31 May, 2006

What do you pay? What do you get?

Monday, May 31, 2010
-What do you make? $1400 per week
-How many hours do you work? between 14 and 44. I do what needs to be done.
-Do you have an overtime rate? At one point we negotiated $25 per hour OT but I have not asked for it in over a year because I have such flexibility with my schedule.
-Are you provided health insurance? Offered? I am on the same policy as the family.
-Do you get a yearly raise, and if so; how much?
$50 per week.
-Are you paid your normal salary while the family goes away on vacation? They don't go away without me.
-How much more do you make when you travel with the family? I used to make a ton of money to travel with the family, but the boys are older now, and my boss trusts me to set up things for them while we are away such as ski lessons or surf lessons, so I get plenty of down time. On a normal day, I make $280 a day. What has happened of late is that my boss will pay me my regular check and the give me an envelope with cash in it forthe extra days and time and kind of as a thank you.
-Do you get sick days? How many?
When I was hired, i was told I have 5 per year. I don't take them. I took one, last year and that was only because I had to have all my wisdome teeth pulled.
-Do you get personal days? How many? I think I was told I get three, but I don't take them. I never did. I have a flexible schedule now, so I get what I need done when I can fit it in.
-Do you get vacation days? How many? I get about 8 holidays per week and two weeks vacation per year. I always take time at Christmas to be with my family, but usually a week. I never take two weeks and I work non major holidays. Even if I don't work all day long, I work a portion of the day- just to get done what needs getting done. My boss never asked me to do this. I just started doing this. Sometimes it is a pain in the butt, but my boss demonstrates her appreciation for me every day.
-What kind of holiday bonus do you get? Very generous.
-How long have you been in this position/had this nanny? I have been with this family 4 1/2 years.
-Location? Greenwich, CT
-Anything else? (Memberships to gym, theme parks, etc.) When I decided I no longer wanted to be a live-in, I started looking around for an apartment. My boss told me to wait four months and I could have all of her furniture from her living room, bedroom and kitchen. She was redecorating. Her furnishings were only about three years old. She also bought me a brand new memory foam bed and pays for my cell phone- which is a very high functionning cell phone, and honestly too many perks to name.

-What do you make? $340/week-
How many hours do you work? 45 hours
-Do you have an overtime rate? no
-Are you provided health insurance? Offered? no and no
-Do you get a yearly raise, and if so; how much? 10.00/week
-Are you paid your normally salary while the family goes away on vacation? yes
-How much more do you make when you travel with the family? traveled once, got $100.00 for a long weekend. Wouldn't do it again unless they were taking me to Disney World.
-Do you get sick days? How many? 3
-Do you get personal days? How many? 0
-Do you get vacation days? How many? 1 week of my choosing, one of their choosing. Somehow they have forgotten about the week of their choosing for the past 4 years.
-What kind of holiday bonus do you get? none
-How long have you been in this position/had this nanny? 5 years
-Anything else? (Memberships to gym, theme parks, etc.) We have a membership to the children's museum (not that I would ever go there on my off time)

I am a nanny in Tulsa, OK
-What do you make?
$350/week salary
-How many hours do you work? scheduled to work 35, but generally am only needed about 25. about one week a month only have to work about 12-15
-Do you have an overtime rate? no, if I ever go over 35 hours (and they said it will likely never happen), I will receive $10 per hour
-Are you provided health insurance? Offered?
no -Do you get a yearly raise, and if so; how much? unknown, I will request at my one-year anniversary when the contract is renegotiated
-Are you paid your normally salary while the family goes away on vacation? yes
-How much more do you make when you travel with the family? I do not travel with the family
-Do you get sick days? How many? I have taken 2 unpaid sick days since being with this family.
-Do you get personal days? How many? no, but I have so many days I am scheduled to work but the family doesn't need me, that I don't need more personal days.
-Do you get vacation days? How many? I am allowed unpaid vacation time, because I can provide my sister to substitute for me. I am taking a 3-day vacation next week, my first, and don't have another planned.
-What kind of holiday bonus do you get? have not received any sort of bonus yet
-If you're an employer, would you guarantee your nanny work until her maternity leave begins?
-Would you pay her for any portion of her maternity leave?
-Would you make special accomodations for her to return to work after she had the baby?
-How long have you been in this position/had this nanny? 7 months
-Anything else? (Memberships to gym, theme parks, etc.)
No. I was on the verge of desperation to find employment, so I took what I could get. The salary is reasonable for my location and I love the family, but when it comes to renegotiate the contract, I will request a raise and possible benefits. I also will request mileage reimbursement because I take their son to his school which is 12 miles away. I don't have a lot with this job, but I'm happy.


I am a full-time nanny, with a college degree:
-What do you make? $500/week
-How many hours do you work? It's supposed to be 36, but generally 38-40
-Do you have an overtime rate? We agreed to one, but they don't pay it :
-Are you provided health insurance? Offered? They agreed to it when we interviewed, but they never made it happen
-Do you get a yearly raise, and if so; how much? No raise yet, after 10 months.
Are you paid your normally salary while the family goes away on vacation? Yes
-How much more do you make when you travel with the family? N/A
-Do you get sick days? How many? As many as needed, within reason
-Do you get personal days? How many? Upon request, but hours are generally made up on other days
-Do you get vacation days? How many? None that I'm aware of
-What kind of holiday bonus do you get? $250
-How long have you been in this position/had this nanny? 10 months
-Anything else? (Memberships to gym, theme parks, etc.) No.


