Nanny Salaries in London

Nanny salaries vary depending upon the nanny job itself.  Live-in, live-out and part-time nannies all vary in salary and the hours they are expected to work.  We have put together a guide on industry standards for every type of nanny job out there.  Unlike other careers, nanny salaries can be stated in net values.  It is important to establish whether you are talking about net or gross right from the start.  It is also important to note that the rates listed below are based on nannies with at least two-years of full-time nanny experience. 


Live-out Nanny permanent (Daily Nanny)                £11 - 13/hour +

Live-In Nanny permanent (5 days)                          £400-£550/week +

6 days pw live in or 24-Hour Care                          £550 - £700/week +

Temporary live out Nanny                                      £13 - 15/hour +

Weekend live out Nanny                                        £14-15/hour +     

Weekend live in nanny                                            By negotiation depending on if 24 hour care

After School live out Nanny                                   £13- £15/hour

Maternity Nanny                                                   £800 + per week (gross)

Full-time nannies, (daily nannies), normally work 5 days per week.  Most daily nannies are willing to babysit one or two nights during the week, but this is usually paid in addition to the nanny’s weekly net salary and is by separate negotiation.   Of course, there are always exceptions to the rule, especially if you offer your nanny extra perks (i.e. private use of a car, shorter work week, late starts with full salary etc).

Families typically employ live-in nannies for the sake of convenience.  Due to the benefit of not having to travel to work and having free accommodation, a live-in nanny is expected to work longer hours than a daily nanny – about 60 hours per week.  It is also expected of a live-in nanny to do 1-2 nights of babysitting each week.   Unlike a daily nanny, these 1-2 nights of babysitting are not paid in addition to his/her weekly net salary.  We recommend these nights are not regularly at the weekend or on their days off.  They should be offered a bedroom that is entirely for their use. 

After school nannies and weekend nannies are the hardest to come by.  After school nanny jobs also pay more as they rsometimes require the nanny to work afternoons during the academic year and full-time during the holidays.   This varying schedule hinders the nanny in finding supplemental employment elsewhere. 

Should you have any questions, The London Nanny Agency offers advice on appropriate salary offers all levels of nannies and nanny jobs.