Frequently Asked Questions
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Drake International Nannies and Housekeepers
No, there is no obligation to pay until you choose and hire the candidate.
Placement guarantee is up to 3 months from the start date of employment, and is calculated on a sliding scale. If your nanny / housekeeper leaves within 3 months from the hire date, Drake will find a replacement.
If the candidate is not registered as self-employed, then yes, you will have to pay Tax and National Insurance on their behalf.
To make things easier, you can engage a payroll service who will calculate and manage these deductions on your behalf.
If your nanny/housekeeper is employed full time, they are entitled to 28.5 days paid holiday per year (this includes bank holidays)
The current hourly rate for a nanny in London starts at £10. If you will need help with family's food shopping or laundry then expect to pay at least £2 more per hour.
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Tel: +44 (0) 207 484 0871
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