-What do you make? $850 a week
-How many hours do you work? 50 hours
-Do you have an overtime rate? $15
-Are you provided health insurance? Offered? No
-Do you get a yearly raise, and if so; how much? Don't know it yet, but assume so
-Are you paid your normally salary while the family goes away on vacation?
Yes
-How much more do you make when you travel with the family? I wouldn't ask for more money, but expect them to pay for my room and food
-Do you get sick days? How many? When I am sick I am sick, but I don't get payed
-Do you get personal days? How many? No
-Do you get vacation days? How many? Yes, 14 days
-What kind of holiday bonus do you get? We will see......
-How long have you been in this position/had this nanny? I am working for that family since January this year
-Location? NYC
-Anything else? (Memberships to gym, theme parks, etc.)
When I meet them in a cafe or restaurant they invite me for whatever I like.
When I work late (after 8pm) they pay for my cab ride home $30.
I can have my husband over when I work late or a friend.
I get to use their computer.
I am very lucky to work for such a great family! They tread me with respect and see me as part of their family!



I am a Live-in nanny in Colorado Springs, Colorado:

What do you make? $1200 monthly before tax
-How many hours do you work? 60 hours a week
-Do you have an overtime rate? $10 over 60 hours
-Are you provided health insurance? Offered? Yes, I am provided full health insurance.
-Do you get a yearly raise, and if so; how much? I will have quarterly reviews, and if warranted, a bonus.
-Are you paid your normally salary while the family goes away on vacation? Yes, though I may need to feed the cat and water the plants.
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How much more do you make when you travel with the family? I do not travel with the family.
-Do you get sick days? How many? My sick, personal, and vacation days are all tied together. 12 days per year to use as I want.
-Do you get personal days? How many? See above.
-Do you get vacation days? How many? See above.
-What kind of holiday bonus do you get? I am not sure yet.
-How long have you been in this position? 3 months.
-Anything else? (Memberships to gym, theme parks, etc.)
I have provided a zoo membership, and gym membership. I am also very thankful because the parents give me free reign to their children, and trust my judgement to do what I want. I am also provided sole use of a car to be used during work and free time.


-What do you make? 880 per week, net.
-How many hours do you work? 40-44
-Do you have an overtime rate? yes, my overtime rate is $20 per half hour.
-Are you provided health insurance? Offered? I pay 1/3 of it, they pay 2/3. It's an HMO.
-Do you get a yearly raise, and if so; how much?I got smacked in the face with a $25 raise last year.
-Are you paid your normal salary while the family goes away on vacation? Yes
-How much more do you make when you travel with the family? We negotiate that prior to the trip. Sometimes they need me to provide full nanny care all day long, some times they just want me for the nights.
-Do you get sick days? How many? I get 5, but better be on my deathbed to take.
-Do you get personal days? How many? Nope.
-Do you get vacation days? How many?
Bank holidays, one week at Christmas, 2 weeks in August.
-What kind of holiday bonus do you get? two weeks pay
-How long have you been in this position/had this nanny? 1.8 years
-Location?
Westchester NY
-Anything else? (Memberships to gym, theme parks, etc.) Gym that has a childcare center, tuition to attend class at the local college, (2 classes = about 3k)

-What do you make? $13.50/hr (- taxes)
-How many hours do you work? 50 hrs/week
-Do you have an overtime rate? yes, $18/hr
-Are you provided health insurance? Offered? No, not provided/not offered.
-Do you get a yearly raise, and if so; how much? I get a yearly raise based on the cost of living increases. I also received a $.50 raise after the first 6 months.
-Are you paid your normally salary while the family goes away on vacation? Yes, Additionally they always pay me for days they choose not to use me.
-How much more do you make when you travel with the family? We've never discussed this.
-Do you get sick days? How many? 4
-Do you get personal days? How many? 4
-Do you get vacation days? How many? 14 (7 my choice, 7 theirs)
-What kind of holiday bonus do you get? We haven't had a holiday yet, but they gave me a $100 gift certificate, flowers, card, cupcakes, and took me out to lunch and gave me a half day just for my birthday!!!
-How long have you been in this position/had this nanny? I have worked for this family for 6 months
-Location? Chicago, IL
-Anything else? (Memberships to gym, theme parks, etc.)I receive a monthly transit pass for myself.


I am a nanny for a widower with a 12 year old girl and a 10 year old boy:
I make $21/hour and work a 35 hour per week on a split shift schedule.
I receive cash overtime pay and extra for occasional overnights.
I receive a
yearly raise of 5%.
My
employer pays for an excellent health insurance plan that I was allowed to select.
I am
paid whenever the family travels and receive 2 weeks of sick leave/vacation per year.
My yearly holiday bonus is $1000 but it is always declared so that the taxes are taken out
I am in the seattle area. I love my job and know how blessed I am.

