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    Default Do you have a 'Nanny' or know someone that does?

    I am seriously considering hiring one, for when I have to go back to work and do a part time rotational roster.

    Dh is no help in terms of childcare as he works 12-13 hours a day. I would probably look for a semi-retired or retired lady, who lives locally. She would have to drive to pick up DD from childcare and walk up the road to pick up DS from school. Sometimes do the morning drop off too.

    Is $20 an hour fair?? It would be cash in hand and I would not care if she was supplementing a govt pension. She would probably only work 3-4 hours at a time...like 5:30am- 9:30am or 2:30- 6pm. Only 6-9 hours a week.

    Do you think anyone would want a job like this?? It would be purely childminding and supervising homework. I would not expect cooking or cleaning.

    WDYT?

    What do you think?

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    I think that sounds very fair.

    We have a Nanny, as I have been quite unwell, so it's wonderful to have the help.

    We opted for a Nanny over a child care centre because we felt it was less disruptive to the girls (they have had to deal with a lot of change in their short lives). Also, in my case, it means I can still be involved as much as my health allows.

    I have to say that I absolutely freaking love her! She is in her 50s and has tonnes of experience. My girls have both warmed to her too which is wonderful.

    I don't think I have anything bad to say at all!

    We pay our Nanny $22/hour because she has to travel a bit to get here, but I think $20 is very fair.

    Good luck, I think it sounds perfect for your situation.

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    OurLittleBlessing, Does your $22 include housework or cooking etc?

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    Quote Originally Posted by threechooks View Post
    OurLittleBlessing, Does your $22 include housework or cooking etc?
    Sort of, our Nanny prepares lunch and snacks on the days she is here, cleans the kitchen, and will hang out washing or bring it in and also keep the house tidy.

    She has offered to do more, and reading that back, she actually does a fair bit anyway. She works pretty hard though, my children are seriously non-stop (more than average) and neither of them nap anymore, so I'd be reluctant to ask her to do anything else. I feel that she well and truly earns her money!

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    Hi,

    I have a mother's helper right now on a schedule similar to what you're looking for - 3-4x/week for 3 hours. I pay $20/hour. I used findababysitter.com.au and it seemed that $20-25 was the going rate. Mostly you paid more for someone with first aid qualifications/their own car/more than one kid. My helper splits her time looking after dd and helping with house stuff. She doesn't do any heavy cleaning but she does some cooking, tidy kitchen, make beds, look after dd's laundry, etc.

    I had more than 25 enquiries to my ad - so, yes, I think you'd have interest in that kind of position.

    Good luck!

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    As someone who use to be a nanny, $20 an hour cash in hand is good, my sister earns $24 in childcare but pays tax, so would all even out I'm sure u will have no trouble finding someone

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    I think that sounds extremely fair!! My Mum used to nanny for $15 an hour!! That was 8 hours a day, 3 days a week.

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    yeah I nanny for a family one day a week and get $20 an hour mines mostly looking after the little girl an taking her to swim lessons etc but I also prepare her food and generally tidy the house, I'l hang the washin out if the machine goes off and im there etc

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    Do most nannies, mothers helpers get paid cash, or through the books? Is love to do some mothers help work, but already have another pt job so don't want to be taxed again.

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    I used to have a nanny when I was little who did pretty much what you have said.

    She would pick us up from school, take us home, feed us dinner that my dad had already prepared, bath us and get us ready for bed.

    Dad would put us to bed when he got home.

    I guess she worked like 2.30 to 6.30ish and on Saturdays sometimes she would look after us and sometimes we would go to work with my dad.

    No idea what she was paid though?


 

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