What are the benefits of using Nannies & Mannies?

The greatest benefit Nannies & Mannies offers is peace of mind. We are Spain’s premier provider of bespoke childcare and educational solutions. We save you time by recruiting, vetting, and presenting nannies who are well suited to your families specific needs and personality. We provide you with counsel throughout the recruitment process to ensure you are smoothly guided to a successful employment offer.

What are the different types of childcare?

A nanny can either be in sole charge where both parents are working or proxy nanny, where the nanny works closely with a parent.

Where do you find your nannies?

Our nannies & mannies find us through personal and client referrals, our extensive high-end global network, our website, networking, and most importantly word of mouth.  We actively recruit for every family we work with and are constantly receiving new applications from across Spain, the UK, Europe and the US (dependent on the families’ location and requirements).

How do you screen your nannies?

Read about our screening process here.

What does your background check cover?

We run comprehensive background checks including:

  • Criminal background check
  • Reference check
  • Qualifications check
  • Social security verification
  • Residence status and work permit check
  • Initial interview

What are the standard working hours for a nanny?

Permanent – full-time live-in/live-out Nannies – 8 hours a day (typically Monday to Friday)

Temporary – full time live-in / live-out Nannies – hours and duration of employment to be agreed between you and your childcarer.

What are the duties of a nanny?

A nanny will manage all nursery responsibilities relating to the children, providing daily care of both child and their personal effects.

They will make certain that play areas are clean, safe and organised. Your nanny will also make sure that the children are socially active; organising play dates, attending baby classes, daily excursions, visiting the library etc.

A nanny will use their knowledge and skills to further the children’s development through organised play and provide a stimulating array of activities that enable learning opportunities.

A nanny will not be expected to do any heavy housekeeping, family cooking or any other work unrelated to the children, unless agreed to before employment commencement.

Can a nanny provide babysitting services too?

A nanny can babysit, and is commonly agreed to be taken from Monday-Friday. A supplement fee for additional babysitting is regular, and rates should be discussed and agreed to before employment commencement.

What is the salary of a permanent Nanny?

Salaries are individually negotiated, accounting for experience, qualifications and the client’s unique requirements. On average, you should expect to pay a nanny €500 – €600+ net per week (additional accommodation and food package may apply).  Nannies usually get paid at the end of the month.

How long does it take to find a permanent nanny?

Our goal is to find your family the right nanny as soon as possible. A regular nanny search can take between 2 and 8 weeks, depending on the current market, the specifics of your search, and your family’s response time.

What about holiday entitlement?

Permanent nannies are entitled to 4 weeks paid holiday, including National holidays or additional payment is required. Holiday times are mutually agreed between the employer and the employee, in many cases, each party electing 2 weeks according to preference.

Childcarers may travel with their families, however this must be agreed on prior to employment commencement. During such travel, the employer is required to cover all travel expenses, food, accommodation and the nanny’s wage.

And what are your responsibilities as an employer?

In the case of a permanent or temporary live-in nanny, the employer is required to provide the nanny’s accommodation, food and wage. The employer is responsible for paying the nannies tax and national insurance (social security).

In the case of all other nannies, the employer is required to provide lunch during a regular work day. If the nanny works overtime or is travelling with the family, breakfast and/or dinner must also be provided. The employer is responsible for paying the nannies wage, tax and national insurance (social security).

How much does a temporary nanny cost?

Temporary nannies will charge (€120- €150+ net per day) – depending on the hours required. If you require the temporary nanny to stay overnight, an additional fee is normally added to supplement these extra hours, once the children are in bed.

Please note, that for emergency bookings made during important public holidays including Easter, Christmas, New Years Eve etc, clients will be required to pay almost double the hourly rate.

Agency placement fees for a temporary / holiday nanny requested to travel with a family overseas is an added €50 per day.

We place temporary nannies in Barcelona, Spain and overseas.

Do you have bilingual nannies?

Many of our professional nannies are fluent in second and third languages such as Spanish, French, Mandarin, and German to name but a few. We pride ourselves on placing specialised nannies, but it is important to note that this is likely to add to your recruitment timeline as these requirements will significantly reduce the size of your candidate pool.

How can a special needs trained nanny help?

Children with special needs may have individual requirements due to the nature of their impairment. A trained nanny can assist with:

  • Goal setting
  • Making slight changes in the child’s environment
  • Providing developmentally appropriate activities that will help the child feel capable and avoid activities that can be done only a certain way.
  • Avoiding over stimulation
  • Modelling appropriate play behaviours by being a play-friend
  • Confidence building
  • Help with the teaching of specific developmental skills
  • Help teach siblings how to interact with a special needs child
  • Provide challenging opportunities and activities to support the child’s strengths and capabilities
  • Behaviour intervention – watching and reacting to signs of unusual behaviour
  • Teach problem-solving skills

How much should I pay for an overseas nanny?

  • Salaries for a nanny working overseas are individually negotiated, accounting for age, experience, qualifications and the client’s unique requirements.
  • Nanny’s working abroad will earn from €800 to €1000+ net per week for all countries outside of Spain. This is based on 5 days a week work, 8 hours a day.
  • Nanny’s accommodation and food allowance must be included as a part of this package.
  • Nannies and employers are obliged to investigate tax obligations of the country in which they are residing and working, and nannies should investigate their tax obligations in their home country as well.

What hiring services do you provide?

  • Interview suggestions & guidelines for clients and candidates
  • Sample job descriptions and work agreements
  • Salary and contract negotiation assistance
  • Household employment guidelines including payroll and tax services (Spain Only)
  • Support systems and contacts for candidate relocating to your area
  • Information and resources for childcare providers