-What do you make? $700/wk (net)
-How many hours do you work? 45 hrs/wk
-Do you have an overtime rate? $24/hr
-Are you provided health insurance? Offered? No, I'm covered under my husband's plan. However, I'm sure they'd contribute if needed.
-Do you get a yearly raise and if so; how much? Not sure yet, hasn't been addressed.
-Are you paid your normal salary while the family goes away on vacation? Yes
-How much more do you make when you travel with the family? n/a
-Do you get sick days? How many? 5
-Do you get personal days? How many? 5
-Do you get vacation days? How many? 5
-What kind of holiday bonus do you get? Not sure yet.
-How long have you been in this position/had this nanny? 5 months
-Location? Baltimore, Md
-Anything else? (Memberships to gym, theme parks, etc.) This is a full time nanny share with two infants. I also receive a gym membership.


-What do you make? 600/week
-How many hours do you work?
40/week
-Do you have an overtime rate? No
-Are you provided health insurance? Offered? No
-Do you get a yearly raise, and if so; how much? Sometimes.
-Are you paid your normally salary while the family goes away on vacation? Yes, but I'm usually asked to go along.
-How much more do you make when you travel with the family? An extra $100-$200 dollars.
-Do you get sick days? How many? Yes, I'm not sure how many, though. I've never used them!
-Do you get personal days? How many? Same as above. They are usually pretty good about letting me off early for appointments, trips home, etc.
-Do you get vacation days? How many? 2 weeks. One of their choosing, one of mine.
-What kind of holiday bonus do you get? About $200 to $300
-How long have you been in this position/had this nanny? 3 years in September.
-Location?
Chicago, IL
-Anything else? No


-What do you make? Currently I have a salary of $270/week, but it varies each new "season" depending on their schedule. Last fall it was $320.
-How many hours do you work? Anywhere from 15 - 25 hours per week.
-Do you have an overtime rate? I'm paid $10/hour for any unscheduled hours.
-Are you provided health insurance? Offered? They offered when I started with them, but since I'm still a student, I'm on my parents' insurance.
-Do you get a yearly raise, and if so; how much? I get $1 per hour, about $30 extra per week.
-Are you paid your normally salary while the family goes away on vacation? Nope. I usually get a $300 bonus when they get their summer time off, though.
-How much more do you make when you travel with the family?
I don't travel with them.
-Do you get sick days? How many? I haven't taken any yet.
-Do you get personal days? How many? Haven't taken any.
-Do you get vacation days? How many? They're really flexible - as long as I give them sufficient notice I can take weekends off paid. I've taken about 6 days off in the past year.
-What kind of holiday bonus do you get? $350
-How long have you been in this position/had this nanny? 2 years.
-Location? Cleveland, OH
-Anything else? (Memberships to gym, theme parks, etc.) A membership to the zoo!

I am a full-time live-out nanny in Atlanta, GA. I care for two children (ages 2.5 years and 14 months) and I also serve as their Household Manager, which for them means lots of errand running (post office, dry cleaner, etc), grocery shopping, gift shopping, and some household organizational projects.
-What do you make? $15/hr gross -- taxes are withheld and paycheck is direct deposited via a nanny payroll company.
-How many hours do you work? I am guaranteed 40 hours a week and my salary reflects this. However, a typical week for me is usually about 47 hours. The additional 7 hours or so are paid in cash.
-Do you have an overtime rate? Any hours over 40 are paid at a rate of $15/hr under the table. Any hours over 50 (very rare) are paid at time and a half ($22.50) under the table.
-Are you provided health insurance? Offered? I have an individual health insurance policy. They pay half my monthly premium.
-Do you get a yearly raise, and if so; how much? I did not get a raise at one year. I am approaching my year and a half mark and plan to ask for a small raise. I don't expect a huge raise because I'm near the top of the salary range for this area (particularly in this economy) but my duties have increased dramatically in the last 18 months (due to the ages of the children) and I think I deserve at least a small raise.
-Are you paid your normally salary while the family goes away on vacation? Yes. I am guaranteed payment for 40 hours even when they are traveling or otherwise do not need me.
-How much more do you make when you travel with the family?
I have not travelled with them yet and it is unlikely that I ever will. However, my work agreement states that if I do travel with them I will receive my normal salary/hourly rate after 40/hrs and will be provided with a private hotel room, rental car and all expenses (including food/incidentals) will be paid.
-Do you get sick days? How many? Yes. Unlimited within reason. In 1.5 years I've taken two.
-Do you get personal days? How many?
Yes. Unlimited within reason. In 1.5 years I've taken one due to a natural disaster (flooding).
-Do you get vacation days? How many?
Two weeks of vacation at my choosing, plus whatever time they travel. They usually take 2-4 weeks of vacation throughout the year. I try to schedule my vacations for times when they are traveling as a courtesy to them, but this is not required.
-What kind of holiday bonus do you get?
Last year I received $500 cash and a small sentimental gift.
-How long have you been in this position/had this nanny? I've been with them roughly 18 months.
-Location? Atlanta, GA
-Anything else? (Memberships to gym, theme parks, etc.)
I am provided with a work vehicle, memberships to every local museum/attraction I've ever asked for, as well as membership to a local athletic/country club. All of these memberships are in my name as well as theirs, so I can (and do!) use them on my personal time. I also am provided with a credit card in my name to be used for any expenses incurred in the course of my duty (gas, errands, admissions, lunches, etc). I LOVE having the credit card because it means I don't have to rely on them to remember to get cash ahead of time or keep track of receipts for reimbursement.


