You can put in your applications what your standard rate is. You know what your care is worth! Whoever places the first numerical value sets the standard, so go ahead in your applications and let them know what your rate is. Is it $10/hr, and an additional $2/hr... more
Personally, I always clean when the children are asleep -- at least, I clean up the messes we made while the parents were out (toys, dinner, etc.). They are not paying you to clean, so technically, you don't have to, but it just goes above and beyond to show a... more
If you're using your car, you could ask that they pay a rate for mileage. As for the cleaning and meal-prep, which I find often comes standard with nannying, you could talk about a higher standard rate. If this is more demanding than the usual childcare that you charge... more
You have to be honest about the situation, especially if you're not comfortable with it. As a nanny, you become a part of the family in some ways, and if you're going to be spending a lot of time with the kids, both you and the children need... more
This really depends on the individual child -- their age, their mental state, the reasons they're acting out. With my little brother, who has Oppositional Defiance Disorder, taking away toys or electronics doesn't stop the bad behavior. It actually makes it worse, and he becomes aggressive. It really is... more
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