What is the difference between a nanny and a childminder?
Nannies work from your home and are employed by you. As well as caring for your children, nannies perform other duties, which can include taking care of the children’s washing, cooking and tidying of the playroom, kitchen or children’s bedrooms.
Also, you are responsible for providing them with payslips, paying their tax and National Insurance contributions and ensuring they receive holidays and holiday pay and statutory sick/maternity pay.
Childminders work from their own home, are self-employed and can be looking after numerous children from different families. You will also tend to pay childminders per child, whereas with a nanny you will pay by the hour, which is cost-effective if you have more than one child.