Negotiating a Night Nanny
Just a question for your community about finding, training, and paying an overnight nanny. My kids are 3.5 and almost 2. We have a handful of events coming up this late summer/fall that we'd like to leave the kids overnight. We already employ a nanny who would watch the kids during waking hours, but I wanted to find someone to do the overnight shift....so 6pm to 8am or so. My kids sleep 7pm to 6am and 90% of the time stay in bed without a peep all night although sometimes my 3.5 year old wants to go potty around 4am.
What would be a fair rate to pay someone who will put them to bed, stay over at our house, get up with them in the morning, and give them breakfast? I don't want to be cheap, but I have a hard time paying my usual $15-$18/hr when 11 hours of the work is when the kids are sleeping. Would a flat rate be fair? (We live in Seattle, WA). Also, wondering if people have any suggestions where to find someone...care or sitter city? What about training/trial period?
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