-What do you make? $2700/take home/month
-How many hours do you work? 50 to 55/week
-Do you have an overtime rate? No
-Are you provided health insurance? Offered? No
-Do you get a yearly raise, and if so; how much? Yes. $50 to $100/week
-Are you paid your normal salary while the family goes away on vacation?If I house sit for them.
-How much more do you make when you travel with the family? N/A
-Do you get sick days? How many? 3/year
-Do you get personal days? How many? No
-Do you get vacation days? How many? 2 weeks of my choice/year.
-What kind of holiday bonus do you get? $100 cash, and 5 different gift cards for $100/each.
-If you're an employer, would you guarantee your nanny work until her maternity leave begins? -N/A
-Would you pay her for any portion of her maternity leave? -N/A
-Would you make special accomodations for her to return to work after she had the baby? -N/A
-How long have you been in this position/had this nanny? -22 months
-Location? -Portland Oregon
-Anything else? (Memberships to gym, theme -Memberships to CM, ZOO, OMSI, and $150/cash a month for outings and gas.


-What do you make? Guaranteed $1050 weekly for 65 hours.
-How many hours do you work? 65 to 100 hours weekly.
-Do you have an overtime rate?
Yes, $25 per hour.
-Are you provided health insurance? Offered? Yes. My employer pays for the full cost of my premiums.
-Do you get a yearly raise, and if so; how much?
Yes.
-Are you paid your normal salary while the family goes away on vacation? Yes.
-How much more do you make when you travel with the family? Same pay as above in addition to all travel expenses including but not limited to airfare, meals & private room.
-Do you get sick days? How many? As needed, paid leave.
-Do you get personal days? How many? As needed, paid leave.
-Do you get vacation days? How many? Six weeks yearly. Usually coordinated with family vacations.
-What kind of holiday bonus do you get? Generous cash bonus & thoughtful gifts from family.
-How long have you been in this position/had this nanny? Almost two years.
-Location? Seattle.
-Anything else? (Memberships to gym, theme parks, etc.) Live-in position, all living expenses paid. New nanny SUV for on-job and personal use. Car insurance paid. Any expenses incurred while with children are paid.


-What do you make? $16 hr plus $200 a month towards health insurance and reimbursement of mileage
-How many hours do you work? 40 hrs per week
-Do you have an overtime rate? I never work overtime. If I end up staying late one day I just come in later or leave earlier the next day.
-Are you provided health insurance? Offered? Yes, they pay $200 and I pay the rest
-Do you get a yearly raise, and if so; how much? Not yet. I was suppose to get a raise when the new baby came, but instead they are cutting my hours.
-Are you paid your normal salary while the family goes away on vacation? Yes, I scored on this last year. Almost 4 weeks paid vacation!
-How much more do you make when you travel with the family? I don't travel with them
-Do you get sick days? How many? 10
-Do you get personal days? How many? 5
-Do you get holidays? How many? 10
-What kind of holiday bonus do you get? For Christmas I received $100, and for my birthday I got $50. Is that what you mean?
-How long have you been in this position? A year and a half
-Location? Newton, MA


-What do you make? $17.50/hour for one infant- (with overtime- $962.50 a week salary)- on the books
-How many hours do you work? 50
-Do you have an overtime rate?
yes, $26.25
-Are you provided health insurance? Offered? No, I pay for it myself
-Do you get a yearly raise, and if so; how much?
Hopefully!
-Are you paid your normal salary while the family goes away on vacation? Yes
-How much more do you make when you travel with the family?
Just regular 50 hour weekly salary, plus everything paid for
-Do you get sick days? How many?
5
-Do you get personal days? How many? 5
-Do you get vacation days? How many? 10 days (one week their choice, one week my choice)
-What kind of holiday bonus do you get? Don't know yet
-How long have you been in this position/had this nanny?
I start June 7 :)
-Location?
Arlington, VA
-Anything else?
(Memberships to gym, theme parks, etc.) Everything (all outings, supplies, food) paid for, pool available to use, reimbursed gas rate (legal rate, I believe $.55 a gallon), all major holidays paid (including Christmas Eve), bereavement, jury duty, etc. paid, direct deposit.


-What do you make? $225.00 weekly
-How many hours do you work? 15 hours a week
-Do you have an overtime rate? no overtime rate, but $10 hour if working past the regular weekly hours
-Are you provided health insurance? Offered? No health insurance
-Do you get a yearly raise, and if so; how much? No yearly raise; employer pays my portion of taxes
-Are you paid your normal salary while the family goes away on vacation? Yes
-How much more do you make when you travel with the family? Do not travel with family
-Do you get sick days? How many? No set number, just as needed
-Do you get personal days? How many? No set number, just as needed
-Do you get vacation days? How many? 3-4 Paid vacation days a year
-What kind of holiday bonus do you get? Do not receive holiday bonus
-If you're an employer, would you guarantee your nanny work until her maternity leave begins? N/A
-Would you pay her for any portion of her maternity leave? N/A
-Would you make special accomodations for her to return to work after she had the baby? N/A
-How long have you been in this position/had this nanny? almost 3 years
-Location? Texas
-Anything else? (Memberships to gym, theme parks, etc.)


