Nanny Survey 2002 Results

Archived Q&A and Reviews


1. How did you find your current nanny?

Bananas
UCB Parents
advertising
agency
friend
other
total
21 
10.40%
32 
15.84%
27 
13.37%
17 
8.42%
69 
34.16%
36 
17.82%
202 
100%

 

2. How long has your nanny cared for your child?

less than 6 mos
6-12 months
1 year
2 years
3 years
more than 3 years
total
74 
36.63%
38 
18.81%
37 
18.32%
30 
14.85%

2.48%
18 
8.91%
202 
100%

 

3. How many years experience does your nanny have as a paid childcare provider?

less than 1 yr
1-2 yrs
3-5 yrs
6-8 yrs
I don't know
more than 8 years
total
24 
11.88%
30 
14.85%
54 
26.73%
32 
15.84%

3.47%
55 
27.23%
202 
100%

 

4. How many hours per week is your child cared for by this nanny?

fewer than 10
10-19
20-29
30-39
40-50
more than 50
total
18 
8.91%
41 
20.30%
51 
25.25%
38 
18.81%
44 
21.78%
10 
4.95%
202 
100%

 

5. Do you share your caregiver with one or more other families?

no
yes
total
101 
50.00%
101 
50.00%
202 
100%

 

6. Does your nanny bring her own child with her?

no
sometimes
yes
total
173 
85.64%
21 
10.40%

3.96%
202 
100%

 

7. What is the maximum number of children your nanny cares for at any given time, including her own child (if present)?

1
2
3
more than 3
total
49 
24.26%
99 
49.01%
45 
22.28%

4.46%
202 
100%

 

8. Where does the childcare usually take place?

it varies
nanny's house
other child's house
your house
total
33 
16.34%

2.97%
20 
9.90%
143 
70.79%
202 
100%

 

9. Pay rate for two children

less than $5 per hour
$7-$8 per hour
$9-$10 per hour
$11-$12 per hour
$13-$15 per hour
$16-$18 per hour
$19-$20 per hour
more than $20 per hour
total

0.99%

6.93%

5.94%
13 
12.87%
54 
53.47%
17 
16.83%

1.98%

0.99%
101 
100%

 

9. Pay rate for three children

$7-$8 per hour
$11-$12 per hour
$13-$15 per hour
$16-$18 per hour
$19-$20 per hour
total

9.09%

9.09%

36.36%

27.27%

18.18%
11 
100%

 

9. Pay rate for more than three children

$5-$6 per hour
more than $20 per hour
total

33.33%

66.67%

100%

 

9. Pay rate for one child

less than $5 per hour
$5-$6 per hour
$7-$8 per hour
$9-$10 per hour
$11-$12 per hour
$13-$15 per hour
not applicapble
total

4.60%

3.45%
12 
13.79%
28 
32.18%
17 
19.54%
19 
21.84%

4.60%
87 
100%

 

10. How many holidays per year is your nanny paid for?

all of my work holidays
none
some of my work holidays
total
105 
51.98%
39 
19.31%
58 
28.71%
202 
100%

 

11. How many personal vacation days per year is your nanny paid for?

1-4
5
6-9
10
none
more than 10
total
21 
10.40%
24 
11.88%
24 
11.88%
52 
25.74%
64 
31.68%
17 
8.42%
202 
100%

 

12. How many days per year is your nanny paid when she or a family member is sick?

1-5
6-10
as many as needed
none
total
78 
38.61%
13 
6.44%
44 
21.78%
67 
33.17%
202 
100%

 

13. Do you pay your nanny when you are away or don't need care on your regular nanny day?

always
no
sometimes
total
159 
78.71%
12 
5.94%
31 
15.35%
202 
100%

 

14. Does your nanny usually provide other services besides childcare? check all that apply.

does housework
does light housekeeping (child's laundry..etc)
has a car and will drive my child/ren
makes dinner for the family
total
35 
26.92%
99 
76.15%
66 
50.77%
13 
10.00%
130 
100%

 

15. Does your nanny speak your native language

as a first language
fluently
poorly or not at all
well enough
total
57 
28.22%
53 
26.24%
18 
8.91%
74 
36.63%
202 
100%

 

16. Do you speak the nanny's native language

as a first language
fluently
poorly or not at all
well enough
total
61 
30.35%

4.48%
115 
57.21%
16 
7.96%
201 
100%

 

17. What language does your nanny speak to your child?

nannys native language
your native language
total
51 
25.25%
151 
74.75%
202 
100%

 

18. Do you withhold tax, social security, other withholdings?

no
yes
total
161 
79.70%
41 
20.30%
202 
100%

 

19. Do you pay for your nanny's medical insurance?

no
yes
total
189 
93.56%
13 
6.44%
202 
100%

 

20. Do you pay your nanny an additional allowance for meals or transportation?

no
yes
total
171 
84.65%
31 
15.35%
202 
100%

 

21. Does your nanny require payment in cash?

no
yes
total
126 
62.38%
76 
37.62%
202 
100%

 

22. Do you take the childcare deduction on your income tax or use pre-tax withholding for childcare?

no
yes
total
156 
77.23%
46 
22.77%
202 
100%

 

23. Do you and your nanny have a written contract?

no
yes
total
139 
68.81%
63 
31.19%
202 
100%

 

24. How does your nanny get to work?

I pick her up
drives her own car
other
takes public transportation
walks
total

1.98%
127 
62.87%
13 
6.44%
52 
25.74%

2.97%
202 
100%

 

25. Did you require your nanny to have (check all that apply) ...

CPR training
California Drivers License
educational background in child development
language proficiency at a specific level
legal work status
references from previous clients
total
108 
59.02%
93 
50.82%
21 
11.48%
112 
61.20%
64 
34.97%
162 
88.52%
183 
100%

 

26. Where do you live?

Albany/El Cerrito
Berkeley/Kensington
Oakland
Other East Bay
Richmond
San Francisco
other
total
16 
7.92%
81 
40.10%
77 
38.12%
12 
5.94%

1.98%

3.96%

1.98%
202 
100%