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Is pricing for overnight care the same as for care during the day?

Are overnight rates the same as day rates?

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Should be the same as the nanny is watching the children not sleeping deeply in case the children wake up.

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User in Buda, TX
Nov. 22, 2018

If the child goes to bed at 7pm and gets up at 6am and stays asleep for the night, I charge $75.00 the night from 7pm-6am before and after that I charge normal. If the child stays awake one hour during his sleepy time and I wake up to work I charge an hour of work but this have actually never been the case.

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Iva in Berkeley, CA
Sept. 28, 2018

If they posted $10-30 an hour and then switched it to $4 an hour, that's a red flag. They lack integrity and are not to be trusted. You can expect other deceptions and tricksters down the road. I wouldn't do business with them> MOVE ON. $4 is way way below minimum wage and certainly not appropriate for Alzheimer's care, which is very demanding, with a lot of responsibilities and legal consequences. MOVE ON

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Daniel in Bedford, MA
Sept. 25, 2018

There is no difference. If there is alot to do in a shift, I recommend parents to pay more. If there is not much to do in a shift, I recommend parents to pay less.

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I would say it depends on the needs of the child. If they sleep through the night, then I would say he rate could be lowered. But if the child doesn't, then id say the rate should go up, because of the time.

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User in Van Nuys, CA
Sept. 7, 2018

It really depends on the family and nanny agreement.

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No. Overnight care should be less if the caregiver is not required to stay awake. If the child has a trach/vent then the caregiver should remain awake and should be compensated based on care needed and caregiver skill/experience level.

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User in Atlanta, GA
Sept. 4, 2018

Pricing is completely up to you. Once you decide your hourly rate speak with the family and see if that works for them.

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Usually if you charge $15 an hour (as an example) during the day....charge $10 for the hours the child or children are sleeping. Unless the child is a baby who has needs all night as well, then charge the same.

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This is usually contingent upon what your responsibilities are overnight. I have worked for families where I was just staying there and allowed to sleep. As more of a just in case. In that situation a flat rate works best for me. If it is more having to do with monitoring a child overnight or active work than I would say it goes back to the hourly rate.

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User in Parker, CO
Aug. 29, 2018

no, it should be more with newborns, only because it seems like less but being overnight, can be more exhausting since you are suppose to sleep at night!

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I think that it depends on how old the child is. If the child is younger than two, you should up your price by a dollar or so. nothing crazy, but a little more than during the day. Especially if you know you'll be up throughout the night.

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Carmen in Austin, TX
Aug. 28, 2018

definitely the rate per hour in the day can be cheaper than at night for several reasons such as availability, not all people can do it and because it is more difficult to stay active at night than in the day

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I believe overnight should be more pay than day, because even with an actual job, most pay more for night shift.

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No. Overnight it is a schedule that we are not accustomed to. It requires more physical and mental strength

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Merlys in Miami, FL
Aug. 27, 2018

Always night jobs have been paid with increase because they are forced hours, which are supposed to sleep, of course should not be paid as daytime hours.

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It should not be. The families should pay a little more for overnight care or at least tip the babysitter fairly.

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User in Granby, CT
Aug. 27, 2018

When it comes to overnight care, I would say it would be a little different in how the pay rate is based on whether the child is hard to put to sleep or not. Most of the time because it is overnight care, I will do a lower price for the rate of care since you are not playing and feeding the child overnight.

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Depending on age of child and the amount of work/care required overnight. For me, I do my set hourly rate from 7am to 9/10pm (depending on children(s) bedtime) as well as whether the parents would like me to take an hour after the kids go to bed to get any laundry or cleaning done around the house (other than straightening up from the kids and I). Then between 9/10pm to 7am, the time spent sleeping, I generally just charge $40-$70 for sleeping their; depending on responsibilities throughout the night (bottle feedings/changes, medications, etc...)

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No they are not

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no not really

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Dani in Puyallup, WA
Aug. 26, 2018

Normal rate for awake hours $100-150 for sleep

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Not really. It just depends on the level of care sometimes.

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Joyce in Lockport, IL
Aug. 26, 2018

I have been a nanny for 25 yrs and I get my hourly rate during the day then overnight from the time they go to bed until they wake up the next morning (7:00pm-7:00am) it's a flat $100. Then back to hourly!

