How Much to Pay a Nanny for a Nanny Share
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– Jul 11, 2022(4 replies)
I am trying to find the going rate for...
1) 2 person nanny share
2) 3 person nanny share when 2 kids are from the same family (what is the rate for the two families?)
We are having some changes in our nannyshare and I want to make sure I have the latest information.
Thanks so much!Jul 11, 2022
– Nov 21, 2021(5 replies)
Hi, all. Like so many others, we are having an impossible time finding daycare for our son. We are holding out for the (slim) chance we find a daycare slot by May, but also planning for the very real possibility of a nanny share. I saw the 2018 post about nanny share rates, and was wondering what folks are paying now (i.e., has the pandemic dramatically changed rates). Thanks for any information you have!
Moderator Note: BPN conducted a nanny pay survey this past summer. See 2021 Nanny SurveyNov 21, 2021
– Mar 21, 2021(11 replies)
Hey all! (Soon-to-be) first time parent here looking to get some advice about a rate on a slightly interesting nanny share situation.
We have a lead on a nanny who seems really great and experienced (7+ years, referral from a friend of a friend), but looking around the board I wasn't sure whether the rate was too high or whether it was in the ballpark.
We live in Berkeley, the nanny would be commuting from Alameda (!). We're nanny-sharing with a friend who only needs a nanny for 3 days out of the week, while we need all five. Standard 40hrs/week, holidays. Both kids would be about 4-6 months old at the start. The nanny offered $25/hr for one kid (which we would pay for 2 days out of the week) and then $20/hr *per kid* (= total $40/hr) for both kids.
From what I've read, the $25/hr for a single child seems totally fair, but I wasn't sure about the $20/hr per kid for both. We're not really balking at it to be honest since we can afford it and the nanny seems genuinely great, but as first-timers we would just love some reassurance that we're in a reasonable ballpark. Do these rates seem generally reasonable to you folks?Mar 21, 2021
– Dec 24, 2020(4 replies)
I am having a hard time finding updated rates. We are in Berkeley and are curious as to how much people are currently paying for nanny shares. Would you mind sharing your information?
thanks!Dec 24, 2020
– Oct 3, 2020(4 replies)
Looking into starting with a nanny or nanny share. We work 8.5 hour days (8-4:30) with a 1-1.5hr commute, so will need childcare for ~11 hours a day. We are planning to offer 12 hours of pay to cover a missed lunch. I see varying resources that cite OT to be paid at >40hrs/wk +/- 8hrs/day. Other families must also work 8 hour shifts and need childcare coverage for >8hrs/day. We would like to contract for 3x12hr days (36hrs), with OT at >40hrs/wk or more than any agreed upon length per day (ie if there is an emergency or issue getting home on time).
Also, many of the resources for fair hourly rate are outdated. We are planning to pay $15 each family, so $30/hr total when shared. The other family does not need 11 hour days, so our family was going to pay $25/hr for the hour or so on each end of the day that the nanny is alone with our kid. We are also planning to offer 2wks paid PTO and essentially unlimited unpaid sick/vacation. Kids are 6mo.
Is this too complicated? Does it seem fair?
Thanks, BPN.Oct 3, 2020
– May 4, 2020(1 reply)
What is the going rate of a nanny share for a 3 - 6 month old? I plan on having my first child in July and will want to take on another baby once she is 3 - 6 months old (of course depending on what's going on in the world at that time). I have over 15 years of early childcare experience (yet most of it is with children 2.5 -5 y.o.), I've taken the RIE training and I'm also Montessori trained for 2.5 - 5 y.o.. What would seem reasonable to ask for? Thanks!May 4, 2020
– Sep 27, 2019(2 replies)
For Emeryville nanny share parents, how are you interpreting the $16.30 minimum wage? I am in a nanny share and I was paying the going rate we researched of $15 for each share for a total of $30 per hour. That is also what our nanny quoted then but with the new min wage changes, she is asking for $16.30 from each family. Does the min wage requirement apply to the total hourly rate for bother families? I just would like to get some thoughts and feedback from other Emeryville parents as this is all new to us!Sep 27, 2019
– Jun 19, 2017(4 replies)
What is the going rate for a Nanny Share? I'm am told it can be upwards of $14 per child !
Thank youJun 19, 2017
– Jan 4, 2017(1 reply)
Hi. My daughter is in a nanny share with one other child from a different family. We each pay $12/hr so she makes a total of $24/hr for the two children. I would like my second child to join the share for a few months but I don't know what to increase the nannys pay to. I've heard $2 increase is standard (so I would pay $14/hr for my two kids). Any advice or experience is greatly appreciated!Jan 4, 2017
– Sep 22, 2016(5 replies)
I am a new mom trying to figure out what childcare we can afford for our daughter and also logistics. She won't need care until May 2017, and all of the "nanny available" postings on here are for nannies who are available immediately or a month from now. On the other hand, it seems that day cares are filling up for next spring already. If we decide to go the nanny share route, is there any way to "reserve" a spot with a nanny now, or should I wait until a month before I go back to work, and hope that I can find the right nanny? Then if we can't, would it be too late to get into a good day care?
Also, has anyone done research recently into what a typical hourly rate is for nannies and nanny shares? I am currently visiting a lot of day cares which seem to range between $1100-$1800. I'm assuming nannies are more expensive.
Any thoughts are much appreciated.
KatieSep 22, 2016
– Jul 30, 2016(1 reply)
We are currently exploring the possibility of setting up a nanny share and talking to potential partner families. If you are in this situation, and can provide advice on any of the following, it would be much appreciated:
1) what are you paying for a two child nanny share, per child per hour? Please specify net or gross!
2) What do people do about reporting income to state and federal authorities and also about withholding? Do most people simply pay the nanny gross wages (and pay the govt payroll (employer side) taxes) and leave it to the nanny to pay income tax, SDI, etc.? Or is it more common practice for the employer to handle all of these things for the nanny?
3) what service, if any, do you use to calculate employer side tax, and various deductions from nanny wages? It looks like you can do this manually yourself, but it is fairly complicated. I have heard good things about Care.com, but is more expensive, and I've also read that Sure Payroll is very good but less expensive.
4) most of the information I've seen online concerns one household employer and one nanny. How do you handle all of this with two households paying one nanny's wages?
5) any other hot tips or "things you wish you'd known" before you started this process would be much appreciated!Jul 30, 2016