-What do you make? $650 per week
-How many hours do you work? 45
, and i'm a live-out
-Do you have an overtime rate?
Not really, but am usually paid extra
-Are you provided health insurance? Offered? I already have coverage, but it was offered to me and I can take advantage of it at any time if I need to
-Do you get a yearly raise, and if so; how much? Been there under a year, but got a $50/wk raise at 6 months
-Are you paid your normal salary while the family goes away on vacation? Yes
-How much more do you make when you travel with the family? I am not required to travel and am still paid regular full salary
-Do you get sick days? How many?
Yes, no limit and all paid
-Do you get personal days? How many? Yes, not limit, as long as enough notice is given to make for other arrangements; all paid
-Do you get vacation days? How many? Yes, 5 weeks paid vacation (2 weeks for me, one week when they are away, and the week between Christmas and the New Year)
-What kind of holiday bonus do you get? Only there for this past Christmas and received an extra week's salary and a beautiful handbag
-How long have you been in this position/had this nanny? 11 months
-Location?
PA
-Anything else? (Memberships to gym, theme parks, etc.) Gym membership, all entertainment paid for, including for myself; all gas reimbursement, free meals, RESPECT (it counts as a perk).



-What do you make? $720 per week
-How many hours do you work? 40 to 50 (hours vary due to parents work schedule)
-Do you have an overtime rate? Yes, $18 dollars an hour
-Are you provided health insurance? I get $100 dollars a month towards health insurance
-Do you get a yearly raise, and if so; how much? I am assuming at my year mark I will get a raise
-Are you paid your normal salary while the family goes away on vacation? Yes, I am paid whether I go along for the vacation, or stay home and have the week off
-How much more do you make when you travel with the family? I make the same amount plus $50 dollars for overnights
-Do you get sick days? How many? Yes, 3 per year
-Do you get personal days? How many? Yes, 3 per year
-Do you get vacation days? How many? 3 weeks per year (1 week at my discretion, 2 at the families)
-What kind of holiday bonus do you get? This year I got $300 dollars cash (I had only been working for he family for 3 months... not too bad!)
-How long have you been in this position/had this nanny?For 8 1/2
months
-Location? Edina, Minnesota
-Anything else? (Memberships to gym, theme parks, etc.) Family has gym membership (the kids and I use the pool), zoo membership,I can take the kids anywhere and be reimbursed. I sign the kids up for any classes I want and I am reimbursed.


-What do you make? $1250 a week for 50 hours, plus $1500 month towards rent.
-How many hours? Contracted to do 50, but do up to 90
-Overtime rate: $25/hour (same as normal rate)
-Health insurance?
Yes, fully paid for since day one.
-Yearly raise: $8000
-Normal salary while family away? I always travel with them.
-Travel with family: $25 per waking hour plus $100 overnight fee
-Sick days: as needed
-Personal days:
as needed
-Vacation days:
3 weeks
-Holiday bonus: $3000
-Been in this position: 18 months
-Additional: Any food that I want (from supermarket or take out) -Location: Manhattan



-What do you make? $11/hour
-How many hours do you work? 45/week
-Do you have an overtime rate? no
-Are you provided health insurance? no Offered? no
-Do you get a yearly raise, and if so; how much? Employed for three years now; only received one raise when a second child was born one year ago (went from $10/hour to $11/hour)
-Are you paid your normal salary while the family goes away on vacation? yes
-How much more do you make when you travel with the family? n/a
-Do you get sick days? How many? 4/year
-Do you get personal days? How many? 2/year
-Do you get vacation days? How many? 10/year
-What kind of holiday bonus do you get? $150
-How long have you been in this position/had this nanny? 3 years
-Location? St. Louis, MO
-Anything else? (Memberships to gym, theme parks, etc.) use of the father's employee discount

-What do you make? 500/wk
-How many hours do you work? 50/wk
-Do you have an overtime rate?
10/hr
-Are you provided health insurance? no, but I'm still covered under my parents insurance.
-Do you get a yearly raise, and if so; how much? haven't been with the current family a full year yet.
-Are you paid your normal salary while the family goes away on vacation? yes
-How much more do you make when you travel with the family? I haven't traveled with the family
-Do you get sick days? How many?
1
-Do you get personal days? How many? 0
-Do you get vacation days? How many?
2 weeks unpaid
-What kind of holiday bonus do you get? I haven't been with them around the holidays yet.
-How long have you been in this position/had this nanny? 5 months
-Location?
Dallas, TX
-Anything else? (Memberships to gym, theme parks, etc.)



-What do you make? We pay our nanny $12.75 per hour. She is one of the highest paid nannies I know of.
-How many hours do you work? She works between 40-60 hours a week. She is always very happy to work closer to sixty because her paycheck will be that much bigger.
-Do you have an overtime rate? Not needed.
-Are you provided health insurance? Offered? Not required to do so.
-Do you get a yearly raise, and if so; how much? We provide a cost of living raise on an anual basis.
-Are you paid your normal salary while the family goes away on vacation? She gets paid based on a 80 hour week for each 7 days of travel, but we pay for all of her travel expenses, including first class air, luxury hotel, five star meals and more. We've even been known to have a cocktail with the nanny.
-How much more do you make when you travel with the family? Not required.
-Do you get sick days? How many? Well we couldn't penalize someone from being sick. We do require a doctor note. I figure if your sick enough to miss work, you're sick enough to visit the doctor.
-Do you get personal days? How many? Not required, but within reason, we would absolutely accomodate.
-Do you get vacation days? How many? 2 weeks per year.
-What kind of holiday bonus do you get? We provide a generous holiday bonus of 1.5 x her weekly salary.
-If you're an employer, would you guarantee your nanny work until her maternity leave begins? yes. if she could do the job.
-Would you pay her for any portion of her maternity leave? I would happily apply her two weeks vacation. We encouraged a previous nanny to file for disability. Her leave was covered.
-Would you make special accomodations for her to return to work after she had the baby? Within reason. So long as it did not include the inclusion of another child or the altering of the set hours.
-How long have you been in this position/had this nanny? Our nanny has been with us 2 yrs, 4 months.
-Location? Saddle River, NJ
-Anything else? (Memberships to gym, theme parks, etc.) Our nanny is welcome to use our home gym, swimming pool and purchase anything her heart desires from the grocery store 7 days a week.



