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The Nanny Guide: How Much Does a Nanny Cost?

Thinking of hiring a nanny? In Part 4 of "The Nanny Guide," learn about typical nanny salaries and pay to help budget accordingly. Cost Estimates According to Care.com data from 2016, full-time nannies (who work 40 hours/week) caring for one to two children received: $14.12/hour if they worked... more


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7 Child Care Subsidies that Every Family Should Know

Find out if you qualify for subsidies, programs, and resources that can help with child care costs. You might think you can't afford to hire a nanny, but families often qualify for different child care subsidies, programs, and resources. The average American family pays about $18,000 per year... more


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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.


How to Reimburse a Nanny for Gas and Mileage

If your nanny drives your kids around, learn how to handle car expenses. When you hire a nanny, there are lots of details to work out. For example, driving expenses. Does your nanny drive your kids to school, play dates or activities? Does she run errands for you? If your... more


Handling Nanny Vacations, Holidays and Sick Days

Do you give your nanny paid time off? When you hire a nanny, you'll probably talk about things like pay rates and schedules. But what about paid vacations, holidays and sick days? Being a nanny is a job -- just like any other. And nannies have lives of their own... more


How Much Should I Pay for After-School Child Care?

Learn what an after-school sitter costs and what factors impact that pay rate. Many parents struggle with finding a way to fill in that gap between when their children get home from school and when they get home from work. If you're in this boat, hiring an after-school babysitter or nanny... more


On the Park Bench: 5 Questions with Yoselin

Originally from Venezuela, Yoselin is a lawyer, nanny, and lifelong learner. In between masters degrees and desk jobs, she has worked with over 40 families. She currently resides in San Francisco and is working toward her license as Early Childhood Site-Supervisor. 1. How did you get into child care? I... more


Are you paying your caregiver minimum wage?

Learn about the minimum wage laws in your state and pay caregivers what they're worth. Yes, you love your nanny, your housekeeper, your pet sitter and the other caregivers in your life. But do you pay them a fair wage? "Just as you are compensated for the work you... more