Professional Nanny

Income and contract

In principle a nanny negotiates herself with the parents about th eincome she wants to earn. Professional Nanny (PLUS ) can help with this negotiation. The average gross hourly salary is between 9,83 and 20,00 an hour, including 8% vacationmoney.

The salary depends on a number of factors:

- Does the nanny have an education with which she can be registered whereas the parents have a right to tax-benefits.

- The education level of the nanny

- The number of years the nanny has experience

- The number of children the nanny takes care of

- The amount of money the parents can/will pay per hour

- Weather the nanny gets paid during sickness (6 weeks or umlimited)

- Weather the nanny gets paid when the parents are on vacation

- Weather she gets 4 weeks of paid vacation herself

- Social insurance with the UWV or not


There are different ways a nanny can be hired by the parents:

- Regulation for Personel at Home

A nanny that works three days a week or less for the parents can be hired under the Regulation for Personel at Home. The parents don't need to pay taxes and social security for the nanny, who is not insured with the UWV and gets a gross salary per hour. To make sure a registered nanny gets an income that fits the labourmarket, Professional Nanny set a minimum hourly salary (see below). This includes 8% vacationmoney. There is a correction of the inflation every year.

When the nanny can't be registered, the minimum hourly salary becomes an advice, but the nanny always earns the minimumwages + 8% vacation money.

1 child               € 11,75

2 children          € 13,00

3 children          € 14,50

4 children          € 16,00

5 children          € 17,50

6 children          € 19,00

When the nanny has an education with which she can be registered, the parents have the right to kinderopvangtoeslag (tax-benefits) and pay bureau costs to Professional Nanny (gastouderbureau) monthly on top of the salary of the nanny. Under the Regulation for Personel at Home the nanny has a right to 4 weeks of paid vacation, fro which she takes two weeks together with the parents, she gets paid when the parents are on vacation, she gets paid for 6 weeks when she is sick (minimum wages + 8% vacation money). The nanny gets a gross salary per hour and pays taxes herself once a year.


- ZZP-Nanny (nanny with her own business)

A nanny can get tax-benefits when she starts her own business registered with the Chamber of Commerce. A registered nanny delivers offical daycare and does not have to pay BTW. A nanny that is not registered must pay 21% BTW over her income.
A nanny with her own business can not work for 1 family, she must have multiple clients to be recognized as an entrepeneur by the tax office. She pays less taxes as an employee when she works over 1225 hours a year and can proof she has the risk of losing her income. An entrepeneur can insure herself for long-term illness and invalidity. She has an agreement with the parents in which they decide to work together on an equal basis.

A nanny with her own business determines her own hourly wages, she will take in account the risks she has when she gets ill or goes on vacation. The parents have no risks, but pay a higher price per hour. A nanny with her own business, must demand at least the minimum wages + 8 % vacation money per hour.

- Full time nanny

A full time nanny is fully employed by the parents and can work a maximem of 40 hours a week. She gets a net income, the parents pay her taxes and social security benefits. She has a right to 4 weeks of paid vacation and paid sickleave. A full time nany can get three temporary contracts in two year, after that she has the right to a unlimited contract. As the nanny is insured with the UWV for long term illnes, invalidity and unemployment, the gross hourly wages can be a little lower as under the Regulation for Personel at Home.The nanny always gets at least the minimum wages + 8% vacationmoney per hour.

- Payrolling

When the parents use a payrolling organization to pay the salary of the nanny, the nanny gets a contract with the payrolling organization and gets at leaast the minimum wages + 8% vacationmoney. The payrolling organization send her to the parents to work for them. The nanny gets a net salary, the taxes and social security benefits are paid by the payrolling organization. She has the right to 4 weeks of paid vacation and paid sickleave. She is insured with the UWV for long term illness, invaliditu=y and unemployment. She can get a maximum of three temporary contracts in two years. After that she can no longer be paid by the payrolling organization.