Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

What are the implications if our Nanny is in a Nanny share?
What about if our Nanny works for more than one employer in the same week - i.e. two part time jobs?
Do I need to draw up a contract between my nanny and myself?
What do all the different qualifications mean?


What are the implications if our Nanny is in a Nanny share?

Where two families employ a Nanny to look after all of their children, i.e. a nannyshare - it is advisable for each family to set up their own separate PAYE schemes as this will result in a considerable savings in National Insurance contributions for each party without adversely affecting the Nanny.


What about if our Nanny works for more than one employer in the same week - i.e. two part time jobs?

Each employer has to account to the Inland Revenue for Tax and National Insurance contribution (both employee's and employer's) in their employment. But the amount of tax deducted will be affected by the nanny's total earnings in the week over both jobs as well as whether the nanny's personal tax allowance (or tax free pay) is allocated entirely to one (main) employment or spilt between both employments proportional to time worked for each employer. Please contact the agency for further guidelines.


Do I need to draw up a contract between my nanny and myself?

In October 2002 a new law was passed stating that the courts can impose a fixed penalty on employers who do not have a contract of employment with their employee(s). We therefore strongly advise all parents to draw up a proper contract. A contract not only provides security in case of disputes but more importantly it will help to clarify many of the issues and points you may not have considered. For example, can your nanny bring others in to the home. Can she use the telephone? Will you expect her to help in the kitchen occasionally? Who pays the additional premium on the car insurance?


What do all the different qualifications mean?

The most widely recognised Nanny qualifications are NNEB (National Nursery Examination Board) now called Diploma in Childcare and Education, BTEC or NVQ level 3. Please see qualification guide.

 

The Recruitment Process

Our aim is to ensure that childcare candidates provided by Nanny Plus have been vetted to the highest possible standards. In order to achieve this, as a childcare agency we guarantee that each candidate will have undergone a thorough personal and biographical interview, by an experienced interviewer. Find out more...

Family Interviewing Guide

The interview is a two way process where you and the prospective Nanny can exchange information and most importantly, find out if you get along and whether you could work together. Your first impressions are very important so don't ignore your instincts or your children's reactions towards the prospective Nanny. Find out more...

 

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