24 years
£7.70 Gross per hour – main rate for workers aged 18 to 20 years
£6.15 Gross per hour – main rate for workers aged 16 and 17 years
£4.35 Gross per hour – main rate for workers from school leaving until 17 years
£3.90 Gross per hour – main rate of pay for apprentices under 19 or in their first year of the apprenticeship.
The National Minimum Wage does not apply to nannies living as part of the family household and do not have separate accommodation. The net figures only apply to a nanny with one job and one wage in a week
When you employ a nanny you will need to automatically enroll the nanny into a pension scheme if they meet qualifying conditions
Offset allowance for employees for whom separate accommodation is provided: £49 gross per week (£7 per day)
Statutory Sick Pay (SSP)
The current rate is £94.25 per week.
Statutory Maternity Pay (SMP)
The first six weeks of SMP are at 90% of average gross weekly earnings. The remaining weeks of the maternity pay period (up to a maximum of 33 weeks) are paid at the lower rate of £148.68 gross per week, or 90% if lower.
Statutory Paternity Pay (SPP) £148.68 or 90% of the employee's average weekly earnings, whichever is lower
Statutory Adoption Pay (SAP)
90% of employee's average weekly earnings or £146.68 or 90% of the employee's weekly earnings whichever is lower
Shared Parental Pay (SPP)
£148.68 or 90% of the employee's weekly earnings whichever is lower
Redundancy Pay entitlement
half a week’s pay or £508 or whichever is lower for each full year you were under 22
one week’s pay or £508 or whichever is lower for each full year you were 22 or older, but under 41
one and half week’s pay or £508 or whichever is lower for each full year you were 41 or older
Length of service is capped at 20 years.
Pension Automatic Enrolment
Both the nanny and the employer contribute to this:
Employer’s Employee’s Government Total
contribution contribution contribution contribution
06/04/19 onwards 3% 4% 1% 8%