Q: What is the overseas nanny & maternity nurse salary?
A: Salaries depend on qualifications and experience and start from £500 to £1000 net per week for all countries outside the UK. Maternity nurses charge between £150 – £200 per day.
Q: What are the standard working hours for nannies & maternity nurses working overseas?
A: Nannies work on average 10 – 12 hours a day, with 2 days off (doesn’t have to be the weekend). Those hours can be negotiated and even stretched if agreed between both parties. If your needs are such that you require 24hour cover, we recommend having 2 nannies doing shift work – 3 days on and 3 days off or consider a maternity nurse.
Maternity nurses can work up to 24/6 (one day off per week) and 2 hours break per day as a minimum.
Q: What are the nanny duties?
A: DUTIES: A nanny is expected to undertake all nursery duties relating to the children only. This means providing care such as bathing, dressing and preparing nutritious meals
Your nanny will be expected to wash, iron and organise the children’s clothes and belongings. She will ensure that toys are clean and safe, organised and tidied away at the end of the day, and the play area kept clean and tidy. All our nannies will also ensure the children are active and social by arranging play dates, attending baby classes, going on outings to the park, swimming pool, library etc.
Nannies will use their knowledge and skills to further the children’s development through play. A nanny will provide activities such as creative arts and crafts, construction play, singing, reading and other various learning opportunities. Please note that nannies are not expected to do any heavy housework, family cooking or any other chores not related to the children.
BABYSITTING: 2-3 nights per week, which is included in their salary (During the working days only. Any further babysitting by prior agreement and with extra pay).
Q: What accommodation should we provide for our nanny & maternity nurse?
A: Nanny requires her own bedroom and bathroom. Occasionally separate accommodation is included as part of the nanny package. The room should be furnished and have a television or a DVD player, a desk and good storage space. House rules should be made clear from the start and also mentioned in the nanny’s contract.
Maternity nurses mostly share the room with your newborn. Please confirm this prior to a start date.
Q: Should we provide full board?
A: The nanny’s food has to be provided and paid for by the employer. The employer should detail the types of food that the family normally purchase. The nanny should detail the types of food she likes to eat and if she has any special dietary requirements. The nanny is entitled to request certain foods set within a reasonable budget determined by the employer.
Q: What do we do about holidays?
A: Overseas nannies are entitled to a minimum of 4 weeks paid holiday. National Bank holidays are given or additional payment is made. Holiday time is taken at a mutually agreed time. Some families agree holiday time using a combination of 2 weeks the Employer chooses and 2 weeks the Employee chooses. If the family requires their nanny to come on holiday with them, then this must be discussed and agreed prior to employment commencement. All travels expenses, food and nanny’s weekly wage will also need to be covered.
Maternity nurses are usually contracted only for a specific time and don’t take any leave during this time. If any leave is agreed prior to the start date for the duration of the placement, this leave is unpaid.