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How much should a retainer be for 8 days a month?

We plan to pay based off a retainer per month - as we won’t need a nanny the same amount of time each month. But we want to keep her long term. So we will pay her a retainer. We’re not sure what a good starting monthly rate is?

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For this type of minimal days but you want the commitment, I would suggest $1000/month to get someone good. It will still need to be just the right person wanting good pay while they work but not many hours each month. Good Luck!

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Savanna in Milam, TX
June 18, 2019

Assuming your estimated 8 days will not be longer than 9 hours of care a day, that would be 72 hours for the month. Any time I've seen a retainer pay offer for a nanny/caregiver, typically the retainer will be $10 per hour estimated for the month. So in this case, a retainer of $720. In addition, they decide on a proper hourly rate. Say $15 an hour. While you may pay the retainer of $720 at the beginning of the month, if your nanny exceeds the amount of the retainer by her hours and hourly wage, you then pay her the excess. Ex: If they worked 7 days, 9 hours a day with an hourly rate of $15, the total pay for that month would be $945. Since you have already paid a retainer of $720, you deduct that amount, and would ultimately owe your nanny a remaining amount of $225. Now if there's a month in which you only use your nanny maybe 3 days, your retainer will most likely exceed what would typically be due to them based on the hourly wage. That is just a consequence of paying by retainer, and is not appropriate to roll over to a later month's excess wages. I wish you luck!

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You can start him on the same rate as a nanny for example $20

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Hi Delaney, my name is Lucrecia, I recently moved to Vallejo, my information says San Francisco because i have always worked in the Marin area and also I have a room in San Francisco. I have 18 years of experience with newborn up to 6 years. I have excellent references. I love pets.

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If she is working full time for you, I would be very attracted to a $3,000 monthly retainer if I were her.

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Personally, I wouldn't accept anything less than what I would be paid while working. If I needed to keep those days open that means I can't schedule other work. Unfortunately, it is costly for the families, but if you want to retain your unicorn nanny it costs a fair amount.

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