Park Slope Parents Survey
Are any other nannies sick of seeing the Park Slope Parents Survey being used as the be-all-end-all of nanny compensation? 1) It states $15/hr is average. No problem, want an average nanny? Pay average. Want an excellent nanny with a college degree and years of experience who is fun, creative, and has a great rapport with children? You should pay as much as you can afford. It's your children! Why are you shopping around for who will raise your children?? 2) 63% of these nannies are paid off the books. 3) 52% of these nannies haven't been around a full year. 4) 47% of these nannies had to be fired due to unacceptable behavior or not being a good fit (which in my mind means the nanny is lazy, uncommunicative, or rude). So, if you want an average nanny who will stick around less than a year, will demand to be paid off the books, and will most likely need to be fired, absolutely pay the average. If you want an excellent nanny, you need to compensate excellently.
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