Pay for live in Nanny?

posted 3 years ago in Babies
Post # 3
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210 posts
Helper bee

As a former nanny I wold not recommand having a live-in for that amount of time. I have never done it but known people who have and only take a live-in if its full time work usually, unless you are hiring a student. Having to use thier own car, take them on playdates or school, most nannies go for 15-20 an hour. Anything less than that isnt worth living with another family for in my opnion. Also draw up a contract, you need that. 

Post # 4
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493 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: March 2014

@ellie22: 

What @AquamarineQueen said. Are you legitimately only planning on this person working 20 hours a week, in which case you’re having a stranger living in your home for a total of 4 hours of help on weekdays only?

It’s not impossible that someone would want to work in this arrangement, but it has a lot of potential downsides and pitfalls for everyone and could easily end in either or even both of you feeling taken advantage of, and you’re probably not going to attract the most qualified candidates.

Post # 5
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681 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2015

@ellie22:  I have worked as a nanny and am currently a personal chef. If you are working with someone who has been trained/educated as a nanny, you should be paying about $20. If you think they are going to live with you, you need to be paying them a full time salary above poverty level, because they will be owrking more than 20 hours per week, otherwise they wouldn’t be living with you. Obviously they are going to be helping more than 4 hours a day. 

A common misconception that nannies don’t need to be paid well. If you expect them to take superior care of your children, they should be paid a fair salary. 

Post # 6
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370 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: January 2014

My nanny doesn’t live with us, but she used to work 35 hours per week before my son started 1st grade and I pay her $15 per hour.   However, she is in her 50s and was not fully dependent on us for her livelihood.

Post # 7
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629 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

Think about an au pair?

Post # 8
Hostess
9919 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: May 2014

When I was a part-time nanny in University (and working a second job – I was a busy bee) I worked about 20 hours a week for the family, used their car (didn’t have my own) to shuffle the kids around, did some light cleaning (laundry, dishes) and prepared meals for the kids and sometimes stared supper.  I was paid $8 a hour ($2 above min wage) but that was 2004/2005 – which would be about $15/hour now.

 

If you wanted someone live in – you could probably trade room and board with a student if you only need 20 hours a week.

Post # 9
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493 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: March 2014

@MsGinkgo:  $15/hrx20hrs/week= $1200 a month. Which is not a bargain for shared room and board in most places. 

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