British Nanny

A British Nanny is the ‘Mary Poppins’ of nannies.  These women (and men!) are born and bred in Britain and will speak English as their first language.  British nannies have historical connections to many different countries and places, but P&T consider ‘British’ Nannies as those born in the United Kingdom.

We understand that some candidates are born outside of the UK and then become citizens of the UK at a later stage in their lives.  In fact many of our nannies do!  For those of entry to mid-level experience these would be considered either a Live in Nanny or Live out Nanny, and those of the very experienced category would fall into the Super Nanny category.  The majority of our British Nannies live in London, but also work around the world including the Middle East, Europe, China and the USA.

Clients who opt to hire a British Nanny do so with the knowledge that their child(ren) will be raised with a neutral accent and perfect English.  Sometimes they want the culture and customs of the UK at the forefront of the child(rens) education, and at other times prefer a British nanny for ease of travel to foreign countries.  Whatever the reasons might be, P&T have a range of incredible British Nannies on our books.


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How we can help you find the right British nanny

At Polo & Tweed we recruit the highest quality British nannies for elite families. We are uniquely positioned to recruit British nannies because we are based in London and understand the English culture very well. When you work with us you can rest assured that you will:

  • Receive personal care – we have a close relationship with our clients. We listen to all of your specific requirements, questions, and concerns before starting our search for your perfect British nanny.
  • Best selection of live in nannies – our location in London, our database, and our extended network with other luxury agencies gives us access to the best British nannies in the world.
  • Quality assurance – we don’t get paid until you find the perfect nanny.


What you need to consider in a British nanny:


Most of our British Nannies are career nannies.  Meaning that they have worked as a Nanny since they have left school and consider this career as a full time career path.  In turn they are both experienced and on higher salaries. On some occasion we get entry/mid level British Nannies joining our books, and we help place these British Nannies into families that have a slightly more tight budget.  However even these families with a smaller budget offer excellent packages and incentives.


Many of our clients ask their full time nannies to travel with the family to help.  Again this needs to be reflected in the salary/package offered, and typically clients will agree a ‘holiday rate’ to pay to the nanny if they are being asked to work 24/7 for a number of days in a row.  Travel is easy with a British Nanny as they will hold a British passport and mean that it is easily travelled on to even less popular countries.


Accents place a large part of child(rens) development.  British Nannies include English, Scottish, Welsh and Irish accents.  We also have British born nannies who have spent a great deal of time in the USA or Australia and have slight accents.  These are all things to consider when hiring a British Nanny.  Most of our clients are open to accents, but some specific a specific accent.  RP or received pronunciation is considered the neutral accent in the United Kingdom.


At P&T we have British Nannies of all ages on our books.  We urge clients to look at the experience rather than the age, as the experience is what shows us the Nanny’s capacity and capability.


We have both female and male Nannies and Mannies(!).  Again this is clients preference.  Sometimes clients who have boys prefer to hire male nannies and again P&T does not discriminate between gender.  However it is always down to our client and their circumstances and environment, and of course which Nanny is most qualified for the position as to who is awarded the job at hand.


Salary you would expect to pay:

Salary ranges tend to be on the higher side for British Nannies.  This is due to the fact that the client is expecting perfect English/neutral accent.  This is P&T general guide to salary:

Entry level/Less experienced Live out Nannies:  £450 – £550 net per week

Mid level/More experienced Live in Nannies:  £550 – £800 net per week

High level/Very experienced Live in Nannies:  £800+ net per week

This can all be affected by package offered, and P&T is well versed with any type of challenge!


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If you have further questions about British nannies, feel free to send us a message or contact us by phone +44 (0) 203 858 0233