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Feb 4, 2008
British Nannies In-Demand Abroad
- Maria Theresa S. Samante Email this article

The demand for British nannies shows no sign of decreasing according to Oliver Black, director of Tinies.


Tinies is the biggest childcare agency in Britain. They have established offices in Australia, New Zealand and Bermuda to attend to the growing demand of nannies abroad.


Tinies, according to Mr. Black, has arranged more than 300 overseas jobs in 2007 which is about 57% higher than the 200 recorded in 2006.  Because of the attractive salary which is almost £30,000, the competition to beat overseas salary offers is stiff.


One family residing in Moscow is offering £80,000 a year including perks package for a nanny.


“The Russian job was a particularly generous package but it is not unusual for the £40,000 barrier to be broken,” said Mr. Black in an article at


He also added that presently there are about 5,000 British nannies working abroad and they stay in their jobs for several years.


“There is no doubt that the popularity of Jo Frost on the TV show Supernanny is one of the reasons why British childcarers are seen as the best. And historically we have the Mary Poppins image of the traditional British nanny,” the article also quote.


Brita Little, a British nanny talk about her job positively. She said, “I didn’t go into it for the money. It’s a great job and a really good way to see the world and meet new people. Also, parents want their children to be communicating in English.”


Brita, a 32 year earns some £50,000 including perks package. She takes care of two children a six year-old, Isabella, and four-year old, Jacques.

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