Live-In Nanny

Live-In Nanny

Forbes Private Staff Nannies Live-In Nanny

Live-In Nannies are usually provided with their own separate living quarters in an employer’s home. This can vary from client to client depending on their home(s). In the most simple version, our clients provide the Nanny with her own private bedroom in the main residence. This would normally consist of a double bed, furniture, TV, and wifi. This can include either an ensuite or bathroom. More often than not, our clients dedicate a ‘level’ of the house to the nanny,  be it a basement flat area or attic conversion which would then act as a bedroom/private bathroom. Some of our clients provide an entire ‘apartment’ to the nanny as part of the main residence, giving the nanny a bedroom, living room, kitchen, and bathroom. Clients with more space often try to accommodate the nanny in the ‘annex’ or outbuilding dwellings which can range from studio apartments to two bedroom apartments.

Hiring a nanny or manny offers a wide range of benefits to families and their children. It allows family members to enjoy more free time; nannies can take the stress out of your daily life, and most importantly nannies help children to develop essential life skills.

Duties of a live-in nanny can include:

  • dropping children at school and collecting
  • helping with homework
  • planning children’s extracurricular activities
  • preparation of meals
  • shopping for the household
  • washing and ironing children’s clothes
  • arranging play-dates and social schedules
  • driving the children
  • ensuring children’s bedrooms are clean and tidy
  • keeping parents informed of developmental progress
  • babysitting evenings
  • bilingual nannies can also help with teaching your child a second language
  • Excellent communication skills and ability to schedule appointments
  • Creativity and patience when facilitating activities
  • High-energy and stamina to be able to keep up with young children

Nanny Accreditations we look for:


  • CACHE Diploma for Childcare and Education
  • Edexcel BTEC National Certificate
  • LCCIEB/NVQ/SVQ in Early Years Care and Education
  • Advanced Modern Apprenticeship in Early Years Care and Education
  • CACHE Diploma in Early Years Practice
  • NVQ Certificate in Work with Children APEL (Accreditation of Prior Experience and Learning)
  • The Chiltern College Certificate
  • Norland College Diploma
  • The Princess Christian College
  • Montessori / Reggio Emilia qualified nanny
  • There are many benefits to hiring a Live-In Nanny. By having your nanny live in your home, you welcome her as an extended family member and can develop a more meaningful relationship with your employee. This leads to greater communication, trust, and respect between you and your domestic worker.
  • Live-In Nanny gives you peace of mind that your children are being cared for. It also gives you the flexibility to call on them for additional hours if you need extra support when you have social engagements and guests or family visit.  Live-in nannies work between 10 and 12 hours per day, five days per week. Most families will also usually expect two evenings of babysitting to be included in the salary. They are generally more flexible and will babysit in the evenings more often compared to live-out nannies. They are also more likely to travel with the family.
  • As well as providing accommodation, if you require your nanny to drive, then most clients provide the nanny with access to the family cars, or their own dedicated car to drive children to and from school, take them to after school activities etc.
  • Most of clients hiring live-in nannies offer additional perks. This can include a mobile phone allowance, gym membership, health insurance, fuel for days off, food, bonuses, etc. It just depends on the nature of the salary offered and how you wish to attract the right candidates to the role.
  • Starting salaries are from £400 to £900 net per week.  Full-time annual salary depends on candidate’s credentials, experience, and duties, as well as working routine you would like them to follow. More hours equals a higher salary.
  • Room & board to be provided by the family.
  • Salary guide is based on a 5 day work week, 10 – 12hrs a day, and is presented to you as a guide.  Most families will also usually expect two evenings of babysitting to be included in the salary.
  • Final salary always varies depending on the overall package offered.
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How We Work

Once you’ve decided what type of services you’re looking for, you need to register with Forbes Private Staff by filling out our client registration form. This will ask you to list your candidate preferences and unique requirements, as well as you will be able to read our Term of Business and familiarise yourself with our fees. Once registration is received, your information will be carefully reviewed by a member of our staff who will then contact you directly to discuss all your specific requirements in a greater detail, to note down all the final information we need to start your perfect candidate search.

The Steps We Follow
  • Understanding Your Needs
  • The Matchmaking Process
  • Interview
  • Contract
  • Follow Up and Ongoing Support
Placement Fees

At Forbes Private Staff it is crucial that the candidate you choose is the right match for your family, and to ensure this we provide 12 weeks of free replacement and ongoing after-placement support.

UK Placements

  • Client registration Fee – FREE
  • Permanent Full-Time Placement in Childcare (52 weeks + ) - 15% of the Annual Salary
  • Permanent Full-Time Placement in Private Household (52 weeks +) – 15% of the Annual Salary
  • Full-time Governess or Tutor Placements – 17% of the Annual Salary
  • Full-Time Dual Residency Placements - required to work in the UK and Overseas - 18% of the Annual Salary
  • Part-Time Governess or Tutor Placements – 19% of the Annual Salary
  • After School Childcare Placements – 18% of the Annual Salary
  • Part-Time Placements in Childcare and Private Households – 18% of the Annual Salary
  • Maternity Nurses - £170 per week, min 2 weeks.
  • Temporary Placements – £100 per day or £450 per week.
  • Trials - £450 per week, up to 4 consecutive weeks; or fixed daily fee of £90.

Overseas Placements

  • Client Registration Fee - FREE for Permanent Placements
  • Client Registration Fee - £100 for Temporary or Holiday Placements
  • All Permanent Placements – 20% of the Annual Salary
  • Maternity Nurses - £230 per week, min 2 weeks
  • Temporary Placements – £100 per day or £500 per week.
  • Trials - £500 per week, up to 4 consecutive weeks.

To our loyal returning clients and our current client referrals, we offer a 10% discount on your placement fees.

Our Registration is FREE of charge to all our candidates.

For more information, please contact us or register online, and we’ll contact you to discuss your requirements and answer any questions you might have.

What our clients say about us?

‘Impeccable staff, trustworthy and punctual. A great company to deal with who consistently deliver. Highly recommended.’

H. K.  London, UK

H. K. London, UK

Fashion Brand, Client of 7 years

‘I’d like to say how pleased I and my wife have been with the service we received from you and from our housekeeper who has been reliable and efficient throughout the several years she’s been with us. All the best for the future.’

R. H. London, UK

R. H. London, UK

Client of 3 years

‘You were more than helpful at arranging the service I wanted and it was executed perfectly. I will most definitely be using your services again. Thank you.’

K. R. London, UK

K. R. London, UK

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