How much should my rate be? I live in South Eastern Mass. With 1 year experience as a nanny and 3 years as a daycare teacher. I have really good references. I will care for infants up to age 7. I'm willing to work full-time and do some housework for the children, make their food, and take care of their laundry etc. This will be my only income. Is $450-$650 reasonable? Should I go higher or lower?