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Nanny

Nanny drawing with two young children

Nannies look after their employers’ children, in the children’s own homes. They must build up a good relationship with the parents and the children.

The Work

You could be:

Pay

The figures below are only a guide. Actual pay rates may vary, depending on:

Full time live out nannies can earn around £25,000, rising to around £37,000 with experience. Food may be provided when you are at work. Vacancies can state hourly rate or yearly salary.

For full time live-in nannies, salaries tend to be in the range of £400 to £750 per week. Food and accommodation are provided.

Conditions

Workforce Employment Status

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Getting In

You do not have to have a childcare qualification, but most employers now prefer qualified nannies. In Scotland, nannies usually qualify by one of the following routes.

Workforce Education Levels (UK)

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Job Outlook Scotland

Employment

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Job Outlook Scotland and UK

  Scotland
2023
1600
4.4 %
RISE
2028
1671
  United Kingdom
2023
20880
1.5 %
RISE
2028
21199

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What Does it Take?

You need to be:

You should have:

Training

After taking qualifications, training is normally on the job, through experience.

Getting On

More Information

Many families need a nanny to cover working hours only, so you might have weekends off. You may need to move around for work.

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Contacts

The following organisations may be able to provide further information.

Scottish Social Services Council (SSSC)
Tel: 0345 60 30 891
Website: http://www.sssc.uk.com/
Website (2): https://learn.sssc.uk.com/careers/
Twitter: @SSSCnews
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/thesssc

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