Paying your employee their salary

This might seem like a bit of a 'no brainer' and sometimes it is, but it can be more complicated if you have things such as childcare vouchers to pay your employee.

In advance of each payday you will receive a payslip from us via email. You should open the attachment and look at the net pay on the payslip. This is the total amount of money that your employee needs to recieve from you.

You should then ensure that your employee receives this exact amount in total on their paydate (the date stated on the payslip). Ways in which this can be paid to your employee are:

  • Bank transfer
  • Cash
  • Cheque
  • Childcare Vouchers

*Please note that most nannies do not accept IOU's or shirt buttons as form of payment for their work.

It is important to make sure that your employee receives their salary payment on their payday, nannies have bills to and if you forget to pay them they can end up incurring fines with their banks and other providers. You wouldn't like it if your employer forgot to pay you and it is a very awkward thing for an employee to bring up for discussion, so it is far easier to just ensure that it doesn't happen. Additionally due to the RTI regulations with HMRC, they need to know when your employee is being paid and how much, this means that you must ensure that the payment is made on the payslip date.

If you are the sort of person who is likely to forget then think ahead and set a reminder or set up a standing order for approximately the right amount and then just adjust it as needed. Some clients set up the payment as soon as they get the payslip and arrange for it to be paid at the right time through their bank.

If for any reason you do not recieve your electronic payslip then please check your SPAM folder as many large providers change their filters occasionally which can result in our payslips not making it to your inbox. Call us or drop us an email and we will send another to you and we can give you the net amount over the phone as well. If you do not realise until it is too late and you need to pay your nanny immediately, then pay her something (obviously do not pay her too much) to keep her going and call us the next day.