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Rates & pay

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💰What are your tips for negotiating pay rates? 💰

Last week we asked you "Do you use written agreements with your families? Why or why not?  We got lots of answers for and against agreements.  This week our question is:   What are your tips for negotiating pay rates? 


Raising the voices of caregivers

Caregivers support our families and allow others to go to work, but they often have to battle for respect. Let’s change that. Ten years ago, I helped start the National Domestic Workers Alliance (NDWA) because my life has been so profoundly affected by caregivers, beginning when I was just a... more


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Rate of Pay

We are paying a couple to take care of our dog. Just letting him out 4x per day and feeding him 1x per day. Not asking anything extra. They live a few miles away. How much do you think is reasonable to pay per day?


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How much should I ask to be paid by the hour? (what do you ask if your a nanny or if you are a parent how much would you like to pay)

Please feel free to use past jobs as a reference or just use personal preference.


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How can I get parents to take the final step and accept my tutoring Services?

How can I get parents to take the final step and accept my tutoring companies services?   We have 100% State Certified teachers and come to the parents...plus we run offer for the first lesson free and the second one half off... they still don't seem to want... more


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How much should I charge to nanny this family?

Hello! I would like some help figuring what to charge a family that I will be nannying for in the near future. Here is some background...   I am in St. Louis, MO I am 25 years old and female I have 5-6 years experience working with children 2 years... more


6 ways to cut the cost of hiring a nanny

You’ve looked over your child care options, and you’re pretty sure getting a nanny is the best choice for your family. The thing is: It’s not cheap. According to the Care.com Cost of Care Survey, the average weekly rate for a nanny was $580 in 2017 — more than... more


Babysitter pay rates: What's the going rate for a babysitter?

According to the 2018 Care.com Cost of Care Survey, the average babysitting rate in 2017 was $243 per week, or $16.20 per hour — an increase of $11 from $232 per week in 2016. However, the rates vary from city to city. For instance, San Francisco has the highest rate in the country... more