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Post: #1
05-06-2011 04:13 PM

[Moved from SE23 Topics > Parking on Gabriel St, Grierson Rd, Lessing St etc]

I suggest the nanny uses public transport or walks. How much do servants get paid

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Post: #2
05-06-2011 05:03 PM

a fully qualified nanny would get about 40k pa I think - now if only I liked children...................

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Post: #3
05-06-2011 05:46 PM

Fully qualified, next you will be telling me they go to Uni.
I would have thought once vyou can change a nappy and read Enid Blyton you would be in.
Sounds amazing money.

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Post: #4
05-06-2011 06:12 PM

i don't drive myself but our nanny drives my son to various activities and she is very attached to her car. she is a woman in her 50s and i think it's really rude to suggest she should walk or use public transport, when her car is actually used to good use. plus, HOP isn't exactly well served by buses and there would be no easy way to get to it from where she lives.

her pay is also irrelevant to my question. at the moment we share her with another family and the cost is comparable to nursery. servant indeed. i'm happy to contribute to the economy by employing someone, despite her gross pay coming out of my virtually the same amount net pay.

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Post: #5
06-06-2011 09:22 AM

Chantelle, now I know why you've been talking down the HOP house prices in the other thread!

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Post: #6
06-06-2011 01:33 PM

Brian: you aren't serious are you?

Nanny Job Description

The nanny job description clearly lists the common key duties, activities and responsibilities associated with a nanny job. Nanny duties will vary from nanny placement to nanny placement and household to household but almost all nanny jobs will involve an element of these typical nanny responsibilities.

General Purpose

Provide complete care for the children in the employer's home and perform all tasks that correlate to the care of the children. To create a safe, nurturing and stimulating environment in which the children can thrive and develop. A nanny job may include housework duties.

Main Job Tasks and Responsibilities

preparing bottles for babies and care for feeding equipment
changing diapers for babies
bathing babies
supervising baths for older children
dressing children appropriate to the child's activities
washing and ironing children's clothes
planning meals for children
preparing meals and snacks for the children
supervising children's meals
cleaning and washing up after children's meals
shopping for children's requirements
scheduling and coordinating children's activities
transporting children to school and other activities
undertaking appropriate creative activities with the children
undertaking appropriate educational activities with the children
undertaking appropriate outdoor activities with the children
planning and supervising rest, bed and nap times
reading to and with the children
helping with homework
tidying children's bedrooms and play areas
reinforcing appropriate discipline for the children
implementing daily routines
doing light housework
running errands
Education and Experience

high school graduate
further training in child care and development such as a formal nanny training program, early childhood classes and/or in-service training
proven child care experience with references
First Aid and CPR certification
Safety certification
Driving license and safe driving record
Key Competencies

ability to multitask
emotional maturity
good communication skills
good judgment skills
planning and organizing skills
stress tolerance
high energy level

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Post: #7
06-06-2011 03:19 PM

Well, I do all of those things ( and more) and don't get paid. Its called being a mother.

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Post: #8
06-06-2011 03:21 PM



unfortunately some people see life in terms of servants, supersubservience to the royal family, and the Daily Mail. Take their comments with a pinch of salt.

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Post: #9
06-06-2011 03:55 PM

*applauds Roz on her ability to get a dig at the Royal family into any given thread*

Although I agree - I'm a mother and do all that stuff for *free*. Except that it's not free because my husband feeds me, cloths me and puts a roof over my head. Call it payment in kind.

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Post: #10
06-06-2011 04:53 PM

This is obviously for American nannies, Brockley Babe -see 'diaper', 'high school graduate', 'training program'. I would expect that British nannies would concentrate more on the smack of firm discipline. And surely nannies have to wear uniforms, with lots of starched linen?

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Post: #11
06-06-2011 05:12 PM

I seem to recall a programme with Wendy Craig in called Nannies.
Not sure what training she had.
Can you have male nannies ?
Re qualification list I am amazed. No mention of Enid or the famous 5

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Post: #12
06-06-2011 05:13 PM

Actually, I feed and clothe myself , them and put the roof over our heads too- about 75% of it all. Call it unpaid overtime!

Generally nannies don't wear uniforms these days unless they are from the Norland school. You can get Norland trainees at good rates I believe.

The job of nanny is far ranging these days- in fact substitute mother or stand in mother is the real job description. Except usually the mother is still making the necessary phone calls, medical appointments, arranging school visits, completing the application forms etc and liaising with the nanny, in her lunch hour as well as buying emergency supplies of nappies and socks at her local Mothercare!

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Post: #13
06-06-2011 05:20 PM

I'm sure you do, Roz. My point is that someone pays for the childcare somewhere along the line. Either I work and pay someone else to do it, or one parent supports the other. I know (hope) Brian had his tongue in cheek when he refered to nannies as servants, but I consider what I do as very valuable and I wouldn't
begrudge someone 40k a year for doing the same. I suspect my husband would think it a bargain compared to what I cost him.

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Post: #14
12-06-2011 09:37 AM

I illegally worked as a "manny" in the US in 1993.

Million dollar house in California with a swimming pool and a jacuzzi and my boss kept trying to get me into bed.

$120 week plus room and food.

Duties were to make sure 2 boys aged 7 and 10 did their homework when they got home and keep them entertained/out of trouble and babysit a couple of nights a weeks.

We played basketball in the yard and I taught them how to play chess.

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Post: #15
12-06-2011 01:24 PM

Perhaps the boss thought you looked tired.

I thought only Hispanics worked illegally in CA.

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