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Nanny Average UK Salary & Prospects

Nannies work in private homes caring for their employer's babies and young children.

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Read more about Nanny

Nannys typically work around 37 to 39 hours per week.

As a Nanny you will typically work evenings / weekends / bank holidays.

This occupation tends to be:

  • Realistic — Realistic occupations frequently involve work activities that include practical, hands-on problems and solutions. They often deal with plants, animals, and real-world materials like wood, tools, and machinery. Many of the occupations require working outside, and do not involve a lot of paperwork or working closely
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    * from ONETonline
    Average salary
    34,884 GBP *
    per year
    15,000 GBP
    50,000 GBP
    5+ Experience
    * data taken from the Office of National Statistics (
    Average salary for Nanny

    Men make 3% more than Women
    22% of Nannys are men
    • 35,841 GBP
    • 34,590 GBP
    Average salary for part-time Nanny
    Average salary for full-time Nanny

    • 21,108 GBP
    • 21,230 GBP
    • 20,441 GBP
    • 34,884 GBP
    • 34,590 GBP
    • 35,841 GBP
    Pay over time for Nanny

    Pay for this role has increased over time
    • 31,910 GBP
    • 32,351 GBP
    • 33,030 GBP
    • 34,046 GBP
    • 34,383 GBP
    • 34,884 GBP

    Future outlook for Nannys

    Very good outlook
    115 000+ jobs available
    Balanced outlook
    2% yearly wage growth (on average)
    Very good outlook
    25% chance of automation in the future

    Nanny - Your future job?

    Which qualifications do I need?

    Find out what you need to know in order to become a Nanny and the highest average level of education for people in this role.

    In terms of people already doing this job:

    • 47% of people in this role have GCSEs or equivalent
    • 31% of people in this role have do not have GCSEs or equivalent qualifications
    • 19% of people in this role have a certificate of higher education or equivalent but no degree

    You may find it easier to become a nanny if you have a college qualification like:

    • Level 1 Award in Introduction to Health, Social Care and Children's and Young People's Settings
    • Level 2 Certificate for the Children and Young People's Workforce

    Many courses include a work placement.

    Get the right qualification to begin your journey to becoming a Nanny


    What technical skills do I need?

    Technical skills are programmes, softwares and things you need to know in order to be a successful Nanny. Check that you know:
    Data base user interface and query software Data entry software
    Enterprise resource planning ERP software
    Inventory management software Inventory tracking software
    Office suite software Microsoft Office
    Spreadsheet software Microsoft Excel
    Improve your skills today


    Things to highlight for your Nanny interview

    Cooperation Job requires being pleasant with others on the job and displaying a good-natured, cooperative attitude. Integrity Job requires being honest and ethical. Dependability Job requires being reliable, responsible, and dependable, and fulfilling obligations. Self Control Job requires maintaining composure, keeping emotions in check, controlling anger, and avoiding aggressive behavior, even in very difficult situations. Independence Job requires developing one's own ways of doing things, guiding oneself with little or no supervision, and depending on oneself to get things done.

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