British Nannies

British Nannies

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When considering a British Nanny for your family, there are several key factors to keep in mind.

Our British Nannies typically come with a wealth of experience, having dedicated themselves to a career in childcare since leaving school. They view nannyhood as a full-time profession, often earning higher salaries as a result of their extensive expertise.

While we do occasionally welcome entry or mid-level British Nannies to our ranks, we ensure they are matched with families whose budgets align. For families seeking travel companions, our British Nannies are well-suited, and compensation is typically discussed, including a ‘holiday rate’ for those occasions when nannies work around the clock during trips.

The diversity of accents among British Nannies, ranging from English, Scottish, Welsh, Irish, to those with global influences, can play a significant role in a child’s development. Many families are open to various accents, but it’s worth noting that Received Pronunciation (RP) is often considered a neutral accent in the United Kingdom. So, whether you’re seeking seasoned expertise, travel readiness, or a specific accent, our British Nannies offer a range of options to meet your family’s needs.

Core Responsibilities


Responsibilities of a British Nanny will depend if her position is live-in or live-out, but typical live-out nanny duties can include:

  • dropping to and collecting children from school
  • helping with homework
  • planning children’s extracurricular activities
  • preparation of meals for children
  • washing and ironing children’s clothes
  • arranging play-dates and social schedules
  • keeping parents informed of developmental progress
  • babysitting evenings
  • bilingual nannies can also help with teaching your child a second language

Salary Guide


  • Live In (Full time) £45K – 55K+ GPA
  • Live Out (Full time) £45K – £60K+ GPA
  • Live Out (Part Time) £14 – £16+ per hour
  • Temporary/Short Term £15 – £20+ per hour
  • Final salary always varies depending on the overall package offered.
  • Salary guide is based on a 5 day work week, 10 – 12hrs a day, and is presented to you as a guide.  Live-out nannies work between 10 and 12 hours per day, five days per week. In addition, often families require one-night babysitting, which is included in the salary. For a higher salary, some live-out nannies may work 6 days per week.