As I am a new nanny, I need advice. I am a college graduate with a BA related to childhood development, and have an extensive background in education. I took a job working for a family with two successful businesspeople - MB is in government business and DB is in pharmaceutical sales. I work full-time (live-out) with their amazing 2-year-old for $10/hour (not my ideal rate, but I negotiated a raise in my contract within the next 6 months and the family is very easygoing and flexible).
DB talked to me about possibly working on a weekend for his birthday party - and watching "about 30 kids". How do I even begin to negotiate a rate for this amount of children? I've worked in the educational sector for years, so I know that as long as I have age-appropriate, engaging activities planned, the kids should be OK (and I should have some hair left over at the end of the day), but I really don't know how much to put on the table as an asking price. Obviously, the regular rate of $10/hour is NOT acceptable in this situation. Please help! I love this family and recently started working for them, so I don't want to botch our working relationship, but I don't want to present the idea that I am willing to be taken advantage of financially. Any suggestions would be of help! Thanks!
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