What is a typical hourly rate for Nannies?
Rates in NYC vary greatly based on experience, education, special skills, additional languages, and job responsibilities. Currently, we see gross hourly rates of $30+ per hour.
My friend pays her sitter $20/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 include paid vacation, MetroCard or travel expenses, personal & sick days and paid federal holidays. Incentives often include health insurance, phone & travel stipends, sign-on bonuses, and 401(k)s. 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 long-term hire of one of our candidates.
For long-term live-out placements the fee is 15% of nanny’s gross annual salary.
For long-term 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 to provide a suitable replacement candidate at no additional cost should you need to terminate employment, or nanny resigns her position.
what is the screening process for nannies?
Criminal background checks are performed upon receipt of a conditional offer of employment. Checks include a national criminal record search, social security verification, identity verification, national sex offender registry search, county criminal court record search (7 years and up to 3 counties of residence) and a motor vehicle record check with additional screening options available such as education and employment verification and drug screening.
Are you insured?
We are licensed with the Department of Consumer Affairs (license # 2017000-DCA) and are bonded and insured.