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Our agency is based in Amsterdam, but we place nannies across Europe.

We recommend that you contact us as soon as you decide you need a nanny. Every search length varies depending on the requirements. Ideally this takes between 4 - 12 weeks.

Nannies registered with Holgate Nannies are not entitled to the government childcare allowance.

This will depend on your experience and qualifications

Our nannies must have an EU passport or work permit relevant to work in the Netherlands. There are also more specific requirements

Nanny salaries vary depending on experience, qualifications, duties, responsibilities, location and the job requirements. For a maternity nanny or Newborn Care Specialist the rate would be higher depending on their experience and qualifications.

Each country has different rules, but in NL nannies working 3+ days per week for the same family must be employed by the family (No. of hours per day is not a factor). The employer will need to provide the following contractual agreements:​

  • Payment of nanny's taxes and insurances
  • Four weeks or more paid vacation
  • 8% holiday pay
  • Sick pay. 

In the Netherlands here are three options for nannies who work three days or less: 

  • Employed - The employer organizes payment of the nannies taxes and insurances. 
  • Working under the Regeling Dienstverlening aan Huis
  • Autonomous entrepreneur (self employed).

​Nannies working under Regeling Dienstverlening aan Huis can file taxes as autonomous non-entrepreneur. Nannies who are autonomous non-entrepreneurs are required to insure themselves with UWV for WIA and WW. The Nanny is responsible and liable for paying the applicable (i.a., wage, income, etc.) taxes, levies and withholdings over the salary. The family will need to organize a proof of work document for the nanny. ​​

The family will need to provide the following: ​

  • Four weeks or more paid vacation
  • 8% holiday pay
  • 70% sick pay for six weeks.

Autonomous entrepreneurs (also referred to as self employed/freelancer) will be registered at the KVK. The nanny will invoice for payments. It depends on the nannies KVK registration and annual income whether they pay VAT. They usually work part time and adhoc for a variety of families. Self employed nannies are paid a higher hourly rate as they are not guaranteed paid holiday or sick pay. They set their own schedule and quite often have their own business in another field.

Holgate Nannies is an intermediary agency.  We do not hire nannies directly, but we will help with employment guidance and yes, if your placement is in NL we provide a template contract containing all the information required: holiday, sick pay, guaranteed working hours etc to be edited as agreed with both nanny and family. If your placement is outside of the Netherlands we can refer you to the appropriate services.

You can get certifications HERE

If you’ve lived in the country for less than 3 months you will need a police check from the country you lived in previously. You will also will need a police check from the Netherlands (or country you will be working in). Please contact us for more information.

Holgate Nannies continues to place nannies. We closely follow the guidelines of the GGD and RIVM. For more information about hiring a nanny during COVID-19 please get in touch.