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Im about to start nannying for a friends premmie boy. His corrected age is 10 months I believe......<br><br>
My question is how much do you pay for childcare for something like that....Im taking my 8 month old ds to her house..so I have to travel by bus(transfers and all) to get there(dh takes car EARLY) and Ill be doing it at her place.<br><br>
Im in Ontario Canada..and Im wondering the going rate for something like this..Im giving reciepts because I want to show some form of income for a mortgage.<br><br>
Any help would be great
 

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In our area a good nanny usually charges between US$13 and $18 an hour--the upper end, obviously, for experience, degrees, qualifications and so on. You should try to get a written contract in place, in any case, just so everything's clear.
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">In our area a good nanny usually charges between US$13 and $18 an hour--the upper end, obviously, for experience, degrees, qualifications and so on. You should try to get a written contract in place, in any case, just so everything's clear.</div>
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WOW!!! thats alot...im not wanting to charge her much since she is my friend but i have to figure out travel costs...and taxes. BLAH!!
 

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Hello,<br><br>
Perhaps get the person you are working for to buy you a bus pass, and then you can figure out a daily or hourly rate.<br>
I know for most jobs how you get to work and how it takes you is your business, not your employers, but since daycare is such a low income job, and I believe it is a priviledge to have some one come and watch kids in thier own home, travel should be covered. Did I make any sense there?<br><br>
When I nannied outside of the home, I started of at $5/hr. No extra for gas or whatever. It was just supposed to be a starting rate. The rate never went up as promised (in a signed contract) adn I had issues with the parents anyway, so I resigned and watch kids in my own house now.<br><br>
Some thing to think about, is maybe being able to take in another child or two at your friends house, to make it more worth it. If she is in a school area, then before and after school might be a good idea.<br><br>
Good luck.<br><br>
I charge $30 day per child in my house. I have one family who can't quite afford that so I charge $25.<br>
There are other people in this area who charge $20-$25.<br><br>
I have a friend that charges $40 in her home. She does a pre-school/montessori type daycare.<br><br>
Honestly if I was traveling to another persons house again, I would expect travel expenses, and at least $6-$10 an hour if I was there for a decent amount of time.<br><br>
I am curious, what were you thinking was fair?<br>
Have you tried contacting a nanny agency to see what it would cost if you were to have a nanny come to your house?
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">Hi Mamas<br><br>
Im about to start nannying for a friends premmie boy. His corrected age is 10 months I believe......<br><br>
My question is how much do you pay for childcare for something like that....Im taking my 8 month old ds to her house..so I have to travel by bus(transfers and all) to get there(dh takes car EARLY) and Ill be doing it at her place.<br><br>
Im in Ontario Canada..and Im wondering the going rate for something like this..Im giving reciepts because I want to show some form of income for a mortgage.<br><br>
Any help would be great</div>
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I would suggest re-posting your question on the Nanny Network. There are nannies and parents there from Canada who can give you an idea -<br><br><a href="http://www.nannynetwork.com/Naniboard/cgi-bin/ultimatebb.cgi" target="_blank">http://www.nannynetwork.com/Naniboar...ultimatebb.cgi</a><br><br>
Try posting under the "So What is a Nanny?" forum.
 

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I charge $30 a day for watching kids and I am not licensed but am certified to take childcare assistance in my state.(basically they subsidize the care). I also work out of the home and pay our part-time sitter $13 for our two kids. She's extended family if that matters.
 

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I was always under the impression having someone watching my child in my own home would be less expensive since I'm supplying all the stuff. Also since you are allowed to bring your child to her house that is a bonus for you not her so I wouldn't charge her more than $30/ day.
 

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$30 a day? Seriously? That's not even minimum wage!<br><br>
StrugglingMom, I think your impression about having someone in your home to watch your kids being less expensive is way off base. In-home daycare is much less expensive because the costs are spread out amond many parents. When you hire a nanny, you are paying extra for the individual attention, not to mention the convenience of having someone come to your house (you don't have to drag your dc out of bed in the morning to get ready to go to daycare, etc.).<br><br>
For the original poster, I would not even think about accepting anything less than minimum wage. I understand that she is a friend, and that you will have the bonus of being able to bring your own dc with you, but your time is still worth at least minimum wage. I have no idea what the going rate for nannies is where you live, so I can't speak to that. Maybe if you could find out the going rate where you live, knock a bit off for the benefit of bringing your dc, and then maybe a bit more for being friends. If this is hard for her to swing, I do like the pp's suggestion of perhaps watching another child afterschool. I admire you for wanting to help out a friend, but your time is valuable.
 

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You're right I wasn't thinking about the cost spread over multiple families...the care provider that was watching my son in her home only had him and that is what she charged per day.<br><br>
So I'm curious what is the approx. rate of a nanny watching one child..double that?
 

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The rate for a nanny varies SO much depending on location. I would guess (and don't quote me on this) that the national average is somewhere around $500 a week. In places with a lower cost of living, the rate would be less, and in New York or California, the rate tends to be much higher, to offset the higher cost of living.<br><br>
I would say that your guess of $60 a day would be a bare minimum. Most nannies work more than 8 hours a day (giving the parents travel time to and from work), maybe an average of 10 hours a day. For $60 a day, that works out to be $6 an hour. (Then there is also the issue of overtime pay for any hours worked over 40, if the nanny is not a live in.) Having a nanny is expensive, no doubt about it.
 

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I'm not sure how this translates to your area, but here in So. CA I am advertising for an afterschool nanny for 2 kids (4 and 7) and expecting to pay between $12-15 per hour, plus milage (there is a lot of driving involved) and the nanny's expenses for any outings. The cost will be the same even for someone who wants to bring along their child. A single child would be about the same going rate here.
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">You're right I wasn't thinking about the cost spread over multiple families...the care provider that was watching my son in her home only had him and that is what she charged per day.<br><br>
So I'm curious what is the approx. rate of a nanny watching one child..double that?</div>
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Here is a salary survey from the International Nanny Association for 2006. Very interesting, the national average does seem to be about $500/week, with the coasts being higher - more like $600-650/week. Plus benefits, I might add.<br><br><a href="http://nanny.org/2006salarysurvey.htm" target="_blank">http://nanny.org/2006salarysurvey.htm</a><br><a href="http://nanny.org/images/2006SalarySurvey/index.htm#9" target="_blank">http://nanny.org/images/2006SalarySurvey/index.htm#9</a>
 

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Do you have Craig's List in your area? There are lots of people advertising for nannies there so you might get an idea of the going rate in your town. As others have said, it seems to vary widely by area.
 
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