02-13-2014 06:40 PM
02-25-2014 11:41 AM
02-25-2014 05:57 PM
04-30-2014 08:05 AM
I agree with most of the other responses.
As a previous nanny for 5 years to 4 very active boys (now ages 14, 12, 10, and 7) I charged an hourly rate of $15/hr. for waking hours (aprox. 6 hours based on your info) and a flat $50 rate for the overnight. Given how many kids you are asking her to watch and her background, you may want to consider increasing her hourly rate anywhwere up to $20 max.
Based on these numbers, you're looking at a total of $140 to $170 for the night for all children. Not bad when you break that down per famiy, it's only a little over $40 per family for an entire night (given the most expensive rate). I easily pay that for a few hours out to dinner and a movie!
Best of luck. If you still find that you are struggling coming up with a number, I strongly urge you to talk to your sitter and have her weigh in her thoughts. I know it can be uncomfortable for both of you, but chances are she's already got a number in mind. I've learned that not being paid failrly or the avoidance of discussion can lead to resentment and the loss of a family/sitter.