Nannies can either work through an employment contract, or through a freelance registration. Each way of working is fully legal when managed appropriately, and will count towards childcare related tax rebates if all payments are made via bank transfer.

Employment contracts come in three kinds: Mini-Job, Midi-Job and Full-Time. Each kind can be fixed term or open end. Extra Arms will explain the differences between the types of contracts to each family during the Family Consultation, so the family can decide what best applies to their situation.

If a family becomes their Nanny’s employer, Extra Arms will assist with the bureaucracy involved, and provide continued mediation and support throughout your Nanny’s placement with you.

Freelance Nannies choose to work through a freelance registration, invoicing their clients at regular intervals. Freelance Nannies tend to take short term work, or work involving fewer hours, in order to ensure they do not become “falsely employed” by any one family. Extra Arms will support each family and freelance Nanny throughout each placement, helping them to understand how to structure their relationship appropriately.


Nanny rates will vary depending on the specific characteristics of the position on offer and the experience and skill set of the Nanny. You should expect your employed Nanny to cost from twenty-two to thirty-five Euros per hour including taxes and social security. Freelancers will charge from twenty to thirty-five Euros per hour, and will need some paid time off for vacation and illness to be included in your freelance agreement with them. Rates will vary depending on set-up, age and number of children, number of hours on offer and specific training, qualifications and experience of your Nanny.


Each family will be charged a Family Consultation fee of 65 Euros plus VAT. This covers the initial consultation (whether it takes place in person, or via phone/video chat), a bespoke quote, cost overview and draft job description.

If and when the family decided to go ahead and search for a Nanny  through Extra Arms they will be charged a Search activation fee of 65 Euros plus VAT.

Placement fees will be calculated based family income, Nanny compensation and expected length of the placement. The placement fee will become due only if and when you decide to work with a Nanny represented by Extra Arms. The placement fee is a once-off payment (unless your temporary placement exceeds its intended duration).

For temporary placements (i.e. placements with a fixed end date and or expected to last under 12 weeks), families will be charged 12% of the total gross value of the placement (Nanny salary), plus VAT.

For permanent placements – NON Mini Job (i.e. placements with no fixed end date and/or expected to last over 12 weeks), families will be charged 10% of yearly gross Nanny salary (for freelance arrangements 10% of total yearly freelance Nanny compensation), plus VAT.

For permanent Mini Job placements families will be charged 650 euros plus VAT.

For Nanny Shares, the families will split the placement fee among them in any way they see fit. A 10% discount on Nanny Placement fees will be available to all families whose combined income falls under 5000 euros per month gross. Installment options are available to all families upon request.


External Placements are those in which a Nanny and family have found each other independently but wish Extra Arms to support in understanding and regularizing their working relationship. For External Placements we charge 40% of what we’d charge if the placement was internal.

The process will involve:

  • One consultation with each party, as needed
  • One consultation with all parties present
  • Support in the drafting of a bilingual document you may use as your contract/agreement
  • Supporting contract registration, when desired
  • Continued support during your work together