Services for Young Children


Child age range

  • Any age, though tends to be 0 – 8 age range


  • Nannies are employed by the parent to provide care for children in the parent’s home

  • Some nannies may live with the family

  • Some nannies may agree to do additional jobs around the house (cooking, cleaning, etc)

Quality assurance

Most nannies have a recognised childcare qualification or nursery nurse training, but this is not compulsory.

Nannies do not have to be registered with the Office for Standards in Education, Children's Services and Skills (Ofsted).

Nannies can be registered through the voluntary part of the Ofsted Childcare Register (called Home Childcarers) if they meet requirements.

If a nanny is registered through the voluntary part of the Ofsted Childcare Register, parents may be able to access financial support to help pay for childcare via Tax Credits/ Universal Credit or employer supported Childcare Vouchers.


Some nannies may work for an agency so fees differ.

If parents employ a nanny direct take home wages average £315 per week*, depending on hours, experience, and whether the nanny lives in or not.

Parents, as employers will need to pay for tax and National Insurance contributions, as well as holiday, sick pay, insurance for car, etc.

Times available

  • Fits in with unusual working hours

  • Can work full or part time

  • Flexibility

For details of nanny (and au pair) agencies covering the Hampshire area click here.

* Based on figures provided by the Nannytax Wages Survey 2013 published in January 2014