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05 May, 2006

"Sample" Nanny Job Description

Received Wednesday, May 5, 2010
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**** Family
Nanny Role and Responsibilities 2010

Job Description: This is a child-care partnership. The goal is for *** and *** to grow and thrive in a happy, stable environment. Your duties will require a strong work ethic and some flexibility. Our girls are kind, loving, energetic, and affable children. Since we live in the heart of Boston, we want them to have an opportunity to be exposed to the many activities available in our neighborhood for them as well as make friends with other children.

Responsibilities: Your primary and most important responsibility is the safety and well being of the children during the hours that we are away from home. During the day, we expect that you also will undertake a variety of activities to develop the children including reading to them, playing with them and their toys, arranging some classes for them, etc. Our expectation is that no television will be watched during the day. Weather permitting, we also would like to see the children have the opportunity to get out of our home at least once per day (unless of course they are sick) – possible places to visit are nearby parks, the Prudential mall (in inclement winter) and the Boston Public Library (as they get older and can attend reading groups). We also can arrange for you to have access to the children’s playroom and swimming pool at the University Club where we are members and which is two blocks from our home. As you are getting settled in to being our nanny, we will show you around the neighborhood. We will also introduce you to our building staff, who are always happy to help anyone in the building and all adore our girls.

Household Tasks Related to the Children: In addition to taking care of the children, our nanny would be responsible for general tidiness related to them (their laundry, cleaning up their room, changing their cribs and the diaper pail, picking up their toys at the end of each day, etc.). You also would be expected to make sure that we have adequate diapers/supplies for the girls. When we take vacations or go to the Cape for weekends, our nanny is responsible for organizing and packing their bags (obviously with some input from us).

Meals for the Children: Our nanny is responsible for preparing the children’s meals and feeding them as appropriate. We also make some nutritious meals for them over the weekend and allow for extra portions to use during the week. In general, our approach is to expose our children to the same food that we enjoy eating. We also are both into cooking and have a philosophy of whenever possible to provide homemade meals and healthy snacks rather than prepared/processed foods.

General Household Tasks: Although we do NOT expect our nanny to be responsible for “heavy cleaning” the rest of our home (we have a regular housekeeper who takes care of this and comes every other week), our nanny is responsible for more basic household needs that we would ordinarily do if we were home with the girls (errands, empty the dishwasher, take the garbage out, tidying up the living room, food preparation, vacuum when necessary and a minimum of once per week if the housekeeper is not coming that week.) We will occasionally ask you to do some of our laundry (especially towels) when do not have time and cannot wait until our regular housekeeper comes (who does do all of ***’s and ***’s laundry every time she is here). In general our philosophy is that we would want you to do anything and everything that we ourselves would do and that by doing so, you allow us to have some extra time with our girls that we would not otherwise be able to have with them (given both of our hectic work schedules, we value every minute that we can find to spend with them).

Driving duties: Our expectation is that our nanny will have negligible driving responsibilities since we live in the heart of the city and everything is within walking distance. The only possible exception may be periodically driving the children to MGH for a doctor’s appointment (note that *** will meet you there since her office at MGH is a few floors away from pediatrics department.) The other option to avoid driving (which works quite well) is that you simply walk over to MGH with the girls in the stroller since it is only about 20 minutes by foot.

Swimming: As discussed, we will want you to go with one of us for swimming practice/lessons at the University Club as they get a little older and we expect that you are an able swimmer and are comfortable being in the pool with the children (naturally we would not expect you to be completely alone with the children in the pool until they are older and able to swim so one of us would be with you or alternatively we would arrange for a swim instructor at the Club to help you).

Hours: You will average approximately 50 hours per week from Monday through Friday with specific schedule to be provided approximately two weeks in advance via a Google calendar. Unless mutually agreed upon, the day will never start before 8 AM (*** is definitely not an early riser) and more likely begin at 830 or 9 AM. In general, the day will end by 630 or 7 PM. If asked, however, we would expect that you would be willing to work one weeknight per week (which would rarely if ever go later than 10 PM since we are no longer night owls) as part of your average 50 hours since we occasionally have evening functions during the week (we would make a very concerted effort to provide you with a minimum of two weeks advanced notice for these weeknight events.)

Should our nanny be asked to work outside these normal hours (i.e. additional weeknights or weekends), it will only be by mutual agreement and compensated as described in the Compensation section herein. Note that we would NEVER ask you to work more than two weeknights since we want you to have time to enjoy yourself and relax at the end of the day with the children.

General Guidelines/”Rules”:
Infant PR/First-Aid Course -- We require our Nanny to either be Infant CPR and First Aid certified at the time of joining us or alternatively complete the course within 30 days of coming to work for us as a condition of continuing employment.

