I agree with the previous anonymous poster. Being a live-in nanny is often more demanding than a live-out nanny. I was living in for a year, going to school full time, and very stressed making less than 200 a month. I paid for my own healthcare, no insurance, paid for my own transportation, and got no other benefits. If you look at nanny organizations' websites, you'll find that it is expected of a nanny to be provided with some sort of insurance, transportation, and paid time off or vacation time. Also, if she's helping out more often than just during your work hours, you need to figure that in as well. It's rotten to work overtime and never be compensated for it. You need to establish clear guidelines on rate of pay, rules/expectations, and when she can expect to have space away from her charge(s). Best of luck, I hope it works out well for the both of you.
at 9:50 PM on Nov. 9, 2009