Late Night Nanny

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How much would you charge for an overnight position? This would be my second job. It's listed for 3 to 4 nights a week from 9pm to 6am. I would be responsible for a 5 year old and a 9 month old.


Nanny B! said...

I get a hundred bucks for overnight but I am only responsible for one small child.

Village said...

With a 9 month old, this moves into baby night nurse territory, which is one of the most expensive types of nannies. Just sayin'.

Assuming a firm schedule of 36 hours over four nights, $800 for 36 hours is $22/hour. $600 for the four nights is $16.66 hour. $15 an hour is $540. $20 an hour is $720.

How much do you want to be compensated for the possibility of losing a lot of sleep? This could be a very hard job. I'd say at least $150 a night.

Mandy98824 said...

I would charge 150 a night

OceanBlue said...

Wow I didn't think prices could go that high!
I was just going to charge $12/hr and taxes.

I get $14/hr for my day job caring for twins and that's unheard of where I live.

Tashinalove said...

Well, I am also a nanny and am paid $100 for an overnight job, and that is for two children who are 2.5 years. You mention the position begins at 9:00pm? Will the children already be asleep when you arrive, or will you assist in putting them to bed? Do you have a day job that you will be heading to directly after you are off at 6am? Are the children very sound sleepers or do they wake throughout the night? The children I care for wake many many times/night, so I am pretty busy and without the best sleep. (: I think these are all factors you should consider before making your decision. But, regardless, if it were me, I would probably charge $100 for each night. I hope this helps!

Tashinalove said...

I would like to add, if you have a day job, that is going to be an interesting transition for you - working throughout the night (not knowing if the kiddos will be sound sleepers or not...) and then going to another position. That may take a toll on you, so I would ask for no less than $150 for EACH night.

OceanBlue said...

According to mom the 5 year old gets up once at night to go to toilet but doesn't need help and baby needs change twice. They would both be in bed when I arrived.

My day job I would have to leave for by 8am and I would get back home at 4pm

Susannah said...

Do you need this job, OP? It sound like you're setting yourself up to be exhausted leaving one job and going to the next. I guess you'll have 5 hours of rest in between but still.

Anyway, I would charge at least the same rate you charge for the twins maybe an extra couple of dollars for it being overnight.

Karen said...

Does your current day job know you are looking at picking up this overnight job as well? If you need more hours/money, perhaps you can work something out with your current emplyers or pick up some evening/weekend babysitting. As others have said, it sounds like there is a real possibility of not getting good sleep, and overworking yourself, fast. I don't know that I would want my nanny, who cares for my twins, to get an overnight job. While I cant stop her from doing that, if it causes her to be tired, cranky, and/or less efficient when she arrives here after a long night, I would be pretty unhappy. Make sure you weigh all the pros and cons of taking an overnight job, it could cause problems with your current one.
Best of luck to you, whatever you decide to do.

OceanBlue said...

No they don't need extra hours.

I do need extra money ( saving for school)

I've worked nights & days before, and I do fine.

Thanks for the tips.

Bethany said...

You know yourself best ,but working night and say stocking shelves is different from working nights posiibly waking up multiple times caring for a baby and then turning around and caring for kids.

Also are you certain your new boss will always arrive back on time? You don't give yourself much turnaround time.

But to answer your question overnights in my area go from $10 to $20 an hour depending on the experience of the nanny and job specifics.

Nanny in pgh said...

I am a nanny and I have done overnights and regular day jobs concurrently. So do other nannies that I know. It's not uncommon and as long as it isn't every night i have been fine. It seems like I can catch up on my off nights.

Family 1 paid me 200 a night flat rate
2nd family paid me 135 flat rate
Family 3 paid me 20 an hour

Agency that I work with usually charges 13 to 15