Fees and Employment

Children jumping

  • Registration is free
  • There is not VAT charge 
  • Placement fee is due when an offer has been accepted by an applicant
  • There is a refund policy in place for clients

Fee structure is based on the applicant’s weekly working hours and are as follow’s;

  • 44 or more hours – £3,500
  • 30 – 43 hours – £2,500
  • 20 – 29 hours – £1,500
  • Less than 20 hours per week – 10% of the applicants annual salary (minimum fee of £500)
  • Temporary Nanny or  Housekeeper – £20 per day
  • Babysitter – £15 per booking

As an employer, you must ensure you complete the following;

  • Check if the applicant has the right to work in the UK
  • Have employers’ liability insurance
  • Register as an employer
  • Set up and run payroll for your employee (or pay a company to do this)
  • Pay statutory benefits, for example maternity pay and sick pay
  • Deduct and pay the employee’s Income Tax and National Insurance contributions

Payroll companies can be recommended by The Nanny Agent and they can help you with most or all of the above. They will also help to explain the benefits of paying your employee in a gross wage, opposed to net. Below are some useful examples;

For Employers

  • If you agree in a Net salary, you may end up with fluctuating costs, meaning as an employer you could end up paying your nannies past owed tax, as well as any outstanding student loan fees. Using a gross salary means the costs are fixed! This ensures better job stability for your nanny as there are no hidden costs for you.
  • You would be following the legal employers responsibilities
  • Many nannies and housekeepers get confused as to whether they are self-employed or employed. If you as an employer are paying their tax contributions, there should be no confusion.
  • If you agree a Net salary, employers will be paying both their 3% contribution and the nannies 5% pension contributions. This could also create an issue should the nanny want to increase it.

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