Show me the money.
Not sure what to charge for your hourly rate as a nanny/babysitter?
Never fear, My Super Nanny is here, with a helpful guideline to help you work out the appropriate rate for you and your attributes.
We think all our Super Nannies are worth a million bucks, but these rates are slightly more realistic...
To keep it simple, we're going to categorise our Super Nannies into five categories.
Check out the category relevant to you to work out what you should be charging as a Super Nanny.
Nanny A has less than 1 year of childcare experience, and has no early childhood education or other relevant qualifications.
We recommend that Nanny A charges between $18-22 per hour.
Nanny B has between 1 and 3 years of chilcare experience, a driver's licence and Working with Children Check, but does not have any early childhood education.
We recommend that Nanny B charges between $18-27 per hour.
Nanny C has between 3 and 5 years of childcare experience, a driver's licence and Working with Children Check, but does not have any early childhood education.
We recommend that Nanny C charges between $23-27 per hour.
Nanny D has 5 years or more experience in childcare, has a driver's licence, and Working with Children Check, but does not have any early childhood education.
We recommend that Nanny D charges between $23-30 per hour.
Nanny E has 5 years or more experience in childcare, has a driver's licence, a Working with Children Check, First Aid Training and early childhood education.
We recommend that Nanny E charges between $28-30+ per hour.
These rates are merely a suggestion, and are dependent on the difficulty and requirements of the job.
If you think you’ve got additional qualities that will up your value as a nanny, be sure to let your MB or DB, aka your employer, know.
Communication is key when it comes to the parent-nanny relationship.
Other factors that should be considered:
Working the graveyard shift as a nanny? If it's a particularly late one, we suggest discussing an increase in your hourly rate for working into the wee hours of the night, which will allow for the parents to enjoy a few more childless early morning hours worry-free.
If you're charged with caring for multiple rugrats, particularly if they're from different families, it is appropriate to ask the parents for a higher hourly rate for the additional workload.
Last minute call up? Super Nanny to the rescue! Late notice for a nannying gig may be an appropriate situation to amp up your hourly rate, dependent on your familiarity with the family, and the situation.
Have you been asked to work for an hour in the morning or evening? Needed for an hour in the morning, or an hour at night?
Personal car usage & petrol
If you are required to have your own vehicle, and drive the children a fair distance for activities or the like, you should discuss compensation for these costs with the parents.