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Taxes, salaries and contracts

Taxes

It's important you research the legal and tax requirements for having or working as a nanny in the Netherlands. 

Nannies who work four or more days 

 

Legally nannies working more than three days per week for the same family must be employed. The amount of hours per day is not a factor. Nannies who work a few hours per day for more than three days per week for the same family must be employed.

The employer will need to provide the following:

  • Organise payment of nanny's taxes and insurances

  • Four weeks or more paid vacation

  • 8% holiday pay

  • Sick pay. 

Nannies who work three or less days 

There are three options for nannies who work three days or less: 

  • Employed

  • Working under the Regeling Dienstverlening aan Huis

  • Autonomous entrepreneur (self employed).

It's important to discuss these options with Holgate Nannies during the intake. For all three options taxes must be declared.

Employed

The employer organises payment of the nannies taxes and insurances. 

Regeling Dienstverlening aan Huis

The family will need to provide the following: ​

  • Four weeks or more paid vacation

  • 8% holiday pay

  • 70% sick pay for six weeks. 

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 organise a proof of work document for the nanny. 

Autonomous entrepreneur

Also referred to as self employed/freelancer will be registered at KVK. The nanny will invoice for payments. It depends on the nannies KVK registration and annual income if you will need to pay VAT. They usually work part time for a variety of families. Self employed nannies are paid a higher hourly rate as they are not guaranteed paid holiday or sick pay. A self employed nannies hourly rate starts from €18 gross.

Salaries

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

Childcare allowance

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

Contracts

It is the family and nannies decision if they choose to have a contract. It is something we highly recommend. You are not required to use our contract template. Holgate Nannies is an agency that connects families with nannies and provides you with this template contract as a complimentary to it's services. The provision of this contract cannot be regarded as (legal) advice or any other service outside the scope of Holgate Nannies. Although this template contract has been prepared with the fullest care, Holgate Nannies does not accept any risk or liability for damages following from its use. Use of this template is thus at your own risk. Holgate Nannies encourages her clients to seek individual advice in order to understand the fiscal, financial and legal consequences of taking on a nanny.

It's important you research the legal and tax requirements for having or working as a nanny in the Netherlands.

Holgate Nannies is an agency that connects families with nannies. The provision of this information cannot be regarded as (legal) advice or any other service outside the scope of Holgate Nannies.