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Nanny crisis in the U.K.
minty | January 25, 2006 at 04:22 pmby
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Nannies in the U.K. are earning up to $56,000 a year and being offered new cars, free cellphones and gym memberships as posh Britons compete for their services. New visa regulations that prevent visitors from Australia and New Zealand -- two prime sources of English-speaking nannies -- from working more than a year have been cited as a major factor in the nanny shortage. By contrast, a newly trained nurse in the U.K. is paid on average $37,000 and teachers starting on their careers $49,000.