How much travel your nanny has done during the past financial year is probably something you are currently calculating if you employ a nanny in the UK as it is now the end of the financial year.
Some nannies may do very little travel as part of their job, whilst others may do quite a lot of travel. It is therefore hard to generalise about how much travel a nanny would be doing as part of their job.
Personally I have done just shy of 3000 miles of work travel using my own car this past financial year. This figure may shock some of you, whilst for others it may not come as a surprise. The first 10,000 miles of business travel is what HMRC are concerned about, as that is where the limit is imposed with regard to the Approved Mileage Rate. After 10,000 miles the rate drops and thus if an employer pays over that rate the payments are subject to taxation.
If you are considering having a nanny, then start to track the mileage you do on an every day basis so you get a feel for what your nannies mileage might be. For example, if you drive to pre-school, then record the mileage of that round-trip. Do you drive to toddler group? How about popping to the shops for some last minute things? A trip to a castle, a museum, to a playground. Even the short trips can all add up, so get a feel for what sort of mileage your nanny might be doing by tracking the mileage you do each day.