Salary & pay: Child care providers

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How much should you charge for your nanny services?

You’ve had a successful interview for a new nanny position. You like the family, and the family likes you. Now it’s time to answer their next question: “What do you charge for your nanny services?” According to the Care.com 2020 Cost of Care survey, the average nanny makes... more

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12 child care training courses and certifications that will boost your career

While there is no formal training required to become a nanny, taking specialized child care training courses will make you a more professional and knowledgeable caregiver. You'll also stand out from the crowd as someone who takes their career seriously. But which child care training courses should you take... more

How much does after-school child care cost?

Hiring an after-school babysitter or nanny to care for your kids at home between the end of the school day and the end of your work day — and perhaps for an hour or two after that to transition from evening to nighttime — can be a huge stress reliever. Some sitters... more

How much should I charge for an after-school child care gig?

Before you head into an interview for an after-school nanny or babysitter job, it's important to put some time and research into pay rates. The more you know about the going rates for your area and the job at hand, the better off you'll be when it's time to negotiate on... more

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

According to Care.com’s 2020 Cost of Care Survey, which used payment data from over 3,800 parents across the country, they paid after-school sitters an average of $243 per week. After-school sitters made an average of $16.20 per hour, working about three hours a day, or a total of 15... more

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How much should I charge for child care?

Are you considering starting a career in child care but you’re not sure what you should charge? Or maybe you’ve been a child care provider for awhile and feel like you should be making more? Asking for a lower rate may land you the new job, but (of course) you... more

Do nannies get overtime?

A common question when families hire a caregiver is: do nannies get paid overtime? The quick answer: yes. But according to the 2017 INA Salary and Benefits Survey, 32% of nannies say they don't receive overtime pay. That leaves a lot of nannies short-changed or paid off-the-books for their overtime... more

9 apps to make work life easier for nannies and sitters

From tracking nap schedules and organizing playtime to prepping lunches, you’re accustomed to multitasking as a nanny or babysitter. Luckily, new technology can make your job a lot easier, especially if you have a smartphone. “It doesn’t matter what age the kids are,” says Rachelle Gershkovich, sleep coach and... more