getting a nanny, could it be cheaper?

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    Nursery is so expensive and I don’t really want my kids out of my site while my youngest (nearly 1) is so young. I’m thinking about getting a live-out nanny, just 3 afternoons a week to give me some free time to get on with my business. It’s not as expensive as I thought. I’m just worried it sounds a bit poncey, having a nanny!



    How many kids have you got? I think on the whole, if you have more children, it can be cheaper to get a nanny than pay for nursery, but if it’s just one child then a nursery would be cheaper. In my area, a full day at nursery is around £45. That is for up to 10 hours. If you paid a nanny say £8 per hour and wanted them for 10 hours a day, it’s nearly double! But if you have 2 or 3 kids, then it starts to look more attractive. It depends also on how flexible you want them to be. You might not want to pay £45 for a full day at nursery when you only need them looking after between 9 and 3 for example.
    And don’t worry about it sounds ‘poncy’ haha! Just say the childminder is coming over if you’re that bothered.



    I pay a lot extra in wrap around care for afterschool club for my eldest 2 (I have 3 altogether) so I think if I had a nanny to help in the afternoons, I could also save money on the eldest 2

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