It should be noted that overseas positions are generally live-in or the client will provide the employee with suitable accommodation outside the family home, at no cost to the employee.
For our UK clients, the choice depends entirely on personal preference, your lifestyle and your household. Having to provide a live-in Nanny with accommodation and having the space to do so often dictates the decision.
The Imperial will generally work Monday to Friday up to 10-12 hours per day subject to the family’s requirements and their work/social commitments. She will expect to babysit up to 2 nights per week Monday to Thursday as part of her package which offers the family/parents flexibility. It should be noted that when ‘off duty’ she is not available to work even if she is in the house. She will be happy to travel with her family, although this should not be for extensive periods of time unless agreed at the interview stage.
Her accommodation should be a furnished bedroom with either an en-suite bathroom or separate bath/shower room on the same floor. Some families are able to offer self-contained accommodation which will always catch the eye of older and more experienced candidates as this privacy will make the position more desirable.
The Imperial ‘live out Nanny’ will look at jobs local to her area or in areas within easy travel for her to reach on a daily basis. Some of our live-out Nannies even cycle to work! They will expect to work Monday to Friday for up to 10-11 hours per day and babysit ‘by arrangement’ which will be paid extra. Live-out Nannies are less enthusiastic about travelling with their families and certainly not for long periods of time. The rate of pay for a live-out Nanny will be higher to reflect the fact that she has to provide her own accommodation.