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No, this can discussed

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No, I would say rates are less. Due to the child/children will be sleeping.

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I say no. Your responsibilities are more and this should be paid separately. When I was hired to watch twin 7 month olds for a weekend (it was their parents' wedding), I was paid a flat fee for the entire weekend versus doing an hourly rate.

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No, overnight rates are a little bit higher

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No, they are not.

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They are less.

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I would say they are. Usually working overnight means less work for you, since children are usually sleep.

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Most of the time I see ads for a set fee for an overnight shift, but not always. You are paying your caregiver to be responsible for your child/children, even if they are asleep!

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Laura in Helena, MT
Aug. 24, 2018

If you continue working a shift over a pre-determined and agreed upon duration, you are then taken away from your normal "off duty" time frame. Some parents require childcare during later hours because their careers require them to work graveyard shifts, in turn, that would be the time of the childcare shift. A differential pay increase is traditionally placed on those shifts because they are not as common and they are physically harder to make a routine and maintain constant wellness. Whether overnight shifts worked are added on to a regular scheduled shift or if only by itself, additional pay should be compensated.

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User in Maywood, CA
Aug. 24, 2018

yes in my many years of experience overnight care is the same rate as day shifts.

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That really depends on you. If you want to pay less/more because you're working overnight, that's your call.

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No, it would depend if the baby is a newborn baby that has to be feed every 2-3 hrs the rate is higher. But if the kids are big kids and they would be sleeping the whole time the rate would be lower.

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I would think so

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User in Conroe, TX
Aug. 24, 2018

No, overnight rates usually tend to be higher

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No i don't believe so.

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Sabrina in Miami, FL
Aug. 24, 2018

No, I think overnight rates should be higher than day rates.

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I charge a flat rate for overnight.

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What a great question! The answer varies based on how old the children are as well as what the nightly duties. If the children are older and sleeping through the night some nannies will do a flat rate for over night ranging from $100-$200. If the children in question are newborns then the rate would be more depending on the experience of the caregiver (ie. if they are a night nanny, doula, or newborn care specialist) and would be paid by the hour.

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no, over night is little more rate.

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Generally speaking, no. But if it is a newborn or person who requires constant care through the night then yes, since you are working. If you are sleeping through the night in a home with a 7 and 9 year old you should offer a flat rate for the over night. I usually do half my rate for the hours they'll be asleep, and full rate for hours they will be awake. for example if I charge 10$ per hour and the job is from 6pm til 10 am. I would charge 10 for the hours 6pm-9pm and 8am to 10am. And 5$ for the hours 9pm-8am. Making the total 105 rather than 160.

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I would say yes because its the same as watching them during the day.

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Damaris in Fresno, CA
Aug. 23, 2018

Yes indeed; the rate is the same per-hour, no matter the time.

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Linda in Winthrop, MA
Aug. 23, 2018

No, overnight care should be priced higher.

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Emma in Nashville, TN
Aug. 23, 2018

I normally charge hourly while the children are awake and a flat rate of $75-$100 for the night.

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I think for night shift the family have to pay a little bit more as increase the responsability

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User in Red Lion, PA
Aug. 23, 2018

Overnight is usually easier since the child are sleeping So I would day yes. This isn't a retail or warehouse job with shift differential.

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No. I think it should be more expensive.

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Dahrya in Tucker, GA
Aug. 23, 2018

yes its the same rate

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if you are having someone come to your home to care for the child, the price should be the same no matter what time it is. If you are looking for someone who you can drop your child off to for overnight care, i thinks its fair to say that pricing may be different.

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Kayla in Salem, OR
Aug. 23, 2018

Typically I would charge less for overnight as the kids will be sleeping so you aren't doing much. Some parents might prefer to use a flat rate instead of per hour as well. Ultimately its up to both the sitter and the parents to find a price they both agree on.

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Kylen in Lincoln, NE
Aug. 23, 2018

I would not expect same pay for overnight care as there is little to no work expected. You are still spending time outside of your own house for this family, so you still deserve pay for your time, but I would not say it is as much.

