COVID-19 info for parents and nannies

Working throughout COVID-19

Nurturing Nannies is proud to be a sub committee member of ANA ( Association of Nanny Agencies) and together we have been working hard behind the scenes to get clarification for our clients and nannies of how working throughout COVID -19 is effected below is our latest Statement

Statement – Coronavirus COVID-19 Virus Announcement 31/03/2020 @ 19:15

Our committee has tonight received notification from a Member of Parliament, Bim Afolami, MP for Harpenden and Hitchin, stating that the Treasury has advised that Nanny Employers who employ though the PAYE scheme and were on the payroll before 28 February 2020 will be eligible for the Government Job Retention Scheme should they decide to furlough their Nanny. 

The discussion should be between the Employer and the Employee and both parties need to agree. It is not for the Employee to simply decide they are no longer going in to work and demand to be paid or they could face disciplinary action. The family can only furlough your role if they do not require a replacement childcarer. Upon coming to an agreement it must also be put in writing with particulars of the furlough set out in a written document, signed by both parties.

The refund payable to the employer will be 80% (capped at £2’500) of the Nanny’s monthly salary.

We hope this is of help and clears up some of the doubt that has been prevalent in the last week concerning nannies being eligible for the furlough / Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme.