Welcome to Nanny&Co. We are here, ready poised to help you find that extra help you need. Whether you need someone full time to care for your children, whilst you are out, or a more part time nanny for example a before or after school nanny or someone during the school holidays, we can help you out. We can also help with housekeepers, babysitters, maternity nurses and mother's help.  Whatever your requirements, we will do our best to find you the perfect match.

At Nanny&Co. we are very friendly and love to chat, so even if you are not sure at this stage what you need, feel free to give us a call and we can help you figure out if a nanny is for you.

As a speech and language therapist, communication is everything and we promise to keep you informed every step of the way.

Spend a little time looking round our site, including what we offer our wonderful team of nannies and then feel free to find out more.


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+ Live in nanny

Live-in nannies usually work between 10 and 12 hours per day, five days a week. Two nights babysitting (Mon-Thurs) can also reasonably be included in the salary. A live-in nanny may work a 24-hour shift or five six day shifts for a higher salary.

A live-in nanny is expected to undertake all nursery duties relating to the children. For example, bathing, dressing and preparing well balanced meals.

The live-in nanny is also expected to wash, iron and organise the children’s clothes and belongings. She will keep the toys clean and safe, and tidy away at the end of the day. The live-in nanny will also make sure that the children in their care are active and social, by organising play dates, attending baby classes, and taking children on outings.

Your live-in nanny is not expected to do any heavy housework, family cooking or any other household chores which are not related to the children. If you require your live-in nanny to perform extensive housekeeping duties, you may wish to engage a live-in nanny housekeeper. Please see housekeeping below for more details.

+ Live out daily nanny

A live-out nanny or ‘daily nanny’ can work up to 10 hours a day, from Monday to Friday. Any babysitting duties attached to the agreed number of hours, are paid on top of the normal salary.

Duties include:


  • Bathing, dressing and preparing nutritious meals for the children
  • Washing, ironing and organising the children’s clothes
  • General organising or children’s belongings
  • Ensuring toys are clean and safe
  • Keeping play areas tidy
  • Organising play dates, attending baby classes and other social events
  • Furthering the children’s development through play
  • Providing activities such as creative arts and crafts, singing, reading, and other learning opportunities


A nanny is not expected to do any heavy housework, family cooking or chores not related to the children. If you need your nanny to perform extra duties you may consider a Nanny Housekeeper.

+ Mother's help

A mother’s help (who can also be known as a housekeeper/nanny) will be able to help with both childcare and housekeeping, usually in a support role, as they have limited experience.

Their duties would include cleaning, general household and laundry duties, helping with the children, often with a parent around, babysitting, driving duties, school runs, light cooking and food preparation.

+ Nanny housekeeper

A housekeeper / nanny is a child friendly housekeeper, who in addition to the typical housekeeping duties, which will include: housekeeping, cleaning, vacuuming, mopping, washing & ironing, can provide some childcare assistance.

+ Maternity nurse

A daily maternity nurse usually works 8-12 hours per day with some flexibility. Daily maternity nurses are all self-employed. They charge a gross hourly rate and then settle their own taxes and insurance.

Maternity nurses help with feeds; support your preference of breastfeeding, bottle-feeding or combined feeding. They can offer advice if requested. The maternity nurse is responsible for keeping all the baby’s bottles clean and sterilised, bathing your baby or teaching you how to bathe your baby. They will settle, or teach you how to settle your baby. They will keep all the baby’s laundry up to date.

+ Maternity nanny

A maternity nanny will complete the same role as the maternity nurse; however they may have less experience. Maternity nannies are a great choice for mothers who have older children and need help with them as well as the baby.

The terms maternity nanny and maternity nurse are interchangeable. Either way they should have at least three-five years’ experience with newborns and have a current pediatric first aid certificate.

Some maternity nannies have specific qualifications, completed the MNT course, or possess some form of childcare qualification.

Some maternity nannies may be qualified pediatric nurses as well.

You can hire a less experienced nanny if you just need an extra pair of hands.

+ Postnatal doula

Postnatal doulas give emotional and practical support to families with a new baby. They will also signpost families to helpful resources and give up to date and evidence based information on topics of the family's choice within the postnatal doula's knowledge base. As a result, postnatal doulas can build confidence in empowering couples to observe and understand their baby, trust in their parenting instincts and support how they choose to feed their baby.

Emotionally, they can: reflect on a couple's birth experience and explore a mother's feelings about what she has just been through, listen to couples as they voice their thoughts about their baby's needs, be alongside couples as they talk through their emotions and feelings during their transition to parenthood, direct couples to sources of further emotional and mental health support.

Practically, they can: help a couple feel on top of household management, take away the stress of getting behind on tasks, preserve a couple's babymoon so they can concentrate on being with their baby, allow a mother space and time to recover by looking after her baby for a while, nourish a mother with food and hydration, provide physical comfort to a mother who may be suffering from postnatal pain or discomfort.

Postnatal doulas can offer daytime sessions, nighttime or around the clock support. Visit www.youniquepostnatal.co.uk for more information.

+ Night nanny

Typically a night nanny candidate would be younger and less experienced than a night maternity nurse.

They would be that vital extra pair of hands during the night when it comes to nappy changing, bottle feeding and re-settling the child. This type of nanny would be a good choice for confident parents, who need less direction and advice.

