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Old 03-22-2009, 09:54 AM
 
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A family has offered me a job to be their nanny. My job would consist of working full time Monday-Friday. They have 3 kids. I would have to take the 2 kids to school and pick them up (using the family car). Meanwhile, during the day I would take care of the infant. My other responsibilities would be to help with homework, cook for the children, clean the kitchen and downstairs and sometimes do laundry. I am 28 years old and have training in first aid, etc. as I used to be a licensed EMT back in my other state. I am unsure as what to charge them. Does anyone have any ideas? Thanks!
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Old 03-22-2009, 10:43 AM
 
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Just for clarification, will you be living with the family? Also, when you say full-time Monday through Friday, does that mean like 7 AM when the kids need to go to school through dinnertime (6-7 o'clock)?

Kudos on the EMT certification, I would think something like this would be a great plus on a job like this. (Then again I'm certainly bias as a former EMT myself)
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Old 03-22-2009, 11:09 AM
 
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My friend and his wife who live in Dallas, TX pay their nanny $500/week. She's full time. That for one 2yr old girl. They do live in an upscale area of Dallas, so that's probably on the high end. But for 3 kids, that might be low...
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Old 03-22-2009, 11:38 AM
 
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Just a data point:

My neighbor pays her nanny $400/wk for 2 children (2 & 4).

Approx hrs of 7am-6pm (sometimes earlier, sometimes later).
The 2 yr old stays at home and the 4 yr old goes to preschool 3 days a week.
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Old 03-22-2009, 11:54 AM
 
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I say here in Charlotte - $480 minimum for 40 hrs of work. I worked through an agency and there was never an adjustment for working fulltime hours. We always got paid an appropriate per hour amount usually $12 but for the number of kids it would go up to $15 or $16/hour. I say in your particular situation taking in to account the kids going off to school but also the extra housework $13.50 would be fair. One thing that comes to mind is what will happen during the summer and if you should discuss either adjusting the housework or your compensation when all the kids will be around. My finally suggestion is to value your skills and realize that if low ball your compensation you could easily wind up resenting you work and the long run.
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Old 03-22-2009, 12:26 PM
 
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My friend and his wife who live in Dallas, TX pay their nanny $500/week. She's full time. That for one 2yr old girl. They do live in an upscale area of Dallas, so that's probably on the high end. But for 3 kids, that might be low...
I know of a situation here very similar - older child in 3rd grade, younger in half day kindgergarten - that's four trips a day to school for the nanny, plus light house work (laundry every day especially) and driving/attending all afterschool activities (ballet, Girls on the Run, Kindermusik), AND starting dinner. That nanny makes $500. a week.
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Old 03-22-2009, 03:22 PM
 
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I used to do the same thing and I was paid $500 per week. That was about 8 years ago. I would think you should get at least $500.
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Old 03-22-2009, 04:16 PM
 
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MysteryMT - Yes, it would be around 7am-6pm. Being that I've worked as an EMT should at least make them realize that their kids are in very good hands.
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Old 03-22-2009, 04:17 PM
 
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Default Thank you

Thank you so much. You have a great point.
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Old 03-22-2009, 04:18 PM
 
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Thank you everyone for your help. I will take this info and really think about what to say to the family. Wish me luck!
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