I have nannied for a wonderful family for over two years and loved every second of it. I am writing to ask how to bring up the topic of a small raise, maybe $1-1.50 per hour. I know that this is standard in the nanny world, and that would be enough to convince most parents to say yes, but my bosses aren't knowledgeable about how most nanny arrangements work.
When we made up our work agreement, we didn't talk about what nannies normally do/earn, only what's fair for our situation. Everyone on all sides has always been very flexible, accommodating and kind. I'm just worried that if I tell them I deserve a raise because most nannies get one each year, they'll disregard it as irrelevant. They truly are wonderful people, this is just how they operate.
My questions are:
1. How should I bring this up?
2. How can I explain it to them without involving what's "standard" in the nanny world?