Salary & pay: Child care providers

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How much should I charge for child care?

Are you looking for a job in child care but you’re not sure what you should charge? Or maybe you’ve been a nanny, sitter or day care worker for awhile and feel like you should be making more? Asking for a lower rate may land you the new job, but... more

How much can you make as a summer babysitter?

For babysitters, the end of the school year and the beginning of summer typically signals one thing: many child care job opportunities. If you’re a high school or college student — or you have a flexible schedule — and love working with children, this can be a great chance to... more

My life as a summer nanny for the super-rich

Nannies for super-rich families look like they have it all: wearing designer clothes, traveling by private jet and relaxing by the pool of an exotic resort … but there has to be a catch, right? Candi Vajana of The Funny Nanny has been a nanny to wealthy families for more than 10 years... more

How much can you make as a summer nanny?

Working as a summer nanny can be a dream job for a lucrative and fun season: Demand is high, the mood is light, and the weather is ideal for outdoor activities. Families with school-aged kids need help with child care, and it’s a chance to be a hero not just... more

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What every nanny needs to know about taxes and payroll

You finally landed a great nanny job. You get to bond with a new family, plan lots of playtime and, oh yeah, collect a paycheck, too! We all love payday, but it’s also good to know before your first paycheck arrives what you can expect to see when it comes... more

Are you being paid minimum wage?

When you were first hired, you may have jumped on the job because you needed the money — any money. But have you taken the time to make sure you're being paid at least the minimum wage? If not, how can you bring up the subject with your employer... more

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How to reimburse a nanny for gas and mileage

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, playdates or activities? Does she run errands for you? If your nanny uses your car while she's caring for your kids, she should be... more

How caregivers can — and should — earn a living wage

As a professional caregiver, whether you care for children or help a senior, you do critical work. Many of you even complete trainings and obtain professional certifications in order to excel at your job. Yet many families, and society as a whole, don’t reward caregivers as a high-value profession —... more