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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:


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

Part time nannies are often paid an hourly rate. In Scotland the range tends to be £8.00 to £12.00 per hour. Food may be provided when you are at work.

For full time live-in nannies, salaries tend to be in the range of £200 to £600 per week. Food and accommodation are provided.


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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.

What Does it Take?

You need to be:

You should have:


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.


The following organisations may be able to provide further information.

Scottish Social Services Council (SSSC)
Tel: 0345 60 30 891
Website (2):
Twitter: @SSSCnews

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