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I would say yes

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It depends on the family. I usually have a standard amount and they will pay me that during the day or at night because you're still being responsible for the children.

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it depend on how late and the amount of children/ work required

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Roman in Marietta, GA
Aug. 22, 2018

Yes they are! I believe that if a child needs tending to, there's no need to jump the price, i'm just happy to help!

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Emily in Keller, TX
Aug. 22, 2018

No. I believe that overnight rate should be higher than during the day.

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User in Baltimore, MD
Aug. 22, 2018

overnight rates should be more

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NO! they must be more

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I normally charge by the family. $15 for something really simple and then $18-$25 for something more complicated. I do have six years of experience and am a combat medic in the army, so I have the credentials to charge a bit more. However, I believe overnight care should be a little more, especially for an infant. If I was charging $18 during the day, I would charge $20 at night for something like that. $15 might be $17. $10 might be $12-13. You get it. Hope this was helpful!!

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Usually get hourly until bedtime and then a lump sum for overnight, anywhere from $75-$150.

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No, I would require more for overnight sitting.

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Donna in Alvarado, TX
Aug. 22, 2018

no, just like any job the off shifts render a higher pay rate.

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YES MY RATE IS THE SAME IF MY FAMILY ASKS ME TO STAY FOR THE EVENING TIME

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User in Surprise, AZ
Aug. 22, 2018

You are getting paid per head count, not per time of day. So your answer is Yes, it is the same.

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If you normally only do day time hours, then night should be more pay. You are at work, regardless of whether the kids are sleeping and you are away from your own home and duties.

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I personally have a flat rate (half of my daytime hourly rate) for the time the children are asleep. However, if at any point the children are awake for more than 20 minutes, I start charging my daytime rate.

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No, overnight should get paid more.

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I would think that pricing for overnight would be a bit extra.

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While it's truly up to the cargiver, I would personally say yes the rate is the same. Personally, I charge the same and in some case a little less for overnight care.

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I would expect to be paid a higher rate for overnights.

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Nope just like other third shifts there should be a night differential.

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Overnight care should be slightly more than day time care rates. You are being kept out of your home, out of your own bed overnight. Families should consider this inconvenience and more if they are asking you to care for their child over night when you normally do not.

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User in Tehachapi, CA
Aug. 21, 2018

Its the same as working over time. It may be at night when the child is asleep but if the child is under 7, u have possible wetting and nightmares and middle of the night times

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No, I would not think so.

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Lorie in Corning, NY
Aug. 21, 2018

depending on ages of children and the hours

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I choose on a case by case basis based on travel time and amount of responsibility of care.

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Lisa in San Diego, CA
Aug. 21, 2018

This is a GREAT QUESTION and I can't wait to read the replies! As a Nanny, I believe staying overnight to take care of kids, animals, the house etc., should be at least half of the Nanny's day hourly rate. Unfortunately though, many employers don't agree, because they don't believe we're working after the kids go to sleep. What I've done in the past is come up with a flat fee of $80/night for the times between 9pm-7am, and then charge my hourly rate for all other hours I'm working.

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No, overnight pricing should be higher than day time pay.

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Giovanni in Bend, OR
Aug. 21, 2018

Yes, I personally keep the rates the same across the board.

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20/overnight 15/day walk

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Generally, yes, as this is still time away from my family, home, and tasks there. I still need to pay for commuting costs. But, I negotiate pay based on individual family's needs, number and ages of children, how far my commute is, etc. So, no rate is set in stone as there are multiple variables. I try to find the rate that brings the most benefit for everyone involved.

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Generally yes, especially with children or pets who may wake up in the middle of the night.

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It should not be the same rate,because most people want to be sleeping than working at nigh.Is a big sacrifice to work at nigh.

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Jerry in Aurora, CO
Aug. 21, 2018

Not for me

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If you stay over night, you are still at work. Are there any jobs that expect you to be there 24 hours at reduced pay? You are not at home, you are responsible for the children even if they are asleep. They pay should be the same or even a little higher.

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Yes! The way I view it, it's still my time and it's still my job to protect and look out for the children regardless if it's late night care and they are sleeping or not. It's all about how you value your time :) I've never had an issue with any of the many families i've been with.

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How much should you pay for a babysitter?