How much does childcare cost and what’s the difference?
The cost of childcare is an important consideration for families in the UK. Childcare costs vary significantly depending on the type of childcare you choose.
Prices vary according to the type of childcare that you need, the hours that you need childcare for and the experience and qualifications that you’re chosen candidate has. Location also affects the price of childcare, for example Nanny’s in London cost considerably more than Nannies in Birmingham or Nannies in Manchester.
Typically babysitters and au pairs are the least expensive type of child care with the least experience and qualifications but that’s not to say they won’t provide excellent care and be perfect solution to your childcare needs. Live in Nannies in London are highly sought after and provide the most expensive childcare. They provide round the clock care for families, with high levels of experience, up to date CRB check and childcare training.
Each childcare candidate on FAB has the option of displaying their regular hourly, weekly, or monthly charges on their profile page and each candidate includes the type of childcare or domestic service that they can provide.
For example, Jodie is a childcarer based in Harpenden. She is available for a number of child care jobs in the Harpenden area including Nanny live out, Nanny part time, Babysitter, Afterschool Nanny, Nanny Housekeeper, and Housekeeper. She has ten years experience and charges £7 per hour.
If you are returning to work or just need extra help with your little ones, the following should be considered before beginning your childcare search as it will greatly affect the cost of your childcare:
How much can I afford to spend on childcare?
How often do I need childcare?
Do I want childcare in my own home or away from my home?
Do I want someone with many years of experience or am I happy with an inexperienced au pair?
Am I willing to have my childcare live in my home or do I prefer my families privacy?
The age of your children, a baby requires much more specialised care than a teenager.
Where do you live? Childcare costs in London are higher than say Birmingham simply because the cost of living is higher.
Am I eligible for Working Tax Credits or Childcare Vouchers?