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Baby & Toddler Nanny Pricing

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Why all inclusive pricing is great

All inclusive pricing covers all of the hidden costs that parents don't consider upfront when thinking about a nanny or nanny share.

It also means no upfront one-off fees.

If you are comparing our prices to independent nannies or to rates from agencies, you'll have seen net (after tax) and gross (before tax) nanny hourly rates or salaries. You may also have seen an expensive upfront agency fee. But understanding how all of these compare is difficult - some are in hours, some monthly, some net, some gross.

Most parents don't consider the employer's pension contribution and employer's National Insurance contribution that also needs to be added to the gross wage of the nanny, and any one off expenditures relating to the nanny over the time of your relationship (e.g. training).

Our pricing includes:

  1. Finding and matching you with your nanny

  2. Paying your nanny's salary and running payroll

  3. All Employer National Insurance and Employer Pension costs

  4. Contract set up

  5. Ongoing nanny development and training through our Nanny Academy and Koru Kids' Community

  6. Paediatric First Aid training and DBS

  7. Support lines for you and your nanny

  8. Statutory maternity pay if required

  9. Pay increments for your nanny as they progress, whilst your fee stays flat

 

How our pricing stacks up against net and gross

Sole nanny

To employ your own nanny, the all inclusive fee ranges between £16/hour to £19/hour.

This is equivalent to gross salary of £12.50 to £15.50/hour plus the employer's taxes and our fees. Whilst more variable, a typical nanny would see £9.50 to £12.50 net per hour (after tax).


Nanny share

For nanny shares, each family pays between £10 and £12/hour all inclusive.

The nanny gets a wage equivalent to £14 to £17.50/hour gross - or £10.50 to £13.50/hour net.

The cost of a nanny share is equivalent to nursery costs in many parts of London, so can be a more affordable option for many families.


Things to keep in mind when comparing with nanny net and gross salaries - direct or through agencies

  • It's a really bad idea to guarantee a net salary amount as it will keep changing based on the nanny's tax situation and on the number of hours they work for you each month (and any other employers if they have more than one job). Contracting to a gross salary will ensure you know what your outgoings will be each month.

  • Net and gross salaries also don't include employer's National Insurance and employer's pension contributions which you'd have to manage on top of a nanny's salary if you go direct or through an agency, and you'd have to set yourself up as an employer. Koru Kids does all of this for you!

  • If you want an independent nanny to do any additional training, they'll usually ask you, their employer, to cover this.

  • Koru Kids covers statutory maternity pay and statutory sick pay as part of our service, so if your nanny isn't able to look after your children for long periods, you're not covering the cost of them and a new nanny (who we'll help you find too). You'll be left to sort this out yourself with agencies and independent nannies.


Monthly fees

You specify what hours you want and how many days per week, but for a full time nanny working 50 hours a week this is from £3,464 per month for a sole nanny or from £2,165 per month for each family for a full time share, all inclusive.


Can I use tax free childcare?

Yes. Our nannies, if not already Ofsted registered, can be Ofsted registered to enable you to use tax free childcare. This means that - if your household is eligible - you could save up to £2,000 per year per child against your nanny costs.

 

Quick FAQs

What is nanny share? –

Nanny share is where one nanny looks after two families' children at the same time. Here's our introduction to nanny share.

The cost of a nanny share is equivalent to nursery costs in many parts of London, so can be a more affordable option for many families.

Is nanny share cheaper? –

Yes! One of the core benefits of sharing a nanny is that it works out about 30-35% cheaper per family compared to a sole nanny. This is comparable to nursery costs in many parts of London.

What is Employer's National Insurance? –

As your nanny's employer, you are liable for National Insurance payments above a certain income threshold. Whether sole or shared, we make sure this is correctly calculated and paid to HMRC on time.

What does Koru Kids include in its fees? –

Everything! We cover your Employer's National Insurance, your Employer's pension contribution, your nanny's training, payroll and contracting, finding and matching you with your nanny, any statutory sick or maternity pay, nanny pay rises and VAT on our fee.

What is Employer's Pension Contribution? –

As your nanny's employer, you have obligations to pay a contribution to your nanny's pension. We calculate this - whether sole or shared - and deal with it as part of our service.

Can I use my tax free childcare with a Koru Kids nanny? –

Yes. Our nannies, if not already Ofsted registered, can be Ofsted registered to enable you to use tax free childcare. This means that - if your household is eligible - you could save up to £2,000 per year per child against your nanny costs.