Feeling confused about pay?

Being a nanny is one of the most fulfilling careers you can have. Working in childcare, you get to form special bonds with families and help their little ones blossom.

However, understanding what you’ll earn at the end of the month can be confusing. You might find yourself feeling a little baffled when it comes to answering the question “how much can I actually earn?”

We’ve created a handy calculator to show your estimated pay depending on the hours you work per week. Please remember:

  • your gross pay is what you earn before any taxes or additional deductions
  • your net pay is what you pocket after taxes and pension contributions

As a nanny, it’s essential that you understand your gross and net pay and the difference between the two. You might be tempted to only focus on net pay. Learn why gross pay is just as important.

How to estimate your earnings as a nanny

Choose the number of hours you will be working as a full-time nanny each week, click the ✓ to select it and then click below the drop-down menu to view the graphs.

You will be able to compare your gross and net earnings, and be able to compare your earnings to your employer’s costs.

Bear in mind…

  • The numbers given are only an estimate and assume you have a 5% pension contribution and no other sources of income
  • These calculations are based on the tax year 2022/2023 (ending 5 April 2023)

Looking for your next nanny role?

Koru Kids is here to help find your perfect family! We make it easy for you to find your perfect nanny role. We’ll support you along the way and when you start work, we stay by your side.

You can set your own hourly rate (with our advice if you need it!) and earn between £13-20 gross per hour. This role is completely different from the after school nanny roles you’ve seen from Koru Kids. It’s all about working with early years children, making a real difference, with full-day hours.

Looking for an agency to support you throughout your entire childcare career?