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The Ultimate Guide to Gross vs Net Pay

Our handy guide to Gross versus Net, and why on the Happy Nest Jobs Board we list wages for jobs in gross figures. By “going gross”, payroll standards for nannies across the UK will continue to improve. And by understanding what gross income means, nannies will be more empowered when seeking and acquiring jobs.

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5 Things To Consider When Hiring A Nanny

We live in an age where not all of us have a village to lean on. So we seek the support of others. And these others, when done right, with love, care, attention, personalisation and professionalism – what an impact they have! So to go about bringing this balance into your household, consider first these 5 things. We’ve got you sorted!

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Childcare De-mystified – Nannies vs Au Pairs

Childcare De-mystified – Nannies vs Au Pairs Choosing childcare can be tricky. There are so many variables to consider. It’s a bit like choosing an ice cream with your children. You have to weigh up what will make them happy versus what you’d like them

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FAQs The Benefits of Ofsted Registration Explained

The Benefits of Ofsted Registration Explained   We’ve recently been thinking about those FAQs we get from nannies and families who are understandably baffled by the different types of childcare, qualifications and accreditations out there. (We recently blogged on the difference between nannies and childminders

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Childcare de-mystified – Nannies vs Childminders

What is it with the mind-boggling array of childcare options out there? You’ve got au pairs, childminders, nannies, nurseries and preschools – all offering different services at different rates. Making sense of it all is almost as painful as going to the supermarket on a