Flu shots -- We require that our nanny have a seasonal flu shot each year as a condition of employment. These shots are available free of charge at MGH’s flu clinic each flu season.

People in our home - We would not want our nanny inviting anyone over to our home without prior discussion with us (including potential play dates with other children and nannies). In general, if we do not know the parents, we would not want the children in our home without one of us being here.

Attire – We want you to be comfortable in our home and in attire suitable to play with the children. We do not, however, want you to wear attire that we have seen some nannies wear around Back Bay, which seems like they are headed out for a night on the town (i.e. short skirts, tight or very low-rise pants and tight blouses) or the gym (workout clothes). As discussed, we view you as a professional and a role model for our girls and as such we prefer to see you wear business casual attire.

Petty Cash - We provide a “petty cash mug” in our kitchen for incidental expenses that you may have with the children throughout the day. Just put a receipt in the mug equaling the cash that you took from it and we will replenish as necessary.

Work outside of our home - Our nanny would be working fulltime for us. We pay a very competitive wage and as such, we want our nanny to use her off-time to recharge her batteries and relax (we know how exhausting twin girls can be some times!). As such, we would expect that she would not work for any other family on a regular basis or have any other regular employment including during nights and weekends (occasionally baby-sitting or modest seasonal work such as retail around Christmas are permissible exceptions.)

No smoking or drug use at anytime either at home or anyplace – self-explanatory.

Commitments: Our expectation is that our nanny is committed to long-term relationship with our family and at a minimum, is available and will work with us on a full-time basis until December 2011 (the girls will be entering pre-school in September 2011 and we want them to have a nanny picking them up at school for the first semester that they have an existing relationship with). Should you not be able to fulfill this commitment at any time, we would expect a minimum of three weeks notice to allow us adequate time to find a proper replacement for you.

It is absolutely required that we can count on you 100% and that you are punctual in getting to our home for your assigned hours. We both have professions where many people depend on us to be there for them (in the case of ***, patients with literally life threatening conditions) and should we not be able to do so because you do not show up on time (or not at all), it would create serious problems for us and lead to the termination of your employment.

We are both committed to continuing education and understand that you want to finish your degree which we are supportive of, provided however, that you are able to manage your classes in such a way as not interfere in your responsibilities as our nanny and commitment to being with us fulltime through December 2011. Should you be interested, we will likely be interested in continuing with you as our nanny after December 2011 on a modified schedule and contract that would allow you to attend classes while our girls are in school themselves.

Communications: We value your presence as a member of our household team, and as such, want to insure that communication is open, honest and appropriate. On most days, **** will likely call you one or more times/day in order to check on how the girls are doing with their day and if any issues have come up. It is also our expectation that any serious issues (fevers, falls, injury, vomiting, unusual behavior, etc) that come up will be communicated to *** (or*** if *** is away or unreachable) either by phone or text as soon as possible.

We will strive to bring up any issues/concerns that arise with your performance in a timely fashion, and would expect that you would do the same if you have any issues or concerns with your job. We will make every effort to address any of your concerns as soon as possible. We also will sit down with you at approximately the three month and twelve month internal for a nanny review.

Compensation, Benefits and Vacation: Our philosophy is that our nanny is a professional and as such, she receives a weekly salary and not an hourly rate like a babysitter. We also pay our nanny a very competitive weekly salary for 52 weeks of the year so that she knows with certainly what she will be making each week (regardless of how many hours she actually works in a given week). The trade-off for us is that we ask our nanny to be flexible and reasonable with us in terms of the following:

Your hours will average 50 hours per week over the course of the month — we do not want to be in position where we are being “nickeled and dimed” because we are occasionally 30 minutes late (which we will always call you and let you know if we are running late) nor do we want to be watching the clock and saying that we came home 30 minutes early so that we should reduce your pay by that amount since you were allowed to leave early. We are very conscientious of our nanny and the average hours that we are asking her to work each week so we do not try to take advantage of this arrangement.)

You being comfortable with your hours varying somewhat day to day and week to week as described above under the section on Hours.
You understanding that both of us have some significant professional responsibilities and that sometimes, things are beyond our control no mater how much we prioritize our children and being fair to our Nanny (i.e. *** gets pulled at the end of the day with a last minute procedure at the hospital or *** gets stuck at the office on a board call that runs long).
Willingness to help out with whatever is asked around our home with non-childcare household duties (as described herein under the Responsibilities section)
Our Vacation Bank concept discussed below.

Base Salary: $XXX per week, payable every two weeks. As we finalize this arrangement, we will discuss how we will jointly handle federal and state income tax withholding as well as statutory-required employee and employer social security costs.
Our nanny is responsible for her own healthcare costs.
To the extent that your average hours in a month materially exceeded an average of 50 hours per week, we would either “top you up” at a rate of $XX/hr or alternatively, deduct those hours from the Vacation Bank (if there were any available hours in there)
Any additional weeknight/weekend hours not covered by the average of 50 hours per week would be paid in cash at the rate of $XX/hr or alternatively those hours would be deducted from the Vacation Bank (if there were any available hours in there)
At the conclusion of twelve months of employment (but not before this time), you would be eligible for a cost of living increase based on the rate of inflation nationally and in Boston. These can be referred to as COLA adjustments, a term commonly used in government. COLA adjustments in the last several years have averaged 2% – 3.5%.

