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We've just recently hired a part time live out nanny....

She will start for us in about 6-8 weeks (4 weeks after he is born) on watching our child in our home on Thurs., Fri., and Sat. only from about 8:30 to 5:30, and is going to charge us $10 an hour, does this seem like a fair price, or are we being had?!

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Asked by PANZONSMOM at 3:15 PM on Aug. 29, 2010 in General Parenting

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  • $10 an hour seems really cheap for a nanny to me.

    I know most nannies who have actually gone to school to be nannies, have all of their certifications etc.. Charge quite a bit more than that.

    Answer by pixie_trix at 3:17 PM on Aug. 29, 2010

  • How many children? What are all her duties?

    Answer by itsallabtthem84 at 3:17 PM on Aug. 29, 2010

  • $10/hr is on the low-end scale of wages for a nanny. A nanny is not a babysitter. They don't just sit around and make sure your kid doesn't get hurt. They interact with your child and provide educational and social opportunities as well as work on their development. They may also do housework, errands and/or cooking. I work as a nanny and get a minimum of $15/hour.

    Answer by momofonelilguy at 3:20 PM on Aug. 29, 2010

  • Depends on her training, education, history and all that. If she went to school for it, has a good back ground in it and great references and all that, I'd say you're getting off pretty good.

    Answer by Kiwismommy19 at 3:21 PM on Aug. 29, 2010

  • Her only duties are to care for my son...feeding, changing, bathing, etc., she will not be held responsible for any other household chores.

    Comment by PANZONSMOM (original poster) at 3:24 PM on Aug. 29, 2010

  • Average National Nanny Salaries

    Live in (average 45-50 hours - $400-$600 weekly)

    Live out (average 45-50 hours - $500-$700 weekly)

    Mother's helper (average - $8-13 per/hour)

    Answer by MTM at 3:25 PM on Aug. 29, 2010

  • As long as you don't go below the $10/hour then... it sounds like it's okay.

    Answer by momofonelilguy at 3:26 PM on Aug. 29, 2010

  • You are definitely not getting had.... I've been a nanny for 20 yrs and that is low end but fair.

    Answer by at 3:26 PM on Aug. 29, 2010

  • I am a nanny, & that is the low end of fair if you ask me, especially depending on where you live.

    Answer by stressedmomma13 at 5:23 PM on Aug. 29, 2010

  • for a newborn..that is really cheap

    Answer by EttaMay at 7:26 PM on Aug. 29, 2010

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