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Iā€™m In A Nanny Share. Legally Does Each Family Have To Pay Me At Least Minimum Wage.

You're being ripped off. However, it is your responsibility as a professional to assert your worth to those who seek your services because many of them will not recognize it or respect it without you asserting it (in a professional manner of course). A lot of people fail to realize... more

Paying Taxes On Your Nanny In The Year They Turn 18

To my knowledge, if she provides her services to you for X number of hours annually, then it would fall under taxable income. Like someone already mentioned, it's better to reach out to an employment/tax expert to make sure that the information you're getting is accurate. If... more

Back Ground Check/ Driver's License

That is standard procedure, so don't bother to hire anyone who objects to provide that. However, don't ask for that kind of information right away unless you're sure that's the individual you want to hire or at least one of the individuals you are seriously considering... more

šŸ˜³ What's The Most Embarrassing Moment You've Had On The Job? šŸ˜³

Many years ago while walking upstairs with a pile of my laundered clothes in my hands- because heaven forbid that I use a basket-, I accidentally dropped some clothes from the very top of the stairs. As the universe will have it, one of my underwear landed on my employer’s... more

šŸ¤” What Are Your Favorite Activities To Do On The First Day With A New Family? šŸ¤”

BUILDING & DECORATING PAPER GOODS: I like this because it's fun, easy and typically, mess free. None of the children I've ever taken care of knew how to make items such as paper  boat or mask prior to me teaching them. So, this has been one of my go to... more

What Is The Daily Rate For Nanny?

Like few people already pointed out, there is no standard daily rate because there are several factors that determine a nanny's salary. This includes (in no particular order): 1. Qualifications- From experience to education, etc. 2. Children- Number of children and their age 3. Shifts/Hours- Weekends, early mornings... more

How Do You Make Bed Time Quality Time?

Assuming the general bed time is 8:30PM, ask each child to be in his/her room by 8PM. Once they settle down, proceed into each of their rooms- starting with the youngest-for a little one-on-one. If the kids share a room, you can ask them to come one-by-one to... more

Real Talk With Nannies: My Tips On Taking Charge Of Your Caregiving Career recently posted the question “What advice would you give a caregiver just starting out?”  Here are some tips I have for someone who is just starting out or even someone who has been a Nanny for years: KNOW YOUR WORTH: You will meet prospective employers/clients who... more