Vacation: Our nanny will receive two weeks (ten days) paid vacation per year and for simplicity the “vacation year” will run from May 1st – April 30th since you will be joining us in late April/early May. We expect that our nanny will coordinate her vacation plans with ours. One of our vacation weeks, for example, is always in the beginning of August. We will coordinate with our nanny on vacation schedule well in advance. In addition to these two weeks where our nanny and us are both on vacation, our family often takes an additional one to two weeks (often extended long weekends) for vacation where we would expect that our nanny would either come with us (at our option and expense) or alternatively arrange to shift these “unused” hours to other days/weeks as feasible – see additional information under Traveling with the Family and Vacation Bank—since she will be receiving a weekly salary.

Traveling with our family: We have not had our prior nanny travel with us on vacation but we want to reserve the option to do so with our new nanny. As discussed, we go away in the summer to ***’s family’s home on Cape Cod every weekend and for one to two full weeks of vacation and in the winter, we go to Sanibel where ***’s parents also have a condominium. If we decided to have you join us for a vacation at either location, our expectation is that you would be watching the children with us rather than us just leaving you alone for the entire day with them. In addition to being another person to watch them, your presence with us on vacation would allow us to “sleep in” some mornings as well as have a few evenings or afternoons alone to relax. We would expect that you also would have some time to yourself to sit by the pool, read, relax, etc (which we know you would enjoy since Sanibel and Cape Cod are such wonderful places to visit.) We naturally would cover food and transportation expenses that you might have with us and you be responsible for any additional expenses that you might incur while you are enjoying these beautiful places on your off-time (i.e. “a fruity drink by the pool” or a day out sightseeing on the town.). With regards to accommodations during the vacation, you may need to share a room with the girls (especially in Florida where space is tighter than on the Cape).

The “Vacation Bank”: Beyond your two weeks of paid vacation (which you coordinate with us), any additional time that we take as a family for vacation, we expect our nanny to either come with us and work that week (if we so elect) or alternatively agree to make up the hours at our mutual convenience at another time and let you effectively have that time off (if we elect to not have you join us on vacation.). For the sake of illustration, assume that we take a third week of vacation and you do not join us, we would then have 50 hours in our Vacation Bank to use in any combination of the following:

Ask you to work an additional weeknight evening (beyond the one evening that you are agreeing to do as part of your “normal” week)
Ask you to work for us on a weekend day or evening
Ask you to work a materially longer week than a typical 50 hours for a week
Ask you to do nothing more and effectively it is a bonus” for you since you were paid and did not have to work those hours.

Holidays: In addition to vacation, our nanny would receive the following days off as paid –New Year’s Day, Memorial Day, July 4th, Labor Day, Thanksgiving and Christmas (given ***’s call schedule at the hospital, she is often working many of the other holidays.) As discussed, we make every effort to allow our nanny to leave early on the eve of major holidays (e.g. Good Friday, Christmas Eve, New Year’s Eve).

Sick Days: We provide three paid sick days per twelve-month period for our nanny. Note that there is a cost to us when you take a sick day since we need to bring in a back-up nanny service, which we have on call for such instances.

Accommodating special plans or an evening event: We try to be very reasonable with our nanny and try to accommodate occasional requests in setting the schedule where you want to be able to leave by a certain time one evening even though if is before 7PM -- for example, you have tickets one evening for a Red Sox game and want to be able to leave our home by 530 . We cannot always do it but we try are hardest to do so especially if given some prior notice. In addition, to the extent that our nanny wants or needs to take a day or days off other than our coordinated vacations or the preceding holidays, we need to discuss well in advance but will try to arrange to shift these work hours to other days that work for both of us.

Discretionary Bonus: At the end of your first twelve months of employment, you will be eligible for a discretionary bonus based on the following:

Your performance in the job as our nanny. Are you meeting requirements of the job satisfactorily or going above and beyond the call?
Whether you can take any of your sick days (Since it costs us money to bring in a replacement for the day)
The performance of the overall economy and especially the ***** household whose income can vary substantially each year since our incomes are very variable and tied to bonuses based on the profits of ***’s firm.

For the sake of clarity, you could be doing an outstanding job based on your annual review but receive little, if any, bonus if we experience a “bad year” in the ***** household. That said, if we are having a good year, we very much believe in “sharing the wealth” should we review you as a top-performing nanny.

Should we provide a bonus to our nanny, it could take two forms:

Cash: Additional paid time-off (in essence, not asking you to make up some hours in the Vacation Bank (should there be any) and thereby providing you with additional paid vacation time beyond your two standard two weeks.)

Transportation: We can generally provide on-site parking at our building for your car at no cost to you (which actually would cost you between $300 -$400/month if you were looking to find parking in Back Bay.) The exception is when there is significant inclement weather in winter and in that case you should have an alternative available to you to take public transportation since parking can be more limited at our building at those times since they are handling snow removal (not to mention that driving around Boston in snow is difficult.). The Green and Orange Lines are readily accessible to our home (within one to two blocks of our home).

Fitness Center/Locker Room: As discussed, our building has a nice fitness center that you can use at the end of the day if you wish. There is also a locker room where you can shower/change afterwards. Please recognize that this facility is used only by our building and as such you are likely to bump into our neighbors – we ask that you be respectful of them.
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