The night nanny will deal with all aspects of care for the baby and work to any of the preferences the client has with regards to sleeping and feeding. Also included in their duties would be


  • Changing nappies
  • Settling the baby
  • Night feeds
  • Preparing and sterilising bottles
  • Dressing and preparing the baby in the morning


A night nanny is not usually responsible for any cleaning or laundry.

+ Temporary / emergency nany

Nannies who are available at short notice to assist with your emergency childcare needs.

+ Nanny share

Nanny share is when two families share a nanny, in one or both homes, agree the terms of employment between them and share the costs.

+ Expert help (feeding,sleep,behaviour)

At Nanny&Co. we have a network of professionals who can support you with the difficulties that arise along the way, when bringing up children. Many of our experts work closely with us, providing training to our nannies but are also available to work directly with families. So if it is help with feeding, sleep, behaviour, toileting, physical development, sensory development, diet, speech and language development, get in touch and we will match to the right professional to help you.

+ Babysitting

Babysitters are typically nannies registered with us that are looking to undertake extra hours. These child carers will look after your children in your own home or a venue organised by you - i.e. a hotel. They will care for your children whilst you are out for the evening.

For regular commitments and repeat business we will always endeavour to provide you with the same sitter. In addition, we recommend that small children meet their carer prior to the assignment. Our babysitters charge a minimum of 4 hours per session.


To give you an idea of how much a nanny costs to employ, please read these guidelines. The nanny’s tax and national insurance are the responsibility of the family. For help and advice on this please speak to Paula.

Live out daily nanny
£350 - £750 gross per week
Part-time housekeeper
£11 + gross per hour
Live in Nanny (plus room, bills and food)
£350 - £650 gross per week
£10 + per hour
Nanny daily rate
£90 - £150 gross per 10 hour day i.e. 3 days per week
Temporary nanny
£10 per hour self-employed short term contract
Part-time nanny
£9.00+ per hour
Maternity nanny
£18.00 + per hour (tend to be self employed). Multiple rates by arrangement with maternity nanny.
Before and after school care / holiday nanny (part-time)
£9+ per hour
Expert Help
From £25 per session
Housekeeper – full-time live out
£350- £650 gross per 8 hour day
Postnatal Doula
£15 per hour
Mother’s help
£8+ per hour


  • Call us to discuss your requirements or email/complete contact form if you prefer and we will call you back
  • We will provide a free consultation over the phone to help us understand you, your children, home and routines
  • We have a host of written information we can send you so you can learn more about employing extra help at home, such what to do about insurance and how to start a PAYE for your nanny
  • If you decide to go ahead, we will ask you to complete an application form (we can do this over the phone)
  • We can also arrange to meet you in your home to fully understand your requirements
  • We produce a job profile to inform prospective nannies about your position
  • We search our database and advertise your post far and wide
  • All our nannies are all fully vetted and checked
  • We send you "nanny profiles" of the nannies most suitable for your post and chat these through with you
  • You can then select who you would like to interview (we can help with interviews)
  • You can then select the nanny who fits with you and your family the best
  • We can advise you and support you to set everything in motion for employing your nanny
  • Once you have asked the nanny to start with you, we will send you an invoice. This is payable within 14 days of receipt. If we don’t find you anyone suitable, there is nothing to pay


As parents ourselves we understand how important this decision is for you. We thoroughly complete all the background checks so you don’t have to. We do this by:

  • Reviewing each candidate’s CV and/or application form
  • Check up on their references (at least 2 checkable references required) by speaking to the referee in person and asking them a set format of questions
  • Meeting each candidate in person and conducting a competency based interview, plus getting to know them and their wishes for their career
  • Check their identity, address, DBS, qualifications and OFSTED registration
  • Present you with the most suitable candidates, giving you a written profile of each
  • Support you to interview each candidate before selecting your choice
  • Advise you on job descriptions, interview questions, contracts, HMRC, PAYE, OFSTED
  • Offer your chosen candidate ongoing training, CPD and support

If you would like us to help find you find the right person for your family email us on hello@nannyandco.uk or complete the form below.


At Nanny&Co., our fee structure is very simple and very clear. There are no hidden extras, no VAT and no complicated formulas to work out how much the introductory fee will be. This clear, simple and straight forward ethos underpins our whole approach at Nanny&Co. Our fees are indicated below:

Full Time Permanent Nanny/Mothers Help

Live Out - £900
Live In - £1000

Part Time (less than 30 hours per week)

Nanny/Mothers Help - £650
Housekeeper or Nanny/Housekeeper - £700

Temporary Staff

(0-4 weeks) - £18 per day
4 - 24 weeks - £500

Maternity Nanny

£18 per night

Hotel and external functions

£25 per booking

One-off private home babysitting fee

£18 per booking

Emergency placement (less than 48 hours notice)

Addition fee £100


We have produced Fact Sheets for your information. When you talk to us let us know which areas you need some extra information on and we will send it over to you. For example

  • How to set up PAYE
  • Help writing a job description
  • Contracts
  • HMRC information
  • Information on building a successful relationship with your nanny

and if we haven’t got a fact sheet on the information you need, we will do all the leg work, research it and write one especially for you.


Please complete the online form here, or call us for an initial no obligation chat.