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Essential information

National Insurance and income tax contributions

It is your responsibility as an employer to register and pay NI and income tax on behalf of your nanny if their pay exceeds £109 per week.

An employer must also register if their nanny has another job, even if they are paid below the threshold.

To simplify:

  • If you pay over £109 a week you must register with the HMRC as an employer.
  • If you pay between £109 and £148 per week, no tax and NI will be due.
  • If you pay between £148 and £182 per week, NI contributions are due.
  • If you pay over £182 per week, income tax and NI contributions are due.

As of April 2013, the HMRC requires every employer to calculate the NI and income tax of their employee, and submit this online at the same time that the employee gets paid (real time information / RTI). If your nanny gets paid every Friday, you have to submit your tax calculation to HMRC every Friday. If you don’t, you can be fined. Even if a nanny is on unpaid leave or on maternity or sick leave, or you employ a nanny temporarily, HMRC will need to be informed.

To calculate approximate NI and income tax costs follow this tax calculator link.

We suggest that if you are in doubt about your responsibilities, that you contact a specialist payroll agency. See our recommendations below.

Please note: information and rates may change over time, for current information please contact the HMRC or a specialist payroll agency.

Paying your nanny

We advise you to use a nanny tax company to calculate national insurance and tax contributions, provide payslips, submit returns and real time information, arrange childcare voucher payments and help you to set up regular direct debit payments to your nanny. We believe this provides peace of mind and helps to avoid confusion (and possible penalties) for families who have not employed someone before.

Our past experience with Nannytax has been excellent. They charge an annual fee of £276 (please check current rates with Nannytax).

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Taxing nannies are a company who we recommend for temporary employment of nannies. They charge £25 per month for monthly paid nannies and £35 per month for weekly paid nannies. If you employ a nanny for less than 6 months a one-off £30 administration charge is also payable (please check current rates with Taxing nannies).

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For further information, please contact us.

First Aid training

A valid paediatric first aid certificate is essential for Ofsted registration but also for peace of mind when leaving your children with a nanny. Our agency require any nannies registering with us without a valid paediatric first aid certificate, to agree to attending a course before they start with a family, if offered a job through us. Paediatric first aid certificates need to be updated every three years and it is the family and nanny's responsibility to ensure the certificate is kept up to date in your employment.

Forget-me-not nannies recommend First aid basics. They run 12 hour courses (over two Saturdays) every month or alternately run some evening courses (over four evenings). This course is in Kingston, Surrey and costs £80. You also receive a participant manual when attending their course. Please email them at info@firstaidbasics.co.uk or call 0208 398 1428 07884 491 886 to book a course or for available dates.

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We also recommend First-aid-solutions. They run 12 hour courses one to one in your own home, at a time of your convenience (weekdays, evenings or weekends). This course runs all over Surrey and costs £80. You also receive a first aid manual when attending their course. Please email them at info@first-aid-solutions.co.uk or call 07889 270 957 to book a course.

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Baby First Aid Surrey also run 12 hour courses in Lightwater, Surrey. They cost £85 per person and run on various dates. You also receive a participant manual when attending their course. Please contact Baby First Aid Surrey via their website or call 07956 007220 to book a course or for available dates.

Please note: information and rates may change over time, for current information please contact the company.

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Childcare vouchers

Paying with childcare vouchers can substantially reduce your childcare costs, most companies will offer vouchers to their employees, for more information on using childcare vouchers.

Nanny Insurance

Nanny insurance is not compulsory but can be helpful to some families to ensure peace of mind. Insurance, however, is compulsory for Ofsted registration. A 12 month Nannyinsure policy is £70 (including Insurance Premium Tax) for £5M indemnity and £50k Personal Accident.

Please note: information and rates may change over time, for current information please contact Nannyinsure.

Contracts

All employees have a right to a written contract stating hours, pay, place of work etc. Please follow link for an example of a nanny contract.

Home Insurance

Remember to check with your home insurance policy to ensure you are covered to employ a domestic worker in your home. Most insurance policies usually have cover under public liability but always check this as if you are found to be uninsured, you could be fined up to £2,500 per day without the appropriate cover. Enable insurance services offer employers liability insurance for £99 a year.

Please note: information and rates may change over time, for current information please contact Enable insurance services.