Looking for a Live-In Nanny?

When hiring a nanny you can decide if you want the added flexibility of having nanny live in your home

Live-in nannies vs. live-out nannies

A nanny can be "sole charge" whether they live-in or not. This means that they look after children when the parents are not at home, or they can work alongside the parents at home.

If you're looking to hire a nanny, Tinies will guide you through all your childcare options, providing help and advice on what you're looking for - when you need it.

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Hiring a live-in nanny

Live-in nannies or babysitters normally work an 11-12 hour day, Monday to Friday, together with 2 nights babysitting included.

Role of a nanny

Nannies that live in your home can be in sole charge of the children, and the roles performed by them are as follows :

  • Doing the children's washing and ironing
  • Keeping their rooms tidy
  • Clearing away the toys
  • Cooking for the children and clearing up in the kitchen afterwards.

A live-in nanny's primary role is care of the children, and therefore household cleaning is not normally included but should be specifically discussed if it is required (see Nanny Housekeepers).

You are required to provide a live-in nanny with appropriate accommodation either in the home, or separate to it. On the weekend a live-in nanny should be allowed her own free time but still be allowed to stay in the accommodation offered.

Cost of nanny in the UK

Live-in nanny cost is cheaper than the live-out nanny cost, but this is mainly because you're providing them with accommodation. It can mean you have someone available more often, and that they become like one of the family.

Live-out daily nannies

Live-out nannies, also known as daily nannies, normally work a 10 hour day, Monday to Friday. If you hire a live-out nanny, they only do babysitting if agreed in advance, and the live-out nanny cost is somewhat more than the live-in nanny cost.

Daily nannies can be in sole charge of the children and they perform "nursery duties", the same way a live-in Babysitter would. And the live-out nanny cost is a bit higher than the live-in nanny cost.

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Tinies have been absolutely amazing and I mention them to everyone looking for a job. They have been very flexible and have always offered me shifts when I needed them. They are happy to work around your needs. The team are always very friendly, hardworking and easy to talk to and I felt very supported and cared for. I cannot rate them high enough. It has been amazing gaining so much experience in different nursery settings.
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