I have an 11 month old and I'm considering hiring a part-time nanny/babysitter to watch him about 4 hours per week while I do some part time work.
She charges $12 per hour, but the market/going rate for nannies in the SF Bay Area is more like $18-$20. Is it appropriate to tell this lady that I think she is undercharging, and offer to pay her more? And if so, how much more? It's only a few hours a week so I want it to be worth her time. I'm on a budget but I really value childcare work and I don't want to underpay her.