Live-In Nanny

Live-in Nannies are a great addition to a family, having help that is close by can be very handy! 

Please start by reading the difference between our Employment Business and Recruitment Agency here. Nannies can be used through our Employment Business or The Recruitment Agency. When you sign up to use our services it's important that you understand which one you wish to use. Please be sure to read our terms and conditions prior to registering, registering is free and you are not at liberty to use our services. 

Live-In nannies are only engaged through our Recruitment Agency, Live-In nannies are to be employed by the Client only.



A Live-In nanny can be convenient for parent's who have a busy work and personal life. 

If you would like your nanny to attend to housework then we would recommend a Live in Nanny - Housekeeper.

Accommodation - Own private room and space when 'Off Duty'.

Accommodation should include a fully furnished room, televisions and internet access, and ideally a desk.

  Some employers may like to offer separate accommodation such as a flat.


Additional benefits for your nanny maybe an en suite bathroom,  gym membership and other benefits.

Food and meals are to be provided for your nanny too. 

House rules must be discussed and agreed upon immediately before offering the candidate the position. 

Typical Nanny Duties and Responsibilities:

Typical duties maybe but not limited to the following:

  • All Nursery duties including;

  • Physical care and support of the children including bathing, dressing, nappy changing, potty & toilet training

  • Emotional care and support of the children

  • Bottle preparing, bottle feeding and weaning

  • Providing nutritional and well balanced meals for the children taking into consideration any dietary requirement's

  • Cleaning and tidying of all the children areas such as the children's bedroom and playrooms and keeping communal areas clean or areas the children will be situated 

  • Organisation of bedroom, playrooms and toys

  • Washing and ironing of the children's laundry and bedding including changing their beds and mending of clothes

  • Cleaning and tidying of any accommodation provided to the nanny

  • Planning, preparing and supervising of fun and engaging educational activities where age appropriate and supporting all of the children's developmental needs and milestones

  • Communicating with parents on a daily basis and keeping day to day diaries if required

  • Travelling with the children and the family, preparing and planning accordingly for any trips

  • Transporting children to and from school, nursery, playgroup and other activities and outings by foot, vehicle or public transport

  • Caring for the children when ill and appropriately administering medicine if necessary with the appropriate training to do so

  • Monitor school emails, organise the children's school/nursery bags and sport kits

  • Arranging play dates and outings

  • Indoor and outdoor play and supervision

  • Light housekeeping such as; vacuuming/sweeping floors, dusting, cleaning surfaces, loading and unloading dishwasher and washing dishes

The exact duties of a nanny will be mutually agreed prior to the work commencing and stated within the nannies contract.

A guide to Nanny training, qualifications and experiences​

Most common qualification  


CACHE Foundation Award in Caring for Children (CFCC)

A taster course giving an introduction to the type of knowledge and understanding required when working in childcare.

CACHE Level 2, Certificate in Childcare and Education (CCE)

A 1 years full time or 2 year part time course for students wanting to be child care assistants. Having gained the Certificate, stuents may enroll on to the CACHE Diploma in Child Care and Education or NVQ course.

CACHE Diploma in Childcare & Education (Previously NNEB - National Nursery Examination Board)


​This is the most recognised qualification. The course is full-time for two years and is often obtained with a college, this certidicate i equivallent to 2 A Levels.

The course includes studying health and first aid, the child’s physical, intellectual, emotional and social development and communication and play. Students also spend part of their studies in practical placements such as schools, nurseries, hospitals and private families. More recently, the NNEB has been replaced by CACHE Level 3 Diploma in Childcare.

NVQ - National and Vocational Qualifications 

This is the latest recognised National Vocational Qualification where candidates are assessed on the student's capabilities in performing in work situations, where they are able to show their knowledge and understanding of the work concerned. This course is often achieved in childcare setting such as a nursery. The NVQ Level 3 is equivalent to the NNEB qualification.

Level 2,3,4 courses.

CACHE Level 3 Certificate in Child-minding Practice (CCP) 


This certificate develops the knowledge and skills for anyone working towards being a registered childminder. Developed with the National Childminding Association (NCMA)

BTEC Diploma in Nursery Nursing/

BTEC (Business and Technology Education Council)

A part-time course which is equivalent to two A-levels & NVQ level 3 and run on similar lines to the courses above however is more of an academic course.

The course places more emphasis on the academic work and includes modules for those interested in teaching, nursing, social work and childcare.

A provider of secondary school leaving qualifications and further education qualifications in England, Wales and Northern Ireland. BTEC qualifications, especially Level 3, are accepted by many universities, and suitable for working with children. 

MNT – Level 3 OCN Maternity Practitioner Award

This is a recognised qualification gives students the skills and knowledge they need to become a professional skilled maternity nurse. This course is accredited by the Open College Network (OCN).

Norland, Princess Christian and Chiltern Colleges

These are three private colleges. The courses are fulltime residential over a two year period. All students sit the NNEB Diploma, the Royal Society of Health Diploma (RSH) and the NVQ. Each college has its own nursery where students receive practical experience, as well as going out to local nurseries, schools and hospitals.

NAMCW Diploma - National Association of Maternal and Child Welfare Diploma

This course covers the care of children from birth to adolescence. The course including health, illnesses and special needs. The students also attend practical placements.


Common Core Skills and Knowledge Course for the Childcare Workforce 


This course is often taken by experienced nannies with no relevant childcare qualifications who wish to become an OFSTED registered nanny. 

The Common Core is aimed to ensure that all home carers meet a certain level of knowledge of caring for children which is recognised by OFSTED. 

Nanny Salary Expectations:

The following are guidelines only


All figures below are gross pay 

  • Before and After School care (part time): £11.00 to £16.00  per hour

  • Full time ( 50 hours) Live in Nanny (plus bills and food): £400 - £650+  per week 

  • Daily live out Nanny (50 hours): £500 - £750  per week

  • Part Time (25 hours) daily live out Nanny: £250 - £375 per week 

  • Daily Live out Nanny: £10.00 - £15.00 gross per hour

  • Temporary Nanny: from £11.00 per hour

  • Night Nanny: from £80.00 per 10 hour night (depending on the age of the child & sleeping hours)

  • Nanny Housekeeper: from £12.00  per 

  • Emergency Nanny: £12.00 per hour 

  • Wedding & Event nannies: from £11.00 per hour

  • Typical Full Time hours of a nanny are 10 hours per day 8:00am - 6:00pm, 5 days a week

  • Live in Nannies typically work between 40 - 60 hours per week plus 1-2 evenings babysitting per month

  • A live in nanny may work a 24-hour shift or 5-6 day shifts for a higher salary.

Rate expectations vary dependent upon the Candidates training, qualifications & experience.

Salary expectations are in accordance with surveys and market research of the average nanny salaries within Yorkshire.

We’re here to provide you with great services and help you find the best nannies and household staff for your family. Give us a call to learn more about our services.