Families often have little or no idea on what a nanny should do, what to pay her, what hours and days to expect a nanny to work, along with many other concerns. The Nanny Authority is dedicated to providing families with the best possible nanny for their needs, and many of these issues will be addressed more in-depth during the nanny selection process. For more information, view the Nanny Information page.
Salary and Payment
Families can expect to pay a salary ranging from $450-$1500 per week or more, depending upon experience, education and flexibility of the nanny. All salaries must be agreed upon between nanny and family, including gross and net pay,who pays taxes, health insurance, etc. The Nanny Authority will provide information about group health insurance. Many families contribute to or pay in full the cost of healthcare coverage. This is negotiated between the nanny and family.
What must I provide for the nanny?
Families should expect a typical work schedule of Monday-Friday or Tuesday-Saturday. All nannies are given 2 days off per week. Some families require alternative days off, and this should be discussed prior to the nanny accepting a job offer.
Families generally expect nannies to work 45-60 hours per week and additional hours should be compensated in time or money. Nannies should receive major holidays off with pay, and 1-2 weeks paid vacation per year. Usually vacations are taken after 6 months of employment at the employer's convenience.
1 Year Commitment
Nannies must commit to a minimum of one year. The Nanny Authority's staff will make a "welcome" call to each nanny and family within the first week of the nanny's arrival.
Although it is not required, many families contribute toward the cost of the nanny's heath insurance and some families pay for it in full.
Open communication is a key factor in the success of each placement. Our detailed Terms of Employment agreement outlines all duties, responsibilities and expectations, and is credited in large part to our high success rate.
A nanny's main responsibility is childcare. Daily tasks typically include:
Light housekeeping chores can include:
All responsibilities should be mutually agreed upon before a nanny commences employment.
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