What is a typical hourly rate for Nannies?
Net rates in NYC vary greatly based on experience, education, special skills, additional languages, and job responsibilities. Typically, we see hourly rates between $20–$25 and up.
My friend pays her sitter $15/hour. Why are your nanny rates higher?
There are some common misconceptions between what a sitter can offer and the gifts and support a great nanny will bring to your family. To better understand the differences, please see our Babysitter vs. Nanny Resource Sheet.
what are typical benefits for nannies?
Typical benefits for full-time nannies can include paid vacation, a monthly MetroCard, personal & sick days and paid national holidays. We’ll provide you with all you’ll need to consider throughout your search in terms of benefits, payroll services, tax responsibilities and more!
how do i pay my nanny?
The nanny is your employee; therefore, you are responsible for all applicable taxes and withholdings. Nannies are paid an hourly rate and receive their compensation weekly. As the employer, you pay the nanny directly. We do not take any part of the nanny’s compensation.
Do I have to pay my nanny’s taxes?
Every family who decides to hire a nanny is responsible for any applicable tax, withholding and reporting. Please see Tax & Payroll Services to find information on your tax obligations as a domestic employer.
how much does your service cost?
To initiate a search we require a $350 engagement fee. This fee is non refundable and is credited back to you upon hire of one of our candidates.
For permanent live-out placements the fee is 15% of nanny’s gross annual salary.
For permanent live- in placements the fee is 20% of nanny’s gross annual salary.
For temporary placements (1-3 months) the fee is 20% of nanny’s gross earnings during the covered work period.
how does your replacement policy work?
Even in a perfect placement, the unexpected can arise. Our 90-day replacement policy for permanent hires, is there for you in that event. We will do all we can (within the terms of your Family Agreement) to provide a suitable replacement at no additional cost should you need to terminate employment, or nanny resigns her position.
what is the screening process for nannies?
Applicants are interviewed in depth about their experience, education, childcare approach, qualifications and any relevant trainings and certifications. We speak with a minimum of two previous employers to verify dates of employment, responsibilities, strengths and weaknesses. Candidates provide verification of their education, and additionally copies of certifications such as First Aid, CPR or Newborn Care. Background checks are performed prior to trials with your family and include a national criminal records search, social security verification, national sex offender registry search and motor vehicle record check ( if the position requires driving). Upon making a formal offer, addition county court record checks (7 years) are performed with additional checks available, a la carte such as education verification and drug screening.
Are you insured?
We are licensed with the Department of Consumer Affairs (license # 2017000-DCA) and are bonded and insured.