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What You Need to Know About Employers Liability Insurance (ELI)

2019 April 29

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ELI is a legal requirement for all employers in the UK, which is set by the Employers Liability (Compulsory Insurance) Act 1969.  As the employer, you must have insurance as soon as you employ a nanny.

Your policy must cover you for at least £5 million and come from an authorised insurer, as this will help you pay compensation if your nanny becomes ill or sustains an injury because of the work they do for you.

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Working Time Regulations Explained

2019 April 22

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The law states that most workers should not have to work more than 48 hours per week.  This includes overtime. If an employee wishes to work more than 48 hours a week, they can do so, but the employer cannot tell the employee that they have to.

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Can a Nanny Be Self-Employed?

2019 April 15

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A nanny is considered an employee if they –

  • Have to do work for themselves
  • Can be told what to do at any time, where to carry out work and how to do it
  • Paid by the hour, week or month
  • Can be moved from task to task
  • Receive bonus payments or paid overtime

Can a Nanny be self-employed?

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What is the Nanny Share Tax Code Split?

2019 April 8

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The term ‘tax code split’ is where the nanny’s tax-free allowance is split proportionately between their employers so that all parties avoid paying basic rate tax on nanny’s gross pay.

If both employees agree a gross salary than a tax code split is not necessary, as all parties’ total costs will be protected, and each employer will be paying the correct deductions.

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What is a Nanny Share?

2019 April 1

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A nanny share is where nanny cares for the child or children of two or more families at the same time, and the costs are split between the families.  These types of arrangements are becoming an increasingly popular way of making nanny employment more affordable and accessible for many families.

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Contract of Employment Advice for Nannies and Parents

2019 March 25

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All nannies are entitled to receive a contract of employment within 2 calendar months of their start date. It should contain the Terms and Conditions of employment, including the following:

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5 Easter Activities for Children

2019 March 18

With Easter right around the corner, we’ve scoured the internet for some fantastic Easter activities for children of all ages!

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Sun Awareness for Children

2019 March 14

With the weather in the UK taking a turn for the better recently, we’re finally getting reacquainted with the sun, so what better time to brush up on sun safety and to help you ensure your children are sun aware.

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Student Loan Advice for Parents & Nannies

2019 March 11

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A nanny may have an outstanding student loan when starting work for a parent, this will either be noted on their P45 from previous employment, or HMRC will send a notice through to the parent or the parent’s payroll agent.

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Redundancy Advice for Parents & Nannies

2019 March 4

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If a parent was to make nanny redundant the nanny would be entitled to redundancy pay after 2 years of complete service. The parent should have at least one meeting with the nanny to discuss redundancy and if there are any alternative roles – part-time nanny/housekeeper or going from live-in nanny to live-out. A 4-week trial period at the alternative role must be offered. A nanny can tell the parent that the job is not suitable within these 4-weeks, and this will not affect the nanny’s right to statutory redundancy.

If a nanny unreasonably turns down a suitable alternative to the current job, they may lose the right to statutory redundancy.

If redundancy is the only option, a parent must give the correct notice period and pay: read more…