+ Reply to Thread
Results 1 to 3 of 3
  1. #1
    Join Date
    May 2013
    Posts
    1,319
    Thanks
    752
    Thanked
    501
    Reviews
    0
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 posts

    Default Nanny

    Hi ladies,

    Do any of you have a nanny? Was thinking this would be a good option for DH and I as DH works 4 days then has 4 days off, not a very normal work roster and thought childcare wouldn't be as accommodating (correct me if I am wrong).
    Can you please give me details like costs and living arrangements (if they live with you).
    TIA

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Nov 2010
    Location
    Rural NSW
    Posts
    1,803
    Thanks
    510
    Thanked
    383
    Reviews
    21
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 posts
    I would live to know esp seeing my child care is going up 40% in January and I will have a second child in care as well.

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Nov 2012
    Posts
    795
    Thanks
    3,030
    Thanked
    695
    Reviews
    0
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 posts
    I was a nanny a couple of years ago. I got $20/hr looking after a 3 year old and a 6 year old twice a week. However, that was a fairly cheap rate even two years ago. Depending on where you are, the nanny (her qualifications, whether you offer holiday / sick pay, etc) and the age of your children, you might be looking at $20 for just one child.

    I commuted to and from work at my own expense, but during the day I had the family car at my disposal. All trips and food were paid for by the family; I had free run of the pantry and fridge. I also did some light cleaning (the play room, kid's bedrooms, the living areas that we occupied during the day, etc) and laundry (washed and folded the kid's clothing) BUT there are many nannies who won't do those things - especially laundry - without extra compensation.

    Always have a contract that clearly outlines duties, payment, holidays, etc. It makes everybody happy and covers your butt.

    If you're concerned about expenses, you'll likely need to shop around, so to speak. Childcare is expensive, but nannies are not cheap either, particularly since you can't (yet) claim CCB.

    I understand your pain in regards to shift work. DF does shift work too and working out care arrangements for DS was a bit of a nightmare. We bit the bullet and put DS into care twice a week regardless. I figured having a weekly routine would be easier for us.

  4. The Following User Says Thank You to snowqu33n For This Useful Post:

    clucky_duck  (30-11-2013)


 

Similar Threads

  1. What would you do if your new nanny said this???
    By javic in forum General Parenting Tips, Advice & Chat
    Replies: 64
    Last Post: 05-06-2013, 22:55
  2. Those who have a nanny or had one?
    By Tamtam in forum General Parenting Tips, Advice & Chat
    Replies: 24
    Last Post: 08-04-2013, 00:05
  3. Replies: 0
    Last Post: 23-01-2013, 14:34

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
free weekly newsletters | sign up now!
who are these people who write great posts? meet our hubbub authors!
Learn how you can contribute to the hubbub!

reviews
learn how you can become a reviewer!

competitions

forum - chatting now
christmas gift guidesee all Red Stocking
Bamboo Lulu
Unique, non-toxic wooden eco toys for babies. Water-based paints, saliva-resistant & baby safe. Super soft, prints & basics for baby, made from bamboo & organic cotton. Hypoallergenic - great for eczema relief. FREE gift with purchase. Code BUBHUB
sales & new stuffsee all
Bub Hub Sales Listing
HAVING A SALE? Let parents know about it with a Bub Hub Sales listing. Listings are featured on our well trafficked Sales Page + selected randomly to appear on EVERY page
featured supporter
gotcha
X

Pregnant for the first-time?

Not sure where to start? We can help!

Our Insider Programs for pregnancy first-timers will lead you step-by-step through the 14 Pregnancy Must Dos!