Hiring a nanny may be a perfect option if you are looking for regular, hands-on care for your children. Finding a great nanny that you can trust shouldn't be so hard. We're here to help you find the care you need for your kids. Compare nanny profiles, read reviews from other parents, and search by experience or pay rates to find your perfect match.
The average rate for nannies on Care.com as of April, 2021 is $15.25 per hour. This rate will fluctuate depending on your location, the nanny's level of experience, and the number of children to be cared for. Other factors that may also influence the rate include specialized care, overnight care, or requesting your nanny to take additional responsibilities at home such as light housekeeping or meal prepping.
Are nannies background checked?
Yes, nannies on Care.com are asked to complete an annual background check called a CareCheck. Nannies who complete this background check will have a badge on their profile displaying the date it was run. While CareCheck is a good start, we strongly recommend that you follow some additional steps for hiring a nanny safely, which include interviewing candidates, checking references, and running your own background check. Visit our Safety Center to learn more.
What types of nanny services can I find on Care.com?
Care.com has a wide variety of nannies with different levels of experience and skills. You can find nannies specialized in infant care or overnight nannies to help with your newborn while you sleep. There are nannies experienced in caring for toddlers or teenagers, bilingual nannies, live-in nannies, and even nannies who can help watching your kids while on vacation.
What to look for in a nanny?
The perfect nanny for you may not be the perfect nanny for another family. Outline your needs and what you think will work best in your home. Do your kids thrive with structure and schedules? Are you more interested in getting your kids outside or being creative? Do you have young children who need hands-on care? Being clear about what you need and what you are looking for will help you find the right nanny for you.
What should I ask a nanny during an interview?
In order to get to know if the candidate is a good fit, focus your interview questions around their experience as a nanny, their child care style and personality, their previous training and skills, payment expectation, as well as any specific requirements to be performed on the job. It is very common to schedule a paid trial where you can be present while they care for your children. This is a great way to find out if the nanny is a good match for your family and if your kids feel comfortable as well.
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