2018 Nanny Survey Results: Bonuses, Benefits and Leave

Most parents pay their nanny for sick days, holidays, and vacation.  Some parents commented that they pay their nanny when the family is away and also give her personal days (this was not on the survey.)  Additional benefits that parents mentioned in the comments include mileage, and help with medical premiums.
 
1. Do you give your nanny paid time off for federal holidays that fall on days she normally works for you?
  • 88% Yes  (193)
  • 12%  No (26)
2. Do you give your nanny paid time off when she is sick and can't care for your child?
  • 87%  Yes (114 said a specified number of days per year; 77 said as needed)
  • 13%  No  (28)
3. Do you give your nanny paid time off for vacation and/or personal days?
  • 86%  Yes (115 pay 2+ weeks, her choice; 44 pay when family is away; 29 pay 1 week, her choice)
  • 14%  No (31)
4. Are you planning to give your nanny a year-end bonus this year?   Note "one week's pay" means the amount you typically pay the nanny for one week of childcare.
  • 76% Yes (86 = 1 week's pay; 42 = less than 1 week's pay; 37 = 2+ week's pay)
  • 19% No, but I plan to give a gift (42)
  • 5%  No (12)
5. What other benefits do you provide besides those listed above? Check all that apply.
 
Some meals or access to family food
64.86%
96
An "allowance" of money to spend as nanny wishes while with the children
31.08%
46
Transportation subsidy (BART or Clipper card, gas money, etc.)
30.41%
45
Personal memberships (local museums, zoo, etc). that nanny can use when not with my child
27.03%
40
Use of a car
14.19%
21
Other benefits not listed above (please use the Comments section at the end of the survey to explain.)
10.81%
16
Use of a credit card or charge account
6.76%
10
Help with personal expenses
6.76%
10
Help with medical expenses
4.05%
6
Cell phone
1.35%
2
Total Respondents: 148